Friday, July 26, 2013

Political Correctness Run Amuck!

Scott Cooper

Just about every time I have the opportunity to speak somewhere, I mention Political Correctness.  I have also written about it on more than one occasion.  In a nutshell, Political Correctness is in opposition to the idea that there are moral absolutes and that truth does exist.  It is the view that all views are equal.  I like to refer to it as The Trojan Horse of the 21st Century.  And just like the Trojan Horse ended up destroying Athens shortly after the warriors of Troy supposedly retreated, we are at risk of political correctness destroying everything we hold dear.

What is happening more frequently every day is not only the idea that all views are equal and that "truth" doesn't exist - but that we aren't even going to discuss certain "truth"s in the battlefield of ideas.

On Wednesday, I posted the following on my Facebook Page, with the attached picture:

I will not submit to Political Correctness. There is a 13 century worldview struggle taking place - and those who want to destroy Liberty want you to submit.

Submission begins with your adherence to Political Correctness.

I will not comply. Will you? Have you already? 

When was the last time you spoke out against Political Correctness?




In the new media world of 140 characters or less (slightly more with Facebook), it is hard to explain what the driving thought behind the “Tweet” or “Update” is about.  I want to elaborate with a real time example that I find absolutely infuriating and scary at the same time!

One of the organizations I work with, High Frontier, which works on National Defense issues prepares a bi-weekly e-newsletter.  In Tuesday’s e-mail this week, my father was discussing the history of Winston Churchill’s “V for victory” sign.  As is High Frontier’s routine, the article was posted on their web-page and also entered into an e-mail.  This Tuesday’s dealt with the history of World War II and the conflict the world had with the Nazi Party in Germany.  High Frontier’s e-mail service is currently (we are in the process of switching) I-Contact.

After I had prepped the e-mail to send, I received the following message:


At this point the I-Contact user has the option to either change the vernacular of the message, or click to certify message, which in essence verifies for the company that your message is accurate, and you want it to be sent that way.  They do a review and then either approve or disapprove your message.  After review of our message, we failed the test.


Thankfully I-Contact’s Customer Service Department opens at 4 AM, because I was up early working! 

When I called, the representative was very pleasant in his demeanor.  He told me that the use of the word Nazi is what was causing the message to be blocked.  I explained to him that I certify the message as historically accurate and that the recipients of our messages have a grasp of history as well and would not be offended by the use of a historically accurate word.  He informed me that it didn’t matter, that the use of such a term was prohibited.  His suggestion was I should use the word German instead of Nazi and the e-mail would then go through.  Please – take a minute to let that sink in. 

Infuriated, but fully aware that my arguing would get me absolutely nowhere, I explained I knew of and would implement a work around.

These were my closing words to the very kind customer service representative.  “Sir, I know you have no control over your policy; however I hope you will convey the following message to those within your company that make such decisions:  I-Contact is banning words that are not only historically accurate, but fit a political party that is active today.  

Furthermore, I encourage the leadership of I-Contact to do a Google search on the Nazi Party in Greece.  Today it is called the Golden Dawn party, but it is the exact same thing.  In 2009 they carried less than 1 % (0.3 % actually) of the popular vote in Greece; however in 2012 they carried 7 %.  That’s over a 700 % increase in three years – for a party that your company won’t allow to be mentioned in written communications.  That policy is seriously flawed and should change.”

The nice gentleman agreed with me, implying he understood and simply apologized.

In closing – there are more of us that understand truth than those who are trying to silence truth.  The challenge and the ironic thing: those who want to silence truth are far more vocal than those who know truth.

Now you know the reasoning behind my post on Facebook this past Wednesday:

I will not submit to Political Correctness. There is a 13 century worldview struggle taking place - and those who want to destroy Liberty want you to submit.

Submission begins with your adherence to Political Correctness.

I will not comply. Will you? Have you already? 

When was the last time you spoke out against Political Correctness?

If you know of other examples of Political Correctness Run Amuck that you would like to see published, and you have not yet started your own blog – feel free to send the stories my way and I will be happy to post for you. 

Blessings,
Scott Cooper

PS – If you haven’t already please read the article written by my father, which couldn’t be sent by I-Contact.  You can read it by clicking here.  You can also subscribe for his updates by clicking here!

If you agree with his analysis and the importance of these issues – I am raising funds to support High Frontier in these very important National Security Issues.  If you would like to learn more about how to help us financially in this very important work, please shoot me an e-mail.

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