Dr. James & Natalie Ricks
The Battle Between Political Correctness, Traditional Values and Clear Thinking
THE POWER OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN CURRENT SOCIETY
PC at its core is a form of thought control. A culture war exists between traditional Judaeo-Christian values and modern progressivism or liberalism. Progressives are prohibiting many Christian concepts from discussion in the public square, under the guise of preventing offense to anyone or any group in words spoken, except of course, for Christians. Christians should not, and do not wish to offend others, but neither should free speech be so limited. William Bernaise the founder of Public Relations, talked about the power of ‘Semantic Tyranny”. He attempted to put words and the thoughts behind those POLITICALLY INCORRECT words off limits.
Semantic tyranny is a form of thought control. Books like 1984 , predicted big government thought police. You dare not think or give certain opinions. THE PUBLIC WAS MANIPUTLATED in a near comical fashion in the book. SEMANTIC TYRANNY GIVES SOME THOUGHTS SUCH A NEGATIVE LABEL THAT PEOPLE ARE SCARED AWAY FROM EVEN THINKING THESE IDEAS.
THOUGHT POLICE PREVAILED WITH HUGE SUCCESS IN FASCIST AND COMMUNIST STATES.
Both are socialistic, big government styles of governing, which prohibit traditional values, the Bible and the Ten Commandments in most of education and the media. However one should remember that our Founding Fathers, of which sixty percent were Christian ministers, had them chiseled into walls of the Supreme Court and other government buildings. But now they are on the forbidden list. These things are considered objectionable now in polite society and in the public square. However the Bible was at the core and in the hearts of Founding Fathers of America. Remember the American Revolution was the most successful one in world history. The French and Russian Revolutions turned into blood baths. One can easily discern God's blessing of the work of the founding fathers of America.
Large dictatorial governments believe it is important to restrict religious freedom. If religion is a factor then they wish to control the religion. Political Correctness is a catch phrase for ‘the government’s socialist' agenda’ controlling and dominating speech in some countries. We citizens have to toe the liberal government line on issues like abortion, unbiblical marriage policies, open borders, radical feminism etc. or else be reported to the sensitivity police for being intolerant. Truth is irrelevant! This is especially true in academia and the mainstream media. Microsoft has developed a PC grammar checker for all our written documents. God is no longer in the picture. They have essentially removed God and prayer from our schools, but we now have Political Correctness instead!
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN THE PAST
The huge all powerful communistic or socialistic governments of the twentieth century demanded PC. Their leaders were bolstered by propaganda techniques developed to ‘deify’ the leaders. Further they made it a crime to speak against the leader or any government policies. Stalin created an atmosphere of sheer terror regarding saying or writing the wrong thing. PC was enforced with deadly consequences. They encouraged children to spy on their parents and put in place neighbors to spy on those who were too well informed or educated beyond their indoctrination. Justice Scalia said in 2016 about these Atheistic governments that they were the major mass murderers in mankind's history not religion. Stalin’s communist government murdered 62 million of its own people in its 75 year history. While Mao’s communist government murdered 35 million of its own people from 1946 to 1976.
Ironic isn't it that evil mass murdering leaders were 'deified' by their media to the their people. Murderers worshiped as dime-gods. This includes names such as Stalin,Hitler, Castro.
Scalia explains that without God, the leaders and their public have no reason to value human life. God values human life made in his image, but without God, people are of no special value. The ends justify the means. The Gulags of the Soviet Union were nightmarish. So were the concentration and labor camps of the NATIONAL SOCIALIST PARTY. The NAZI were also big government socialists. They were NOT conservatives who believed in individual freedoms ,limited government and rights of free speech for the individual.
One has to feel sorry for the Germans and Russians and many others who were afraid to speak or think certain thoughts in the twentieth century. The ancient world forced people to deify or worship pagan leaders of the great empires as well. Note Dan 6:5, 7. Worship of ‘Caesar” was why so many kings took the title of ‘Caesar” .
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN THE FUTURE
Bible prophesy reveals at least one enormous empire coming in the end of the age with a dictator who will require the world to worship him. No doubt, those who do not fall in line or criticize him will face horrible consequences. One can only imagine how strong the PC will be in that empire. Media power and propaganda techniques will be even more pervasive and powerful than they are now. Think of people in central Europe in 1940 shouting ‘Heil Hitler’ the NAZI version of ‘Hail Caesar’. It will seem small compared to what is coming to Europe at the end of this evil age. Note II Thess. 2:3-4. Why the great falling away? No doubt the people will be thoroughly brain washed in progressive anti-Biblical concepts. Why will God allow this? We as a society do not LOVE the truth. See II Thess. 2:9-11.
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Do we love the truth? Do we love logic and clear thinking? Do we appreciate traditional values? Do we love Biblical truths that are unpopular with the elites? Those so deceived will suffer the plagues of God. The true church will be in places of safety for most part. See Rev 2:10. This beast of a dictator will magnify his persona and demand all worship him. See Dan 11:36-37. He will create a strong mixture of Babylonian religious concepts and the worship of himself until he is thrown alive into the lake of fire by a returned Christ. Dan 11:38-39.
A new Hitler is coming. He will be a lot more powerful and deceptive and yes more evil than Hitler. It will happen because people do not love the truth. The new super leader will find easy victims of lies. Armed with better propaganda techniques than in the past and compliant media will easily lead many astray.
Daniel 11:36 “And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done”.