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Fine sentiment however political correctness rules the land

Reader comment on item: White House Nonchalance toward the Middle East
in response to reader comment: The debilitating and dark side of political correctness

Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Mar 31, 2006 at 17:44

If he hasn't already David Lincoln might want to take himself to the nearest cinema and see "V for Vendetta". I had the unfortunate experience the other evening of going to see the film. It reaffirmed my belief that the self defeating pattern of behaviour the west has followed since the 1960s is alive and kicking. It didn't help that before I went to see it I came from a function in which at least one individual praised the position of the French vis a vis the Middle East. The French who as always are capitulating before Islamofascism rather than opposing it.

Political correctness is pervasive phenomena because it allows people to be lazy. They can more readily apply inertia to their own patriots and neoconservatives than they can the Islamists. Recognising the threat the latter pose is not only frightening but calls for action that has an unpleasant immediacy to it. Far better to stick our heads in the sand and allow our civilisation to die slowly.

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