Wikipedia defines the term political correctness as: the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.
Well, its morphed into far more. Hatched in its current form circa 1990 by that ultra-liberal beacon called The New York Times, political correctness has transformed into a giant muzzle over the mouths and lives of far too many Americans. Unleashing a virtual Pandora’s Box of issues, and abetted at the time by an immoral Clinton presidency, a mentality of “anything goes” regarding the social fabric of the country settled in to the national psyche. Amplified by a complicit media, the majority risked scorn and ridicule, and were extorted into silence as they watched in dismay while the country seemly went berserk. Laws were enforced on those that would speak out over actions that previously seemed dishonorable, amoral, or just plain weird. Words are now taboo. Think about that, in modern America, people have been fined and lost careers over the use of the wrong word at the wrong time. Just the threat of being called the word "racist" has become feared and is used to shut down any further dialogue.
Gone is God and Civics from our schools, resulting in a lack of spirituality, empathy for structure, and patriotism for our country, as is currently being exhibited across the nation in sporting events. We have become so shallow that we are actually hyper-concerned about what performers, no different than a clown in a circus, says or does. In the name of political correctness, nobody asks why it is believed to be tolerable for a coach to instruct eight-year-old junior football players in southern Illinois to take a “protesting knee” before a game, thus encouraging yet another generation of resentment.
This PC society seems to be devoid of individualism. History is being re-written as if what was right is now wrong with the founding and expansion of this great country. As one consequence, beautiful one-hundred-year-old statues commemorating antiquity are being destroyed or seized in the middle of the night; relegated to the back rooms of museums, so as not to offend anyone, irrespective of the fact the very removal offends others! Lenin's cronies removed and then burnt books when they took over Russia in 1917 - how did that work out for everybody? Our forefathers are being looked down upon by some as murderers and exploiters of what is now considered no more than simple, peace-loving peoples. The word "backward" has been removed from that description though. There is irony that the PC crowd is oblivious to the fact that their decedents also rode the current of American supremacy. If you don't believe that, explain the election of Barrack Obama. Yet, somehow, European discoverers ruined this utopia that evidently previously existed in North America. "Hail Atlantis!"
The adage that “those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it,” has become...forgotten. Social miscreants such as Castro and Chavez, or Socialist farces such as the European Union, are now to be admired and displayed proudly on T-shirts by elitist Hollywood types that are fawned over by our offspring and trumpeted by the media. Cultures that would like nothing more than to wipe us off the earth are encouraged to join us for that one last big kumbaya moment.
Our universities, once the bastion of free speech and intellectual thought, are now controlled by mostly overpaid tenured Marxist do-nothings. Colleges have become nothing more than expensive nurseries for empty humanoids, frightened by any thoughts or words that might offend their sensitive safe-spaces. Instead of standing out and striving to reach the front of the pack, many children fall into lock-step, staring blankly at cell phones, confused by which bathroom they should be using.
As moral and civic boundaries are stretched, politicians jump shamelessly on the bandwagon with little regard to doing what is right, constantly in chase of the almighty vote in order to preserve their lustful grab of power and cash. They feed the machine-heads daily platitudes, emboldening the lazy, the unscrupulous, the perpetual victims, the fatherless masses, as well as those lost souls no longer interested in attaining the American dream by virtue, preferring to have it handed to them from the labor of others. Lost in the collective national conscience is the fact that the government can’t give them anything they didn’t take from someone else.
Perhaps this may explain the election of Donald Trump.