This presidential election cycle the words "I'm so tired of this politically correct crap" have been said by Donald Trump, and alluded to by many of those riding in the Republican Party’s clown car. They are sick of it, and they are not going to take it anymore! During one of the debates, Trump said:
I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either.
Now, Mr. Trump is a a lot of things, but no one can say he has ever been politically correct. But does he really even know what it is?
Political correctness is defined as avoiding language or behavior that any particular group of people might feel is unkind of offensive—in other words, don’t be a dick. I personally use the rule that if my mom would wash my mouth out with soap for saying it, I probably shouldn’t say it. This is not hard. Political correctness is nothing evil. It is not a liberal plot to indoctrinate your children into singing The Internationale before school starts in the morning. It is about being a decent human being—period.
Why is it that so many on the right have a problem with this? Is it because they think “bimbo,” “nigger,” “kike,” “wop,” “beaner,” and other slurs are appropriate for everyday conversation? Donald Trump and his followers have a theory about political correctness that is based on this flawed assumption:
Everyone is actually racist and sexist, but that they are too cowed by women and people of color to say what they really think. The conceit is that no one really believes the “politically correct” things we all say, but we’ve somehow arrived at a tacit agreement not to say them.
Don’t buy that for a minute.
Sexism and racism are learned behaviors. We do not start out racist or sexist, and one who becomes racist or sexist isn’t destined to remain that way. People and attitudes change over a lifetime. The reason the naysayers don’t want to be politically correct is simple: Power, and their fear of losing it.
If you are a white male who has steadily watched your earning power go down—or one who never reached what you thought your potential should have been—you want to lash out. It is not your fault. It’s the fault of the Mexican laborer (who you describe with a slur) who took that job roofing houses, or the fault of that young woman (who you also describe with a slur) raising two kids on her own using food stamps. You pay taxes to support her, and that immigrant took someone’s job. You call them names. It makes you feel superior, like you are their better.
But you are not their better. That Mexican laborer took the job because no one else would take the job. The young woman works two jobs and is going back to school one class at a time, trying to make a better life for her children while you sit on your couch complaining about that Kenyan Muslim usurper who is our president. Doing nothing to improve yourself, or your situation. Why should you? It isn’t your fault.
Donald Trump thinks because he is rich, he doesn’t have to be politically correct—because he is our better. But truth be told, not being politically correct—also known as being a dick—just shows his and his followers’ true personalities. It shouldn’t matter if you’re rich or poor. We should all strive to treat people as we would wish to be treated, and talk to them in ways that would make our mothers proud. There’s a book that many Republicans place in high regard that says something about this:
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you — Matthew 7:12
this should be a must read for those who hate don't think it would be accepted or even read completely but one thing i've learned in 67 years no matter what you think or espouse the real 411 is forever stored in your subconscious and sits there not idling but gathering and adding more to the thought that you really can't deny. you can only lie to yourself for a minute than the god given auto correct kicks in.
right wingers choose the hate path because as the article says in their heads it allows them to dictate their personal social status especially if it's not in a place of power over something or someone. teir religious belief "do unto others before they do it to you">