The word is (No, I’m not going there) “it.” “It wants to talk next” would correctly, though bizarrely, replace “He wants to talk next.” “It want’s to be whiteboard monitor” would replace, equally bizarrely, “She wants to be whiteboard monitor.” Perhaps this is why California eliminated the essay as a requirement for the SAT in 2020. Next it will be the college admission essay requirement.
I have fond recollections of the National Cathedral from my youth. And though I knew nothing of the history or reputation of St. Albans at the time, I included the school as part of my fond memories of the place. That has changed after reading this article about the threat to expel politically incorrect students for the merest contrarian “expression, act, or gesture.”
The Left, particularly those leftists in academia, are attacking our language, and the evidence is everywhere. In case you were unaware, using the phrase “long time, no see” is insulting to Native Americans. Who knew? Using the words “crazy”, “thug” and “lame” are also off-limits, and could possibly be a trigger for one oppressed group or another. Come to think of it, how much longer will it be before the word “trigger” is unacceptable? It can only be a matter of time. Control the language, and you control the debate.
Scriptural religion is about individual salvation; social religion is about collective salvation, a concept that does not exist in Christianity. In many churches on the religious left, the communist goal of replacing revealed religion with social religion has largely been accomplished, as evidenced by the constant refrain of religious-left pastors who sermonize about their undying commitment to the cause of “social justice.”
The bottom line is that we have a civilization here, now, today. If it’s worth preserving — and it has given us lifestyle and law unprecedented in history — then we should robustly defend its institutions and traditions. Tearing it down in deference to a false noble-savage fantasy that we’d never actually want as reality is, frankly, stupid.
Bubble-wrapped Americans, especially the young “adults” on college campuses, can’t bear listening to ideas with which they disagree, much less someone disagreeing with them on any topic of note.
Everything you say, if you want to keep your job and not be “canceled,” has to fit within the narrow bounds of what political correctness tyrants deems to be “appropriate.”
I am offended because I have to qualify everything, every utterance and act, because people who don’t know me will make presumptions about my character if I am not sufficiently woke or apologetic. We used to call that prejudice.