The Sword of Hypocrisy
Three decades ago TV celebrity Paula Deen used the 'N' word in what may have been a careless moment or a simple indiscretion. For that she has to forfeit her entire career and be subject to ridicule and social shunning. Go figure.
From the Black Panthers gathered in front of polling booths in the 2008 presidential election to the recent prosecution witness in the Trayvon Martin case, we have all heard the term 'cracker' used as a derogatory term for white people. No careers were lost for the use of that word. In fact it was sheepishly passed over by the PC crowd, as usual, and buried under the guilt America has not dealt with since the days of the Emancipation Proclamation.
In the church we are warned not to judge. (Luke 6: 37) Effectively this is our warning not to play the sheriff in the Kingdom of God. Social engineers for the political correct movement should be warned not to play sheriff in the kingdom of men. (Da 4: 17) That warning has apparently been ignored.
It is fast becoming a matter of which hypocrisy you want to choose. Listening to black rap music will produce more N words in five minutes than Paula Deen could conjure in several lifetimes, but that seems to be OK with the guilt-laden PC crowd.
Then there are those living down in bayous and hills of the Deep South where unfortunately the N word is used repeatedly by locals to this day. Someone seems to have forgotten to tell them that the civil rights movement has happened and it's time to deal with the residuals of racial bigotry. Don't write me or blog that this is not so, I am a resident of Southeastern Louisiana. Just because you live in Cleveland, or San Francisco, that doesn't change the facts.
If we were to be consistent, shouldn't we drop all the rappers who use the N word from the rolls of those make millions by spewing pop-culture drivel. We may also want to send down U.S. troops to the South to finish reconstruction since it didn't take the first time.
The hypocrisy of the PC movement is that it is quite selective. It narrows in on the smallest infraction especially if the violators are in the public view, but leaves the daily common use of indiscretions untouched. It deals with appearances rather than substance. It demands respect for trivia, trends, and tripe while ignoring the deepest divisions of our social problems.
Jesus noticed the hypocrisy of the religious leaders in his day as well as the nit-picky nature of their criticisms. They gave money publicly to get attention and they clamored over every miniscule aspect of the hygienic and ceremonial Law of Moses, but then they took the fortunes of widows and delivered those with slight infractions of that law to ridicule and sometimes to severe punishments. In a Godly show of anger Jesus rebuked them and said, "Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel." (Mt 23: 24)
The word police of the day have managed to get people deeply bogged down in the hazy areas of the denotation and the connotations of words. PC proponents of the day have become a fearful plague for the camels of this world.
In a recent TV ad the use of the term 'gay' as a derogatory term is condemned and everyone is urged to stop using it post haste. What a jungle -- since we must now differentiate between its connotative meanings, which one did we mean to use? Did we mean happy, homosexual, or stupid? Thanks for the confusion PCers.
PC nonsense is everywhere, but it is becoming the sword by which anyone not bowing to the twisted social engineering of the hour can be publicly hacked to pieces. Now it is used in academia as well. Not knowing the difference between education and indoctrination is in itself a product of PC mindlessness, but in the area of higher learning it is a complete non sequitur.
Doctoral student Ms. Gillian John-Charles was kicked out of Chicago's Roosevelt University for expressing her belief that homosexuals are not born that way, but have chosen to be gay. Needless to say she is bringing suit against the school and we can only hope they are made to answer for their nonsense.
Academia has brandished its PC sword against anyone who won't buy the 'everything from nothing' theory of evolution that as yet has still not accounted for the trillions of missing transitional links from every known species on the planet. Evangelist Ray Comfort says that their PC adherence is approaching the critical phase known as the party line. Comfort says, 'You can lead an evolutionist to evidence, but you can't make them think."
Scientist and academicians in many fields have been ostracized and destroyed for not following the party line of the evolutionary mantra. A simple cursory examination of all the new evidence for creationism would cast doubt in the minds of the staunchest evolutionist, but that's where PC swordsmen step in to threaten life, limb and career. Creation scientists don't care about PC, but are uncovering facts every day that are based on true empiricism and honest evaluation.
Long before PC there was a call to carefully regard the use of words. Christ was no social engineer, but he was the incarnation of the living God who called for men to use words that were based in truth, love and respect for others. PC is a last day's device that comes from his enemy and is used to corral the unsuspecting followers to a place of feigned peace and harmony. It is ersatz with septicemia; it is a deluge of waste water passing itself off as a Niagara of fresh social cleansing. It is farcical fake and now, is quickly becoming deadly.
"A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." (Mt 12: 35-37)
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