The scourge of political correctness, Re: When Political Correctness Comes at a Terrible Cost, Commentary Magazine, September 2, 2014

Rotherham is a city in northern England. Between 1997 and 2013 some 1,400 young girls, including some as young as eleven, were exploited sexually while authorities ignored their plight. The girls were groomed, raped and used to satisfy the sexual desires of their tormentors. The sexual exploitation was systematic, organized and widespread. All of the victims were white and virtually all of the perpetrators were Pakistani men. Police, social workers, local government employees and other officials who were well aware of the abuse that was taking place swept it under the rug, kept silent and refused to do anything about it because they didn’t want to be accused of being racist. The few who did try and do something about it were attacked, threatened and vilified. It was political correctness run amuck and the lives of thousands of British girls were ruined because of it. Rape and gang rape became a part of their life and woe betide any of them who tried to break away. Those are the facts of the matter.

It is also a fact that political correctness is rampant in Britain, that it has been rampant for many years and that it is becoming more rampant every day. The tragedy in Rotherham is just today’s example of how pernicious, destructive and evil it can be, how pernicious, destructive and evil it is. There will be more examples tomorrow and more examples the day after and so on because it is pervasive throughout British society. It is no exaggeration to say that it is negatively affecting every aspect of British life and preventing the British from dealing with or even discussing many of the serious problems in Britain because Brits who do speak out on issues and problems such as the ongoing, rapid Islamization of their country or multiculturalism or ethnic crime or the suppression of British values or some such things are attacked, threatened and vilified just like their fellows in Rotherham were.

In fact, if you are British and living in Britain try raising concerns about the ongoing, rapid Islamization of the country or multiculturalism or ethnic crime or the suppression of British values or some such things and see what happens. It won’t be pretty, you can be assured of that. At the very least you will be accused of being racist or Islamophobic and the consequences could well be much more severe than that. Without excusing the police, social workers, local government employees and other officials in Rotherham in any way, shape or form its no wonder they kept their mouths shut and failed to act.

Its not just Britain of course that is infected by the poison of political correctness. Its not just Britain of course that suffers from its deleterious effects, although the problem is arguably more deep-rooted and serious there than it is in the rest of the West. It really is a scourge everywhere in the West and it is a scourge that must be dealt with if Western values and institutions, you know like freedom and democracy, and the Western way of life are to be preserved and are to survive, if countless lives aren’t going to be ruined like those of the young girls of Rotherham were, if other Rotherhams aren’t going to occur again and again.

Political correctness.

Two of the most odious words in the English language.

Political correctness.

One of the most odious phenomenons in all our lives.

It behooves us all to reject it.

In memory of Rotherham if nothing else.

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