Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fraser's last testament

Before he died, George McDonald Fraser wrote in Britain's Daily Mail a litany of his complaints about the modern world. I can see most of his points.
Political correctness is about denial, usually in the weasel circumlocutory jargon which distorts and evades and seldom stands up to honest analysis.
It comes in many guises, some of them so effective that the PC can be difficult to detect. The silly euphemisms, apparently harmless, but forever dripping to wear away common sense - the naivete of the phrase "a caring force for the future" on Remembrance poppy trays, which suggests that the army is some kind of peace corps, when in fact its true function is killing.

Read the whole thing here.

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