There's the polictically correct version of blowing up men women and children called "democracy creation".
Is there a difference between the dynamic of "political correctness" and "diplomacy"?
Enlighten me if you would...
it is not so much "left", "extreme left", or "right" so much as a state of lack of personal accountability.
People have found it easier to "whine" and blame somebody else for their problems.
Now I am not saying that people have not been trampled on by others, but that it is people are becoming "hypersensitive" to anything that "afronts them". This is a habituated behavior. When you learn you get a favorable result from such actions, it is reinforced, and applied to other scenarios. The "extreme" of this is the notion that "everybody" that does not behave in a way to support you is somehow hurting you.
The PC, whether you view them as Priests of Control or as Pipsqueaks and Charlatans, share one undeniable mission: the elevation of victimhood as career. The movement is intensely undemocratic and its strategies have been coercive, insensitive and brazenly singleminded. I think most thoughtful people consider the movement and its leaders and its supporters jerks. Annoying ones. The very folk that any self-respecting democracy must seek to isolate and unequivocally condemn.
I grew to believe the left was the greatest threat to freedom in this country over a number of years, and I was proven correct by my favourite politician, Svend Robinson.
At a debate at UNB in Fredericton over free speech and minority rights, Svend was questioned over the right of people to speak their minds. His reply?
"We have a RIGHT not to be offended".
Okay...........So you offend me, Svend, by BREATHING..........please stop.
Oh, sorry. I'm a white male, doesn't matter if I'M offended.
The odd thing about Political correctness and offending..is that it rarely offends the people you are out to protect.
Take religon and Christmas... We are told the saying Merry Christmas..or even calling it Christmas is offensive to some....It is alway made out that the some are from other religons, however I have never found that person. I believe the one offended is the politically correct enforcers..i.e. they are offended by any religous talk or belief. I have had Jewish, Muslim and Hindu people wish me a Merry Christmas.
Am I offended by Ramadan, by seeing a Manora, by the Hindu Dwali festival..NO. They are not my religon or my culture but it is certainly not offensive...
Racial slurs are on thing, but to water down a culture to a left "wingnut " HAPPY FESTIVAL SEASON" is moronic....besides most have lost any real meaning of Christmas anyways....as the Future Shop commercial boldy states "I WANT MORE"
Corporations are also at the will of their legal departments re how things are worded - to avoid future litigation of claims they make which may be unrealistic....
It's a big old lottery out there....lawsuits against companies, the government, the police... etc.
Curio. I'm not saying it's right or wrong but it does seem PC is often perceived as a "leftist" concoction when in it is more accurately a capitalist corporate outcome.