MAKE UP YOUR MIND, DO IT NOW AND DO IT RIGHT! | 2003-05-17
You have never heard any liberal admit he was just plain wrong about anything.
You never will.
Political Correctness is never wrong, and therefore Political Correctness never admits that it changed its mind.
Every historian will tell you that all decent people always knew that women's rights were a good idea. It was just sexual impotence or meanness that made men oppress women.
Likewise black people.
So far it's easy.
But it gets dicey when we run into a case where historians have gotten everybody feeling
guilty about the killing of the mammoths and then suddenly have to reverse course when they realize they are blaming the Nature Loving Native Americans for it.
The problem is that Political Correctness insists that it never changes. If you get it wrong, psychologists will explain how you were fundamentally Evil from the get-go.
For example, PC says that men oppressed women, not because they had the outlook of their own time and place, but because men felt impotent or were just plain evil.
PC explains that a slaveholder in 1750 was an evil man, not just a man who had been raised with slavery.
In other words, those who violate Political Correctness are Evil, not mistaken.
Like every other Inquisition, the Politically Correct Inquisition says that if you're
wrong it is because you're Evil and must be punished.
After all, only Evil People are ever wrong. So no liberal is ever wrong.