Melanie Phillips Political Correctness

Melanie Phillips: “Political Correctness Kick-started Populism”……..


 

I would add that if not for a biased, agenda driven news media, we would not have to be dealing with hashtag fake news stories and claims.

Political correctness kick-started populism

The reason nobody saw the people’s revolt coming is that political correctness is too easily dismissed.

 

Reason has been supplanted by a secular inquisition, complete with an index of prohibited ideas. It is in effect a dictatorship of virtue, drawing upon the doctrine first promoted by Jean-Jacques Rousseau of forcing people to be free.

 

Of course it’s not freedom at all but a form of moral extortion: extracting a free pass for bad or questionable behaviour under threat of character assassination and social opprobrium.

 

My column in The Times of London. For the subscription-only link, please click here.

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