Letter: Dissent is redefined as racism
I frequently find myself waiting after each shocking revelation of hubris enacted by this administration and asking, “Will this bring about a tipping point?”
I talk to my friends, many who express sentiments similar to my own. What do they say in response to my remonstrations? “Well, it’s not too bad. You’re just being an alarmist.”
Even if multitudes should suddenly notice what is being done to our law and culture in the name of political correctness, I am confident that we would encounter interminable arguments about what P.C. might represent, never mind confronting the threat. Unfortunately, so many today have become so accustomed to sound-bite answers that any answer involving any complexities will be confronted with a demand by the respondents for a multiple choice quiz requiring no real research or thought.
America as it was envisioned by its founders is becoming a forgotten concept given the human wreckage piled up by a half century of mis-education and sexual self-destruction.
Liberalism has become the politically correct option, exhorting all of the nice words: diversity, tolerance, peace and, of course, social justice. It is the position that requires the least defense of one’s stance. Gone are the words of praise for dissent so proudly eulogized by John F. Kennedy in his timeless “Profiles in Courage.” Then a junior Senator from Massachusetts, he regarded courage and political integrity as vital to the national spirit.
After Jan. 20, 2009, dissent was no longer patriotism, but merely racism.
Someone once said, “When conformity comes to America, it will be unwrapped in torpor and bent into the arch of portentous banality.” With the second term of Barack Obama, America is harvesting the crop so assiduously sowed by political correctness; that of a loss of sensibility that generates a stupor of the trite.
When then-Sen. Kennedy spoke of courage, he equated it with dissent. Now that dissent has been redefined as racism, cowardliness is now defined as courage.
Port Haywood, Va.