BACK TO THE TWILIGHT ZONE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS | 2002-03-16
In Whitaker Online for the Ides of March of the year MM, i.e., March 15, 2002, I discuss how our media live in two worlds all the time. One is the world of Political Correctness, where you can get on an elevator at night in the middle of Washington, DC, with black folks and be just as safe as you would be in an elevator with all whites at noon.
Then there is the real world, where anybody who looked you straight in the eye and said that would be committed to some quiet place for recuperation.
In the real world, we all know that anyone who says the wrong thing in Europe and won't back down will end up in prison for inciting race hate. It makes not the slightest difference whether anything is actually incited by what they say. The general principle is that such general statements lead to the general incitement of general violence.
Here, if any respectable conservative fails to do his grovel, he will be ruined professionally, and his fellow respectable conservatives will lead the lynch mob.
And both the European and the American groveler will then look you straight in the eye and praise the right to say what we want to in the Free World.