WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2016 — According to the New York Times, “When [GOP presidential candidate] Donald J. Trump goes low, congressional Republicans go quiet.”
By “going low,” the Times is referring to Trump’s refusal to abide by the code of conduct outlined by such guardians of political etiquette as, well, the New York Times. The “quiet” Republicans mentioned above are those poor, castrated souls bludgeoned into silence by decades of media attacks and the ridicule of late-night comedians posing as newsmen – both transmitters of pustulent political correctness.
As the lefties at Think Progress define it, political correctness “is a discussion about how people should treat each other. The language we use to define it may change, but the conversation will keep going.”
Yes, provided that conversation is conducted on their terms.
As witnessed on university campuses across America, free speech is no longer allowed if certain “trigger words” penetrate the “safe spaces” of weak campus minds, like icebergs through a ship’s thin hull.
University administrators, egged on by their faculty members, have instituted speech codes to subject free-thinkers to harassment and even expulsion for violating the marshmallow assumptions of the campus left.
Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine noted that Marxist regimes became especially bloodthirsty because their ideology prioritized “class justice over individual rights,” making “no allowance for legitimate disagreements… American political correctness has obviously never perpetrated the brutality of a communist government, but it has also never acquired the powers that comes with full control of the machinery of state.”
That was written in November 2015, seven months before Trump announced his intention to run for the Republican presidential nomination, and almost a year and a half before violent rioters descended on a Chicago Trump rally, admittedly organized by the folks at MoveOn.org, an organization founded in the late ’90s to help the mainstream media formulate attacks on the victims of Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults, often portraying them as mere inventions of the “vast, right-wing conspiracy.”
In that sense, it’s an organization designed to mimic the more diabolical qualities and actions of its deformed mistress – Hillary Clinton.
Recently, the New York Times said it was disturbed that anti-Trump “protesters are often shouted down” and that “crowds seldom express disapproval of the crude slogans and angry outbursts by Mr. Trump’s supporters.”
The “angry outbursts” of Trump supporters are in response to the vain attempts by protesters to force the lexicon of political correctness upon a presidential candidate uninterested, as are his supporters, in preserving the conventions of the left’s unhinged squirrels. Those that have worked so diligently gathering and storing the tiny acorns of ideas in their dark, safe spaces.
Julain Zelizer, a history professor at Princeton University, told USA Today that Democrats at their recent convention “wanted to stand up and say politically correct is not just a pejorative,” that among its many meanings is, “I’m for gay rights.”
But that doesn’t quite jibe with President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s pledge to bring tens of thousands of Syrian immigrants into the country.
“They have put political correctness above common sense, above your safety and above all else,” said Trump after the ISIS-inspired attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando in June. “It’s a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. It’s an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want, and express their identity. It’s an attack on the right of every single American to live in peace and safety in their own country… But the current politically correct response cripples our ability to talk and to think and act clearly.”
Trump has called for a moratorium on all immigration from the Muslim world “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“Our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” said Trump.
What bothers the New York Times is that Donald Trump has made political correctness a major issue of his campaign.
A self-inflicted paralysis that adversely affects our domestic tranquility, national security and the tongues of Congress’ cowering, silent and politically correct “anybody-but-Trump” Republicans.