If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time you know that I despise political correctness. The PC movement is very similar to a viral infection. It has no predictable course, it can break out anywhere and cause untold damage to society and it can totally undermine the rule of law.
Obviously some kinds of speech and some words are offensive. But choosing not to use such language is a matter of class, decency and education. Declaring a word du jour as an illegal word is dangerous. As Saul Alinsky said, “Whoever controls the verbiage controls the debate.” And that can put power into the hands of some very bad people. Adolph Hitler controlled the verbiage. We all know how that one turned out. Fifty million people dead. Stalin controlled the verbiage. Twenty million more dead.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is currently under the kinds of attacks that nobody could have ever envisioned. It’s the amendment that makes us all uniquely American. And it’s being disassembled block by block just like a pile of Lincoln Logs.
The Washington Post editorial linked below is an important one to study. Who would have ever predicted that use of the word, “American” could be considered offensive and outlawed from the lawbooks?