Political correctness is basically the new Christianity, but with worse social results.
Nice try son. You had a bit of an argument going until you had to put this childish comment in there.
Why don't you post something about flying speghetti monsters too.
You equating political correctness with good behavior reinforces my earlier point about political correctness being increasingly enforced on Western societies by social censure
And that dodges the whole point. The point is that what you call political correctness is NOT some new form of behavior. It is the same old social conventions and some equally accepted new ones. You are not using the term political correctness to describe some new behavior. You are using it to denegrate a poitical position with which you disagree.
It has never, for example, been socially acceptable in polite society to personally insult a homosexual. The current trend (due in part to modern communications methods) is to expect ones public pronouncements to be consistent with the same standards always applied to ones personal ones. Is it PC to insist that a teacher not use the term darkee in a classroom? I think not. I think that the consensus of what is acceptable has clearly changed and having lived through the before I am happier with the after.
Now if one goes so far as to ban Mark Twain from the school library because of it racist language then I am with you. We can oppose that. But that is not political correctness it is censorship. I would not object to either term though as it is probably both.
Can we agree that political correctness is really an attempt to go to far in the right direction? Can we agree that it is fine to ban the term ni""er in a classroom but not in a book or in private conversation? So political correctness is NOT some new substitute for morality Christian or otherwise. Nor is it an attempt by some (mythical I believe) Marxists out to destroy America. It is really just a term we use when someone tries to deamonize behavior with which we do not disagree.
Ronald Reagan was surrounded by armed Secret Service agents when he was shot. Perhaps if there had been an armed math teacher.....