Mahatma Gandhi was once asked about Western civilization:
Journalist: What do you think of Western civilization?
Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.
On the rocky road to civilization one of the founding tenets is respect, another would be tolerance. Yet a third would have to be loving kindness. A fourth most important of all would be Common Sense. I am sure, dear reader you can conjure up many more.
One vast barb masquerading as aspects of these is Political Correctness. Its insidious mind numbing insistence to be observed is no more than control of speech, thinking and expression. Fascism pure and simple. Though so called liberals among us would fiercely challenge this statement, its veracity is proven daily to be so. When it comes to loving kindness and tolerance there is no more virulent demonstration of their antithesis than those screaming foul at expressive, precise and eloquent…
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