Millions upon millions of words flood out of America’s most prestigious colleges each year about the patriarchal, sexist, racist America we live in.
America is the land where everyone can be a victim (except, of course, White , Christian males), until proven empowered.
Yet, it never occurs to the precious snowflakes of America that being able to complain about the current social structure is a privilege in itself. Not every citizen of the world is so lucky.
These old commercials are from long ago, and if created today, would be banished with shame.
During the election, Hillary Clinton claimed that roughly “half of Trump’s supporters” could be characterized as either “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.”
Clinton later said that she was “wrong” to say “half,” but reiterated that “it’s deplorable that Donald Trump has built his campaign largely on prejudice and paranoia.”
The left has been using political correctness to control the speech of the American people long before Hillary. From the 1970s onwards, socialism decreed that school competition in sport was politically incorrect. Today, anyone who says anything that would offend anyone is politically incorrect. That is how we got to replacing Merry Christmas with Happy Holidays. That is how we got to the point of removing statues and crosses.
If you say that someone is politically incorrect, you mean that they do not care if they offend or upset other people in society. Done, for example, with their attitudes toward sex, race, or disability.
Definition of politically correct? Conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities should be eliminated.
Sure, America has its problems. But if Saudi feminists, for example, had the freedom to take a nice leisurely walk down a busy metropolitan city street with their breasts exposed, they wouldn’t have to worry about getting beheaded for merely holding a sign in the air demanding equal rights.
American privilege? Absolutely. The idea that you should be protected from any uncomfortable emotion…