The Cult of Political Correctness was once the exclusive preserve of sundry left-wing kooks & cranks. Then, like a slowly unfolding disease pandemic, it sucked in the liberal airheads as well. Now it’s practically the state religion in the USA.
So how did a fringe belief all of a sudden become THE standard for judging public conduct in the USofA? Don’t say liberal establishment. Maybe in the drug-addled minds of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck that’s the case. But the old-time ‘liberal establishment’ hasn’t existed since the ruins of the Carter Administration. In fact, political correctness came into its own during the Reagan Regime and beyond.
Why? The newsletter CRITICAL FACTORS last December summed it up best: “Washington’s policy is to rule the world, so it wants a population that looks like most of the world’s.” Reagan might have quit guarding the border in the interests of cheap labor, but the side benefit for the Transnational Elite–named ‘New World Order’ by Reagan’s successor George HW Bush–were the demographic changes it wrought.
Along the way, an informal but real division of labor took place. A new ‘old saw’ was invented whereby it was said that the Right had won politically. Markets were now sacrosanct; alternatives–radical & otherwise–were ruled out of order. At the same time, it was conceded that the Left had won the culture war; multiculturalism was in, nationalism & populism were now verboten. Turncoat leftist Christopher Hitchens popularized this theme.
If the Establishment/Oligarchy didn’t have a use for it, do you think a fringe belief like the Cult of Political Correctness would have received so much traction?
B.R. Myers’ new book on North Korea has caused quite a stir by showing that it’s old-fashioned racism & tribalism that holds the North Korean regime together rather than Communist ideology. (In fact, last April, in its new constitution, North Korea dropped all mention of Communism.) This caused the same Christopher Hitchens to hurl verbal spitballs at the North. The regime he once castigated as Stalinist, Hitchens now dubs it as ‘far Right.’
A more thoughtful view came from Richard Hoste in THE OCCIDENTAL QUARTERLY: “Nothing North Koreans believes comes close to matching the absurdity of Christianity, Marxism, Freudianism, Diversityism, feminism or racial egalitarianism.”
Our body politic labors under the double-penetration of political correctness from BOTH Republicans & Democrats. And I thought North Koreans were primitive.