In this country we have a self-appointed liberal elite clique that has charged itself with defining what is and is not politically correct. They have determined what groups are being victimized. One of the ways they stay in power is to tell these groups that people are out to get them and they need the clique’s protection. The implication is that members are these groups are too weak and powerless to defend themselves. I would find that very demeaning if I were in one of those groups.
Sometimes the actions they take are bizarre or humorous. One college was recently in the news for offering scholarships to illegal immigrants (foreign born students who came here legally are not eligible). In the interest of equality, another school installed tampon dispensers in the men’s restrooms. My cousin (a college professor) told me her school cancelled The Vagina Monologues so they wouldn’t offend transsexuals that didn’t have one yet.
The dark side of political correctness is permissible hate. They are as vociferous in condemning groups they don’t like as they are in protecting those they do like. They include the police, businesses (especially Wall Street and oil companies) and Christians that don’t march in lockstep with them. They especially hate conservatives. Nothing is out of bounds. Comparing Trump to Hitler is fine. Some delegates at the Democratic National Convention objected to a moment of silence for slain police officers. Jimmy Hoffa, in introducing President Obama, said of the Tea Party, “Let’s take those sons of bitches out”.
Donald Trump deserves all the condemnation he got for his outrageous comments about illegal immigrants and a Hispanic judge. I was even more upset when Hillary Clinton showed her visceral hatred of a quarter of the electorate. Trump’s comments were off the cuff while her remarks about the “basket of deplorables” was carefully scripted.
Lincoln talked of a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”. I fear a Clinton administration will be a government of the liberal elite, by the liberal elite and for the liberal elite.