Doesn’t this sound just like the anti-ATS chorus?
The most deadly aspect of Cultural Marxism/Totalitarian Humanism is that it identifies broad categories of human beings that are undefined as evil by virtue of their mere existence as the principal enemy, as opposed to attacking specific individual actions or institutional policies and structures that are dysfunctional or undesirable. Instead, it creates a dualism where some arbitrary categories of people are considered good and virtuous, but oppressed and deserving of sympathy no matter what their individual circumstances or what they personally do (unless they exhibit ideological non-conformity). Out of this dualism emerges an apocalyptic outlook where the success of the virtuous is predicated on the complete elimination of the evil.
Modern totalitarian ideologies like Communism, National Socialism, or Totalitarian Humanism are simply secularized versions of the ideas found in classical monotheist religions where the virtuous chosen inherit some reconstructed utopian new world after the flawed old world has been destroyed and the sinners cast into the lake of fire. Concentration camps and gulags are merely a secularized version of eternal damnation with the only exception being that human beings take it upon themselves to create Heaven and Hell on earth rather than sitting around praying and waiting for it to happen in some fantasy netherworld.
Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic.
We have seen other countries, particularly in this century, where this has been the case. And we have always regarded them with a mixture of pity, and to be truthful, some amusement, because it has struck us as so strange that people would allow a situation to develop where they would be afraid of what words they used. But we now have this situation in this country. We have it primarily on college campuses, but it is spreading throughout the whole society. Were does it come from? What is it?
We call it “Political Correctness.” The name originated as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly serious. It is the great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious.