“Political correctness is a vile symptom of modern times. This condition does, however, have an even more vile and regressive side-effect. There is a growing reactionary response to political correctness that is people throwing themselves back into the pit of misogyny and active intolerance to the circumstantials such as race, religious origin and disability. Political correctness is giving the bigots a golden opportunity to once again be very vocal about their narrowminded beliefs, but this time they get to appear as champions of common sense amongst a sea of ridiculous PC regulations.
I really don’t know which is worse, Political Correctness or the loathsome bigots from the far side of the fence that it keeps in business.”
– Wile E Quioxte, Letters to the Devil message board.
Political Correctness is definitely worse. Loathsome bigots will be around no matter what, but PC doesn’t have to be. That attitude goes along with the typical line in the US “i may not agree with what you say but i’ll fight for your right to say it.”
PC fascism (such as the anti-Nazi neo-fascism currently en vogue with German legislators) just makes me think that the people behind it have something to hush-hush; thus we get bigots like David Irving denying the Holocaust, getting jailed and being taken as oppressed (anti-)heroes of free speech – as opposed to the dubious characters they generally are.