Political correctness. It’s the bane of our society. People who are politically correct are hyper sensitive about any topic that they encounter, whether it deserves that kind of attention or not. As my grandma would say, they’re worried about something that “doesn’t amount to a hill of beans” when it comes right down to it.
Heck, I remember back in the day, when granny used to….
“C’mon Sonny Jim, step down off the soapbox and get to the point.”
Ah yes. Political correctness.
I have a question for you, my fine reader. Is it possible to be reverse politically correct? Watch this video, and afterwards, I’ll explain what I mean.
After watching this video myself, I believe I’ve come up with a new phenomenon. Since I discovered it, it’s only right that I should be the one to name it. Thus, I christen my new discovery “reverse political correctness”.
As you may or may not know, the dark skinned fellow in the video, Bobby Ghosh, is the deputy international editor of Time magazine. And he has committed the first act of reverse political correctness known to man.
Now, Bobby struck me as a regular politically correct person. I think it’s a job requirement for employment with any modern media outlet these days. Especially if you’re an international deputy editor. Wow, what a title!
But ol’ Bobby Ghosh proved me wrong. In case you missed it, Ghosh goes on record as saying (and I’m paraphrasing here) that burning a Qu’ran is much worse than burning a Bible, because clearly the Qu’ran is written by God, while the Bible is written by men.
Did you see it? Right there. Reverse political correctness!
This truly is a proud day for me.
I’ve already planned on how to spend the money I make from this discovery. But that’s a post for another day…
Of course, I’m being facetious. Reverse political correctness doesn’t really exist. Sadly, double standards do exist, and not in favor of Christians.
When Terry Jones burned a Qu’ran back in March of this year, there was international outrage. Heck, there are still protests being held and people being hurt in the Middle East to this day over the event. The sad thing is that there seems to be more media coverage on the burning of an inanimate object than of the people actually being hurt by the protests.
Apparently it’s ok to say derogatory or ignorant things about Christians or the Bible. And these comments don’t fall in the category of “not being politically correct”. If they did the media would be in a frenzy over the above video, like they are when anyone says anything negative about any other religion/race/lifestyle/etc. that society deems a protected commodity.
Instead, this video had a lousy 2000 views last time I checked. It barely even rated an obscure news article.
In the end, I’d have to say grandma was right. As far as protecting peoples’ rights goes, political correctness hasn’t “amounted to a hill of beans.”
In fact, the protesters in Afghanistan burned more Qu’rans than Terry Jones ever thought of destroying. In protest of burning a Qu’ran.
Figure that one out.