NOT SATIRE: University Now Won’t Allow You to SAY Something Is 'Politically Correct'
It's easy to lose track of what's not politically correct these days, warnings be damned (see George Carlin Prophetically Warns Against Modern Political Correctness… and John Cleese: ‘I absolutely do not subscribe to political correctness…’). But the new thing that isn't politically correct? Calling out political correctness.
Just ask the University of Wisconsin.
Think UW-Milwaukee is being a tad too politically correct? You too might run afoul of the administration, since complaining about "political correctness" is now considered a microaggression, according to the university's ironically-named Inclusive Excellence Center.
The university's website complains that "PC has become a way to deflect, say that people are becoming too sensitive, and police language." Yes, a web page designed for the sole purpose of discouraging offensive speech is now complaining that its critics are actually the ones policing language.
No, seriously... This is real life.
Politically Correct (PC) has been added as a dismissive term. As an extension of the active programming, the IEC has launched Crucial Conversations which is a forum like conversation that takes place in the IEC every other Monday. Please refer to the calendar on our homepage to find out when the next Crucial Conversations is coming up!
So this is where we are now...
- Leftists constantly come up with new and ridiculous words they claim are no longer "politically correct."
- Anyone with half a rational brain makes fun of them for it.
- Leftists decided that making fun of them for it is no longer politically correct.
They've clearly missed the rampant irony here. They're saying that saying "that's politically correct," is dismissive and a "micro agrression" of some sort. Because uttering the words "that's politically correct" as an argument against a thing is dismissive. Or something. Ergo the argument of "that thing is politically correct" is dismissed as a reason to argue about something because it's a dismissive thing to say.
Still with me?
This is just the latest move to control not just your words, but your thoughts. It might sound paranoid, but can you deny it? They're encroaching evermore into your language as a way to get to your inner thoughts. The cure to "offensive" speech isn't to limit speech. It's to offer more of it. You know, "dialogue" and all that.
I know, I know, that's a politically incorrect thing for me to write. If you've been triggered, get thee to a safe space with heavy weights and a treadmill, fatty. You have waaaaaaaay too much time and emotion on your sticky, chubby hands. Do some work, for crying out loud. Drop the donut and give me twenty.
The politically correct nazis will only get away with this bull crap if people let them. Control is only obtained if one cedes it. Advice? Don't do it. If something is politically incorrect, say so. If they're triggered by it, laugh at them. If they cry, offer a tissue with the warning there's more hurt feelings to come. Perhaps give them a box of Pampers.
Keep saying the PC incorrect things, everyone. Here's some inspiration for you: