“The well developed individual is the antidote to the tyranny of society and biology”— Jordan Peterson
Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. Bret Weinstein is a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Currently he is in the middle of an intense controversy that has been documented by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and several other mainstream media outlets. Both appear with Joe Rogan in a round-table discussion about the instability of our society today.
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
— Thomas Paine
Political Correctness Fallacy
Description: The assumption or admission that two or more groups, individuals, or ideas of groups or individuals, are equal, of equal value, or both true, based on the recent phenomenon of political correctness, which is defined as, a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, certain other religions, beliefs or ideologies, disability, and age-related contexts, and, as purported by the term, doing so to an excessive extent.
This can be seen as an over-correction of stereotyping.
UNIVERSITY SAYS USING THE TERM “POLITICALLY CORRECT” IS A POLITICALLY INCORRECT “MICROAGGRESSION”
If you thought that the war on language being waged by some American colleges was out of control, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
According to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, using the term “politically correct” as a pejorative is a politically incorrect “microaggression”.
A campaign entitled ‘Just Words’ which seeks to “raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact” asserts that the terms “politically correct” and “PC” have “become a way to deflect, [and say] that people are being too ‘sensitive’ and police language.”
Other words and terms deemed offensive include;
– Lame (Because it “ridicules and ignores the lives of amputees”)
– Retarded (“Targets individuals with varying cognitive, emotional and physical abilities as targets for ridicule”)
– Thug (“Assumes that violence is the sole motivating factor in an action. Ignores issues of poverty, education and other institutional barriers”)
– Illegal Alien (“Fails to recognize the humanity of immigrants”)
– Crazy (“Creates a negative and demeaning of perspective of people with mental diagnoses”)
– Welfare Queen (“Assumes that a female individual is living off of welfare because she is lazy”)
– Trash (Uses class to marginalize and dismiss individuals of lower socioeconomic status”).
As the College Fix’s Peter Hasson documents, while calling for the use of common adjectives to be frowned upon, the man behind the campaign, Warren Scherer, has repeatedly used the word “Jew” as a pejorative.
As we have exhaustively documented, guidelines on behavior and speech being provided to both teachers and students at colleges across the country are emphasizing political correctness at the expense of free expression.
A “Bias-Free Language Guide” posted on the University of New Hampshire website which made headlines earlier this year asserts that the word “American” is “problematic” because it “assumes the U.S. is the only country inside [the continents of North and South America].”
Other discouraged words and phrases included, “obese,” “normal,” “mothering,” “fathering,” “homosexual,” “illegal alien,” and “senior citizens.”
Back in July we also reported on how the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point) was teaching faculty members that all manner of harmless behaviors and phrases were examples of “racial microaggressions.”
Examples included; Asking someone where they are from or where they were born, telling someone they speak good English, telling someone that you have several black friends, saying that you’re not a racist, and complimenting an Asian person by telling them they are very articulate.
The biggest gay rights lobby group in the United States also recently called on schools to eliminate “gender stereotypes” by training staff to avoid using the words “boy” and “girl” in class
The German poet Goethe was maybe asking a bit much when he wrote that those who cannot draw on three thousand years are living from hand to mouth, but, good grief, today’s campus crusaders don’t even have three decades of pop culture under their belts.
Why you’ll no longer find ‘convicted felons’ in San Francisco
“Convicted felons” may be getting a makeover in San Francisco.
Under a new resolution by the city’s Board of Supervisors — which voted to use “person-first” language in the criminal justice system — they’ll be referred to as “justice-involved persons,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The guidelines nix other terms too, such as “prisoner,” “convict” and “inmate,” along with any words that “obstruct and separate people from society and make the institutionalization of racism and supremacy appear normal.”
As part of the guidelines, a drug addict or substance abuser will become a “person with a history of substance abuse.”
And a “juvenile delinquent” will instead be referred to as a “young person with justice system involvement.”
“We want them ultimately to become contributing citizens, and referring to them as felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from,” Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer said, according to the outlet.
The resolution is nonbinding but has been endorsed by the district attorney, the paper reported.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed didn’t sign off on the new language, but said she’s “always happy to work with the board on issues around equity and criminal justice reform.”
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