Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Man Who Changed His Name To : "Politically Correct"

I know a man who changed his name to "Politically Correct". He did this so he’d never forget who and what he was. His relatives thought he’d disgraced them having rejected the family name but regardless he wanted to do the right and proper thing. By changing his name to “Politically Correct” he knew it would remind him never to fail at being scrupulous and relating things in the most suitable unoffensive way. 

Never would he fall into the slips of the tongue of lesser men, as calling a delivery person a mailman not considering they may be of the female gender. The family of P.C. even suggested to him that “Politically Correct” might even have been a term derived from the Communists where they referred to the “party line” or the line which is correct.   P.C. threw caution to the wind believing a world without offending any bodies’ sensitivities had to be the right way to go. 

A day came however when what were considered by some as “real bad people” came to the country. Their intent was to annihilate and destroy the people of the land. Politically Correct strongly asserted they not be termed “bad” but rather define them as not being too upright or virtuous in character. That would leave room to consider they had a degree of goodness but that it just needed slightly more developed. 

They were probably good at heart, he reasoned, and they probably just needed some positive direction. He also wrote a letter to major media outlets insisting that they stop publishing the description of some of these not too nice characters less they offend those of similar appearance. From this point on they should keep all descriptions of the bad people as colour neutral which meant no longer saying they were black, red, yellow or whatever but have it put it down as  “Non-Whites”.  

Some considered P.C. a genius and gave him the “Nobel Peace Prize” which delighted him no end. One problem began to develop however. People couldn’t quite figure out just what“non-whites” were responsible in seeking to plot the demise of the good people of the land. Finally they gave up trying to know so as not to be condemned as insensitive.

This way of thinking taking hold on the people was all the Grey-Blue Bad People needed in order to carry out their dastardly deeds and wreak destruction on the land. They even captured Politically Correct and took him to their grey and blue world where they locked him in stocks.

In their town square he was mocked and ridiculed, caring not one iota for any of his sensitivities to his last dying day. At times they wondered if they were being merciless, and cruel but then concluded it was P.C. that opened the door to the destroyers. To feel sorry for him might possibly make them as Politically Correct as he. 

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