Saturday, April 18, 2009

Political Correctness In A Nutshell: "Shut Up!"

When ideology triumphs over the common sense, "shut up" becomes the only argument.
But even if the left can't turn shut up into law, they've worked hard over the years to make it the custom of the country. It's the essence of politically correct phraseology and univeristy speech codes: say it our way or shut up.
The left here has been making the "shut up" argument at least since the '70s when it became clear that all their other arguments have failed.
Well said. Andrew Klavan was talking about what's going on in the US but it isn't any better in Canada. In fact - here in Canada we have those tyrannical "human rights" commissions that enforce the very same policy - shut up! Yes, beside the authority to asses fines of up to $50,000 and incarcerate would-be-haters, they can also slap a lifetime ban on expressing opinions that go against the politically correct point of view, making it literally - "say it our way or shut up".

Here's another great video, featuring Ezra Levant, Kathy Shaidle and Salim Mansur, answering questions on freedom-snatching commissions and on the censorship, those Orwellian tribunals enforce in the name of human rights.

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