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08 Jan A Progressive’s Guide to Political Correctness

Is there a point where the “P.C. Police” are satisfied? Are there ever “enough” rules governing the jokes we tell, the mascots of sports teams, or the symbols on city seals? Or should we want a society as non-offensive as the American college campus? George Will, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, imagines what an idyllic politically correct universe would look like.
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How indignant can progressives make themselves? There’s a real competition going on. And it’s sweeping the nation: progressive vs. progressive competing to see who can most flamboyantly claim to be offended; to proclaim that their feelings have been hurt; or that their sensitivities have been rubbed raw; or their serenity disturbed; or their composure discombobulated, by something that someone has said. Or by something they have seen. Such as a Confederate flag or a building named after Woodrow Wilson.

But, actually, I think progressives are not sufficiently imaginative. There are many more things they could be indignant about. Starting with where I live—Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post newspaper is — if it will pardon the expression — on the warpath against the name of the Washington Redskins football team. The paper says the name is racist, insulting, demeaning, insensitive, and so on. But the Washington Post takes its name from its city…which is named for George Washington, who was not only a slave owner; he was a tobacco farmer, which some progressives probably think is almost as awful.

Surely the Post should change its name–and should demand that the nation’s capital be renamed. Perhaps as Eleanor Roosevelt City. Obviously it cannot be named for her husband — he who ordered the internment in concentration camps of 117,000 persons of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were native-born American citizens.

And there are hundreds of other towns, counties, parks, and schools named for Washington. Such as Washington and Lee University. Good grief: The name is double hate speech: Robert E. Lee actually commanded the Confederate Army.

Washington is not the only name progressives should scrutinize. The word “Oklahoma” is a compound of two words from the Choctaw language—words meaning “red” and “people.” If it is intolerable to have a football team named “Redskins,” it must be worse to have a state named “Red People.” But let’s get back to cleansing America of all mentions of historic figures who were less than perfect progressives.

On the Tidal Basin in Washington there is a memorial for the slave-owning Thomas Jefferson. This memorial should have a “trigger warning” carved into its marble.

Jacksonville, Florida, and Jackson, Mississippi, and many other places and things, are named for Andrew Jackson, the tormentor of Native Americans. All must be renamed for someone who was saintly, as progressives understand saintliness.

And speaking of saints:

Surely good progressives are traumatized by the names of St. Louis, St. Petersburg, San Diego, San Antonio—not to mention Corpus Christi.

Progressives like it when courts rule that non-denominational prayers at high school graduations violate the separation of church and state. Why, then, don’t they consider it a constitutional outrage that there are cities named for religious figures? Including Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco. That city is—if progressives will pardon the expression—the Vatican of American progressivism.

Progressives should demand that all such cities be renamed for progressive saints. Tony Bennett could sing, “I left my heart in Nancy Pelosi City.” Or we could give these places names that give no offense because they have no meaning.

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  • Manhattan Man
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    The Progressives will eventually destroy their own agenda. I say this because there are very many people with common sense, like George Will, that are pushing back and exposing them for the fools that they are.

  • Tom Jardine
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Political correctness will be our downfall. I agree, some forms of political correctness are ok, but some parts are just silly

  • dogtownczar
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    I wonder how long it will be before politicians will start introducing legislation that bans any public building or city to be named in honor of some person or group of persons. Surely there will be someone offended by "any" name used. Possibly they could introduce legislation to rename cities by their degrees of longitude and latitude. San Francisco could lead by example by renaming themselves Lat 37° 46' 26.2992'' N / Long 122° 25' 52.6692'' W. How about that for a snazzy name, catchy isn't it! Other state flags which have been overlooked: The Arkansas and the California state flags. Take the confederate flag cut it in half then reassemble it by its ends. Thus you've made a confederate diamond out of the confederate flag's X, that is the Arkansas state flag. California's state flag was created in honor of the American men who took the towns North of San Francisco and Sonoma from Mexico known as the "Bear Flag Revolt". Surely by modern thinking these state flag are offensive. Here is a fine legislative example of how all this can be accomplished https://youtu.be/ROxvT8KKdFw

  • Frredomfromjunkscience
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Progressive is just another term for Marxist.

  • Sarcalogos Tortolero
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Oh god I completely forgot about people tearing down statues they wanted to tear down Robert E Lee cause he was a confederate general even though he didn’t want slaves

  • White Rabbit
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Progressive, liberal, democrat, they're all the same moronic idiots that can't deal with reality or their own problems.

  • Siobhan Connolly
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    lol this is epic

  • Rupal Totale
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Hi I am blah from blahblah city. I am from the future and yes the world is f***ed up.

  • Joshua Pattison
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    I am a communist and even i do not support the Political correctness crap i just want to tell people that not all communists support Political correctness it is only some of them, mainly Bolshevik supporters, i am personally a Radical Socialist which i believe at-least in my opinion does not support political correctness

  • Mel Lane
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Snow storm ahead!

  • Nick Ferrum
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Goddamn, you just gave so many ‘progressives’ brain aneurisms out of sheer rage

  • Kate
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Well George Washington had Slaves but he educated them and set them free after

  • Dewey Overholt
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Nailed it. I hope these PC idiots step up their game. We can use 4 more years of President Trump.

  • Steven Combs
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    I live in Oklahoma I always heard it means "Land of the red man"

  • 27.3%
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    I thought his name was george orwell

  • Aoauehdu AN;aokji
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Ah, so you don't know what progressivism is?

  • Alex White
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Why do I get the feeling this is supposed to be a joke on how sensitive and dumb some people are?

  • Anthony Corrales
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    To all those that don't think the Redskins name and logo aren't offensive, I ask you this: would you go, by yourself, into a Native American reservation with Redskins gear on?

  • Will Morton
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Hey i’m from oklahoma…?

  • Kevin Alderdice
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January


  • Devin Wesley
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    I love Prager U, but I don't think this video serves a purpose. It isn't going to educate people or change thier minds…. whats the point of this one?

  • Daithí Oíche
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    I absolutely see your point, but that should not stop the Washington Redskins from changing their name since you know, it is the n-word for Native Americans. Just saying. Don't give the powerful excuses to disavow their actual racism.

  • Tré Reising
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    This is the most far reaching wack shit on the internet.

  • Brandon Brandon
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    We should be filling the prisons with progressives by now. Every one of them are traitors. Or send them to France and Germany so they can see what Islam is really about.

  • James Mac
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    What the progressives are doing is rewriting history, and they are doing it in the pretense of being good people. Nobody is born good, good is a personal opinion, we are born of the normal selfish, narcissistic, mean spirited, idol worshiping kind of humans. There is nothing wrong with the Redskins as a team name, the Indians should be thrilled that they are not forgotten..

  • 57smithers
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Sticks and stones can break your bones, BUT words can "trigger," Hurt Feelings and Personal Assaults.

  • Admiral Spoor
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Ironically (or perhaps serendipitously) there are protests now against Thomas Jefferson.

  • miller forester
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    "We don't need no thought control."

  • Ryan Workman
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    PragerU, I love you, but lil' George Will talking about political correctness?  This is the guy who couldn't identify why President Donald J. Trump was exactly what the doctor ordered to rid us of PC culture.

  • Harshit Madan
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Mr. George Will, you offended 1K SJWs. Shame on you!

  • Cale Richardson
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Who all is from Oklahoma?

  • xrcrx ftfghjg
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    proggressive you mean liberals

  • Jacob Griffin
    Posted at 04:51h, 08 January

    Progressives are insurance agents and the PC Police works for Geek Squad.