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An Analysis of Political Correctness

Introduction - Political Correctness was born on the American Universities - Does political correctness exists? - The Roots of Political Correctness - Main themes in the Political Correctness Attitude Complex - 1. All have suffered from white male's oppression - 2. Racism is the most despicable thought crime - 3. Sexism is the twin of racism - 4. The requirement for extensive irresponsible goodness - Links and Literature

Introduction

Political correctness denotes a complex of beliefs, which by their followers are considered the only decent human attitudes.

Irish women demonstrate in favor of more refugees Irish women in Dublin demonstrates in favor of more Muslim immigrants. Foto Doherty - Stand.

This is such attitudes as anti-racism, claiming that humans across the globe are completely identical except for skin color and some other visible physical differences; feminism, which claims that women and men are exactly alike except for some insignificant bodily details. It is argued that it is a free existential choice whether you want to define yourself as a man or a woman or something in between.

Political correctness argues for open borders and free immigration - since we all basically are alike, Indians, Arabs or Europeans, as they say, so what does it matter? Nations belong to the past and will be replaced by the World community.

It is politically correct to think that for the individual's personal development, upbringing and education means almost everything, and hereditary properties are of minor importance.

Political Correctness was born on the American Universities

Demonstration at American University Demonstration at American University. Foto American Renaissance.

Professor Howard S. Schwartz from Oakland University believes that the cradle of political correctness was in the American universities, and from the beginning it was born as a complex of "correct" attitudes.

The term "political correctness" appeared in the public debate in an article in the New York Times by Richard Bernstein in 1990. Bernstein described political correctness as follows: " - there is a large body of belief in academia and elsewhere that a cluster of opinions about race, ecology, feminism, culture and foreign policy defines a kind of "correct" attitude toward the problems of the world, a sort of unofficial ideology of the university."

Note that right from the beginning, political correctness was about a set of attitudes and not only about to use correct words, such as "Afro-American" instead of "black", "socially disadvantaged low-income areas" in instead of "ghetto" and so on.

Typical T-shirt from the American University's environment
Typical T-shirt from the American University's environment.

Bernstein continued: "Central to pc-ness, which has its roots in 1960's radicalism, is the view that Western society has for centuries been dominated by what is often called "the white male power structure" or "Patriarchical hegemony." A related belief is that everybody but white heterosexual males has suffered some form of repression and been denied a cultural voice."

"But more than an earnest expression of belief, "politically correct" has become a sarcastic jibe used by those, conservatives and classical liberals alike, to describe what they see as a growing intolerance, a closing of debate, a pressure to conform to a radical program or risk being accused of a commonly reiterated trio of thought crimes: sexism, racism and homophobia."

Does political correctness exists?

Political correctness is often used in everyday life to bring opponents to silence. If a discussion among friends or colleagues come too close to one of its key issues - such as talking about that human races exist, or that intelligence is hereditary or there are differences between women and men in addition to the physical appearance - one will often find that a dominant person in the group resolutely interrupts: "Now it may be enough (name), I simply refuse to discuss such subject"; As if you have said something obscene. Then no one wants to discuss the topic any more, and after a short silence, the group finds something else to talk about.

Different dog races have greater genetic similarity than human races
Different dog races have greater genetic similarity than human races. Screenshot from Harald Eia's Brainwash.

The political correctness proponents reject the claim that they use a complex of "correct" attitudes - supported by implied threats of accusations for thought crimes and subsequent social exclusion - to bring the opponents into silence. According to their statements, there is no authorized "political correctness" that will make all non-believers to suspected heretics and reactionary losers. They argue that their opinions are merely natural and modern human attitudes raised by groups that previously were suppressed, but who now demand their natural place in society.

But the attitude-complex exists. When we switch on the TV news, we meet the daily politically correct sunshine stories of well-integrated "refugees", we will watch unaccompanied refugee "children" play soccer and so on. But there is never anything about the long term consequences of the massive muslim immigration. Both TV channels bring daily scandals about US President Donald Trump - The leader of our most important ally - surely because he is a white man and does not match the politically correct demands for sensitivity and tolerance.

1864
TV series 1864 aimed to show that nationalism is meaningless, and you can only get into trouble by loving your own people. Treacherous leaders confirmed the wickedness of the old white men. Photo Frankfurter Algemeine.

All Denmark TV's drama series have been politically correct projects. This former drama chief in DR Ingolf Gabold himself admitted in an interview in the newspaper Politiken: "I am political. And I have been political in the development of this drama," Gabold said and told that the drama series "1864" should put the spotlight on the DF and "all the isolation that lies in the Danish People's Party's very nationalist belief in Denmark and the Danish."

In the Newspaper Nordjyske Stifttidende Michael Thestrup wrote: "The red-radical is so ingrained that it is inconceivable that DR will create TV drama, in which the hero is a beautiful, intelligent, empathetic, self-employed and right wing." And we may add that if it were to happen that DR made such a series, then the hero with absolute certainty would be a woman or a man of other etnic origin. One simply can not come up with a sympathetic white man in his prime.

In the TV series "Chronicle" all women are strong women, and the men are either greedy capitalists or some pathetic weeklings. Thestrup continues: "In the "Chronicle" the villain Kaj Holger is a greedy, deceptive, brutal, dominating, manipulative, collaborationist and conservative - while the hero, Palle From, is brave, romantic, devoted, compassionate, empathetic and socialist." - "In Taxa, the disgusting and intriguing capitalist, Herman, from the City Car tries to take over our beloved Krone Taxa." "In "Borgen", the beautiful heroine of the Moderates goes through fire and water to bring Denmark back on the right political correct immigration policy, and for that reason, even refuses to become a prime minister. Conversely, the Freedom Party (DF) is pictured by a fat, unkempt, uneducated, rude and unattractive Svend Åge Saltum (Ole Thestrup)."

Strong women and adult men, who break down sobbing, are integral parts of Scandinavian TV series.

Borgen
In the TV series Borgen, the main character, the strong and sympathetic Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg, fights for a decent politically correct immigration policy, even though it will cost her the position of prime minister. Photo: The Case for Global Film.

We meet the political correctness, when we take a channel tour; there we will find that - if it is not old American movies - most interviewers, TV-hosts and traveling TV-journalists will be women or men of other ethnic origin. Will there be an interview with a representative of a company, scientific institution, university or similar, the representative will most often be a woman. It is simply not appropriate to put up with a white man in his prime.

It is well known that in elementary school masculine virtues such as determination, vigor, physical strength and abilities, discipline and desire for competition had become hated, while feminine virtues as kindness, understanding, empathy, tolerance and dialogue are in focus - which is very damaging for the boys, who sneak along the walls with raised caps.

The Roots of Political Correctness

It is easy to see that the attack on the white males is an attack on the father, who serves and works for the family's sake. It is a rejection of all the father's admonitions about duties and moral rules. The politically correct rebels believe that the white males have been on stage for too long, and now it's time for their victims, teen-agers, women, homosexuals and other ethnic minorities to enjoy the limelight.

The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit. - From Wikipedia.

Professor Schwartz believes that the father's role, which is largely identical to Freud's superego, was rejected around 1970-80, and the narcissistic psychology's ego ideal took its place. Ego ideal is the representative of Freud fantasy of returning to the early childhood's narcissism, where the mother was the child's whole world and satisfied all its needs, without it first had to earn it. It merely had to scream, then immediately came a nice warm breast full of the sweetest milk.

In the US, the cultural forerunners of the attack on the father ws the novel "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" from 1955 and some books on organization. The main character of the novel is Tom Rath, a young World War II veteran, who tries to balance his marriage and family life with the demands of his career position in a New York television network, while suffering participation in the war. It turns out that his girlfriend from his stay in Italy during the war has born a son by him. Everyone drags and pulls him from all sides, and finally he gives up and satisfies with a 9 to 5 job.

Strangely, the attack on the father, who serves and works for the family, seems to take place earlier in Denmark than in the United States. "The song about Larsen" by Sven Møller Kristensen, the novel "A man is sitting in a tram" by Mogens Klitgaard and "The disappeared head clerk" by Hans Scherfig were all written before the war in the end of the thirties, but became really popular in the sixties when the "youth rebellion" took off.

A man is sitting in a tram
"A man is sitting in a tram" by Mogens Klitgaard - From Goodreads.com.

"The song about Larsen" is about the average Danish man, named Larsen, who loses the joy of life in pursuit of material prosperity, and satisfies with a life with daily food packages in the usual anonymous gray suit of the clerk. "It should be so good, and so, it's actually bad," the song's refrain sounds.

In the novel "A man is sitting in a tram" is told about the the retail seller Lundegaard, who gradually get all his dreams of a happy life in prosperity with his family crushed and goes down with alcohol and moral decay.

The most important attack on responsible, conscientious men with power and authority was done by Hans Scherfig in "The Lost Head Clerk" from 1938. Theodor Amsted is head clerk in the War Department - a powerful position - but is secretly longing for freedom. When his former classmate from Metropolitan School blows himself up on in the park Amager Fælled, Amsted makes it look as if it is him, who is dead. He flees to Tisvildeleje, where he is living the free life, collects insects in glass and falling in love platonic. He is discovered, and in the end he is sentenced to prison, where he finally finds true happiness in the prison's order and regularity - that he - according to Scherfig - had been brought up to be accustomed to following the bourgeois society's ideals.

Den Forsvundne Fuldmægtig
Ove Sprogøe in the filmization of Hans Scherfig's novel "The Lost Head Clerk", which is about a man of authority and power that breaks down because of his inner weakness and longing to be free from responsibility - Photo from imusic.

These novels and songs present a picture of the father as one, who had sold himself and thereby lost his freedom by adapting with the purpose of achieving material prosperity. Many young people did not think that this material prosperity was worth the price. Therefore, they refused to identify with the father in order to preserve the freedom he had lost.

There is the peculiarity of the attack on the white men that the cause of their power and importance is never mentioned. White men are a small minority among all the world's men, yet they are the ones, who created the entire Western civilization and all its institutions, which largely has been copied all over the world. It is white men, who invented electricity, diesel engines, cars, airplanes, pencillin, fertilizers and so on and so on - and brought all these inventions to Africa and Asia - to these countries' great benefit. But the politically correct people prefer to talk about social and technological development, as something that happened all by itself - like flowers that come out in the spring.

The young rebels did not take in consideration that the father's sacrifice was not to gain prosperity for himself - but to support the family. Under the protection of the fathers and thanks to their prosperity, the politically correct rebels could identify with revolutionary movements in developing countries, historic revolutionaries and other ethnic groups supposedly suppressed, thereby maintaining their sense of narcissistic almight and importance. All their talking of revolution was a completely unrealistic fantasy that should promote themselves as important heroes.

Autonomous protesters in action
Autonomous or antifacists in action against the authorities. As the Chinese Red Guards, they are discreetly supported by those in power. In Denmark it is the politically correct politicians, who are holding their hand over them and pay for their hang-out places - Photo Anna Lyttiger.

In Western culture it has for centuries been the father's task to protect the family from the cruel external reality while raising the children so that they are ready to meet it, when they become old enough. On the other hand, the role of the mother has been to give them a deep sense of being loved to give them a feeling of happiness that lasts for life, and which really is the foundation for the drive self-sustaining, without which they would be lost.

In modern times the demanding super ego has been replaced by the narcissistic ego ideal that promises satisfaction of the individual needs, without it being associated with achievements, effort or work. Instead of requirements and preconditions to the individuals, they have rights, human rights, citizen's rights, refugee rights, women's rights, children's rights, and even the animals have rights.

It is never mentioned that the flipside of rights are duties. For every right that some people hold, there will be a similar number of people, who have the duty to fulfill this requirements - most likely some white men.

The small child gets food and clothing from the parents, simply because it is the one it is, a wonderful child. Similarly, modern narcissistic individuals demand rights and benefits, simply because they are human beings.
Narcissus by John William Waterhouse
Narcissus was a handsome and arrogant Greek youth, who rejected the nymph Ecco's desperate approaches. As punishment the gods condemned him to fall in love with his own reflection. Unable to love others Narcissus day after day stared on his reflection in the water surface until he withered away and became a lily that got his name, Narcissus (daffodil).
A person suffering from pronounced narcissism feels that he is something special and that it is quite natural that he always is the center of people's attention - as a child. He is very keen on symbols of his status in society, for example, what title he has, how he lives and which car he is driving, his dress must be the right one that signals his prestige. He promotes himself magnificently to compensate for a deep sense of emptiness and insecurity.
Some believe that narcissistic personality traits are becoming much more prevalent in modern society, than they were previously. Perhaps because the individuals have a more protected life and do not get in touch with the cruel reality so early in life. Boys of previous generations could for example become apprentices 14-year-olds and there be treated with rough jokes by the older apprentices, until they had understood that they were not the center of the world, as they had been accustomed to at home with their mothers.
Painting by John William Waterhouse from 1903. Google Art Project.

We can trace the beginning of political correctness back to the songs and literature of the thirties and the sixties, but it does not explain, why it appeared precisely at this time. There must have been something that moved, something new in society, new moods or growing attitudes that inspired the authors and poets to attack the father and the authorities.

We can guess that it was the beginning of the welfare state, which gave the individual the feeling that they had a choice. The philosopher Søren Kirkegaard could make his existential choices and in general do whatever he wanted, because he could rely on his father's large fortune. Perhaps the individuals felt still stronger that they had a choice; that they did not have to climb the hamster wheel so early. They would like so much to remain young, free and uncommitted still some time, and as they had the safety net of the almighty welfare state, they felt that it could not go very wrong.

It also explains why the rebellion against the father appeared in literature in Denmark before it appeared in the US literature; as the welfare state developed earlier in Denmark.

Main themes in the Political Correctness Attitude Complex



1. All have suffered from white Male's Oppression

In today's politically correct society groups are competing not so much with achievements and performance as by seeking to outdo each other in suffering stories and beg for sympathy and pity. Africans have their history of slavery, discrimination and colonialism. Muslims are telling about crusades and imperialism. Jews have the history of the Holocaust and anti-semitism. Feminist women report of millennia of oppression, sexism, discrimination and rape. Homosexuals bring the white men's intolerance, homophobia and ridicule. Children and young people and especially their teachers can tell about the unjust Black School of the past.

Rugged jeans
Rugged jeans prove the owner's right attitude and his solidarity with the poor and oppressed. Photo True Religion.

If you have had the bad luck to be born as a white male, you have a little more difficult project, but it is far from hopeless. You can use knitted hat day and night, even in the summer, to demonstrate sympathy and solidarity with the oppressed Africans. You can wear reversed base ball cap or have steel in the face to show that even you unfortunately have white skin and are born with a penis, you do not belong to the group of evil white men in gray suits.

Ever since the late sixties, it has been the presumed poor and oppressed, who dictated fashion. When the James Dean films played in theaters in Denmark in the late sixties, it lasted only months before almost all young men were dressed in jeans and white T-shirt with round opening under the shirt. All their previous efforts to imitate the adult men with tie, buttefly, vaistcoat, pants with creases with more disappeared like snow in the sun.

2. Racism is the most despicable Thought Crime

In the politically correct universe there are no human races. Others of Earth's creatures such as horses, cats, dogs and elephants are openly divided into races with different characteristics, but humans are an exception. Human races is a myth - they think - there are indeed people with different skin colors and physical features, but these shades have nothing to do with other characteristics such as intelligence, aggressiveness and physical strength. Inside "we are all human beings", they claim.

Inside, we are the same
Inside, we are the same. Screenshot from Brainwash by Harald Eia.

This is somewhat in contrast to that their arch-villains are the white men that they obviously believe have some unfortunate characteristics besides whiteness.

However, we have all seen Olympic finals on sprinter distances. The group of finalists always consists almost exclusively of American negroes. It is quite obvious that there is a race characterized by dark skin and great physical strength, which we can call American Negroes.

Jews make up only 2-3% of the American population, but make up 50% of the top 200 intellectuals, 40% of Nobel Prize winners, 20% of professors at top universities and 40% of partners in top law firms. It is said that the average IQ for American Jews is 112 against the average European level, which is 100. It shows that intelligence is largely inherited.

Political correctness
Political correctness. Facebook.com/Image Blitz.

In these immigration times, it is difficult not to notice that middle eastern types are more aggressive than others. Aggressivity depends on the amount of the hormone testoron, which is a biological inborn property - determined by genes.

It's natural to love our own kind, most do that. But if you are white, do not tell anyone, it will be labeled as a heinous thought crimes, plain racism.

However, because you love your own, you do not have to despise all the others.

3. Sexism is the twin of racism

Sexism is a twin to racism. If one recognizes that human races exist and additionally attach specific properties on them, you are a racist. If you recognize that there are two biological sexes and further attach certain characteristics to them - or at least on women - you are a sexist.

Chloe Khan Chloe Khan is struggling to keep her beauties inside the bikini top. It is most likely quite coincidental that she chose this particular cloth, when she walked out the door. But you can not blame a man that he only thinks about sex at the meeting with such a woman and does not think about what she might think about the political situation. But he has to keep it for himself, because he has otherwise thought of a woman solely as a sexual object, and that is sexism, a serious thought crimes. Photo Mail Online.

There are distinguished definitions of sexism in various media. For example, Wikipedia writes: "Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on gender." It sounds noble and objectively, but depends entirely on what is prejudice, and what is fact. In practice, any comment, criticism, order or recommendation to a woman that she does not like, and which relies on, or is based on her gender, can be labeled as sexism. Jokes, where the pointis based on the difference between the sexes, will most likely be labeled as sexism.

Women can not be guilty of sexism. They can all times exclaim, "Oh, men are just ---" without any consequences.

In most TV commercials including both a man and a woman, the woman is intelligent and enterprising and the man a little behind, such as Luffe and Sjane in the famous L'easy advertising, or the two beer-truck drivers in the latest Carlsberg TV commercials "Of course". Had it been the other way around that the man had been smart and the woman a little stupid, both L'easy and Carlsberg could long since had ended up in court for charges of sexism, or century's internet shitstorm had risen against them.

It is men's nature that they desire women, and it is women's nature that they want to seduce men by being as beautiful, intelligent, charming and sexy as they possibly can. It's not something you can make disappear making it a thought crime, if you notice. One cannot ignore that the person standing in front of you is either a man or a woman.

4. The requirement for extensive irresponsible goodness

The dominant demand of political correction is visible goodness at all costs. The individual's comprehensive and ubiquitous desire to be good, or to seem good, is the driving force behind many disastrous developments in modern society.
Politically correct demonstration in London 2016
Politically correct demonstration in London 2016 in favor of increased immigration and increased adaptation to the muslim culture. Strictly speaking, islam is a kind of religion and not a race, but it does not prevent them from calling opponents racists and fascists. Photo: Stronger Unions.

The most tragic historical event in modern times is the endless muslim immigration from Africa and the Middle East. It is easy to see that, for the great majority, they do not want or are not able to adapt to Western society. They have a very high fertility, and when they become numerous enough, they will take over the entire country.

But if you want to reject all these "refugees", you can not also be good - certainly not against the "refugees" - and therefore the politically correct people rages against immigration opponents with accusations of racism and fascism. The logic seems to be that when you are not in favor of goodness - to the "refugees" - you must be evil.

In the real world one can not be good to all. Almost any decision at all levels is good for some and less good for some others. If you decide to reject "refugees" it is a pity for them, but good for our own descendants. If you allow muslim immigration, it is good for the muslims but a pity for our own descendants.

This irresponsible goodness draws its trail of destruction throughout society.

The mosques behind the veil
In the third episode of TV2's series "The mosques behind the veil" Mohammad Fouad al-Barazi, leading imam in the Islamic Federation in Denmark is Interviewed with a hidden camera, he says: "Right now we are in a time, when we are opening these countries. Now we have begun. There are Muslim communities across Europe - Now we are 300,000 - " Photo Uriasposten.

Muslims will eventually - when they become numerous enough - follow their Quran that commands them to "throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve" and to "cast into the unbelievers' hearts terror; so smite above the necks". The latter must mean beheading, which is also very popular in the Middle East at present. The unbelievers includes us - Christian Danes.

The priests of the state church are not able to defend their own faith even only with words. The church has evolved into a pacifist movement that puts extensive irresponsible goodness over everything else. Every New Year's Eve they will hold joint Christian-Muslim sevices in the country's most important churches.

Judges of the court put goodness higher than justice. Criminals avoid harsh penalties and deportation, because it would be a pity for them and their many children. If they never the less come into prison, it is really a hotel stay with many good services, where they can rest, enjoy themselves and share experiences with same-minded people.

Leadership without means of power is an impossible thing - but politically correct persons generally consider means of power as evil and exercicers of power as evil. The academic level in schools, colleges and universities are constantly falling, because politicians and school leaders are reluctant to make demands - with subsequent sanctions if the demands are not met. We should not have to go back to "The Black School", they say.

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