Originally posted 21 November 2016
Here at Right Wing Philosophy, we are not inclined to favour that effete and modern, all-too-modern doctrine of ‘political correctness’. Perhaps nowhere in recent literature has one of my long-winded tirades on the matter been more succinctly curtailed than in these words of Dr. Jung, which I will paraphrase somewhat less succinctly by elaborating on what the explicit words themselves only implicitly intimate about tonight’s topic:
The widely observable prevalence of mass neurosis in the modern West is, not solely but indeed largely, attributable to the consequences of that which we have not been willing to deal with. When feelings are more important than facts, when dogma is more important than directness, the slippery slope can only lead down when it leads away from dealing with the world in which we find ourselves – whether you want to change it or not, it must be met factually and fearlessly if you intend to be struggling against the real thing, and not just the smoke and mirrors of polite (until you disagree) ‘society’.
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