15 October 2006

Is the entire universe going crazy,

or just the "civilized" Western world?

This fairly reasonable question is asked by Gregory Curtis Trotter from Sacramento, California, which is apparently in USA. Gregory asked this question after reading this article that starts with:

A teenage schoolgirl was arrested by police for racism after refusing to sit with a group of Asian students because some of them did not speak English. Codie Stott's family claim she was forced to spend three-and-a-half hours in a police cell after she was reported by her teachers.
I am as flabbergasted as Gregory here, but Gregory has done an excellent job on following his own question up, and I shall deviate from my habit of blabbing, letting Gregory talk instead:
Just as there is no legitimate place in humanity for racism and other social evils, neither is there a logical place for the kind of idiocy that promotes mere "political correctness" as a remedy for racism, etc. People need "human" correctness, the kind of thing the Bible refers to as "love" for your neighbor. Political correctness doesn't promote social love; it is only a fabricated attempt to avoid the appearance of racism. Political correctness be screwed, along with mindless adherence to its precepts.
Yeah. I would like to share a few brews with you, Gregory. Meanwhile, best wishes to you.

Via TinkertyTonk.