Flickr / Moyan Brenn / Candies / October 25, 2010
“…agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.”
-Merriam-Webster’s definition of “politically correct.”
The number one thing that makes my blood boil is how important being politically correct is in both political and social life. To me, it’s just a way to avoid facing issues head on. It’s the catalyst and the foundation of so many issues in the United States. Issues such as global warming and obesity are the two biggest dependents on the need to be politically correct. For example, The Global-Warming Deception: How a Secret Elite Plans to Bankrupt America and Steal Your Freedom is a book that’s currently on sale on Christianbook.com for the limited time price of $2.99.
This book is basically about how “The religion of eco-fundamentalism denies the existence of God and substitutes in His place the worship of the earth.” and “The coming economic collapse, hastened by global-warming laws, will lead to international chaos. A one-world government will be presented as the solution, followed by the arrival of the Antichrist.” I suggest you go to the website and read more of the publisher’s description; it’s absolutely hilarious. Because of this, would it be impossible to discuss global warming with the Christians who believe in this book? That would be discouraging and offensive to their religious belief, right? Thus, politically, it’s incorrect because by bringing the issue up, you “behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.”
This is why I envy John Stewart. Not only does he express his unpopular opinions, but he does it in such a way that most people can’t disagree with him. His knack for satire and witty style could make most people explode with laughter. Even when presenting fake news, he was deemed more credible than most news channels. Thus, he was declared “the most trusted name in fake news.” In the Daily Show episode called the Burn Notice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgZfhnCAdI), I am most impressed with the way he simplified everything to its core essence. His arguments were built on mountains upon mountains of concrete details and research. Most people can’t bring themselves to disagree because what he said is purely factual.
To a deeper level, I wish I could write and think the way John Stewart does. Maybe it’s because I have so much anger for these topics that I find it hard for me to channel it into writing in a funny way. It’s as if I want to tell things the way that they are instead of sugar coating it. Secretly, I want to offend people. I want to enforce change by bringing out the cold hard truth and helping people approach a harsh realization. Ironically, I don’t have the nerve for it.