The below is an article on politcal correctness, the rest of this article explains why poltical correctness is held as sacred by the establishment (the rest of this blog post I posted as a comment on this page, I felt I may as well use this on here)
The article makes a good point. I feel I have more insight though. The political correctness of today largely relates to 'not offending minorities', whether they are sexual, racial, ability or whatever else. Political correctness of course is a way of controlling speech to fit in with the establishment ideology, the most sacred part of that ideology being a belief in the equality of all humans.
This ideology is inconsistent though, the article mentioned the current fear americans have of using the term 'black' to refer to Americans with black skin, and how the term for people of white skin, 'white' is bandied around without trouble.
Therein lies the inconsistency, there are protected groups within this ideology of equality.
These protected groups are actively encouraged by the media and some dubious characters to be offended by practically anything that can be interpreted as not being in line with this ideology.
Whether it is a crude insult or simply suggesting that most people (even members of some of the protected groups) find homosexuality to be disgusting.
The establishment dislikes any deviation from their ideology, you can be a homosexual black man and still piss them off by merely saying the wrong word.
Total compliance is the least that is expected from us. In short 'political correctness' is the attack dog of an enemy we once thought defeated. When the Berlin wall fell, we thought Communism had died.
In truth the ideology had adapted and ditched it's blatant obsession with economic equality, man was too attached to his nation, to his people, to his family. While these attachments existed, Communism in it's purest form could not spread.
The Frankfurt School that emerged in 1920s Germany relocated with th rise of National Socialism to America. By the time of the fall of the Berlin wall, the seed had not only been planted, but was in full bloom.
Thanks for reading.