Why our P.C. Culture Sucks.
Dissecting “Political Correctness” (#Day24)
Our P.C. Culture, quite simply, sucks.
Why should we limit ourselves when we communicate? Were the students under Socrates and Aristotle limiting to themselves when they were communicating to each other?
Donald Trump is not P.C. This, being outspoken and honest, is the primary reason why Mr. Trump is currently leading the Presidential election….. sad, but true too.
It is also the primary reason behind the recent resurgence of Bernie Sanders.
What do we really mean when we say, “Politically Correct”?
This term, perhaps, speaks to a deeper truth. We want to say things that appeal to others. We don’t want to push the envelope too far. We would prefer not to ask the difficult questions, or give actual-answers.
Perhaps this is at the root of why our political systems feel broken: No one wants to really speak their mind. They would rather just say aloud whatever their Political Party leaders are echoing.
“PC”, “Safe Spaces”, “Living the Dream”, and “Micro-aggressions” are likely not terms that you’ll ever hear in Israel. That’s because they’re above such a fallacious notion and, quite truthfully, need to be. Effective and precise communication is a means to survive.
We should use all of the words we know, the ones that we learned when studying for the S.A.T. and/or A.C.T. It’s a common sentiment that people used to be able to read longer books, and as a result of this I imagine that they also used to use a wider variety of words (such as “lexicon”) when speaking.
This blog is not P.C. This blog is not intended to be “Politically Correct”. As has been said here before, the aims of this blog (#100DaysOfBlogging) are 3-fold:
- To provoke thought.
- To entertain.
- To encourage you to write. To actually-respond. To write.
Deep, pointed discussion (and writing), with words, is any group’s best means towards long term innovation, improvement, and survival. How can we really identify what’s truly-wrong, if we aren’t willing or able to discuss the actual-problems?
What do we really mean by this?