Often, the term ‘politically correct’ is used as a pejorative, an insult, towards people asking to be treated as humans by those on the right.
It’s a phrase meant to delegitimize treating others the way you want to be treated, and wanting others to do so as well. It’s an attempt to delegitimize people for having basic human compassion and empathy.
The entire principle of ‘political correctness’ is based upon the idea that all people are equal and should be treated as such; put simply: being a decent human being.
However, those on the right, who claim to be the morally superior side, object to this; they object to being kind to one another. They cite “freedom of speech” as the reason to be against being human.
(More on morals and their place in politics in a later post.)
To them, to be human, to be decent and good, is a weakness. It’s irrelevant because, to them, they’re above; they have power, so they’re above. Because, to them, some people are better than others.
To them, the idea of freedom sounds good, just as long as it’s not actually put into practice. Or just as long as it applies to them and not the others.
These beliefs go against the Declaration of Independence: the document, the idea, the heart, and the soul of America.
Those who oppose the idea of ‘political correctness’ are opposed to the basic principle that all men are created equal, a truth that is found to be self-evident in the United States, the foundation of this country.
So while the term ‘politically correct’ is founded in the basis of our country, our politics, and our policies; the way the term is used is not.
The way the term is used is as an argument against American principles. It is following the idea of America and not the actuality and reality of America.
The fight against ‘political correctness’ is a fight against humanity, and, indeed, a fight against America.