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Political Correctness or Phoniness
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Political Correctness or Phoniness
Political Correctness or Phoniness
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Political Correctness or Phoniness
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Political Correctness or Phoniness

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Political Correctness (PC) has reached levels of insanity and inanity. Although we laugh and making fun of the absurd aspects of PC there is a sinister force behind it that threatens the very fabric …

Political Correctness (PC) has reached levels of insanity and inanity. Although we laugh and making fun of the absurd aspects of PC there is a sinister force behind it that threatens the very fabric of our society.

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  • 1. LaertisLaertis 1
  • 2. Reality It is hard to tell if we are being politically correct or have developed double standards and phoniness of major proportions --- sort of an illness. Either way, it is not good for our society and our civilization. The following pages will clarify this point. Laertis 2
  • 3. Think If we lie to people we are called liars. If politicians lie to people it is called politics … and it is acceptable. Laertis 3
  • 4. Think When the Nazis invaded homes in the middle of the night and took people away (to torture them or kill them) we called it terror of the worst kind. When we do it to the Vietnamese or Arabs, we called it Search and Destroy Program … and no one cares of the terror that it causes. Laertis 4
  • 5. Think If a white person dislikes any person of any minority, it is called racism. If a person belonging to a minority group dislikes a white person, it is called practicing their First Amendment Right. Laertis 5
  • 6. Think If you burn an Obama effigy you are called a terrorist. If you burn a George Bush effigy you are protected by the First Amendment. Laertis 6
  • 7. Think If one burns a Quran, it is called a major blasphemy. If one burns The Bible, it is called art. Laertis 7
  • 8. Think If you kill a fetus to do research, it is acceptable now. If you kill an animal for research, you will get a lawsuit by all the animal protection groups. Laertis 8
  • 9. Think If you spanked your kid and practiced “tough love”, you were called a good parent. If you spank your kid now you may go to jail. It is more acceptable to offer the kid Ritalin and allow the kid to play with Xbox and Wii. Or watch TV Or do whatever, just to get them to calm down … but not behave Laertis 9
  • 10. Think We go out of our way to protect the criminals and offer them rights and money (in the form of programs). We try to rehabilitate them when it is proven that most rehabilitation programs are a huge failure. We go out of our way to ignore the rights of the victims. Laertis 10
  • 11. Think We offer Sex Education, we teach that homosexuality is a lifestyle choice and close our eyes to promiscuity. We are offended by prayers and the mention of God. Laertis 11
  • 12. Reminder Laertis 12
  • 13. Think We kill inborn children through abortions. We object to killing murderers. Laertis 13
  • 14. Think We don’t burn books (like the Nazis did). We rewrite them to fit and please certain groups. We are willing to go as far as to rewrite history. Laertis 14
  • 15. Think We used to call them liberals and socialists. We now call them progressives. Laertis 15
  • 16. This How Progressives InspireThemselves … With Lies The Conservatives have their own distorted view of themselves and they believe their own lies! People believe what they want to believe. Laertis 16
  • 17. Think We used to make fun of the Russians and their steel curtain. We now are building a wall with Mexico. Laertis 17
  • 18. Think Inmates have more amenities and receive better care than most senior citizens do in assistant living housing. We try to accommodate the 10% (or less atheists) and ignore the 90%+ percent God loving people. Laertis 18
  • 19. A Bright Idea Lets put the seniors in jail, and the criminals in a nursing home. This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies, and walks, receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheelchairs, etc., and theyd receive money, instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly if they fell or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be cleaned and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes, and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool, and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard with gardens. Each senior could have a P.C., a TV, radio, and daily phone calls. There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to. The "criminal" would get cold food, be left all alone, and unsupervised, lights off at 8 pm, showers once a week, live in a tiny room, and pay $5K/mo w/no hope of ever getting out. Laertis 19
  • 20. Who Is Offended?Old Term New Term Criminal  Unsavory character Crook  Morally challenged Alcoholic /Drunk  Spacially perplexed Broken Home  Dysfunctional Family Bum  Homeless Person Fat  Overweight, pleasantly plump Garbage collector  Sanitation engineer Geek, Nerd  Socially challenged Idiot  Mentally challenged Lazy  Motivationally dispossessed Laertis 20
  • 21. The Problem Is That PC NeverStops Morons, Idiots  Feeble Minded  Retarded  Mentally Challenged  Mental Illness Sufferers  ??? The “N” word  Colored Person  Black  African- American  Person of Color  ??? Drunk  Intoxicated  Spatially Challenged  Societal Victim  ??? Illiterate  Uneducated  Lacking Formal Education  ??? Manhole  Utility Hole, Maintenance Hole  Access Chamber  ??? Laertis 21
  • 22. Why Not These PC Terms? Frog  Amphibian-American Homeless  Outdoor urban dwellers or residentially flexible Ignorant  Factually unencumbered Incompetent  Differently Qualified or Uniquely Proficient Insane People  Selectively Perceptive or Mental Explorers Panhandler  Unaffiliated applicant for private-sector funding Laertis 22
  • 23. PC Always Looks To: Tone down things, make them neutral, impartial, unbiased, indifferent, equitable and evenhanded. However, does one realize that by doing so one also makes things apathetic, uninteresting, disinterested, dispassionate, detached, unmoved, unconcerned, unresponsive, nonchalant, featureless, blasé and blandWhen a language loses its flavor, intensity and keenness it becomes just nonsensical and meaningless chatter! Laertis 23
  • 24. PC Offers The Crooks A New Way ToPortray Themselves and Their Work Illegal Immigrant  Undocumented Worker Illegal Voter  Undocumented Citizen Drug Dealer  Undocumented Pharmacist Smack, Meth, Crack, Weed  Non-prescribed Pharmaceuticals Crack Whore  Barter Economy Worker Bribe  Unearned Bonus Kickback  Public Service Bonus Wanted Criminal  Person of Interest Coyote  Undocumented Dog Con Artist Undocumented Attorney Terrorist  Freedom Fighter Laertis 24
  • 25. PC Offers The Crooks A New Way ToPortray Themselves and Their Work Suicide Bomber  Non-certified Explosives Expert Robber  Wealth Redistribution Worker Gang Leader  Community Organizer Murderer  Undocumented Hospice Assistant Murder Victim  Unplanned Organ Donor Burglar  Undocumented Acquisitions Expert Convict, Prisoner  Temporary Government Guest Hooker  Undocumented Temporary SpouseThis way no one is offended for being a deprived misfit, oddball, rebel or pariah. And no one can be criticized for their ugly choices in life! Laertis 25
  • 26. Thus, PC Means … Everyone fits Everyone is OK All decisions and choices are OK All consequences are in the eyes of the beholder … or maybe there are no consequences --- just results All results are acceptable We have become There are no boundaries a Sympathetic There are should be no restrictions Society and built Non-conformism is acceptable an Empathetic Civilization! Laertis 26
  • 27. The Big Question Can we really build and maintain a global society that has such attitudes?  Doesn’t society need rules and boundaries in order for people to coexist?  Doesn’t society need a certain degree of conformism in order to avoid frictions and even major conflicts? The paradox is that the more empathetic we become the more conflicts we are instigating and encouraging Laertis 27
  • 28. A Lesson From The Oxbow Incident My Dear Wife, Mr. Davies will tell you whats happening here tonight. Hes a good man, and hes done everything he can for me. I suppose theres some other good men here, too, only they dont seem to realize what theyre doing. Theyre the ones I feel sorry for, cause itll be over for me in a little while, but theyll have to go on rememberin for the rest of their lives. A man just naturally cant take the law into his own hands and hang people without hurtin everybody in the world, cause then hes just not breakin one law, but all laws. Law is a lot more than words you put in a book, or judges or lawyers or sheriffs you hire to carry it out. Its everything people ever have found out about justice and whats right and wrong. Its the very conscience of humanity. There cant be any such thing as civilization unless people have a conscience, because if people touch God anywhere, where is it except through their conscience? And what is anybodys conscience except a little piece of the conscience of all men that ever lived? I guess thats all Ive got to say except - kiss the babies for me and God bless you. Your husband, Donald Laertis 28
  • 29. My Friends … If you understand the letter (in the previous page) then you understand that people cannot arbitrarily do what they want to do. They cannot ignore laws, rules and our shared conscience because that is the real glue of our society and civilization. To ignore all of that is stupid and harmful. See the movie. It’s a classic! Laertis 29
  • 30. Amplification PC is a form of lynching. It does not lynch people the way it is portrayed in the movie, but it does lynch our conscience, our dignity, our common sense and our decorum. PC does more harm than good because it subconsciously introduces the concept that all behaviors, lifestyles and attitudes are acceptable. Although it may appear as a humanistic notion, in reality it strips humanity of its conscience and dignity. It puts all in the same bucket with the scumbags and the evil doers of the world Laertis 30
  • 31. At Some Point … People become fed up with all the outcasts, weirdoes, outcasts and perverters of our ethics, morals, principles, common sense and all that we consider decent and civilized. There is such a thing as “Enough is enough!” We can only allow things to slide so far and for so long before we put a stop to it. We are not there yet, so the slide continues. Laertis 31
  • 32. Looking At PC and Society From ADistance It Appears That … We are regressing to primitive times It appears that our leaders lost their testicles. They think that more laws and rules will stop these bad trends, but they won’t. More laws and rules just add to the irritation we all feel with society. Sooner or later, something has to give. Laertis 32
  • 33. The Paradox Some believe the increase in population during preceding decades has produced a rise in anxiety (and frustration) at the societal level. What can be called the "forces of togetherness" and the "forces of individuation" are constantly at odds. According to Bowen family systems theory, the greater the level of anxiety, the more togetherness erodes individual thinking. Read more at Suite101: Bowens Theory of Emotional Process in Society: Observing Patterns of Societal Regression and Emotional Progression | Suite101.com http://www.suite101.com/content/emotional-process-in-society-a124775#ixzz1SwNxsjO1 Laertis 33
  • 34. The Paradox Explained Individualism promotes PC as a vehicle to morefreedom and wider Togetherness acceptance. PC deemphasizes PC erodes the glue of in favor of society. community and collective benefit. Laertis 34
  • 35. Important Realization Not everyone can belong to the community. There are individuals that do not belong in the community for a variety of reasons. It is a major mistake to try to encompass all people inside the community. Those individuals that do NOT belong in the community know how to survive on their own. They did it for thousands of years and will continue to survive outside the community for thousands of years more. We don’t have to pervert our communities and societies to accommodate them. They need to learn how to fit with us, not the other way around! Laertis 35
  • 36. Clarification Togetherness does not imply uniformity, conformity, homogeneity, groupthink, orthodoxy, dogmatic views and blind obedience. Togetherness means:  Love, affection, friendship, amity, sympathy, esprit de corps, companionability, companionship, comradeship, solidarity, conviviality, fellowship, gregariousness, jollity, cheer, sociability, accord, association, relationship, closeness, communing, concord, contact, conversations, fellowship, harmony, intercommunication, participation, contribution, rapport, unity, alliance … Laertis 36
  • 37. Final Point One does not have to practice PC in order to be kind, gentle, empathetic, sympathetic and sensitive to her/his fellow countrymen. We cannot enforce PC on people that do not have the above traits. Kindness and sensitivity comes from the heart, not from stupid laws. People that do not have those traits will continue being unsympathetic and ugly with their fellow citizens. The laws only force them to be more careful with the words and actions they use in public places. Laws will not change the thoughts they think and the feelings they feel towards others. The best medicine for change is education, not laws. Laertis 37
  • 38. For more exciting and thought provoking presentations visit:www.thegrandparadox.comwww.lightenabler.com Laertis 38

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