Pigford and Political Correctness
Earlier today on Big Hollywood I wrote about actor Robert Davi and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's recent tweets about the damage political correctness does. Davi pointed me to the writings of Philip Atkinson. Regarding the Pigford cases, I thought this passage was relevant:
By using the excuse of not upsetting anyone, the politically correct are demanding that people behave like the fool who would please everyone; that everyone must become such a fool! All must accept the notions of the Politically Correct as truth, or else! This is the same mentality that inspired the Inquisition and forced Galileo to recant; the same mentality that inspired the Nazis and obtained the Holocaust. Once expression gets placed in a straitjacket of official truth, then the madness that occurs in all totalitarian states is obtained. Life, in private and public, becomes a meaningless charade where delusion thrives and terror rules.
When political correctness rules, years of fraud in the name of reparations and improving race relations go unnoticed. The whistleblowers decided they wouldn't play the fool and worked with Andrew Breitbart and others to expose this fraudulent program. They persevered despite false criticisms that they were hurting black farmers. As Lee Stranahan wrote today, investigating the Pigford cases "lays bare the moral bankruptcy of the left by showing their pretense of altruistic concern on race issues is really just a way to buy votes and line the pockets of lawyers and fraudsters."