PHOTOS: “Make America Hate Again.” (Jake May, MLive.com) Below: U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Canadian politicians Kellie Leitch and Jason Kenney. They’re not the only ones, unfortunately. Can anyone in Alberta’s mainstream media seriously claim to have been surprised by the vile stream of threats, abuse and harassment unleashed on a Mount Royal University […]
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Jonathan Kay knows what’s hurting the poor. Is it absurdly low welfare rates and social supports? Perhaps it is lack of access to affordable housing? Poverty wages? Food insecurity? Over-policing? No, says Kay, the honest broker of politics, the inconvenient truth-speaker, it’s the left’s political correctness that’s really keeping the poor down. Kay supports this claim with a […] . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: Jonathan Kay advises the left
Yes, it is best to be cordial, courteous, friendly and respectful, and to avoid harsh words and harsh speech, generally speaking. But when it comes to confronting power, when it comes to addressing the power elite and their willing vassals, servants, p… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Confronting Evil: Not with a bang, but a whimper? Neither, I say
You may recall the protagonist of Orwell’s 1984, the records clerk named Winston Smith whose job it was to continually rewrite history so that it accorded with the constantly-changing imperatives of Big Brother’s government. The novel’s ending is ambiguous; Winston, a broken man, may or may not die.
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Contrary to the widely held notion that being politically correct has a generally stifling effect, the results showed that a politically correct norm actually boosts the creative output of mixed-sex groups.These results highlight a paradoxical consequence: A term that has been used to undermine expectations to censor offensive language as a threat to free speech . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: In Praise Of Political Correctness
For someone like me, who strives not to be crushed by the many cruel absurdities the world has to offer, a sense of humour is a key survival mechanism. In that, I suspect I am hardly unique. And yet there are those among us, many striving to accomplish some real good, who go about their . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Oh Lord, Spare Me From The Overly Earnest
Of all the various catalysts of political correctness, perhaps Israel is the most powerful. Anyone who seriously criticizes Israel or seriously supports the Palestinians is seriously in danger of being accused of such wickedness he or she must be dismissed from public discourse. Such was the fate of Jenny Tonge, Baronesss of Kew, recently a . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Baroness Tonge, Israel and the pain of political correctness