Anti-PC PC

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Smearing Obama for his associate’s views on racism in America, the neocon establishment has once again adopted an anti-PC brand of political correctness. Notice that decrying real racial oppression, especially in the form of imperialism, is sometimes considered “PC” and always “un-American” — and yet it is a nationalist political correctness that upholds these speech and thought standards. This confusion has led many Americans to wrongly assume that anything the “PC left” says is incorrect, or, on the contrary, anything the “anti-PC right” says is racist. The issue is of course far more compex, and far more interesting, which is why I call for a reassessment of political correctness.

4:50 pm on March 18, 2008