Political Correctness is the unchecked demon child of liberal Academia and Progressives. It was a young child without voice or conviction thanks to its parents’ desire to recreate the world after their own image and ideology: “Don’t offend anyone, don’t draw attention to your strengths, don’t be powerful or great or exceptional, accept everyone and everything, be equal to the lowest common denominator. And for Progress’ sake there is no such thing as right or wrong!” Now, having come of age, Political Correctness is evil. It seeks to shape our entire society.
Isn’t this a small part of what happened in San Bernardino? Here is an excerpt from CBS Los Angeles: “A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people. ‘“We sat around lunch thinking, ‘What were they doing around the neighborhood?’” he said.“We’d see them leave where they’re raiding the apartment.”’ For fear of being called a racist, he chose not to act on things that made him suspicious. And he wasn’t alone. The people he discussed this with over lunch also had the opportunity and reluctance to report.
Political Correctness shut this man down; it takes away our language to raise concerns. Silencing the lambs.
The same kind of silence in the midst of fear is prevalent right here in Tucson. Nowhere is PC more oppressive than while being smothered in the comfort and succor of the arms of Academia. Now the McKale center is tightening security measures at its events, but are they willing to own the reason? Why make everyone suffer when you are truly only looking for a few targeted individuals? PC won’t allow the administration to overtly target whom they are looking for. At what point do we cast aside PC barriers and take up effective, targeted protective measures?
I don’t believe it is common knowledge that two of the 9/11 terrorists were learning English right here at the University of Arizona; that inconvenient truth is not the stuff politically correct conversations are made of. Another inconvenient truth that we know is out there, but cannot as yet be measured – thanks to the silencing of the lambs –is just how many people have worked with refugees and had concerns about them but were afraid to speak up for fear of being labeled racist? Whose responsibility is it to report suspicious activity? In Tucson we are on the front lines. The University of Arizona could lead the way in showing all of academia and our society that you can raise legitimate concerns without being racist or anti-immigrant. Goodness knows they have reason for heightened awareness. The very people who work with these populations and provide them services are our first line of defense against the horrors of radical carnage. Academia must be able to recognize evil for what it is. We can’t afford to be fooled as we round up The Usual Suspects for interrogation. Political Correctness is really the Verbal of our age, and “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”