Image: This 1946 photograph of Third Avenue in New York City displays far more open expression about fat people than is “politically correct” in 2017.
The Woodlands, April 29 – I’m fat. But in our “politically correct” world, it’s okay me to say that, because I’m talking about myself. Last night I heard an African-American lady (notice the political correctness) refer to herself as “a person of color.” Even she wouldn’t dare refer to herself nowadays as a “colored person.” Political correctness has made speech more difficult. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t go too far in trying to lay the blame for the lack of communication in our world on political correctness.
At the same time, don’t you hear people bemoan “it’s a crazy world.” It is a crazy world.
Early this morning, The Golden Hammer published an Associated Press story about a horrible incident in California involving a public university where the students ganged up to prevent a conservative writer, Ann Coulter, from engaging in free speech on campus. In response to the article, a lady named Carrie Meador Starr, posted the following comment:
“Hm! I don’t think free speech works both ways on this page either! If someone disagrees they get attacked, demeaned and called names. Hunker down in that safe space!”
“Actually free speech does work. But what none of us should tolerate – ethically – is the attempt at anonymity, Ms. MEADOR Starr. People need to disclose their connections and their motives. Disagreement is healthy. Nonetheless, if I tell you “I believe in how great a road project is” but I fail to tell you that I’m the engineer who is getting paid to do the road project, then I deserve some criticism for failing to disclose who I am and what is the basis of my beliefs. So the fact that you are the DAUGHTER of Commissioner Mike Meador, someone whom The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, www.thegoldenhammer.net, has criticized for his terrible spending decisions, is something you ought to disclose in all fairness. I look forward to further discussions with you.”