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A Possible History of Political Correctness in Values Terms

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Relates the history of political correctness to the Cultural Dynamics values system. Appears at www.campaignstrategy.org (Three Worlds)

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A Possible History of Political Correctness in Values Terms

  1. 1. A Possible History of Political Correctness related to CDSM Values Modes drawing on Wikipedia page Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy (Weigel) Brophy and Peterson and others Chris Rose chris@campaignstrategy.co.uk April 2018
  2. 2. Aspiration Busy Fun Wrong Clothes Safety National pride Adventure Novelty Image Achievement Premium shopper Fantasy Hedonism Traditional Family Control Reserved Adaptable No Sweat Confident Sexual Unplanned Green intent Inquisitive Faith Divided Catharsis Propriety Stimulation Big business Two classes Learner Showhome Looking Good Pleasure Visible Success Material Wealth Power Healthy Lifestyle Local Humble Overspend Speculate Visible Ability Sensitive Good Time Certainty Impulsive Spender Simmer Hetero-love Unobliged Luddism Religious Conformity Discipline Acquiescence Non-reflective Security National Security Insular Indulgent Diet Rules Complacent Force Skeptical Irresolute Be Satisfied Socialist Tradition WYSIWYG Coasting Non-acquisitive Independent Universalism Pessimism Openness Justice Optimism Free Artisan Cheerful Exhilaration Aesthetics Listening Tao Self-direction Buzz Creativity Global Caring Loyalty Benevolence Self-choice Nature Solitary Bodily Ease Functional Spender Bender Car Casual Whip Afraid Shangri-la Stupid law Budget Bedlam Patriarchy Revenge Conscience Forgiveness Joyness Positive green Distant Poverty aware Self-efficacy Prospectors Settlers Pioneers BVS Map www.cultdyn.co.uk
  3. 3. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 1 UK 2016 Pioneer Prospector Settler 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1 UK 1973 Pioneer Prospector Settler 2016 Settler 25 Prospector 37 Pioneer 38 1973 Settler 56 Prospector 25 Pioneer 19 In 1973 Britain was mainly a Settler society. By 2016 the Settlers were a minority of 25%. So when Pioneers started to advocate and campaign for minority rights for ethnic groups and other minorities, Settlers who have a strong attachment to familiar culture, gradually began to feel excluded and forgotten. It set the context for a clash of values over the 2016 Referendum. See also ‘Values Story of the Brexit Split, Part 1’ Campaign Strategy Ltd/ CDSM 2017 3
  4. 4. Aspiration Busy Fun Wrong Clothes Safety National pride Adventure Novelty Image Achievement Premium shopper Fantasy Hedonism Traditional Family Control Reserved Adaptable No Sweat Confident Sexual Unplanned Green intent Inquisitive Faith Divided Catharsis Propriety Stimulation Big business Learner Showhome Looking Good Pleasure Visible Success Healthy Lifestyle Local Humble Overspend Speculate Visible Ability Sensitive Good Time Certainty Impulsive Spender Simmer Hetero-love Luddism Religious Discipline Acquiescence Non-reflective Security National Security Insular Indulgent Diet Complacent Force Skeptical Irresolute Be Satisfied Socialist Tradition WYSIWYG Coasting Non-acquisitive Independent Pessimism Optimism Free Artisan Cheerful Exhilaration Aesthetics Listening Tao Self-direction Buzz Creativity Global Loyalty Self-choice Nature Solitary Bodily Ease Functional Spender Bender Car Casual Whip Afraid Shangri-la Stupid law Budget Bedlam Revenge Conscience Forgiveness Joyness Positive green Distant Universalism Openness Justice Caring Benevolence Poverty aware Self-efficacy Prospectors Settlers Pioneers Material Wealth Power Conformity RulesPatriarchy Two classes Unobliged Some values Attributes relevant to the arguments over ‘Political Correctness’ (black)
  5. 5. Stage 1 1930s-60s 1930s-60s: PC as authoritarian regime control of expression of opinions: Nazis, Communists (ideological conformity) PC for conformity with power/ Settler /GD values Power Conformity
  6. 6. Stage 2 – application of PC to ‘progressive’/Pioneer causes 1970 -80s: ironic use of ‘PC’ (from Mao?) as radical student satire of fellow radicals being self-righteous/ doctrinaire; sexuality argument within feminism Creativity Self-choice Conscience Ironic critical use of term PC, Pioneer values of self expression, new ideas, opposing dogma: PC used in obscure disputes mainly amongst Pioneers
  7. 7. Stage 3 (a) Egalitarian PCness 1980s: (a) leftish/prog’ campaigns/activism ramp up on isms (envt, anti sexism/anti homophobia, racism etc) – criticize language/ behaviours as intolerant discriminatory, bad, chauvinistic Settlers shrinking % – no longer a majority defining ‘normal’ in society Growing success of such movements/ campaigns in legislation/ policies of govts Don’t say these offensive things
  8. 8. Libertarian right wing labels ‘progressives’ as ‘PC’ and demonizes as oppressive of freedoms; defines social conservatives as victim minority, mobilises Settlers + Golden Dreamers Stage 3 (b) Don’t say these offensive things But they have a right to free speech Internal Pioneer ethical debate, dilemma Our success is threatened Our way of life is threatened Values polarized, political divide is created
  9. 9. Photo K Gupta www.mixosaurus.co.uk Transcender type Left Wing egalitarian PCness through inclusion, search for ethical clarity Golden Dreamer- Brave New World type Right Wing authoritarianism through exclusion, search for identity and power over others Both seek homogeneity but by opposed means Becomes Concerned Ethical Left Wing authoritarian PCness, suppressing and prescribing speech etc Types of PC ness Related to Values
  10. 10. (a) Trump and Leave campaigns ratchet up division by gaming free-speech, and playing GD/Settler values against Pioneer PC egalitarianism Stage 4 – activation of divide: EU Referendum & US election, 2016 Universalism Power Free speech Take control They are taking our jobs Defend our way of life PC ness is a threat
  11. 11. Stage 4 – activation of divide: EU Referendum & US election, 2016 Universalism Power (b) Social media used to bypass Pioneer dominated media, with echo-chamber to magnify Settler/ Golden Dreamer voices Schism Can’t afford political correctness Two classes Unobliged Trump and Leave campaign win (just) while rejecting (Egalitarian) PC ness Authoritarian PC ness Non PC? I don’t care
  12. 12. Stage 5 – values polarized PC divide Two forms of absolutist PC ness in stand off, opposing each other’s right to be offended or create offence, and about what Absolutist Authoritarian PC ness Absolutist Egalitarian PC ness NO PLATFORM HATE SPEECH TRAITORS ! Snowflakes !
  13. 13. Internal Pioneer ethical debate, dilemmas including libertarians v Concerned Ethical (CEs) Most of the population regards this as baffling, at best Ongoing intra-Pioneer arguments Stage 6a – values polarized PC debates rumble on
  14. 14. Right-wing authoritarian PC Left-wing authoritarian PC (CE) Freedom of speech libertarians Left-wing egalitarian PC (TX) Some elite Libertarian Pioneers ally with Neocon agendas, build base on right-wing authoritarian PC-ness, gaming values Resultant values schism We are an oppressed minority! Your suppression offends us Suppress offensiveness! Include & don’t offend minorities Put free speech first Wider PC ArgumentsStage 6b

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