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  1. Very good.

    I also really liked the linked video. Obviously I’m not a conservative, and I don’t find so much value in the things that he thinks are counter-PC. But when he answered the question about racism by depicting PC as a small, silly, pathetic mindset, that is what resonates with me.

    I’m with you on the origins of PC: I think it’s a synthesis of all of those. One of the main forces to my mind has been the rise of a bureaucratic institutional culture that, in order to legitimate its management / rule must formulate a value system to inform that. This of course dovetails with the rise of the New Class, but I think understanding PC’s functional utility as a flag around which to build a new homogenized and rationalized society, centered on the large impersonal institutions of modernity, is almost more important than the actual values it advances or particular causes it promotes.

    I first explored these ideas here.

  2. “Obviously I’m not a conservative, and I don’t find so much value in the things that he thinks are counter-PC. ”

    It’s not a question of either/or. Most of the things that come under the heading of “traditional values” I could care less about.

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