Two stories this week illustrate how the Maoist concept of “political correctness” has become so pervasive and insidious in American society that truth and accurate reporting have become the victims.
As WND reported Tuesday, dozens of black teenagers attacked two white reporters for the local Norfolk, Va., newspaper, the Virginia-Pilot. Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami were stopped at a traffic light two weeks ago as a crowd of at least 100 black youths congregated nearby. Someone threw a rock at the window of the car and Forster got out to confront the perpetrator. That’s when the beating started.
When Rostami tried to pull Forster back into the vehicle, the crowd of dozens began pulling her hair, punching her head and scratching her eyes. Both were out of work for a week due to their injuries.
Amazingly, though the victims were staffers for the only newspaper in town, the story was not reported.
America today is being turned upside-down thanks to a “1984”-style “Newspeak” language in which the political and cultural building blocks of today’s society now mean the opposite of what they originally meant. Learn more about this trend of political correctness and its origins in Mao’s “The Little Red Book” in the May issue of Whistleblower.
While recovering at home from his attacks, Forster searched Twitter for mention of the attack. One comment said: “I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light,” another said: “I don’t … (do it for trayvon martin.”
There are two outrages in this one story: The attack itself, which was likely inspired by media hysteria and pre-judgment of the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, and the abject cowardice and self-consciousness of the newspaper to report anything about the attack – the latter being an abject example of “political correctness.”
Did it not occur to anyone in that newsroom that the community would be well-served by the truth of such a vicious assault? Did it not occur to anyone in that newsroom that other potential victims of such crimes might be forewarned? Did it not occur to anyone in that newsroom that ignoring reality doesn’t change it?
The second story, though very different, is related in its own way. The Old Media represented by newspapers like the Virginia-Pilot is dying because of irrelevance, bias, self-censorship of the truth and voluntary acts of “political correctness,” as defined by Mao, the greatest mass murderer in world history.
It’s the story of Carl Gallups, a Florida pastor who maintained a YouTube channel with 23,000 subscribers and more than 530 videos with 21 million views. When NBC edited the 9/11 call from George Zimmerman prior to the Trayvon Martin attack to suggest Zimmerman was concerned about martin’s presence in his gated community because he was black, Gallups posted the complete, unedited, four-minute call on his YouTube channel – a recording that gave a completely different impression.
For that, Gallup’s video was “flagged” as inappropriate by YouTube (Google). Though the video was eventually restored and YouTube admitted it had made a mistake, a few days later, as WND reported, Gallups entire channel was terminated.
Most of Gallups’ video work was of a Christian nature. In fact, the last straw for the channel labeled PPSimmons was a video titled “A Call to Prayer.”
“It was a simple video, in my voice, urging our subscribers to pray for YouTube users who were asking for prayers and because of spiritual battles that they were experiencing in their life,” said Gallups, author of a new apologetics book, published by WND Books, called “The Magic Man in the Sky.” To say the least, the action by YouTube represents a devastating attack on Gallups’ ability to promote his book to the audience he has built over years.
But here’s the point.
The New Media have brought new and much-needed competition to the Old Media. There are new venues for seeking and finding the truth of what is going on in our world. Yet, the same kind of insidious, reality-denying Maoist-inspired “political correctness” is becoming more pervasive in the New Media as ventures such as Google and YouTube set themselves up as the new Orwellian media establishment.
Does anyone care about the raw, unadulterated, unfiltered truth anymore?
With the clutter of so many new media entities and self-styled muckrakers out there, why is it still so hard to find?
And why are certain facts – the so-called “politically incorrect” ones – systematically purged from the public debate and discourse?