Sunday, August 19, 2007
Megan Pappada and Political Correctness
You hear a lot of talk about freedom of speech and about how horrible it is our current Leader, George W Bush is listening to our phone conversations and invading our privacy. But then, you have to wonder how serious those who say that it is so terrible are when they condemn, and caused to be fired, Megan Pappada. The Ohio Democratic Party fired her because as a freshman, she wrote a letter to the editor to her college newspaper over seven years ago basically, as someone commented, about segregated dorms.
It is interesting The Party that is trumpeting they are for the little man and Diversity, would choose to use the "You're with us or against Us" approach simply because Megan's view of the world at 18 was out of step with the Official Party Line.
Does holding the point of view that Political Correctness is one of the worse things to come out of the late 80's and 90's make one less of Democrat? There is evidence that Political Correctness is one of the things that helped form the so-called Reagan Democrats. I do believe we live in a society where there are PC Police watching and waiting to punish for that cherished talk show guest filled moment when a public figure has a slip of the tongue or actually says what they mean. The Public Figure then has to pay homage to the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and ask for their forgiveness. Unless you are Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh. Then you can say whatever you want, and the Democratic Party is silent, seemingly afraid of the Republican Noise Machine. It appears the case of Megan Pappada is just another example The Democratic Party only eating their own. Oh Megan we hardly knew thee.