Quotes: Bigot by default.

If some of you would be upset with me for posting this quote, then you need to read it again because you obviously missed the point.

“It often appears that we are all simply expected to know the various rules of political correctness as if they were perfectly natural; something we were born innately aware of. In truth, for those not raised in the cultural Marxist indoctrination of the current school system, there is very little that is ‘natural’ about [Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner]. The truth is that PC thinking is often bizarre and contradictory (which, in my opinion, is the point of it). It routinely overturns standards and mores that have hitherto stood the test of centuries. . . . Should I have to pretend [this story about Jenner] has meaning in my life when it in fact has close to zero impact of any sort? I honestly believe not; which in the eyes of the politically correct makes me a bigot by default.”

Winston Smith

From the article Fractious Fictions

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6 thoughts on “Quotes: Bigot by default.

  1. Because there are so many divergent subjects clumsily crammed into it, I doubt very much anyone will be upset. They would have to first figure out what the author is trying to take a position on. PC thinking? Marxist schools? The Jenner thing? Normalcy? Media-hyped stories? Somehow trying to tie it into “1984” (Winston Smith)? Who the eff can tell???

    The point of a quote, a succinct thought, is to take a stand on or make an observation about ONE thing. Trying to throw everything and the kitchen sink into a paragraph is more of an outline for what should be a longer opinion essay.

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  2. The main thing with the PC people is summed up in the Bruce Jenner debacle. He is still a he yet the PC people say he’s a she. They are the people who claim the emperor has beautiful new clothes while he parades nude.

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  3. Thank you for your comment, Mikey.

    I was a little surprised by the tone of your comment if you were merely expressing your opinion regarding the amount of topics packed into this quote. I did not see the crowding that you saw and thought the topics covered flowed together just fine.

    To be honest, I suspected that your passionate disagreement with the quote had more to do with the fact that you disagreed with the subject matter contained therein, than the fact that it covered more topics than you would have preferred to see in any given quote (again, this was evidenced by the strong tone of your comment).

    So I checked out your blog and I see that you do in fact have a differing viewpoint. And that is ok. Everyone should be entitled to their opinions because–I am told–we live in a tolerant society. And although we may disagree, we should still tolerate one another.

    Now, if you disagreed with the substance of the quote, I’d have accepted that. But you instead attacked it with a straw man. Being that the article was a criticism of political correctness, it’s understandable why you attacked the article from the angle that you did, otherwise the irony would not have been lost on anyone.

    Firstly, you must understand that the quote comes from a larger article on political correctness (which I linked to for credit and in case someone struggled with understanding its context).

    Secondly, you said, “Because there are so many divergent subjects clumsily crammed into it, I doubt very much anyone will be upset.” Again, based on your tone, it leaves the reader thinking the opposite. I mean, after all, how else does one interpret “Who the eff can tell???” other than you were a tad bit upset.

    Now I concede that the quote mentions several subjects, but the entire quote is still about political correctness. The subjects are not “clumsily crammed” into the quote unless one chooses to view it that way. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it. Let’s deconstruct the quote.

    1). “It often appears that we are all simply expected to know the various rules of political correctness as if they were perfectly natural; something we were born innately aware of.”
    Subject: The erroneous notion that we are all born POLITICALLY CORRECT.

    2). “In truth, for those not raised in the cultural Marxist indoctrination of the current school system, there is very little that is ‘natural’ about [Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner].”
    Subject: We in fact are not born POLITICALLY CORRECT, it is something we are indoctrinated with in culturally Marxist schools.

    3). “The truth is that PC thinking is often bizarre and contradictory (which, in my opinion, is the point of it). It routinely overturns standards and mores that have hitherto stood the test of centuries. . . .”
    Subject: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is bizarre and contradictory.

    4). “Should I have to pretend [this story about Jenner] has meaning in my life when it in fact has close to zero impact of any sort? I honestly believe not; which in the eyes of the politically correct makes me a bigot by default.”
    Subject: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS turns all those with dissenting opinion (or not enough enthusiasm in favor of a given PC topic) into bigots. Which, was the point of the original article and which is very Orwellian in nature.

    So as we can see, the entire theme of the quote was about the ills of political correctness, and that remained consistent throughout the quote.

    And finally, your swipe at “Winston Smith.” That is the blogging name of the original author of the article I linked to (like Invisible Mikey is yours). So I’m not sure what name I would have used that would have been more acceptable than the one that the author (whose article I quoted from) uses. If you review his blog, I think you’ll understand why he chose that name.

    Again, thank you for your comment. I hope this helped to explain things more clearly.

    Sincerely,
    – JLP

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    1. Thanks for your clarification, JL. My entire “strong tone” was based not upon agreeing or disagreeing, but upon honestly being unable to tell what your main point was even after reading. Those various topics do not (in my mind) all interrelate, or depend on each other. So I appreciate a fuller explanation.

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  4. Mikey,

    I, for one, don’t understand how you missed the main point. After all, if you read my comment, it was easy to see.

    “Christ Centered Teaching,”

    I don’t know where you’ve been, but that has been happening all over the USA for a very, very long time. But that isn’t the only way it impacts the rest of us. The fact that people lose their jobs, businesses, homes, and finances for nothing more than refusing to give sanction to homosexuality certain affects all of us.

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