Published on October 23, 2018
(c) tish1 Fotosearch_k6212045
These days, western culture is immersed in the pandemic of political correctness and group think. It’s the extraordinary arrogance of the p.c. movement that seeks to impose on people what is right, okay, fair, or acceptable to think and say. It’s positively Orwellian and, in my opinion, should be resisted by anyone who considers themselves a free thinker.
The worthy efforts to call out the nastier “isms” like racism, anti-Semitism, etc., has morphed into a dangerous form of totalitarianism that is now perhaps as bad as the evils it sought to eradicate. We have a somewhat cowed and very polarized society where truth matters less than cultural policing. Not a great deal different to the religious puritanism that led to the witch hunts in Massachusetts. It’s just a matter of degree.
These days, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic.
The culture of “everyone is beautiful,” “everyone wins a prize,” “weak is strong,” “pink for girls and blue for boys” is offensive, where the word “man” is now banned at a major university, and the list goes on . . . is turning some populations into the sickly Eloi (one of the two fictional post-human races, along with the Morlocks) from H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine — perpetually offended by the smallest slights, vain, self-obsessed, with extremely low thresholds of emotional pain.
Few roles are more praiseworthy and attention garnering in western society than victimhood. Maybe we arrived here because we haven’t seen any wars on our own soil for a very long time and have too much time to spend navel gazing and taking selfies.
There are parts of the world (pockets of Africa and the Pacific) where obesity is considered attractive, and there are other people who find wafer thin androgynous-looking models attractive, and those groups have the right to their own aesthetics. You absolutely have the right to yours.
Beauty is largely subjective, so you should feel absolutely free to decide for yourself who and what you view as beautiful. Perhaps, you consider this beautiful. ➘
(c) staras Fotosearch_k58216243
The p.c. thought police tell us we must accept and participate in the “body positive movement” and, as such, view very overweight and obese people as beautiful, inside and out.
. . . is what’s inside. You don’t see this in the mirror.
It is NOT beautiful.
It is NOT positive.
It is NOT healthy.
. . . and it NEVER will be.