Friday, October 7, 2016

QUICK HITTERS. POST #38. BEWARE OF THOSE WHO ATTACK POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, USING IT AS A WEAPON FOR MANIPULATION.

Megaphone, Government, Speech, Political

As the Insults, Derogatory Comments, and Pettiness begin to Increase in Fervor, and We are Assaulted by Rhetoric and Bombastic Speeches that are Good For Media Sound Bites, but little else, one thing is sure: ELECTION DAY IS FAST APPROACHING, AND THE DESPERATION OF MANY FACTIONS BECOMES MORE APPARENT.

However, We begin to see find that THERE IS A NEW TACTIC, THAT SUPERFICIALLY, SEEMS TO BE REASONABLE.  YET, IN SOME CASES IS JUST AN EXCUSE TO SLING VICIOUS AND CRUEL CRITICISMS THAT ARE NOT GROUNDED IN REALITY, AND JUSTIFYING SUCH STATEMENTS BY SAYING THAT ANY CRITICISMS ABOUT SUCH SPEECH...

          
 ... IS JUST ANOTHER CASE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
     GONE WILD.


Why such an ACCUSATION WOULD AUTOMATICALLY LET THE SPEAKER OFF THE HOOK IS MYSTIFYING, ESPECIALLY IF THE CRITICISM IS TRUE, AND DOES NOT PORTRAY SUCH SPEECH IN A FALSE LIGHT.

To Be Fair, there are CASES OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS WHO DO EXHIBIT AN EXAGGERATED SENSITIVITY TO SOME INNOCUOUS COMMENTS AND STATEMENTS, BUT EACH CASE MUST BE EVALUATED ON ITS OWN MERITS.  JUST LABELING SOMETHING AS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TO AN IRRATIONAL EXTREME, IS NOT, AND SHOULD NOT BE A FREE PASS LETTING THE SPEAKER OFF THE HOOK.


Examples can Include;

Any Commentary that Automatically Groups Entire Classes of Individuals in a NEGATIVE LIGHT, BY ASSERTING THAT EACH MEMBER EXHIBITS THE SAME TYPE OF UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIOR.

JUDGMENTS OR CONCLUSIONS THAT ASSUMES FACTS THAT ARE NOT IN 
EVIDENCE.

INFLAMMATORY WORDS OR PHRASES BEING USED TO APPEAL TO THE BASER ELEMENTS OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE.



There are others, but this is a good starting point.