Did any of you out there think the PC snowflakes would be satisfied after taking out the Washington Redskins name? Are they going to go after the Packers because those evil meat packers contribute to global warming? What about the Colts glorifying guns? What about the 49ers, celebrating gold rush greed in land we took from the Mexicans? The Browns–a racist skin color?! The Patriots–named after those evil, racist founding fathers? And of course, don’t forget the Chiefs, Braves, and Indians. To be safe we should change all teams to something like Team A, Team B,…
While there is a lot of discussion lately about Big Tech censorship snuffing out free speech, there is another force almost as insidious in destroying free speech & thought, and that is political correctness. The political correctness in today’s society sets an agreed upon fascist-created train of thought on many topics that cannot be deviated from no matter what. If you do so, you will be crucified by the mainstream media, social media mobs, and gutless politicians afraid they’ll suffer the same fate if they don’t agree. The latest example is, of course, the George Floyd murder, and the follow-up protests. You have near 100% agreement on all sides that Floyd was murdered by police using despicable excessive force, and who knows, these specific cops may indeed be racists. However, like so many stories in the media, this is simply an anecdotal example used to inflame emotions rather than evidence of “systemic racism”. Anyone looking dispassionately at the statistics of white cop/black victims could tell you Floyd was a tragic statistical anomaly that doesn’t represent the norm, especially when you compare it to white cop/white victim excessive force stats. And George Floyd, who absolutely didn’t deserve to be killed, was no saint. He had several crimes on his record, including one in which he threatened a pregnant woman with a gun held to her belly (what, you didn’t hear that in our fair-and-balanced media?????!).
But as you’ve seen, NO ONE can discuss these facts! Every celebrity, corporate executive, politician, and media pundit MUST say Floyd’s murder was a result of systematic racism, end of discussion! You MUST say the U.S. is a racist nation not much different from the 1960s. Everyone has an implied script put together by the free speech noose of political correctness. If you deviate in the slightest, you will be crucified. Consider Drew Brees, who simply stated he didn’t agree with disrespecting the flag or the country because of all the sacrifices that have been made, most notably by the military. He didn’t say a word about racism, cops, or George Floyd. Sorry, not good enough. The Twitter army, mainstream media, and even sports media immediately went into attack mode, forcing him to do what always happens — the politically incorrect violator must apologize and grovel with his tail between his legs. What’s worse is the message it sends — don’t speak your mind, don’t think critically, don’t dare believe anything but what you’re told to believe — the very definition of Orwell’s 1984 “Thought Police”.
Big Tech censorship and political correctness are slowly destroying the foundations of American freedom. Things will never change until more prominent people have the courage to speak their minds and stick to their guns when the vicious propagandists inevitably come out to destroy them.
The stupid blackface controversies really need to end. Conservatives were disgusted by the treatment of Judge Kavanaugh, and while it’s entertaining to witness karma hit back at them with the Governor Northam yearbook photos, no one is ever going to have a perfect background. As I’ve pointed out before, it’s easy to destroy anyone’s character by combing through every inch of their history. It’s bad enough that the media are going back decades to destroy reputations, but new “rules” of political correctness are constantly being added by leftist politicians and media. People really need to lighten up and focus on each person’s current character, or in the case of politicians, their current position on the issues. Did anyone notice the whole controversy about Northam’s infanticide comments disappeared after the “controversy” of a 35-year-old picture? It’s not by accident.