The Word ‘No’ and Political Correctness

political correct voltaireGeorge Orwell in his novel 1984 imagined a world where speech was greatly restricted.

He said the language that the totalitarian state created is “Newspeak.”

It bears a striking resemblance to the political correctness that we see in America right now.

Wikipedia defines Newspeak as “a reduced language created by the totalitarian state as a tool to limit free thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, peace, etc. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct is classified as ‘thoughtcrime.’”

Have you been accused of “inappropriate” speech yet?  Almost all of us have – in the workplace, in school, even in our homes.

All you have to do is use the word “no.”  The word itself is considered offensive by the politically correct fanatic.

political correctness feelingsPolitical correctness is a defensive strategy, a manipulation and rebellion against the word “no,” against tradition and the existence of the culture a society is founded upon.

Folks don’t like it when they are told no.  And rather than discuss, or argue – which is so politically incorrect – they pick on the language to defeat the “no.”

If you use the word ‘no’ now you will be labeled as an offensive person, a racist, as intolerant, as a bad person, even an emotional abuser.

It puts the manipulator in control of getting anything they want, without any accountability or resistance.

Political correctness is an outright assault on tradition, parental values, personal relationships – and promotes tyranny in our country, in our workplaces and schools, and our homes.

Let me be clear: You can be politically correct all you want. The PC can say all you want.  Go ahead.  That’s your choice.  I’m not demanding the PC be silent. 

What I’m advocating is that regular folks resist you.  Don’t give in.  Say something back.  Don’t let the politically correct silence you and your values!  That’s what they are trying to do.  Silence YOU!

On the surface most of us know that politically correct advocacy is stupid. But we allow it to continue… even participate in it so we don’t “offend” anyone.

Pointing out the obnoxious nature of political correctness is the crucial importance of plain speaking, freedom of choice, and freedom of speech.  I’m sure that my writing this will brand me as at least intolerant and at most a hater.

There are community safe-guards against the imposition of tyranny.  In reality their absence is tyranny (see “On Liberty” by John Stuart Mill).

Which is why any restrictions on expression, such as those invoked by the laws of libel, slander, and public decency, are grave matters to be decided by common law, not by the dictates of the mob or politicians that never seemed to grow beyond the rebellious nature of high school study-hall.

A community declines when the majority of its citizens become selfish.

Don't allow traditional holidays or religion. If you do you're a bigot!Under this manipulation it slowly dismantles all the restraints upon self-indulgence established by manners, customs, beliefs, law, and tradition.

As each subsequent and expanding generation of selfish citizens inherits control of the community, they abandon more of the irksome restraints that genius and wisdom had installed.

Where does this lead?

I don’t advocate racism, sexism, intolerance, emotional abuse, violence, or anything like it.  I do advocate using the word no.

  • No – don’t lie.
  • No – don’t cheat.
  • No – don’t steal.
  • No – don’t treat people badly.  Saying no is not necessarily treating someone badly.
  • No – you can’t have something you haven’t earned.
  • No – don’t be nasty to someone that is offering to help you.
  • No – we can’t buy it because we don’t have the money.
  • No – our children must behave to get extra benefits. Don’t give it to them if they misbehave.
  • No – not everyone gets a trophy. The folks that have the God given talent, worked hard, and won get the trophy.
  • No – don’t talk to me in that tone of voice when I’m being nice and helpful.
  • No – don’t break the rules.
  • No – don’t be immoral.
  • No – don’t do what is wrong.
  • No – don’t break commitments.
  • No – don’t do anything nasty or disgusting.

In every case above, rational people would say it’s okay to say no almost all the time.

The manipulator tries to get you to not use that word, not say it, not think it.  They want the concept of ‘no’ to not be used against them.

The manipulator wants to do it anyway, no matter what you say.

What’s wrong with saying no to stop a wrong?  Many folks today consider using the word no as an offense.  In fact the professional manipulator thinks pointing out a wrong is worse than the wrong itself.

The Politically Correct (PC) say you have to be positive.  The key phrase there is “have to.”  The PC want to control your thought and speech.

Person PC, that executes the politically correct strategy, will claim an honest person is a liar if they tell the truth, just because PC doesn’t like what the honest person says.

In the same strain of manipulation, a PC person will claim emotional abuse when they are told ‘no’ or when the PC doesn’t agree with the other person.

They may even go as far as to claim that they were afraid of the person that says no, even though these is no evidence of anything threatening, emotional or physical (and never has been) – just to rationalize their manipulating thoughts, reactions, behavior, and desires – their SELFISHNESS.
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All the manipulation and political correctness comes down to dishonesty.  To be honest, you must have a moral code based on something other than your selfish desires.  You must know right from wrong. And you must take personal responsibility for anything bad you say or do.

Where to go from here?  Our society better turn this around.  If not, we will go the way of the Roman Empire.  Sinking under the weight of our sins, selfishness, and immorality.

It is going to take YOU to speak up and speak out.  Speak your mind.  Have the courage to enter the discussion.  Say NO when someone is wrong.

Argue intelligently and with facts.  You don’t have to be mean about it.  But make sure your point is delivered.  There is nothing wrong with saying no.

In fact, it is appropriate at times to say hell no.

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