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What’s So Funny About Political Correctness?

Nowadays virtually everything spoken, said or thought is run through the PC grinder, but has it gone too far? Do people still need some private views? While nobody disputes the need to avoid making racially or gender offensive comments to or about others, individually or collectively, there is a feeling voiced by self-styled British philosopher and on-line publisher Philip Atkinson, and on the US Newsmax, by Agustin Blazquez with Jamus Sutton, that political correctness has become ‘the scourge of our times’. They credit the origins of PC to the Frankfurt School, founded in 1923, a group of thinkers pondering why communism wasn’t spreading fast in Russia. Those scholars concluded that western civilisation was in the way, and the solution was to undermine individual … Read entire article »

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