Discussion of the theological direction in which the church is moving.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Political Correctness as a Control Tactic?
Something dawned on me the other day. Is political correctness a controlling tactic? The essence of political correctness, which by the way is straight from Continental postmodern philosophy (poststructuralism, deconstructuralism), is treating the Other with dignity and giving them their due rights. That sounds good and it should be. But when political correctness comes in and interferes problems arise. By the Other is meant anyone who has a history of being oppressed. These include, African-Americans, Latin-Americans, Asian-Americans, Indiginous peoples (North and South American Native Indians, Eskimos, Aboringinals, Maori,Polynessians women, children, animals, gays and probably others that I've not thought of. This leaves the oppressor to be white men of mostly European descent. But when the Others are put over the white men as in political correctness, then who is oppressed and controlled? An interesting thought isn't it?