Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cultural suicide

I have long maintained that political correctness is a major concern of our present civilization.

“Political correctness” writes Lorne Gunter in the National Post “will be the death of Western civilization because unlike our earlier forms of pluralistic tolerance, PC is wilfully blind to the lack of reciprocal tolerance in other cultures.

“Indeed, the more others hate us, the more PC denies their hatred.

“The most disturbing aspect of last week's Fort Hood shootings -- aside from the horrendous loss of life, of course -- has been the triumph of political correctness in the analysis of Maj. Nadil Hasan's motives. Many "experts" have assiduously avoided the obvious cause: Hasan's fundamentalist, radicalized Muslim views.”

Tell it like it is: a terrorist attack led by a confirmed radical Muslim.

1 comment:

Bill said...

This puts me in mind of Arnold Toynbee, when he said: "Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder."