Political correctness may be the downfall of Western society. Why do we put ourselves through it? We remove ourselves from the truth like a game of 6 Degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon.
Our language has taken on a vagueness that often makes true communication all but impossible. When someone says, "This will take a minute", it could well take a minute. It could also take an hour or a day.
Somehow, the minute no longer consists of 60 seconds. No wonder my 3-minute eggs suck.
We use euphemisms, sentence stallers, anything to avoid coming out with what we actually want to say.
"So, basically, I mean,,,at that point in time he was traveling at a very high rate of speed."
Remember when we used to say, "He was going fast"?
The way we refer to one another is part of the problem. What the heck is an African-American? Irish-American? Italian-American? What's with all the hyphens?
Do black people really want to be called, "African-Americans"?
Does hyphenating groups make them seem more Anglo-Saxon?
I sent my DNA into National Geographic's Genographic Project and they sent me a nice little map showing where my ancestors came from, how they got to Europe and even the train I took getting downtown yesterday.
I was kidding about the train part, but the long trek that got me to Chicago started in Africa. Does that make me an African-American?
Worse is the way we bend over backwards to find inoffensive ways of describing people who spend their waking hours-and probably most of their dream-time-thinking of ways to kill us and/or destroy our way of life.
This is not hyperbolic gibberish, there really are people out there who want us dead; as in no longer alive. As in 3,000 people working or visiting the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 were once alive and now they're not.
We already knew a Muslim organization wanted to blow up the World Trade Center because they tried it before.
Federal agencies reported a seismic increase in terrorist chatter in the weeks leading up to 9/11. Best-selling author, Nelson Demille said, "I was told about the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 about a year and a half before it happened."
Demille's source at the time was a contact within New York's Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Donald Trump is right about our obsession with political correctness. Unfortunately, his brand of being politically incorrect fosters deep racial hatred, condones black people being attacked at his rallies, racial epithets and all.
We need to find a middle ground, where we can correctly identify and prosecute our enemies, while treating our fellow Americans with respect and dignity.
If Trump wants to be President of the United States, he needs to understand that he will have to be president of all Americans, not just the white ones. Then he can turn his attention to fighting America's real enemies, whatever he wants to call them.
Wouldn't that be yooooge?
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