The first thing political correctness attempts is to suppress any genuine inquiry or debate. Instead, by the threat of personal contumely and ostracism, it instills a neurotic compulsion to avoid contradicting the “correct” political line. This must necessarily be a powerful neurosis: for the ideas which animate “progressive” or “left-wing” people tend to disintegrate on contact with common sense.
Here’s a little exercise I learned from a friend. Repeat after me: “The problem with stereotypes is that they’re all true!” (…)
And though we may not yet be talking about the issue directly, the cracks are appearing in the wall of political correctitude, which means it might eventually come down.