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The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling:
This Commentary is in my book. I wrote it in November 2008, and it is just as relevant now.
Perhaps the most destructive, life-changing aspect of American society in the past 50 years has been the advent of the liberalism-created philosophy of political-correctness.
These arrogant rules of behavior have taken hold and have remained in our society for much too long. They are phony and should be discarded.
On the Internet, there are various descriptions of the meaning of “political-correct” also known as p.c.
It is eruption of social tyranny. It is also ugly, stupid truth about offending people and guarding the First Amendment.
The thin skins of p.c. people make conversation a mine field.
P.C. is called cultural Marxism, or The New Communism.
It is responsible for stifling liberty and Common Sense.
It is Leftist bigotry.
Now for the really destructive aspects of p.c. It has made intellectual wimps of many elementary and high school students because competition is stifled, and the achievement of excellence is a no-no, because the egos of many students who cannot measure up are damaged.
Worse than that – history is no longer factual. It is tampered with and changed so that nobody’s feelings are hurt.
Now, with regard to the damage to our military: Many Americans feel it is immoral for our government to listen in on phone calls originating from outside our Country, where we could intercept any possible danger to our military by our enemies.
It is more important to that p.c. crowd of people to be sure that their First Amendment rights take precedence over our soldiers’ safety in war. Another related topic is so-called torture. I believe that all war is torture. Waterboarding is called torture, though no one ever died or was permanently damaged by a few minutes of waterboarding. And, very often, life-saving information is obtained.
Waterboarding releases information that could save the lives of many soldiers. Asking our military to fight with conditions is suicide. Waterboarding the enemy has proven to save many soldiers, and to withhold it is crazy. And yes, the p.c. and their displaced compassion are idiotic. If a country is at war, it must fight to win and not fight with one hand tied behind.
How incongruous is the way of liberal displaced compassion, where those of the political Left will show emotional concern for the perpetrator of evil, or the murderer, and yet minimize and ignore the pain or death of the victim. It is another form of callous political-correctness.
For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.
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