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December 7, 2012

"Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small."

In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda

was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to. -- -- Dr. Theodore Dalrymple

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 7, 2012 8:21 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The full interview from which that snippet was taken is available here: http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=7445

Posted by: Soviet of Washington at December 7, 2012 6:44 PM

Eric Hoffer from a TV interview with Eric Sevareid in 1967:

"You take a conventional man of action, and he's satisfied if you obey, eh? But not the intellectual. He doesn't want you just to obey. He wants you to get down on your knees and praise the one who makes you love what you hate and hate what you love. In other words, whenever the intellectuals are in power, there's soul-raping going on."

Posted by: Kevin Baker at December 8, 2012 3:39 PM

I think political correctness is designed to make it impossible to criticize Marxism.

Posted by: ahem at December 8, 2012 9:47 PM

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