[quote]So what does it mean to be PC? Well, if you are in favor of affirmative action, feminism, environmentalism, gay and lesbian rights, human rights, legalized abortions, and Third World resistance to imperialism, then you are PC. By expanding the meaning of political correctness to include any expression of radical ideas, Wilson argues, conservatives distorted its original meaning and turned it into a mechanism for doing exactly what they charge is being done to them–silencing dissent.
Ultimately, the charge of PC becomes what Wilson calls a form of conservative correctness.The concept of political correctness becomes a proactive tool of right-wing conservative hegemony, not the cry of an embattled conservative minority drowning in a sea of arbitrary speech codes and unfounded sexual harassment suits. Wilson writes:
Conservatives present themselves as the victims of false charges of racism and sexism, victims of the repressive thought police, and victims of reverse discrimination. The critics of political correctness invert reality by declaring themselves oppressed by feminists and minorities. While sarcastically attacking the victims revolution of minorities on campus, Souza and other critics have created their own victim’s revolution with a new victim: the oppressed conservative white male. [/quote]
Wake up little Suzy! [/quote]