June 05, 2002
The Illusion of Freedom

The next step towards fascism has already happened, and in addition, this example of the tyranny of political correctness was reported in the Times a few days ago, though the Education Department today said they would no longer delete words and phrases from literary passages on the Regents exam (thank god for the Fourth Estate and literate concerned parents! -- though I think "concerned parents" were the cause of the inane self-censorship in the first place -- so make that "literate, liberal and open-minded concerned parents"). My god, what is this country coming to?

I bring this up because I have been dealing with the tyranny of political correctness in the work I'm doing for Yale, whose administration is guilty of the same ridiculous censorship in the name of "tolerance". It's sociological overprotectiveness.

Sorry for the rant.

Posted by tmonkey at June 05, 2002 10:57 AM
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