For years we have been living under a political correctness filter that is now endangering our lives. I am either more sensitive to it since 9/11 or the country has fallen down further into this rabbit hole. The events at Ft. Hood shine a light on this painful truth in America: Our political correctness is destroying us. And this is not just the case when it comes to Islam and Jihadists, although that is the most glaring example. Our political correctness has led us to elect a panty-waist leader who has become an apologist to the world. We’re sorry for being prosperous and Capitalistic. We’re sorry for being free. This apologist attitude has left us whimpering at the door of Iran. Iran will have the nuclear weapon in time and we will be left living under a fear that the Cold War never instilled. At least the Soviet Union cared a bit for its people. Jihadists and Muslim extremists – who are the norm, no PC here – do not even care about their own lives.
Political correctness has given way to a zero tolerance zoning in schools that leaves six-year-olds expelled for having Boy Scout equipment with them and teenagers with survival gear losing college prospects. Political correctness has led us to push God out of the center square because we do not want to offend anyone. How dare we Christians wish someone “Merry Christmas”. Now we have winter festivals and Xmas decorations. We take down the ten commandments and yank prayer out of school, unless you’re a Muslim. Little old ladies are given the full pat down at airports, while dark-skinned men wearing turbans are ignored.
Political correctness keeps people from speaking their minds, which erodes our free speech. Sometimes that free speech may hurt, but it is a fundamental right that this country is erasing. The Fairness Doctrine seeks to make talk radio more “fair” and keep conservativism from sweeping the internet. Political correctness keeps people from telling the truth and then sometimes it is too late.
Political correctness is a fundamental problem in this country and the Ft, Hood Massacre only shines light on that fact. Freedom’s Wings is a no PC zone, so I say what I want and welcome others to do the same. I have never erased a comment or edited it except for profanity or being spam.