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When Osama bin Laden becomes PC

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Submitted by Vic McGonegal (United States), Jan 27, 2004 at 15:17

"When Osama bin Laden becomes PC" is another amazing but not suprising episode of Orwellian doublethink.

Although I can see where the prison governor wished to avoid explosive racial issues, ("to have continued sensitivity …) it is insane to predicate such a serious employment decision on such tenuous grounds.

Of course we don't know the whole story concerning the affair: the fact that the governor already had an "...inflam[ed] situation"; Rose's long term job performance (20+ years? seems he did well); and of course the findings, rational and conclusions of the internal prision investigation and of the employment tribunal.

But, no matter, this story is another illustration of the schism growing between the advocates and followers of the PC persuation (i.e., those of the elitist left wing liberal ideologies) and those who prefer to follow the traditional usage of life experience, logic and common sense (i.e., the common man/woman).

I wish the best for Mr. Rose.

Vic McGonegal,
Laurel, MD USA

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