Political Correctness Epidemic To Punish Employers For Wrong Pronouns
The political correctness epidemic is destroying this country. Barack Obama and the rest of the idiot liberals are fundamentally changing the country alright, and, in the process, they are accelerating America’s demise. One of their most effective tools is the political correctness epidemic. Every day I shake my head and mumble expletives because of the sheer volume of politically correct bullshit in the news.
Political correctness is used very effectively by progressives (which is what the idiot liberals now prefer to be called) to change America a little bit at a time. They institute change progressively, so we don’t notice or object too strenuously. But, they’ve been doing it for 100 years, since Woodrow Wilson was president. The phenomenon is known as liberal creep and in 100 years the progressives have managed to inflict a great deal of harm from the accumulated change.
For 100 years we’ve swallowed a slow trickle of progressive change. But the last seven years have been quite different. Since Obama took office, progressive change is much tougher to swallow, much like trying to drink from a fire hose. The severity, breadth and frequency of progressive change during the last seven years is astonishing. Chief among the changes is the unbridled expansion of political correctness.
Political Correctness Is Language Arm Of The Left’s War On America
Political correctness is part of the cultural evolution of liberalism. What began as attempts to soften the language of discrimination, racism and sexism, evolved into an organized strategy to force America to embrace multiculturalism and victimhood. The natural result of this effort has turned more and more people into victims, and has turned America into a nation of whiny pansies.
As the political correctness epidemic spread, it became acceptable to punish transgressors who dared to use language the might hurt somebody’s feelings. Those who embrace the concept of political correctness soon embraced the notion of punishing transgressors. One small step further and we began legislating ways to punish those who were not politically correct. Americans seem to have forgotten that free speech is a right protected by the Constitution. Nowhere does the Constitution provide protection against hurt feelings.
Nonetheless, the left has been running amok with legislation and regulations to enforce political correctness. If we don’t stop them, and reverse the trend, it will lead to the destruction of America. Every once in awhile we see the left go too far and I tell myself that surely there will be a backlash. Last week saw one of those oversteps in New York City where employers can now be fined for calling transgenders by the wrong name, wrong sex or wrong pronoun.
Political Correctness Epidemic Seeks To Fine NYC Employers For Transgender Pronouns
New guidance has been issued by the idiot liberals at the New York City Commission on Human Rights that imposes fines against employers who refer to transgender employees by the wrong name, gender or pronoun. Employers can be fined up to $125,000 if the infraction is accidental, but fines can be up to $250,000 if the infraction was deliberate.
“[City law] prohibits unlawful discrimination in public accommodations, housing and employment on the basis of gender,” the new guidance reads. “Gender is defined as one’s ‘actual or perceived sex and shall also include a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth.’”
The new regulations go on to say that it is incumbent upon the employer to keep track of how transgender employees self identify. So employers who refer to employee Scott Schafer as him would be breaking the law – and subject to enormous fines – if I self identified as a woman at the time the employer used the word ‘him’ in referring to me.
For saying the wrong thing. Welcome to progressive America. Mark Twain once said, “Never argue with stupid people. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.” At one time, that was very sound advice, but the time has come where we have to fight back against the stupid. Just like my man in the video, I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.