Quotes Suitable for Framing: Anthony Daniels

Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

Anthony Daniels (Pen-name  Theodore Dalrymple, August 31, 2005

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  1. Humiliate? Of course, and PC works like a charm primarily because of one reason–the sin of pride. What will they think of me if I speak the truth? Communism is Satanic and our left is openly embracing the same diabolical entity with its goal of upending nature and man’s given personhood. Few doubt God’s Church has been contaminated with the result.

  2. Brilliant. This is the best observation I’ve seen about the motivations for the charade that is political correctness. It also is deadly accurate about its consequences. On a related note, how many men are incapable of standing up for the truth, particularly within their families, because society has successfully feminized them. It’s the same thing. Many men are even incapable of asking the right questions. So, I’ll add one more consequence to Mr. Daniels’ quote on the topic. Political correctness/feminism has destroyed its victims’ ability to think logically.

  3. One is reminded of the comment by Berthold Brecht, after the June 1953 uprising in East Germany. The secretary of the writers union issued a statement that “the people had forfeited the confidence of the government and could only win it back by redoubled efforts.” In response to which, Brecht observed, “Would it not be easier, in that case, for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?”

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