PC creates Trump supporters

Interesting Reason article by Robby Soave “Trump Won Because Leftist Political Correctness Inspired a Terrifying Backlash

I have tried to call attention to this issue for years. I have warned that political correctness actually is a problem on college campuses, where the far-left has gained institutional power and used it to punish people for saying or thinking the wrong thing. And ever since Donald Trump became a serious threat to win the GOP presidential primaries, I have warned that a lot of people, both on campus and off it, were furious about political-correctness-run-amok—so furious that they would give power to any man who stood in opposition to it.

I have watched this play out on campus after campus. I have watched dissident student groups invite Milo Yiannopoulos to speak—not because they particularly agree with his views, but because he denounces censorship and undermines political correctness. I have watched students cheer his theatrics, his insulting behavior, and his narcissism solely because the enforcers of campus goodthink are outraged by it. It’s not about his ideas, or policies. It’s not even about him. It’s about vengeance for social oppression.

The whole article, and some of the comments, are well worth a read. It’s not long. Speaking as a victim of PC weaponized speech codes, I agree. I wasn’t a trump supporter in May.

I am now.


2 thoughts on “PC creates Trump supporters

  1. When bullied, in this case by PC police, we will usually take one of only two paths. The weakest will comply. In that case the bully has you living a life not of your own, but a life of the bully’s influence. The not-quite-so-weak will rebel in anger. In that case the bully has you living a life not of your own, but a life of the bully’s influence. Most of us tend to see those two responses as opposites, one being weak and the other being strong, but that is a mis-perception.

    The clever bully soon learns that he is in control almost all of the time, no matter whether his victims comply in fear, acquiesce to bribery, or rebel in anger. So long as we’re led to believe that those are our only options, the bully rules with an ease that at first surprises him and eventually leads him to despise his stupid followers (the sickening masses as he comes to think of them) more then ever before.

    Don’t be too sure that the global bully/compliance/whore/rebel class (Progressives, communists, jihadists, common criminals, organized religion, and all manner of collectivists/authoritarians) has lost something with the rise of Trump.

    The Prince of the world disposes of one chump when he’s finished with her, and uplifts another who will continue his work. Thus a gang forms to rebel against the ruling gang, gets its (entirely justified) revenge, and takes over, not realizing that they’re the new losers created in the image of the former losers. As long we look to other people, places and things for our salvation, the cycle continues. Damned if you lose, and damned if you win; it doesn’t matter so long as you’ve abandoned your proper life to rebel in anger or surrender in fear.

    What if you were inspired, motivated, not by fear or dread or by want of material things, or by disgust, or anger or an impatience for justice? What would that mean?

    • It means I need income. And sometimes that means sucking it up for a while, and living a life I don’t like until I can live the one I want, where crime-think enforces can be told to pound sand.

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