I came across an insightful quote this week by Dr. Theodore Dalrymple. It’s from an interview he did with FrontPage Magazine in 2005. I commend the entire thing to you as it is full of insight and wisdom.
However, the quote I want to focus on is this:
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
Nowhere has this been more evident recently than in the hoopla over Bruce Jenner’s “transition” from male to female. It is expected, no, demanded, that we play along with Bruce. Anyone who dares suggest that Bruce is and always will be in possession of XY chromosomes, and therefore male no matter what is done to his body, is treated as a pariah or Neanderthal. There’s even a Twitter bot to remind you to change “him” to “her” when referencing “Caitlyn” Jenner – you know, to help the ignorant masses who still remember their high school biology lessons.
Despite their claims of tolerance and love, the progressive agenda is driven by control. It must be, because no one adopts their agenda by choice. Whether it’s threatening to jail those who reject global warming or forcing news agencies to refer to a decathlon champion with an Adam’s apple as “her,” they intend to bring everyone to heel.
Because in the end, if you can get a person to agree that Bruce Jenner is a woman you can get them to agree to anything.