Quote from Theodore Dalrymple,
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.
Theodore Dalrymple (more quotes by Theodore Dalrymple or books by/about Theodore Dalrymple)
[Anthony Malcolm Daniels] (1949-) English writer (generally using the pen name Theodore Dalrymple), retired prison doctor and psychiatrist
Our Culture, What’s Left Of It, by Jamie Glazov, Interview with Theodore Dalrymple, FrontPageMagazine.com, August 31, 2005
Communism, Propaganda, Psycho-politics, Persuation, Humiliation, Truth, Dishonor, Speech, Deception, Delusion, Society, Hypocrisy, Political Correctness, Control, Servitude