OCALA, Fla., February 20, 2014 — Political correctness has done many things. Some claim it has liberated oppressed minorities, while others say that it has brought oppression against freethinkers.
In any case, it is difficult to have a moderate or noncommittal view on the PC revolution. Seeing as this revolution has exalted certain ideas and expunged others, the reasons why should be quite obvious.
Few can attest to the realities of political correctness better than those who have had their careers shaped by it. Two high profile individuals who ran amuck of PC standards are Ted Rall and Roosh V.
Rall is a left-leaning columnist and cartoonist whose work is syndicated nationally. For years, he has provided keen insight about the follies of American political life; irrespective of whether this irritates leftists, rightists, or even centrists.
Roosh has built the career which every man surely dreams of. A career playboy who writes about relationships and the human condition, he speaks for a new generation of men that have no wish to be feminized. As one might imagine, Roosh’s politics track rightward.
Despite having very different perspectives, both Rall and Roosh speak to heart of being factually honest in a politically correct world.
What sort of impact has political correctness had on American politics?
“Whether you are a liberal or conservative, political correctness is a giant waste of time,” Rall says to Communities Digital News. “America has real issues and real problems that need to be resolve in a real, genuine, open way. That’s not going to happen as long as everyone keeps focusing on rhetorical correctness.”
Roosh tells CDN that “(i)t has done two things: (1) moved the political spectrum to the left, and (2) elevated women as a sort of super sex who must never be criticized for their failings. Politicians on the right are scared to death of making any type of statement that may suggest women are not infallible beings for fear of losing their votes. So now women’s issues and problems are elevated over men’s.
“The concerns of men every election cycle are now irrelvant, and they are expected to be thankful for any scraps they receive because women deserve reparations for the ‘patriarchy’ that for so long made them dust and vacuum the house once a week. Today, women must always come first.”
What about the mindset behind political correctness activism?
“It’s a form of Puritanism,” Rall claims. “PC types exert social control by intimidating their followers, which they do by turning ‘enemies’ into scapegoats and pariahs. The goal isn’t to change the world; it’s to maintain power over your followers.”
Roosh explains that “(p)olitically correct individuals seek to be perennial victims. They do it because it’s a lot easier to complain and attack others than work hard and take personal responsibility. Instead of women being more entrepreneurial or industrious, for example, it’s easier to exaggerate a gender wage gap, advocate for boardroom quotas, or construct a fictional ‘War On Women’ narrative.
“If you’re presented with two ideologies, with one requiring you to learn skills and expend labor to get what you want, and the other requiring you to attack others and whine for more benefits, you will find that those who are lazy and mentally facile will choose the latter. If I didn’t want to work, I’d start screeching about my Middle Eastern background and how it has prevented me from getting a fair shake in America, but I avoid such delusional conclusions. I take complete responsibility for what I receive in life.”