In my blog, I have written informally on the PC issue (which I often call liberalism). I read a review of the book “Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well-Intentioned Path to Harm”, (Edited by Rogers H. Wright and Nicolas A. Cummings, 2005). And although I disagree somewhat or totally with some of the issues outlined, they are quite correct in their PC criticisms summarized below.

Understanding Political Correctness – Review exceprt by A. Dean Byrd.

The authors note that there is no empirical data on political correctness because it is “politically incorrect to question political correctness” (p. 22). They pose two questions regarding political correctness, and offer a number of hypotheses for potential testing. The questions are: “What psychological functions does political correctness fulfill for the individual?” and “What is the attraction of political correctness to certain personalities?” The hypotheses offered to understand these behavioral phenomena include:

* Political Correctness Harbors Hostility/Domination/Intolerance
* Political Correctness Is a Form of Profound and Dysfunctional Narcissism
* Political Correctness Masks Histrionics
* Political Correctness Masks a Serious Lack of Ethics and Responsibility
* Political Correctness Functions as Instant Morality
* Political Correctness Wields Power
* Political Correctness Serves as Distraction
* Political Correctness Involves Intimidation/Attack/Overt and Covert Tactics of Repression and Censorship
* Political Correctness Lacks Alternatives
* Political Correctness Is Corrupt Regarding Social Justice, Since PCers Perpetrate a Lot of Violence in the World

* I have altered the list above to reflect more precisely my analysis.

The empirical study of the above questions may offer valuable data on the phenomenon of political correctness. Meanwhile, the authors note how this understudied phenomenon is hostile to science by allowing the dismissal of any finding not consistent with a particular ideology or agenda: “Thus, political correctness and the postmodernism that currently pervades academic psychology go hand in hand” (p. 24).

The authors assert that political correctness is hostile to certain research questions that may be unpopular, and can have a chilling effect on science. Further, political correctness can view certain questions as settled moral issues rather than empirical questions requiring scientific investigations.

This is why liberals make such trash of researchers and social scientists. They are very much anti-science and anti-ethics.

In my view, the authors left out a main function of liberalism/PCness/pro-homosexuality: it legitimizes and glamourizes all the lack of consciousness and irresponsibility in sexual issues of those who adhere to it.

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