Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A weakness within their own psychology

I came across this John Cleese video piece on political correctness. Amen!

I especially enjoyed his quotation of his co-author, Robin Skynner.
If people can’t control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people’s behavior.
An interesting idea.

I had always thought of the politically correct speech suppressors as simply little authoritarian tyrants wishing to impose their arbitrary will on others.

Skinner's comment suggests there is a deeper basis, i.e. a weakness within their own psychology.

Perhaps. I suspect in practical terms it makes little difference knowing whether they are motivated by the will to control others versus motivated by the lack of will to control themselves. In both cases they are seeking to trample the rights of others.

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