The Truth About Political Correctness

Jul 18, 2019 by

by Stratford Caldecott, The Imaginative Conservative: Political correctness identifies a syndrome we all recognize, but is hard to define. It can be best described as a set of attitudes rather than an ideology, since viewed philosophically it is completely incoherent. It can perhaps be traced back to the French Revolution, in the aftermath of which various slogans became fashionable—mostly involving “Liberty” and “Equality,” sometimes joined with “Fraternity” or “Reason” to make up a memorable...

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Oxford Bans Cambridge Academic’s Talk for Transgressing Transgenderism

Jun 14, 2019 by

from Frontpage Magazine: Once upon a time, not so long ago, the dreamy spires of Oxford sent out smoke semaphores signalling Socratic erudition. “The unexamined life is not worth living,” eccentric dons chorused in consensus with cerebral undergraduates as seekers-after-truth savagely duelled over the Herculean questions of life. Not anymore. Today, snowflake students scratching pale pimply faces wail like Edvard Munch’s The Scream if an idea deemed different worms its way into their safe...

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Academic Sir Roger Scruton sacked from housing role

Apr 11, 2019 by

from BBC News: Conservative academic Sir Roger Scruton has been sacked as head of a government housing body following comments about Islam, China and George Soros. The philosopher was appointed as the unpaid chair of the Building Beautiful architecture Commission in November. He has now been dismissed after claiming Islamophobia was “a propaganda word” and “each Chinese person is a kind of replica of the next one”. Downing Street said the comments were “deeply...

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Princess PC versus the colonisation of the curriculum

Mar 2, 2019 by

by David Robertson, Spectator Australia: Were you aware that the curriculum of our universities has been colonized? Apparently this is a serious problem and we need to decolonise as quickly as possible – according to a report commissioned by the Office for Students in the United Kingdom which recommends that universities should decolonise the curriculum to end the dominance of Western values and beliefs. It’s an idea which has been welcomed by Meghan Markle – although why Princess PC’s opinion...

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One in six BBC stars ‘must be gay or lesbian or disabled’ by 2020 – staff-hiring guidelines

Feb 10, 2019 by

from Mailonline: One in six of all on-screen BBC roles must go to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or disabled people by 2020, the corporation’s new diversity targets state. In a bid to deter criticism that it has been failing to reflect its audience, the BBC has pledged that LGBT and disabled people will each make up eight per cent of all on-air and on-screen roles. The new targets follow a heated debate in the House of Commons led by David Lammy MP on the issue of the...

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If we want to know the truth, we must tolerate ‘political incorrectness’

Feb 2, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: If the truth about our broken family culture concerns us, we must be willing to hear the ‘controversial’ truth that children do best with a mother and a father. The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska looks into Richard Page’s case to see the impact of political correctness on children, and concludes that if you hold a view that is out of step with culture, you may not be free to express it. “For they are a rebellious people, lying children,...

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