Political Correctness: The End Result for Society


In our first segment, we looked at the definitions of political correctness and some of its origins. In the second article, we briefly discussed the effects that political correctness has had on society. In this, our third and final, installment on political correctness, we need to unpack it a bit more to determine what the end result for society will be when governed by the unwritten code of politically correct behavior.

We are starting to see how things are working themselves out in society. In essence, truth - as such - is relative. Political correctness essentially states that the end justifies the means. An alarming amount of people agree with that mentality.

For instance, since many are against gun violence, they excuse the federal government for using something called "Fast and Furious" as a means to bring about the need for more gun control measures. "Fast and Furious" was an operation created by the federal government that allowed thousands of guns to literally walk across the border into Mexico through straw and otherwise illegal purchases. This was done at the behest of the ATF with a variety of gun stores near our southern border. Supposedly, the guns were going to be tracked right to the drug cartels so that some type of evidence could be used against the drug lords. Unfortunately, the ATF lost track of most of the guns and one was used in the killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Other Americans have been killed with these guns, as well as hundreds of innocent people in Mexico.

The goal was to show that current gun control laws were not enough. More was needed. It backfired by this administration and they went into stonewall mode to protect themselves. This is an example - had it worked - of the ends justifying the means. Stopping to consider the fact that the feds knew that these guns would end up in the wrong hands and most likely be used against innocent people tells you something of the callousness of our government.

Another example is Benghazi. Something went terribly wrong. A "stand down" order was given and ignored by SEAL team members who chose to disregard the order to save lives. They were eventually killed along with two other Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. What was the back story? We're still not sure though several candid and believable theories have been proffered. Again, this administration is too busy stonewalling Congress, which again, tells us that they have something to hide.

We are aware of the IRS scandal as well as the AP phone and email records being illegally taken by the DOJ. In each of these situations, it appears that a type of relative truth was utilized to bring about the desired change. In reality, it also shows a very corrupt federal government that is willing to abrogate the rights of citizens in order to achieve its own purposes.

Just yesterday I read that the DOJ is now intimating that people who use the Internet to "bash" Islam may be violating the rights of Muslims. Coupled with this, people are saying that the 1st Amendment is not unlimited or unconditional. There are restrictions. Here is the text of the 1st Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Please note that it is against the law for Congress to make laws that would abridge the freedom of speech. This is violated by the federal government all the time and now the DOJ wants to move further in restricting the right to exercise free speech.

This is what happens in a society where political correctness becomes the way by which individuals within that society interrelate. Political correctness has no problem abrogating the inherent rights of individuals for the greater good of society. Affirmative Action and other policies have created an imbalanced and unfair way of allegedly righting wrongs. In the process, wrongs are created but excused because of the belief that overall, things balance out.

Political correctness has created groups of people who are interested only in their own group. Feminists, Hispanics, blacks, gays, environmentalists, and other minorities are encouraged to build their own platforms. This is because of the mentality within political correctness that says there are really only two classes of people in the world - victims and oppressors. The oppressors (generally white males) are believed to be part of the "good old boy" establishment and because of that, all other groups lose out (victims). These groups need a leg up and the federal government is quick to give it to them. The difficulty comes into play when you have two or more "victims" groups pushing for survival through their own self-interest. This creates a pecking order among victim groups.

But none of this could really exist if not for the cooperative efforts of the media in general, including not just news bureaus, but Hollywood itself. This is really the propaganda arm of Marxism, aka the New Left. "Marxism, as an ideologically driven revolutionary movement, recognized the importance of journalists and the press. Many early Marxists were journalists or became journalists as part of their activism. Marxist parties always had an Agitation and Propaganda Department, known as AgitProp, even at the cell level, at the very bottom of the party hierarchy. Disseminating true and accurate information was never their goal." [1]

Anything that smacks of conservatism today is roundly panned by the New Left. It is labeled biased and because of that, should be avoided. One can only wonder why the New Left has problems mainly with FOX News. For the New Left, the majority of media bureaus are acceptable, which should also tell us what we need to know about their thinking. The New Left has become well adept at manipulating truth so that the lies that are presented appear to be truthful and believable to the average person.

"Today New Left activists actually run some these corporations, they sit on their boards of directors, they are CEO-s and division heads. Huge media conglomerates usually own newspapers, magazines, movie studios, book and music publishers and TV channels. Capable executives of these corporations have total control over the message conveyed by the various types of media produced by company divisions. Not surprisingly, most media producing enterprises serve a decidedly left-wing agenda." [2] Yet, when the right-leaning Koch brothers decide they want to buy a newspaper in an attempt to balance out the portrayal of news, the New Left and its puppets become enraged at the thought of someone having the ability to control the message.

Fortunately, with the onset of the Internet, the conservative voice is still heard and it has been making a difference. This would also explain why this administration wants to partner with the UN in giving them control over the type of information that can be disseminated across the 'Net. In many ways, the New Left needs to control free speech by limiting it.

Ultimately, political correctness creates a situation where the New Left is given control to the level of demagoguery. They decide what people can say, how they can act, and what is acceptable for society. This is done at first through peer pressure and ultimately takes shape in the form of new laws. Violating these laws will mean jail or prison time.

Political correctness endeavors to silence anyone who opposes the agenda. It takes a free society and slowly changes it into one that is guided by tyranny. This is the end result of giving political correctness a voice. It is a new way to manipulate the masses. The old way was by using humanistic relativism, but being "PC" is so much easier to use, isn't it? It requires very little thought to bring about massive changes in society that literally ends freedom and puts people in chains. Most are unwilling or unable to see it until it is too late.

One book I've been reading lately is by Diana West and it is called "American Betrayal" and it provides what appears to be an accurate account of how political correctness gained mastery over society starting with FDR. If you would like to have your eyes opened, I strongly suggest you read it.

I would also strongly suggest you begin reading the Bible from a different perspective than you may have been doing previously. Read through it and try to notice how often a person comes face to face with a situation that is nothing less than a fallacy created via political correctness. You might be surprised at how often Satan uses the PC method to gain the victory. In fact, I believe he first used it after God had finished His Creation in the Garden of Eden against Eve. He questioned God's authority and His motive. Essentially, Satan questioned what was really right or correct. Eve, confused by the questions, fell to the implications of political correctness.

We can stop political correctness if we work hard enough. We've already slowed it down. But whether we win or lose on that front, we have an obligation to reject anything that even smacks of politically correct thinking. There is no place for it in the realm of truth because political correctness has absolutely nothing to do with truth in the first place.

[1] Redwood, Zuriel (2012-08-29). Minority Bolshevism (Kindle Locations 1559-1563).  Kindle Edition.

[2] Ibid, Kindle Locations 1594-1597.

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About Fred DeRuvo
Fred DeRuvo is the author of numerous articles and a growing number of Name Your Linkbooks related to conservative theology and politics. Fred received his Bachelor's degree from Philadelphia College of Bible and his Masters from Tyndale Theological Seminary. Fred received his Th.D from Northwestern Theological Seminary in Florida. Listen to Fred’s program and on MPR 105.3 FM in the Philippines. Fred began Study-Grow-Know Ministries several years ago where he fights the scourge of Leftist politics and policies that seem to be gaining a foothold in America. His blogs include Study, Grow, Know and Politically Correct Morass.
  • Talltrees

    The Koch Brothers, although conservative, are not entirely on our side. They support increasing numbers of Third-World immigrants, which not only take our jobs, they bring down the high standards of our European culture.

    Political correctness is equalitarianism. In other words, to liberals, everyone is equally intelligent and equal in talents; therefore, it doesn't matter what country immigrants are from, they are equal in intelligence and culture to the historical majority of the United States. If that were the case, why haven't their countries done as well?

    The most important thing for us to do right now is stop Third-World immigration. Everyone here must speak up to their legislators. It's urgent!

  • Palrak

    Excellent article. While we try to end political correctness, let's end affirmative action as well.

  • [email protected]

    In my opinion, the author does not delve deep enough into the origins of Political Correctness. Many of tactics he attributes to the New Left originated and were used during the Enlightenment by the Encyclopedists (Voltaire, Locke, et al) to overthrow monarchy and the Church. They are still being used by the Freemasons, the originators of the tactics, to overthrow the current regimes in their quest to create a world government and a world religion which they hope to control. The "New Left" is just one of their pawns in their quest for world domination. So far, particularly in the West, they have been very successful.
    Carl

    • Sharon

      You know squat about Masons.

  • J J

    Political correctness is only fair when it applies to all people but it doesn't!! We must be politically correct to protect the feelings of only certain groups of people but when the political correctness isn't returned, liberal's fairness goes out the window. But then liberals have never concerned themselves with fairness. I'm tired of trying to watch what I say in order not to offend someone standing next to me even though I know nothing about them at all. But it seems to be quite alright for them to say something that might offend me.....

  • ARMYOF69

    PC IS what will kill the western world.
    Tell it like it is, my dad always said.

  • becky

    Not totally true Fred. The below applies ONLY to the imbecilic and ignorant in our society.

    "The New Left has become well adept at manipulating truth so that the
    lies that are presented appear to be truthful and believable to the
    average person."

    I personally DESPISE PC and have almost my entire life - ALL of my adult life. If it comes to telling a lie or telling the truth and ruffling many feathers, I WILL tell the truth. I hate deceit more than any other thing in my life.

  • R.Young

    Once America becomes totally Politically Correct America will become a much more kind and gentle nation and the World will be a much safer place! Doesn't this just give you a most warm and fuzzy feeling!

  • Sandy

    "PC" : The easy path to socialism once dumbing-down is complete. The election of Obama indicated that completion.

    • Sandy

      Raymond: Try to collect and segment your thoughts in smaller bullets. Today's idiots have difficulty following your history and logic. We really need for you to successfully convey sir.

  • George Wentzel

    NO PC for me, shove your PC up the shoot you worthless pieces of chicken excrement!

  • Raymond - Vietnam Vet

    Humanists, Atheists Demanding More Privileges

    Today’s drive for “tolerance” and multiculturalism has created some strange scenarios. Major Ray Bradley has applied to be recognized as the first humanist “distinctive faith group leader” in the U.S. Army. Currently, the service only recognizes “atheist” as a category that Bradley can have inscribed on his dog tags.

    He objects to this designation as too negative: “Humanism is a philosophy that guides a person. It’s more than just a stamp of what you’re not.” When Bradley enlisted in 1986, the only designation available was: “No Religious preference.” His present effort is supported by the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF). Besides “humanist,” they want to see “spiritual but not religious” added to the official designations available in the Army’s official records.

    The MAAF is also responsible for getting Bibles removed from the Air Force list of items provided in approved lodging facilities, and the word, “God” from the logo of its Rapid Capabilities office. One threatening letter from the MAAF was all it took.

    In Dallas, The American Humanist Association (AHA) took a page out of the homosexual playbook and accused a theater of violating the federal Civil Rights Act by refusing to show an advertisement from a local atheist group.

    These efforts are just part of a growing trend by militant anti-religion activists to speak up for more recognition. Over the last few years, billboards, bus placards and even public demonstrations promoting “disbelief” have made news.

    According to the most recent American Religious Identification Survey, approximately 30 million people in the United States identify themselves as atheist, humanist, freethinker or agnostic.

    But humanism is more central to mankind’s basic rebellion against his Creator. As Bradley points out, humanism is a philosophy that guides people, not just a declaration of no confidence in the existence of a Creator.

    In fact, Satan’s lie to Eve that she could “be as gods,” was the start of Bradley’s philosophy of humanism which elevates mankind to the supreme position in the universe.

    The full blossoming of humanism began about the same time as the Reformation. Under the thumb of the popes during the dark ages, ignorance and superstition reigned in the culture. Without available books, few could read.

    Gutenberg’s printing press (and the wonderful chemists who invented cheap paper) broke that barrier. Within 50 years, 10 million books were available; especially the Bible.

    But when you read the Bible, you have to make a choice: submit to your Creator —or reject Him. Two streams of modern history were born at that point: the Reformation and the Secular streams.

    Biblical doctrine guided the Reformation, which transformed western culture into the most prosperous, free society yet. Birth pangs in Northern Europe and Great Britain birthed the United States of America, dedicated to living in accord with a biblical path.

    But the humanists in Europe, who fostered the bloody French Revolution, were busy planting seeds of their “philosophy” in America. Harvard, Yale, and Columbia were founded as pastor training schools. Now they are fountainheads of godlessness which flows all the way down to our kindergartens.

    Humanism seeks to establish heaven on earth by evolution’s natural selection, technology’s grand discoveries, psychology’s personality enhancements, and search for cosmic enlightenment. Biblical prophecy shows that their dream will never happen; that only Jesus’ return can redeem the creation from the pollution of human arrogance.

  • Raymond - Vietnam Vet

    Parents Beware
    Issue Date: January/February 2013
    http://www.chick.com/bc/2013/beware.asp

    Satan’s struggle to capture the next generation continues in our government schools. Parents who try to object to the humanist and sodomite indoctrination, are increasingly faced down by emboldened teachers and administrators backed by sympathetic judges and legislators.

    Someone has said that, as California goes, so goes the nation. Bills signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown may be precursors for other states. SB 1172 forbids counselors and therapists to handle cases of gender-confused, underage children who seek counseling to escape same-sex desires. SB 1856 instructs foster parents who are supervised by the state to positively support homosexuality, bisexuality, cross dressing, and sex changes for kids placed in their care.

    Last year another bill established “Harvey Milk Gay Day” as a recommended day of recognition for the murdered homosexual San Francisco politician. Students were to read a favorable biography, attend assemblies that promoted the same-sex lifestyle and were given Milk Duds candy in celebration of this known child sexual predator.

    One college in Washington found itself having to allow a “biological” man, who claimed to be really a woman, use of the women’s dressing facilities in the swimming pool area. He/she chose to relax in the pool area, with male genitals exposed, in view of both college women and local 6-year-olds who had come in to use the pool. A new law against discrimination of “transgenders” forbid the college to do anything more than erect screens in the area.

    Besides the promotion of perversion, all evidence of godliness and Christianity is under siege by schools from elementary to universities. Christian legal assistance organizations such as Alliance Defense Fund, American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and others are in a running battle with school districts that try to discriminate against Christians and Christian organizations in many ways.

    Small churches without worship facilities often look to local schools that are vacant on the weekends. In the past, these have been offered free or nearly free of charge. Now they are beginning to charge large fees when other organizations get the use free. From local churches to international organizations such as the Gideons and Child Evangelism Fellowship, legal help is increasingly required to keep the ministry avenues open.

    At the higher education level, Christian clubs in high schools and colleges are being denied benefits given to other clubs on campus unless they adhere to the “anti-discrimination” policies of the school. With homosexuals being added as a protected category along with race and ethnicity, they are pressuring clubs whose charters require prospective leaders to sign a statement of faith. Since sin is now legal, Christian clubs are being pressured to allow perverts into leadership.

    Most of this is below the radar of many Christian parents. If you have children in school at any level, you need to talk with your kids about their teachers, know what they are being taught and be ready to help them counter Satan’s lies. Remember, the culture is no longer your friend. Children must be aware we are in enemy territory and must be equipped to stand for God and Biblical truth. Many parents have told us at Chick Publications that reading Chick tracts over the years has strengthened their children’s understanding of God’s way and their resolve to follow Him in their lives.

    • Rosie46

      You are correct in all this and the pastors, churches and Christians need to stand up and be heard. Some sat out the last election because they did not want to vote for a Mormon -- look what you got. Pastors and congregations hide behind their 501c3 status and will not get involved -- get involved and stand up for your faith and values or you will be history. Bishop Harry Jackson toured the country before the 2012 election and his message was "vote your faith" not your race. If we do not wake up, stand up and fight back we are abdicating and throwing our children to the progressive beast that will educate them in every perverse means that is available. Reread what Raymond says above because he is right!! Thank you Raymond and God bless you.