Monday, July 7, 2014
What is your definition of religion? My computer’s definition is, “The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods … a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance (e.g., consumerism is a new religion).
By this definition, I posit that Political Correctness is, now, a new religion. I experience it personally because, when I do not accept what is currently considered “PC,” I am denigrated at least. Iy feels, at times, like being surrounded by Thought Police, especially after a PC definition has morphed into a completely new meaning. What once meant Respect for diversity is no longer what Political Correctness stands for -- now it means Don’t offend anyone -- ever -- which is an entirely different thing.
I notice that Global Warming has also morphed -- now it means Climate Change, a subtle schmoozing away from facts that are now showing evidence of Global Cooling. Orwell called this Newspeak -- gradually revising the language ever so slightly to fit changing circumstances, lulling the people into aligning with Big Brother’s way of thinking.
Today, if you dare to disagree with what is presently considered PC, you are called an extremist and likened to radical Islamists with whom they disagree.
How then is Political Correctness that very different from Sharia Law?
In the United States today, I experience Political Correctness as the State religion, and as a worldview that is being imposed against the freedoms supposedly guaranteed to each person by the American Constitution.