Think what you will about Wikipedia, it is a very handy tool when facing these false principles. The Wikipedia definition:
Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, and age-related contexts.
Isn’t that precious? Notice the conjunctive, “seen as.” There is no perceived need to explain who made these determinations, what their qualifications are or who appointed them to this role. Moreover, have any of the determinations been adjudicated?
Shouldn’t policies actually seek to carry out the law instead of seeking to minimize social and institutional offense? Are those who impose Political Correctness the same crowd that destroyed etiquette, manners and chivalry?
Isn’t Political Correctness imposed by those whose intent is to silence opposition while largely ignoring PC themselves? In fact, of all false American principles, Political Correctness may be the most insidious. Because of the widespread PC enforcement over the past 40 years, we have lost much of our vocabulary. We have surrendered much of our ability to call sin, lies, fornication, theft, covetousness and fraud by their name.
It seems clear we have allowed political correctness to tie our hands and our tongues when, for example, facing the real and present threat from Islam.
Here is a partial list of fraud related terms: insincere, artificial, backhanded, counterfeit, double-dealing, double-faced, fake, feigned, hypocritical, Janus-faced, jive [slang], left-handed, lip, mealy, mealy-mouthed, Pecksniffian, phony, phony-baloney, pretended, two-faced, unctuous affected, assumed, claptrap, contrived, forced, mechanical, put-on, simulated, strained, unnatural; empty, hollow, meaningless; deceitful, devious, dishonest, false, untruthful; facile, glib, superficial; bogus, sham; campy, facetious, jocular, tongue-in-cheek; canting, pharisaical, pious, sanctimonious, self-righteous and simon-pure.
Other words proscribed by this deceitful crowd: lie, fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, mendacity, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), untruth, whopper, distortion, exaggeration, half-truth; ambiguity, equivocation, obliquity; defamation, libel, slander; perjury; bluff, fiction, pose, pretense (or pretence); humbug, jive, nonsense; canard, fallacy, misconception, myth; falsification, misinformation, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, duplicity and fraudulent.
You get the picture. (Fraud, fake, phony, devious, deceit, duplicity, sanctimonious, and self-righteous are among the words I have reclaimed.) You will be exhilarated as you begin to restore power and persuasion to your speaking and writing—what’s more you’ll be effective. As we patriots restore America, let us reclaim our vocabulary —let us reclaim manners, etiquette and, yes, chivalry as well— as we banish PC to the ash-heap of history.
To that end, take a few minutes to see political correctness being spread. Read these instructions on How To Be Politically Correct. Then use each of these words in a sentence, pertinent to current affairs. You are on your way towards freedom from these insufferable un-American language police.