"Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in June 1949. The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda."
If you have never read this iconic book, grab a copy. You can probably get it for free in electronic text. I first read it in high school, way back in 1970. I read it again a number of years later and again a couple of months ago. It is as relevant now as it was when it was science fiction. Fahrenheit 451 is another book I have read repeatedly and the reason is the same as 1984. It reveals what could be our future here in the USA.
PC has reached the rabid state where almost anything a person says or writes can get them fired from their job and this folks is what political correctness has accomplished. We have created our own version of the Soviet Secret police known as NKVD.
|NKVD victims killed in mass executions in 1941|
The NKVD undertook mass extrajudicial executions of untold numbers of citizens, and conceived, populated and administered the Gulag system of forced labour camps. Their agents were responsible for the repression of the wealthier peasantry, as well as the mass deportations of entire nationalities to uninhabited regions of the country. They oversaw the protection of Soviet borders and espionage (which included political assassinations), and enforced Soviet policy in communist movements and puppet governments in other countries, most notably the repression and massacres in Poland." Wikipedia
This is the next progression of PC. A nation where everyone is watching each other, ready to report anything suspicious and just like the Spanish Inquisition, the PC police will pick you up and convict you, possibly not even bothering to identify your crime. You think that can't happen?
It almost did in the Judge Kavanaugh hearing, which was more of a monkey trial than anything. Not one witness could collaborate Dr. Ford's testimony and yet nearly 50% of the voting group found him guilty and a rapist.
Intolerance is the bane of free speech. Political correctness needs to be labeled as the opposite of freedom and a noose around everyone's neck.