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Political Correctness is Taking Over

By Rob Tenery, MD on May 18, 2016

George Orwell’s novel, 1984, serves as a frightening prediction of what appears to be happening as political correctness takes over in this country. In Orwell’s totalitarian state of Oceania, the language, ‘Newspeak’ was created to limit free thought that could be threatening as “freedom, self-expression, and individuality”. To say or think otherwise, in Orwell’s state, was called “thoughtcrime”.

Political correctness is the term to describe any language or actions that are intended to keep from offending or disadvantaging any particular group of people in society.  This country’s dialogue is increasingly being constrained by what others define as being politically correct. In trying not to discrimate, this environment of restraint threatens the self-expression and freedoms of the individual guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. At the same time individual rights are being relegated to and by a more central authority. While the social order that advocates for public ownership of all resources is termed socialism, totalitarianism takes that a step further by regulating free speech and even attempts to control thought processes.

The recent uproar over gender preference versus birth gender in bathroom usage epitomizes how public policy intrudes into personal preference or religious beliefs. In theory, the bathroom preference right is not to discriminate against those who classify themselves as gender confused. Counter is the loss of the right of choice for those who believe in personal privacy.

Businesses in New York City face fines under a new law that makes it a violation of someone’s human rights not to use their preferred gender pronoun. According to the New York City Commission on Human Rights employees, landlords  and businesses who refuse to render to transgender people as terms such as ‘ze’ and ‘hir’ will be in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law.*

In hopes of giving prison convicts, who turned to a life of crime early, a better chance to start a new life, the Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch has directed they now must be called “justice-involved youth”.

Some examples of political correctness that are being directed by public policy are extracted from a Judicial Watch article and listed below: The Missouri State Fair permanently banned a rodeo clown from the event because he wore a mask that was of President Obama and all the other clowns were required to take sensitivity training. Government workers in Seattle have been told to no longer use the words “citizen” and “brown bag” because they are potentially offensive. A Florida police office was fired for calling Trayvon Martin a thug on Facebook. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was recently quoted, "I hope there are no climate-change deniers in the Department of Interior.” The Mayor of Washington, D.C. recently asked singer Donnie McClurkin not to attend his own concert because of his views on homosexuality. Chaplains in the U.S. military are being forced to perform gay marriages even though it goes against their personal religious beliefs. There are groups in this country that are obsessed with halting any reference to God in public--- a high school track team being disqualified because one of the runners made a gesture thanking God after he had crossed the finish line and a Florida Atlantic University student that was banned from class for refusing to stomp on the name of Jesus. According to a new Army manual, U.S. soldiers will now be instructed to avoid “any criticism of pedophilia” and to avoid criticizing “anything related to Islam”. The Obama administration has banned all U.S. government agencies from producing any training materials that link Islam with terrorism. Finally, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against criminals because it has a disproportionate impact on minorities.**

There are two concepts that are integrally involved in determining what is considered politically correct: The first is affirmative action that is comprised of federal statutes and regulations designed to remedy discriminatory practices in hiring minorities. The second is social engineering by the leadership to psychologically manipulate the thoughts and actions of those whom they have authority over.  Both of these elements of social interaction are contrived to reverse discrimination and favors minority advancement, but at the cost of restricting the free will and choice by the majority. Some would claim that it is for public good. Others might claim it’s just one more step toward a totalitarian state!

·      http://www.infowars.com/nyc-to-fine-businesses-that-dont-use-correct-gender-pronouns/

**    http://www.infowars.com/19-shocking-examples-of-how-political-correctness-is-destroying-ameriuca/





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