We were just having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. Just a moment ago, my friend Andy Shaw… used the term ‘in the crosshairs,’ in talking about the candidates out there. We're trying- we're trying to get away from that language. … We won't always be perfect. So, hold us accountable when we don't meet your standards.
Alright, Mr. King, I’m holding you accountable. Where’s your apology apology? After all, when you begged forgiveness for airing the word “crosshairs,” you repeated the word “crosshairs.” Shouldn’t you have said “the CH word” or some other such nonsense?
This is political correctness. Silly, isn’t it?
But apparently Republicans have also caught the PC bug. While publicly addressing the now passed House version of the officially tagged “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” they’ve dropped the words “job killing” and now use “job destroying.”
Here’s an idea: Rather than capitulating to its dictates, perhaps the best way to “destroy” political correctness is to place it in your “cross-hairs” (um, metaphorically) and then “pull the trigger” (er, figuratively).
Political correctness is a barrier to truth and honest debate. It’s the soft-sell, beat-around-the-bush catalyst for our escalating American wussification. We’re now lectured by the left as ironically as possible that it’s “insensitive” to use such war imagery and “incendiary rhetoric” in political discourse.
Well, Nancy-boy, life’s insensitive. Truth’s insensitive. Politics are insensitive. This isn’t badminton. We’re at war, here. It’s a war for our culture – a war of ideas. It’s a battle for the heart and soul of a still great nation.
Conservatives, now’s not the time to play touchy-feely. It’s the time for a full-on, no-holds-barred, shock-and-awe frontal assault. Because when the good guys self-censor in the name of political correctness, the bad guys win.
I know its cliché, but guns don’t kill people. If they do, then my nine iron sucks at golf. Neither do metaphors kill people. No, evil people kill people. And if you think words are to blame, then brush your teeth.
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).
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