There is a sickness in American which needs to be cured. The body infected is Western Media across the political spectrum, and the bug in this case is the idea of “Political Correctness”, picked up by the American Left after being in bed with Stalin without protection. This contagious form of insanity requires a person to apply a layer of double-think to any event that even might have political ramifications and, since politics and morality are made one by the PC germ, that covers a lot of ground.
On Nov 5th 2009 at Fort Hood in Texas the virus of Political Correctness displayed its ravages for all to see. The blind refusal of the media to see what was before its eyes was a Leftist’s dream come true. The Orwellian brain-bug of the New Left called Political Correctness came into its own that day.
Those who succumb to Political Correctness simultaneously assume a posture of complete lack of discrimination while applying a finely tuned prejudice to virtually every subset of humanity they encounter.
First, the infected mind is compelled to politically define every person or event and apply an automatic interpretation based on that prejudged identity. There are rules for virtually every racial, ethnic, religious and political grouping that exists. The one theme that seems to run through them all is that everything is always the fault of Americans and Western Europeans, heterosexual males especially.
The Left has been using Political Correctness to program the media to ask only the wrong questions since they picked up the term in the 60’s. After the Tet Offensive the media asked how a winning side could let such an attack happen, but did not care who won the battle. After Columbine reporters asked how the children had been made into monsters, not what mental problems they might have had that made them kill. And after 9/11 PC adherents asked why we deserved it, instead of asking how the terrorists could believe it was an act of glory.
Today, the last people who witnessed WWII as adults are dying off, and the Leftists, remembering the significant contribution of the Jews to Western Civilization, have re-added anti-Semitism to their list of PC-condoned bigotries. In affirmation of this change Muslims have also been added to the PC lexicon of artificial responses; as a protected species.
On the morning of 9/11 when the Leftist leaders of the PC movement realized that Islam had a grudge against the West as large as their own they welcomed the Islamists as allies to their cause. From that day it has been a PC crime for anyone to objectively analyze any action by a Muslim, especially if that action is heinous or incomprehensible to Western minds.
Examples of Muslims, moderate or conservative, acting in ways inimical to Western civilization on Western soil are too numerous to list but the PC media is not able to analyze the data it has received. Their answers are all pre-loaded with the Politically Correct Viral Operating System. All the PC bug lets them do is the simple sorting of facts into their pre-assigned slots.
This latest atrocity at Ft. Hood should highlight just how dangerous the media’s ignorance of what motivated Maj. Hasan has become. How could anyone not blinded by a need to conform to some predefined “truth” fail to ask how the military allowed someone with such blatantly obvious motives to be a commissioned officer? Why do so few reporters question how Hasan was able to become a major in the U.S. Army with the associations and attitudes he had shown? Imagine the results if he had waited until he had deployed and had easier access to even deadlier weaponry. The answer is simple; PC thought demands that such considerations be completely beyond consideration for Muslims. The diseased truth is that those so blinded consider the question itself unthinkable in regards to non-Christians.
Does it take a genius to see that the PC mindset is toxic and from which the media must be inoculated? When someone as solidly Left of Center as Bill Maher is on record as being against the ban on profiling terrorists isn’t it past time to take the Muslims off the PC list and put them back on the one labeled “human: handle with caution”? Since the 5th of Nov I think the soldiers of Fort Hood, Texas would agree.