a world defined in rational terms, P.C. would stand for primordial
concept or, much more accurately, postmodern crap-o-la. Unhappily,
we live in a world where supernaturalism, true believers and tribalism
run rampant, so - in this context - P.C. stands for Politically
Correct...or Political Correctness.
under the banner of multiculturalism, P.C. is a uniquely-American
obsession. Born out of our insane - one might say nonexistent -
immigration policy, a policy that welcomes any and all international
riff-raff, pond scum, and sewer sludge to this land of illegal alien
friendly free schooling, free medical care and other handouts, P.C.
could only happen here. If you don't believe me, ask one of these
21st Century huddled masses. Our reward for this moronic ethnic
enrichment is affirmative action, a tidal wave of entitlements,
bilingual education, third world thugs turning our cities into a
Road Warrior set, and multiculturalism/P.C.
stripped down to its knickers P.C. (and its big brother multiculturalism...M.C.)
is an instinctive reversion - regression is much more accurate -
to tribalism, a hold over from those heady days in prehistory when
the first mutated ape stood erect. If one tries to be understanding
about this regrettable devolution, you get back to our old friend,
the American melting pot. It gets very hot here in the melting pot,
much too hot, apparently, for some of these 'huddled masses yearning
to breath free.'
theory - and in practice, for most of our history - the melting
pot strips off select elements from each new group, blends these
into the cultural soup we call American Culture, then throws the
scraps away. Well, it did work that way, before multiculturalism
sent everyone into a headlong hyphen hunting frenzy. The new groups
- and to an alarming extent, some of the not so new ones - not only
resist our melting pot, they fear it...even hate it. These groups
insist that their beloved ethnic identity be respected. (Obviously,
not that beloved since they jumped at the first chance to leave
their ethnic homeland to come here.) We're told - quite noisily
- that our English speaking, European-based American ways oppress
them...distract them from their ethnic/racial tribal roots. I really
should stop doing that.
latest form of tribalism seems to be designed along the same lines
as the god squad tribe, with a few highly innovative differences.
Instead of God, these M.C. types worship the tribe itself...i.e.
their race or ethnicity. White males with European ancestral roots
replace the devil (gosh, I hope my horns aren't showing again).
P.C., along with whatever tribal-based history/culture they can
dream up is sanctified as 'holy' scripture. Their sacred mission
is to defeat the oppressors, to force these demons to worship at
each tribal shrine...forever! Heaven, in P.C. terms, is oppressing
the oppressor. Fascinating concept...I can't wait to get started.
you look, new tribes are springing up, new victims are slithering
out of the woodwork. New oppressor words are discovered, hourly,
and promptly removed from Webster's Dictionary. It's enough to make
my head spin, if I wasn't so busy going around oppressing everyone.
Lest you get confused over my use of the word 'tribe', I'm not talking
about what P.C. folks call 'Native Americans' (In light of the fact
that so called Native Americans came here over the land bridge between
Siberia and Alaska, shouldn't they call themselves Siberian-Americans?).
When I refer to 'tribes', I'm talking about groups of people who
band together in one giant brainless lump based on ethnicity/race,
and/or geographic origin.
of the oppressed have a better case than others - when viewed with
a long range historical perspective. (Trust me, they always view
oppression with that long range historical magnifying glass). The
Siberian-Americans who were virtually exterminated during the colonization
of the Americas have a case, as do those who were brought here as
slaves. That said, I'd like to remind both groups that it happened
a long time ago, so it's time to get on with their lives. Here in
Hell-A, a garden spot the Spaniards stole from the Siberian-Americans,
the Mexicans love to complain about the way we 'invaded' the Southwest
and stole it from them. I'd prefer to think that we've 'recovered'
it for the Siberian-Americans for whom we're 'guarding' it. The
way things are going, I'm ready to let the Siberian-American's have
it back, any day now.
- especially non ethnic ones - got tired of being oppressors, so
they formed their own, all female tribe, then launched a deplorably
successful campaign to erase their most hated oppressor word - 'man'
- from the planet. Over night, firemen became fire fighters; chairmen
became chair persons, and non hyphenated white males became the
bullseye for every Piss-ant tribe with an inferiority complex. Some
white males got tired of plucking poison tipped P.C. arrows from
their butts and got saved, hyphenated, too. Most of the latter were
East/Central European types with ancestors from such fun spots as
Serbia, Croatia, the Ukraine, Armenia, and Poland, to name a few.
Bold new concept. P.C. hasn't reached most of the Western European
countries, except for the Italians who moved here. (They've been
oppressed by this 'Mafia' stuff in the books, on TV and in the movies.)
to basics, P.C. is about words, words that certain tribes don't
like. 'Black' and 'Negro' are out, African-American is in, for now.
(I have a problem with this 'African-American' thing. If a Caucasian
family lived in Africa for, say, 400 years, do they qualify as 'African-Americans'?
What about someone from Egypt, or Libya? Are they Arabs, or African-Americans,
too?) The lotus clan gets all hot and bothered, not to mention totally
pissed if you call them 'Orientals'. I just don't get this one,
but they have some sort of asinine story involving the 'o' word
(oppression). Since it's a well-documented fact that the lotus clan
is cursed with nonlinear minds, I will explicitly state that when
I say 'oriental', I mean anything, or anyone from a region East
of Arabia, and that's all I mean by it. If some lotus clan mutant
reads meanings into such simple words that I didn't intend, it's
no shit his/her problem.
fact that all this P.C. crap is in direct violation of our inherent,
Constitutionally-guaranteed rights isn't as important as making
everyone bow to their greatly exaggerated, utterly irrational sensitivities.
So, here we are stuck in the first decade of the 21st Century watching
a bunch of hyphenated tribal morons pissing on the fire under our
melting pot. I can't speak for any of you, but this 'oppressor'
is no longer amused.