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The Intolerance of “Political Correctness” Ideology

[ Elitists who believe in “consensus” and promote “political correctness” are really an intolerant bunch.  It is an abuse of language to regard them as “liberals,” since a true liberal is genuinely open-minded and tolerant of other opinions – even those which it finds repugnant.

No, advocates of political correctness are decidedly not liberals. A more accurate term should be sought, and I propose that they should be called “intellectual fascists” (or “liberal fascists”) instead.  After all, a fascist is one who believes in authoritarian political ideology at the expense of open-mindedness and genuine dialog, so this description fits well…

A defining characteristic of an intellectual fascist (i.e., a pretend “liberal”) is arrogance and closed-mindedness. The intellectual fascist believes that there are no transcendentally true creeds EXCEPT for the creed that regards all creeds to be equally plausible (or plausibly deniable).  In other words, intellectual fascism absolutizes “axiological skepticism” by regarding all other value systems to be on par.  We “clarify” values; we do not “discover” them to be part of a transcendental order of reality… This position, of course, is hypocritical as well as self-stultifying, since the intellectual fascist claims that his theory is magically exempt from the implications of its assumptions…

The intellectual fascist believes that his creed is transcendentally and exclusively true and therefore those with other convictions are patronized (at best) or demonized (at worst).  But what if my creed is that the creed that there are no true creeds is itself incoherent and therefore incorrect?  How can an intellectual fascist deal with this objection other than through a use of brute force?  And yet that’s precisely what we see in this case – brute force used to suppress and constrain a person’s different value system…

PLEASE, do not regard promoters of “political correctness” propaganda as “liberals” any more, since that abuses an otherwise good word. Call them for what they really are: intellectual fascists who intolerantly demand tolerance for everyone except for those who differ with them. Don’t be fooled by their pretty talk: these people are as intolerant as the most hidebound religious fundamentalist…. – jjp ]

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A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Monday’s ruling, according to Julea Ward’s attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.

“It’s a very dangerous precedent,” Jeremy Tedesco, legal counsel for the conservative Alliance Defense Fund, told FOX News Radio. “The ruling doesn’t say that explicitly, but that’s what is going to happen.”

U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh dismissed Ward’s lawsuit against Eastern Michigan University. She was removed from the school’s counseling program last year because she refused to counsel homosexual clients.

The university contended she violated school policy and the American Counseling Association code of ethics.

“Christian students shouldn’t be expelled for holding to and abiding by their beliefs,” said ADF senior counsel David French. “To reach its decision, the court had to do something that’s never been done in federal court: uphold an extremely broad and vague university speech code.”
Eastern Michigan University hailed the decision.

“We are pleased that the court has upheld our position in this matter,” EMU spokesman Walter Kraft said in a written statement. “Julea Ward was not discriminated against because of her religion. To the contrary, Eastern Michigan is deeply committed to the education of our students and welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds into our community.” (gag)

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2 comments to The Intolerance of “Political Correctness” Ideology

  • John – I think your phrase “intellectual fascists” is dead on. That’s a great description. I remember when I was a high school student I chose to go to UC Berkeley because I wanted to go to a school where I would be free to study and learn truth, without biases and prejudices. I thought that the folks there would be open-minded. I came to learn that there are many folks on the left who are just as narrow-minded and intolerant as they accuse those on the right of being. It was a good lesson and one that I have never forgotten. That was in the 70′s and it is not only still true, but now those same people are in power and demanding that the rest of us accept and live by their standards of “tolerance.”

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    Thanks for your comments, John! Shalom and blessings to you, brother.

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