Sunday, December 11, 2016


I once came across a definition of the term “Political Correctness” which made sense, it went like this, “A set of unwritten rules that determine what you are free to say under the guise of tolerance as set down by the liberal left”. That sort of sums up one of the most destructive philosophical attacks upon our U.S. Constitution that has been attempted in over 200 years of our republic. It has affected all aspects of our lives from small children to our “senior citizens” (a nice politically correct term, I might add).

People today have to be very careful not to “break the rules” or they will face the punishment of the “P.C. Police”, who are unelected, undocumented, and self-proclaimed busybodies and “know-it-alls”, who will try to control your thoughts and actions so as to have you comply with their “rules and regulations”, whatever they might be?

The major area where “political correctness has raised its ugly head is in the area of race relations. As we all know, we, the citizens of the U.S., are covered by the 1st Amendment of our Constitution which guarantees free speech, with a certain few restrictions. Well, that's the way it was supposed to be before P.C. took hold in our society. What is ironic is that the people who are accused of not being “politically correct” are mainly from the conservative side of the political spectrum. The list includes the following people such as Donald Trump , Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, former Virginia Sen. George Allen, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and many other “right” thinking people.

The old saying of “Who died and left you boss”, certainly applies to the people who are looking to jump into any controversy that might give them a partisan political advantage. Some of the people who come to mind as being self-elected “P.C. Police” are the “Rhyming Reverends”, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, Sen. Harry Reid, and CNN's Van Jones etc. God forbid, anyone, deliberately or not, says something which they don't approve of or sanction, then their “manufactured” outrage, by these “racial hustlers” and liberal partisans, will be manifested in by their beating of the drum by using the “race card” to generate compliance with or by having someone fired or have them thrown upon the the scrap heap of public scorn, derision and history. It seems their only concern is the preconceived “dissing” of a black person by a white person, never, it seems, of a black person “dissing” a white person. That's a blatant example of a double standard, to say the least. Isn't that a form of racism, only in reverse? I guess you could say that if liberals didn't have double-standards they wouldn't have any standards at all.

The “P.C. Police” have extended their scope, in the past few years, to areas other than race such as, physical disabilities, ethnic/religious heritage, gender, sexual orientation and a host of other areas where perceived insensitivity to some might occur. This has put a major crimp in our social fabric as everyone now has to to think twice or three times about the consequences of what they might say or what they may do. There was a time, in the not to distant past, that untoward behavior or slander upon another was treated by ostracism and rebuke, and not by filing a frivolous lawsuit suing the supposed offender. During that former time, comedy routines, especially by the Catskill Mts. comics, were filled with disses and exaggerations putting down others, in a good natured way, and it was met with laughter and acceptance. Very seldom did anybody take real offense at what was said. A couple of years ago, Don Imus found out, the hard way, that a twist of a phrase in the quest of a laugh, could get you fired or suspended from your job, even after a sincere apology was offered to make amends. There is no forgiveness by the P.C.police for conservative, white, or conservative black folk. They are guilty forever.

This insanity has got to stop or we'll create such animosity between the people that our country will be split even worse than it is now with our, soon to be retired, supposed “post-racial president” at the helm. Everybody should lighten up and not feign outrage when no outrage was intended or which doesn't or didn't exist. In the words of that famed “philosopher” Rodney King, “Can't we all just get along”?

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

John Volpe said...

Can you believe that Hillary has the chutzpah to decry "fake news" when her whole life is one fake incident after another. Remember back when when Hillary said she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary who climbed Mt. Everest? Well, when Hillary was born nobody knew who Sir Edmund Hillary was as he climbed Mt. Everest 5 years after she was born. It has been downhill for her ever since, as she has told one lie after another for the next 20 years. Can you imagine if she won the presidency, who would believe anything she'd say?
Thank God Trump won the election.