Political correctness (PC) is the dominant ideology of the Western intellectual world PC is what the West has instead of a religion. PC is a thing of the political Left in its origins and central constituency, yet has in recent decades been embraced by the mainstream political Right and Centre. Political correctness therefore represents the triumph of the Left. Nonetheless, political correctness very obviously violates both common sense and logic, and is destructive of all that is good, beautiful and true*. So, at one and the same time, PC is marginal and mainstream, ridiculous and mandatory; crazy and normal. This book explains how something so bizarre and wicked could become so ubiquitous and unremarkable. Political correctness obviously dominates its core territory of politics, public administration (the civil service), law, education and (especially!) the mass media. But PC also substantially shapes everything else: foreign policy, the military, policing, the economy, health services, and personal life: the mating game, friendships and even family life.
While you’re all sucking on Peterson’s dick, maybe take a break and read this?
For a psychologist who doesn’t feed you with the baby spoon?
The Left are tolerant of Peterson, they’re shit scared of this guy getting popular.
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However, as far as specifics in the other review are concerned, I should like to point out that Thought Prison is neither a “rant” nor a “diatribe”; it’s pithy, yes, but there’s no tirade here. And as for the charge that the arguments within the book are “simplistic”, I have to disagree. The book may be fairly brief, but it is as thorough an analysis on the subject of political correctness as one could hope to read. How could it not be? Dr. Charlton is, after all, a very high-IQ chap, which means that he is able to think deeply in the abstract. As a result, there are many ideas and arguments in Thought Prison, so there’s a lot to take in, yet the author presents his thoughts in a succinct, punchy manner.
Charlton’s trajectory has been an interesting one, since he happens to be a man of science, a Christian, and a former secular leftist. The result of this shift in metaphysical outlook, which has taken him from the secular left to Christianity, means that he’s better placed than most to analyse PC, I believe.
May I suggest this relates to the Semantic Fog of mentacide?