Sunday, January 3, 2016

PC: Left or right

If you believe horshoe theory, the far left and the far right have more in common with each other than their mainstream counterparts. Brendan O'Neill agrees: "I think political correctness is quite right wing. I think it's a very conservative idea in the sense that it's about putting a lid on controversy, stamping down heated debate, risky ideas, anything that might kind of rattle the apple cart."

There needs to be another way to describe the control of thought and speech the authoritarian left advocates other than political correctness. It smacks of right wing paranoia and I cringe every time I write it, but there is no other alternative at this point.