How Political Correctness Eats our Souls

The destruction of Roseanne’s life-long achievement reminded me of how much our society has derailed. I always loved Roseanne. I loved her when she was a liberal, I loved her when she was dada kooky and I loved her as a Trump supporter. Virtually everybody who was not a snob had affections for her. She was imperfect and real. Our imperfection was mirrored in hers and she served as a secular redemption machine. Her entire show was circling around this idea that nobody is perfect and everybody will see some jokes fly into his corner.

The old seasons were already very liberal, feminist, pro-gay, pro-diversity. The new episodes introduced a headscarf-wearing neighbour supposed to be built up as a sympathetic character, one cross-dressing grandchild and one mixed-raced grandchild. Some characters were clearly in the Hillary camp. Roseanne, the creator, has some personal flaws that are a liability in the political discourse. The main one is her penchant for conspiracy theories. She also gets too emotional. At one point she doxxed George Zimmerman, a Cop who was accused of unjustly killing a black man. However, one thing can be said for sure after her decades in the limelight: She is not a racist!

She was a threat because she humanized conservatives. The most successful sitcom had to be pulled off the air and not just the current season, everything she had ever done. The German TV channel that ran her show (doubled in German) pulled it, too. She became a non-person. The elites decided to destroy her and then latched on a tweet to excuse it. Ann Coulter quipped on a radio show, “Before we start, I denounce this tweet.” She later explained how ridiculous the group pressure is and that she takes issue with this demand that everybody should denounce this tweet.

“Civil rights activist” Al Sharpton wrote:

“ABC Television has done the right thing by immediately cancelling Roseanne….We are prepared to go to the city Comptrollers to have them drop stocks in media companies that engage in bigotry and racism. We salute the rapid response of ABC but we will continue to look into the hiring and business practices of all that shape public opinion in American culture.” [mistakes in the original]

Al Sharpton once rallied up the Crown Heights riots with the words, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.” And this is the Wikipedia description of what happened after his words:

During the riot black youths looted stores,[38] beat Jews in the street,[38] and clashed with groups of Jews, hurling rocks and bottles at one another[40] after Yankel Rosenbaum, a visiting student from Australia, was stabbed and killed by a member of a mob while some chanted “Kill the Jew”, and “get the Jews out”.

Why is Al Sharpton a media darling and Roseanne is destroyed? Why is hatred against Jews okay while jokes, JOKES, are bigotry? Why does the left have this monopoly on telling everybody what is racist and what isn’t? And why does the left always invoke Hitler when they agree with him on Islam, Jews, regulation, government spending and debt, power aggregation, freedom of speech, the Polish, democracy…where the hell do they even disagree with Hitler?

First of all Roseanne’s tweet was not racist. Secondly, those who differ in judgement should also be heard out. Thirdly, I have nothing against “racist” jokes! Jokes, for Pete’s sake! I remember the turn of the century, the new millennium, when we were all “Nazis” and apparently short of committing a genocide. We were not, but when it comes to political correctness I want to go back to this time. Woody Allen, Fran Drescher, Will and Grace, Seinfeld, one Hollywood product after the next was full of Jew jokes. Gay jokes were equally abundant. There were also some naysayers, but, hell, they could be brushed aside. Nobody liked them. We still don’t like them, but for some reason they have come into positions of power, strong enough to destroy our lives!

After the Brexit vote one newspaper after the other said that democracy somehow ended. And I think that was a turning point. Our system means that we agree on a minimal consensus, respect elections, allow debates, guarantee fair legal trials. One side had pulled out of this societal contract. And they are shouting “catch the thief” ever since.

Brexiteers, more than half of the population, became “far-right”, “radical”, “extremist”, “populist” and so on, all just a lousy code for “Nazi”. When Trump was elected, 50% of America was no longer conservative. The “real” conservatives were John McCain and some cucks. Now, 50% of Americans were “Nazis”. And whatever lukewarm efforts were made to show clemency with the voters, the despise was and is always palpable. Say “50% of Muslims …” and you will not hear the end of it. But 50% of Europeans and Americans are garbage and deserve all scorn, destruction and violence. The German state is even financing the terror organization Antifa and through clandestine channels also Hamas – putting the nation almost on the same level with Iran.

German blogger Luisman recently opined that the left will disappear. The idea is that the Muslims will turn against them. I don’t share that optimism at all. I believe that Islam and leftism will merge. No free market, no freedom of speech, pointless bureaucracy, regulations that put the sharia to shame. That’s what we will get.

And while they mock us for our fear they enjoy scaring us. The original witchhunts were nothing against this guilty-by-accusation mentality that we see today. For anybody with basic logical skills it is blatantly obvious that they immunised their accusations from the very possibility of correction. Whatever you say, it is what “all Nazis say”. Even a witch that drowned could make people think about their mistaken accusation. A witch could be acquitted, a “Nazi” is guilty forever.

Many say, so screw it then, let’s celebrate the real Nazis. That is equally stupid. It is hard for many to think on their own. Neither leftists nor Nazis deserve any kowtow. But I can understand the urge to talk about taboos. I repeatedly talk about violence and masculinity because I feel that this side of me had been silenced too long. Why the hell do we need so many taboos? Some others want to talk about “race”. For me it does nothing. I feel neither urge nor interest to talk about it. I realize that there are smart ways to discuss “race”. I don’t agree with Jared Taylor (I believe segregation is not the right way forward), but I respect him. And I think the real soul-eating feature of the left is their black-and-white worldview. You can talk about ethnicity and genes and have a completely different set of ideas than Hitler. You can also not talk about race and have the idea of breeding better human beings. The latter idea will inevitably lead to something like the holocaust again because you need an iron fist to regulate procreation. Akif Pirincci’s novel Felidae warned of this. The left tried to ban the book when they found him in apostasy. I doubt that today’s left has the self-awareness to avoid megalomaniac human breeding endeavours. They are so self-righteous that at some point, they will do again what they claim to do “never again”.

A Change in Tone

The moment you realise that something is wrong with you is accompanied by the awakening to political hatred.

There were times in German political debate when talk shows spent hours and hours on tin recycling regulations, subsidies for solar power, whether or not a tax rate was to rise 1.2% or to fall 0.78%. The Chancellor Gerhard Schröder called out the evil media, particularly of the media empire Springer, and accused them to launch unfair campaigns against his government. If I remember it correctly that was about the lack of GDP growth (at a level of about 2% that was called recession at the time and is called overheating now).

In other words, we were damn innocent. At least that is how I remember it. Political debate was encouraged and even seen as intellectual.

I don’t want to hide the fray. Schröder botched a welfare reform, called “Hartz IV”, and made everything more beaurocratic and less generous at the same time. Disgruntled voters went to the openly Socialist party DIE LINKE.

Then the contempt started. The secret service Verfassungsschutz surveilled the party, even popular, high-ranking party members. The voters, however, were not bullied by the elites. They were seen as stray kids who would eventually return.

Fast forward to the insolvency of the Greek state and Angela Merkel’s rescue efforts. To cut a long story short, the Greek were not happy about it and the conservatives in Germany were neither. Yet, something changed.

The dissent came from the right. Talks about disentangling both countries’ monetary systems, ‘leaving the EURO’, was willingly conflated with hate against the EU, hating Europe, hate for peace in Europe, wanting war in Europe and much worse.

The only reason you could oppose the wish of the German government with their austerity blackmailing credit transfer ideas for Greece was that, you guess it, you were supposed to be a Nazi.

No other explanation was accepted. The media started a witchhunt against newly founded conservative party AfD. They entertained folks with stories about backbenchers who said stuff if twisted like mad could be put into the mouth of Josef Goebbels.

Mass immigration did not help, either. Stories who tried to smear AfD voters (‘Who are they?’) became legion.

In short we don’t argue about privatisation of government services anymore. All German media is reduced now to telling their audiences who to hate and nothing more.

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