The racism attacks on Whaleoil arose because the blog pointed out the fact that part-Europeans who refer to themselves as Maori are over-represented in the child abuse statistics: nothing more, nothing less. Every Kiwi knows this but in an increasingly politically correct society like New Zealand it is apparently ‘offensive’ to say so. Mike Hosking was commenting on the resignation of the mayor of New Plymouth Andrew Judd.
The sole purpose of political correctness is to deny individuals their freedom of speech. It is used to persecute those who hold anti-establishment views and it is used to promote a Socialist worldview. Hence the vilification of climate change sceptics, or people who do not toe the establishment line on favouring race-based groups, or the desire to ban slogans because they might cause ‘offence’ to some group or other.
Just in case you are in any doubt as to what constitutes political correctness you will know by its outcome. It leads to bans, censorship and persecution. It is one of the building blocks of tyranny.
Here are two videos that the PC world would love to ban but while there is still a small glimmer of free speech left flickering in New Zealand I urge you to watch them.
Firstly John Cleese on political correctness