from the full article I originally found here: U of Wisconsin bans “politically correct” as politically incorrect
“Irony isn’t dead. It was murdered.
The phrase “politically correct” is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The university’s “Just Words” campaign is the work of UWM’s “Inclusive Excellence Center” and aims to “raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact”—microaggressions like “politically correct” or “PC.”
Enforcing political correctness is a great way of raising awareness of it. But then you have to ban any mention of “political correctness” so that no one realizes you’re enforcing it because if you eliminate the word, the problem goes away.
It worked in 1984. It’s bound to work now.
The university, however, claims that calling something “politically correct” “has become a way to deflect, [and say] that people are being too ‘sensitive’ and police language.”
Where would they possibly get the idea that people are too sensitive and policing language? Maybe it’s from all the language policing. Why then we’ll just ban the language.
The university also claims the word “lame” is a microaggression that somehow both “ridicules and ignores the lives of amputees” and therefore shouldn’t be used.
It’s not just a joke. It’s also a police state.
Interestingly enough, while the university’s Inclusive Excellence Center has labeled several common-use adjectives harmful, the man running the campaign, Warren Scherer, the director of the university’s Inclusive Excellence Center, has taken to Twitter to accuse Mike Huckabee of “pandering to Republican Jews” and accused presidential candidate Rand Paul of courting “rich Jews.”
But anti-Semitism is politically correct now. On the other hand, lame offends the lame and politically correct offends the politically correct.”
—– Since this is almost too lame to believe (sorry Warren) I felt I should google the guys name before commenting or reblogging – this could be a spoof or an Onion article…. but then I found his Twitter account:
Where he claims that he approves of free speech, but his job is to limit the speech of others… Where he uses words like “f*ck” “sh*t” “p*ss” etc. Where he clamors for social justice but he supports the lying scumbug defending herself in Benghazi hearings which should earn her jail time… He responds to another person who apparently called him a liberal fascist by saying the two terms represent opposite ends of the spectrum – showing no understanding that he, as a liberal (no values to be conservative about because all things are equally valuable and equally worthless to true liberals) cannot be fascist (while his job is to police the language of those he administers, and deny free speech despite the First Amendment)…
—– I remember many years ago, comedian Patton Oswald was complaining about the FCC and the difficulties of writing comedy material for television and getting skits and episodes approved by the censors, lawyers, corporate bosses, and the PC police…. He said in one skit, he had written that one character had called another a moron, and that had been removed because it was considered offensive to morons. I guess the lesson here is: don’t call Warren Scherer or anyone else at the University of Wisconsin a moron – they might be offended.