I saw this quote today on PC and thought it was pretty accurate.
“Today most of us are starched up stiff in the high, white collar of political correctness. What is deemed politically correct is as likely to enslave us as our prejudices. … We are not all alike, but we are no longer permitted to celebrate our differences.
“Political correctness functions to silence us. It eliminates our right to ponder the issues important to our lives and to think for ourselves. In an allegedly free society it has become society’s censor. …
“Political correctness is the hollow voice of power exhorting the slaves to let the master think for them. It is often no more than the dictates of a group of self-appointed censors foisting their doctrine on us.”
I don’t know who that’s by, as I happened to spot it today in passing.
That’s the thing about PC, isn’t it. It allows no disagreement with it’s edicts, no differing views, no offence, no absolute truths (which are necessary to make a good moral judgement), and ESPECIALLY no thinking for ourselves. I’ve always hated PC, being a stubborn SOB who doesn’t like anyone telling him how to live his life or how to think. It used to be I didn’t think, and only now really am I starting to think properly, haltingly, painfully, for myself.