Above and Beyond Inclusive Political Correctness: Not So Inclusive or Correct? (Part 1)
My guest blogger is multi-award winning Novelist Peter Canova, author of the First Souls Trilogy which includes the much-talked-about first book, Pope Annalisa. Today he shares his insights with you on Political Correctness and Religious Charitable Organizations.
Okay, so the situation was this– Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was addressing people at a town hall meeting. A woman asked if the government could ease restrictions so religious charitable organizations could better express “the maternal love that will change the future of mankind.”
Now that is about as beautiful and progressive a sentiment as I could imagine, but not good enough for Trudeau. He proceeded to correct her language telling her “We like to say “peoplekind,” not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive” The crowd applauded Trudeau’s comments.
Your first reaction might be, “So what?” I agree it was a small incident, but given the backdrop of culture wars in western civilization, it has wider implications. A few observations —
- The woman was clearly a kind-hearted person, no sexist for sure given the quote above.
- Trudeau was rude and out of place. If he were so concerned about her language, he could have approached her after the forum instead of calling her out in public to flex his enlightened PC (Political Correctness) muscles to gain brownie points with some audience lemmings.
- Why did no one defend this lady?
- And who the hell is Trudeau to correct her speech anyway?
- People have a right to express themselves as they please. If someone is truly excessive, you can always ignore them.
- Since you cannot yet legislate how a person must talk, the Political Correctness “PC Police” try to race shame, sex shame, and word shame people into their chosen modes of belief and expression.
- Unless a word is blatantly offensive (and we can all distinguish that) and a person chooses to act offended, that’s their problem. Get some duct tape to hold your fragile psyche together.
- [SIDEBAR GRIPE] Writing novels is a sideline for me. As an author, I use both the words humankind and mankind depending on the context or desired syntax. I would never use “peoplekind because it sounds plain stupid. C’mon, Justin, if you’re gonna be PC, at least be creative.
- The greatest ancient spiritual traditions of all cultures tell us to look at intention first, then actions, then words.
- I wish the enlightened, morally superior Politically Correct culture would get this straight — most people you disdain, say conservative or religious people, are good people and not so fundamentally different from you.
They have no intention of being racist, sexist, homophobic or deplorable (Hillary, take note). They may not talk like you, act like you, share your heightened sensitivities, but when it comes down to personal relations they are good people. If friction exists, it’s more because they are tired of Hollywood, the media and self-declared, morally superior PC stooges telling them what to say, what to believe, and how to think.
Just sayin’ . . ..
Thank you, Peter Canova, for sharing your insights with us concerning political correctness and religious charitable organizations in the arena of world events.
As the reader of this blog/article, if you have any insights, suggestions, or responses you would like to share with the readership or Mr. Canova, please do so in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you.
About the Guest Author: Peter Canova is a multi-award winning author, speaker, and inspirational visionary. His book, Pope Annalisa has won ten national and international book awards. The theme underlying Peter’s body of work is that all people have the ability to transcend their ordinary consciousness and experience information from a higher source within themselves. Learn more @ https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Canova/e/B00GC4J54U
About the Author: Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is a TV Producer/Host and Author/Lecturer of Dreams That Can Save Your Life written with Drs Larry Burk & Berne Siegel which promotes patient advocacy and connecting with Dreams for success in health, wealth, and relationships. Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Website– Personal Facebook– Surviving Cancerland Facebook–Dreams That Can Save Your Life Facebook– Google+ — LinkedIn — Pinterest — Twitter — Youtube– Book
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Originally published at www.patheos.com on March 9, 2018.