“POLITICALLY CORRECT” – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
Now that we have a Supreme Court that makes decisions based on “Compassion” rather than the laws of the land the term “politically correct” means different things to different people?
Webster defines this term “Full Definition of POLITICALLY CORRECT: conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated. This appears to be the reason SCOTUS voted to ignore the law on same-sex marriages.
Wikipedia uses a broader term “Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct, commonly abbreviated to PC) is a pejorative term used to criticize language, actions, or policies seen as being excessively calculated to not offend or disadvantage any particular group of people in society”. This appears to be the definition that SCOTUS used to force the Affordable Care Act down our throat.
My how times have changed and to illustrate my reason for publishing this article let me share some facts. My old friend Bob McGraw shared some real American history facts that possibly reveal the true definition of the term “Politically Correct” by the most honest President we have ever been blessed with. The language is a little raw but if you remember the pressures were somewhat more intense in the world at that particular time.
Although I consider myself rather fluent in the English language, the term “Politically Correct” was not in my vocabulary. My curiosity got the best of me and I decided to do a little research, and after two weeks of chasing fruitless leads, I found what I’d been looking for at the Truman Library and Museum, in Independence Missouri.
An unnamed source there sent me copies of four telegrams that were exchanged by President Harry S. Truman and General of the Army Douglas A. MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the Japanese Surrender Agreement.
The contents of those four telegrams exhibited below are exactly as received, not a word having been added or deleted:
(1) Tokyo, Japan 0800-September 1, 1945
To: President Harry S Truman
From: General D A MacArthur
Tomorrow we meet with those yellow bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute instructions!
(2) Washington, D C 1300-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur
From: H S Truman
Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!
(3) Tokyo, Japan 1630-September 1, 1945
To: H S Truman
From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz
Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically correct mean?
(4) Washington, D C 2120-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
From: H S Truman
Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of sh** by its clean end!
So with special thanks to my friends at the Truman Museum, and of course Harry, you now have a full understanding of what “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS” really means!
My friends, you can see that when Democrats were actually politically conservative they despised the bias that they now promote as the American way. Using Johnny Paycheck’s terms adjusted for my purpose;
Thanks for using my recent email in your analysis. Good old Harry T. adequately describes PC