WHAT HAPPENED IN THE POLITICALLY CORRECT TWILIGHT ZONE | 2002-03-23
Years ago there was a television show instructing people on how to avoid being a crime victim. Most of it was common sense advice, like having your keys in your hand when you approach your car alone, walking where there is light, and so forth.
In other words, it was all simple, real-world stuff.
Then came the Twilight Zone of Political Correctness. They asked if you should get on an elevator at night that is full of "minorities."
No problem, said the film. People of every race and color and creed commit crimes, so you are just as safe in an elevator full of black folks or Puerto Ricans as with well-dressed white Americans.
No one who was that stupid would survive in the real world. But that is the logic on which our whole society is built. The world of liberalism and Political Correctness is never real, it never works, but we try to build a society on it.
So in the Politically Correct Bizarro World, those well-dressed whites from Fox who looked like they belonged should have been checked just as closely as any red-eyed Arab.
We all know that will never happen in a sane world. But we also insist that Our Great Principle of Equality says you have to strip-search grandma. See WOL Worldview for December 29, 2001
YOU'VE EITHER GOT TO DISCRIMINATE OR STRIP-SEARCH GRANDMA.