My conflicts with the “politically correct” crowd began over 30 years ago when I was involved with a left-anarchist group that was in the process of drafting its manifesto. I noticed that their statement included little about anarchism or abolishing the state, but quite a bit about the laundry list of “isms, archies, and phobias” (at least the ones that were recognized back then, many more have since been added). I suggested that perhaps a statement should be added about the oppression of left-handed people, much of the consternation of my associates who felt I wasn’t taking “concerns about oppression” seriously enough. Left-handers finally get the recognition they deserve. I’m right-handed, btw.
By Michael Person
It’s National Left-Hander’s Day, a celebration founded by the Left-Handers Club to honor leftie style.