POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TURNED AMERICA INTO ‘MAMA’ FROM WATERBOY
America has its own brand of political correctness, aka the enemy of free speech. This political correctness is so pervasive that it’s turned a portion of the American public into Mama Boucher from the Waterboy. We even have a volunteer police force, where self appointed citizens can join the PC Police department. There’s no pay or opportunity for advancement, but the position does come with benefits. Benefits like feeling morally superior, and the ability to win arguments without resorting to reason, simply by screaming ideology over the position of opponents.
Similar to Mama Boucher from the Waterboy, binary “logic” reigns supreme. Here are some examples of social justice warrior ideology. If you interact with any source of mainstream news, you may be familiar with them.
America is the devil.
Western ideals are the devil.
Christianity is the devil.
White men are the devil.
Masculinity is the devil.
Donald Trump is the devil.
The patriarchy is the devil.
Muslims are the devil.
Abortion is the devil.
Offensive speech is hate speech, and is the devil.
Police officers are the devil.
The government is the devil.
The rich are the devil.
Republicans are the devil.
The border wall is the devil.
Hillary Clinton is the devil.
Those with different views are Hitler, and Hitler is the devil.
Little boys and little girls are the devil.
The whole thing is nothing more than collectivist herd mentality. Not only is being offended childish, it’s objectively useless when it comes to having a dialogue. Both sides of the political spectrum have been conditioned into this type of debate by the mainstream media. Take the presidential debates for example, which don’t in the least resemble formal debate. Instead, two children take turns reciting their predetermined talking points without addressing any points made by their opponent. Even direct questions are skipped over, and used as launching points for ideology. When you haven’t been trained to think critically, ideology is all you have.
Ladies and gentlemen, don’t be Mama Boucher. Her viewpoints never budge because she’s already made up her mind. Alligators are angry because they have all them teeth, and no toothbrush to brush em with. It’s an uneducated response, driven by emotional impulses rather than facts or logic. We can do better. In the end, even Mama Boucher changed her mind and came around.
Steelmanning your opponent and working through the nuance of an issue is better than hunkering further down into cognitive biases while attacking your opponent instead of the issue at hand. Don’t be Mama Boucher.