On political correctness

“Political correctness seems like a way of standing up for victims, be they women, minorities, gays, transsexuals, or whatever. In reality, however, it is about creating victims. It sets out to repudiate the hierarchies and distinctions embedded in our traditional way of life” ~ Roger Scruton

Sir Roger Scruton is an English philosopher and writer who specialises in aesthetics and political philosophy, particularly in the furtherance of traditionalist conservative views. His ideas and critiques of contemporary intellectual fashions have never been more relevant.

Categories: Life in the West, Philosophy, Political correctness, Sir Roger Scruton

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  1. I’m not altogether sure PC ‘creates’ victims. Instead, it can sometimes help highlight genuine instances where minorities of various categories have actually been victims. It can go too far, but in my experience, opposition to PC comes more from people heavily invested in power structures than any genuine interest in society.

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