At first blush this would be a simple statement requiring nothing more than an alertness
to one's surroundings and a motivation to vigilance at the top level of consciousness.
In the Spanish-American war we thought that the enemy was Spain. Instead it was in our
own backyard led by newspaper moguls Hearst and Pulitzer with their infamous lies and
fabrications. A trait which is still an honored legacy by our own fourth estate. In
both world wars the enemy was plainly in view and within our cross hairs. The two wars
where we didn't have to keep looking over our shoulder. However, in Vietnam and Korea
there was doubt regarding which was the deadliest enemy since he was professed as being
both abroad and here. In Afghanistan and the two Iraqui wars it became evident again
that although we did have an enemy in far places there was still a formidable one hiding
in our midst. In Norway and in France the Quislings and the Vichy were easily definable
and tractable but in the United States our fifth column was and is a traitorous entity.
Still attacking and still hiding behind our Constitution.
The sixties was a telling decade for us since it spawned three decades of malcontents
whose principle aim was to alter our society from a Republic to a Socialist/Communist Ism.
It began by taking control of what was once the Democrat party. A coup d'etat which to
this day is still unrecognized by the American people. A party in shambles when it lost
its stranglehold on the Congress to the Republicans.. By piggy backing on and infiltrating
the alphabet soup agencies begun by Roosevelt it has been able to legitimize the
repressive laws which have become more and more oppressive. The process has been
incremental. The side effects went from sensitivity training, to multiculturism, to
affirmative action, to diversity and now to political correctness. They expect to win
this country by words,thoughts and ideas. For these are the concepts which have
consequences. The latest in their long line of tools is Political Correctness.
The leftists initiated a master stroke when they could no longer control the legislature.
They then moved to control the judiciary. A discipline which today no longer honors
our Constitution. Without the armor of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights we have
fallen prey to political correctness and all the evils which it embodies.
In an Accuracy in Academia address, Bill Lind justifiably stated "that for the first time
in our history Americans have to be fearful of what they say, what they write, and of what
They have infiltrated every facet of our society from communication to education to
entertainment to commerce and to our very Congress. The takeover of the field of education
by their progressives was a key strategy and a cornerstone in defining for our children
the type of education they were to receive. The spewing forth of children, in the last
two generations, who cannot read nor write nor do simple arithmetic has indicated an
education system rife with gross incompetence. The graduating of children who are
unaware of either simple geography, ancient or American history would point to a systemic
methodology whose aim is to denigrate and eventually overthrow our free enterprise and
capitalistic form of government. The halls of learning have been downgraded to Citadels
of suppression and the repressive agents of free thought. There are those in the
education system who would prefer to speak out but cannot for fear of reprisal. Thus
enters the sin of omission.
The expected results are showing today when you find that approximately 40% of the
population still believe that there is a democrat party and still idolize people of the
caliber of a Bill Clinton who to this day roams the planet telling the world that the
wars are all our fault.
Political Correctness is a bullet aimed at the very heart of our mores, our culture, our
traditional values. Political Correctness is a buzz phrase to hide the goals of the
leftist historians and educators in indoctrinating another generation of students with
the intent to procreate and build a new radical society. Political Correctness can be
likened to Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. You are made to feel that this is your salvation
while the hand is being dealt from the bottom of the deck. Political correctness is in a
sense intellectual segregation. It has been successful in stripping to the side all facets
of common sense, moral values, and the rule of law. It has so far been quite successful
in altering the meaning of words and in attacking the justification of many of our
traditional institutions. It is a bullet aimed at the heart of America. It is the brain
child of the same people who were on the side of the North Vietnamese and North Koreans
when we were at war and who are siding today with the terrorists whose guns and bombs
are aimed at our soldiers. And yet, at this very moment, none dare call it treason.
Our freedoms are being repressed and our way of life as Americans is being drastically
altered. To start with, our vocabulary is undergoing subtle alterations. Take a look.
One must no longer call them terrorists, they are insurgents. Prisoners are detainees. A
deaf person is "a person with a hearing impairment". A disabled person is "a person with a disability." Blind people must be termed as persons with visual impairment." American
Indians must be referred to as native Americans. A tribe must be referred to as a culture.
The negro has upped his status from black to African American. A refugee is now an evacuee.
And out there in the "free" world we find that smokers can only smoke in a controlled
environment which is gradually diminishing. Women cannot wear their perfume under certain conditions. Fifty people cannot have peanut butter because one individual is allergic. The
EPA is competing with the IRS to see which can do the most bleeding and/or control of our
lives.We are now cajoled as to what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat it. Sports teams
must dispense with such demeaning names as Tribe, Braves, Aztecs, and Redskins. Colts and
Lions will be next. The YMCA was pressured to either abdicate its Indian Guide program or
change the name. A program begun by an Indian. The Boys Scouts are under fire to allow
girls into the membership and homosexuals as scout leaders. We must now adhere to a
multi-language society in order to appease the aliens who choose not to learn our language.
The ownership of private property has never been as much under attack as it is now with the
Supreme Court ruling strengthening government power of eminent domain. This strikes at
the very heart of American freedom and citizen civil rights more profoundly than at any time
in our history. So where is the outcry.
PC is subverting and inverting the core values of all that we hold dear as Americans. PC is
giving more rights to the jailed terrorists than to our own soldiers in the field. PC on the battlefield is letting the enemy shoot first. PC has been our deadliest enemy in the
Afghan-Iraq wars. PC means allowing your children to go to school in pajamas. PC is allowing
a child to believe that 2 + 2 = 5 in order to protect its self-esteem. PC is the commodity
used to program a determination in the way we talk, the way we act, the way we write, in what
we say and how we say it.
It is time to draw that line in the sand. By doing so we can then depend on the American
History of the future to refer to political correctness as having entered our lives with a
flourish and gone out with a flush. It all starts with knowing thine enemy.
George M. Haddad has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Social Administration with extensive work experience with the mentally ill. He is a World War II veteran having served in the Infantry; Interpreter of the French language; Interrogator in Technical Intelligence and Sgt.-Major of a Separation Center. Also the former Executive Director - National Institute for Burn Medicine - affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is retired from the National Staff of the YMCA as a troubleshooter in financial management and administration and has worked as a management consultant to non-profit corporations. He has written frequently on medical, social and political issues and has many published articles to his credit. He currently writes from Franklin, Michigan and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org