Political correctness has become the new truth, by Rex Jory.
The Australia I love is disappearing. It’s been hijacked by faceless people who worship at the altar of political correctness and personal offence.
These messengers of the new morality paint themselves as victims. They believe they are entitled to compensation or apology if they are offended. They seek reward or retribution for the slightest inconvenience.
These self-proclaimed victims use social media with such devastating effect they have wrested control of the nation’s political, social and moral agenda. They tear down people who dare express a contrary view. They humiliate and intimidate anyone who challenges their beliefs. Megaphone politics.
They know best. Their view of Australia in 2017 must prevail. My way or the highway. Never mind that it is not the view of the majority of people. …
They have crushed free speech and free expression by destroying community debate. People are now too frightened to say what they believe.
Political correctness twists and manipulates truth. It has become the new truth, the selective truth. Yet truth is no longer a defence. Just because someone expresses an opinion based on fact, they are not immune from being attacked and discredited on social media.
If someone dares criticise or even raise political, religious or racial issues which are contrary to the beliefs of the anonymous purists, the reaction and retribution can be swift and brutal. Often it resembles hate-speak. …
The Australian community has fragmented. We are no longer a single, coherent society. People are judged on what they are, what they believe and not what they have achieved or contributed.