Strength for the Fight Against PC, by Tony Thomas.
Australian university students are starting to rise up against Left brainwashing and political correctness. But such rebels must be prepared to pay a high price for openly challenging the zeitgeist on campus.
Case in point: a young woman studying and working at Melbourne University, who spoke up at an Institute of Public Affairs function in Melbourne last night (Wed). She asked Spectator editor Rowan Dean, who was there for the launch of his novel Corkscrewed, how she could openly express her politically incorrect views at the university and still hold on to her job.
Dean said she would suffer for speaking out but ultimately would be respected. Many others were in similar situations. “You have to be true to what you believe in. Put up with the ratbags. It’s sticks-and-stones stuff. But, yes, you can lose your job unfortunately. That is Australia today. It is terrifying, but do you want to work in a place where you are forever watching what you say? If they do you wrong, go to Andrew Bolt and spread it on national TV.” …
Dean, who has edited the Australian Spectator since 2014, said, “If you don’t kick back against political correctness it gets you. Friends and family that 15 years ago were happy, strong conservatives have completely succumbed and think carefully about risking a wrong word — or they just stay silent.
“I had my sister-in-law screeching obscenities at Christmas lunch because I dared comment that London now resembles Bahrain.
“When someone says an idiotic, politically correct thing, strike back, say ‘no’. I talk of Sudanese gangs in Melbourne not because I’m racist but because that’s what they are: Sudanese gangs. Your papers in Victoria won’t tell you that but in NSW, we know.” …
Dean summed up by saying that humor and ridicule are the best weapons against the PC tribe, since humor reveals the absurdities of posturers. They want to be taken seriously for arguments that have no merit whatsoever.