On being politically correct

In today’s political climate, saying anything, against any minority, is considered ‘out of line’. What the PC prophets don’t understand is that by putting everybody into the same basket, and making it difficult to express valid opinions they are actually causing more damage.

Today’s political climate means that everybody who dares talk about the dangers of mass immigration is called a neo-Nazi. It means that somebody who talks about the problems brought on by immigrants who move to Europe without realizing that they’re moving into a different culture and that they should adapt to it and not the opposite is considered ‘bad’.

Are the immigrants better off this way? I doubt it. The way I see it, there are two possible outcomes. Either people cave-in to the PC pressure and come to the conclusion that if they don’t want to be neo-Nazis, they can’t have or voice such ideas. In such a case, people will feel bad having these opinions. Or else, they cave in to the PC pressure that says such opinions are racist, and stop seeing the essential difference between those opinions which express valid criticism and those which are pure, evil racism. This leads to such a party as the Belgian Vlaams Belang, for example, who feels the need to excuse the racists who join its ranks, instead of ousting them.

In either case, the immigrants are the last ones to lose.

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