Left, right both guilty

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Ms. Co­ralie Koonce, re­spond­ing to Dr. Pre­ston Jones’ guest col­umn, presents a very good litany of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness per­pe­trated by the right. Yes, the right is guilty of many things, al­though I hes­i­tate to call it po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, but rather rigid uni­for­mity and ad­her­ence to cer­tain be­liefs. The right, keep in mind, is sup­posed to act this way, is ex­pected to act this way.

The left, on the other hand, is the open, tol­er­ant, di­verse, and in­clu­sive seg­ment of so­ci­ety which is the­o­ret­i­cally op­posed to this rigid mind­set, the mind­set of the right. Which, in prac­tice, it is not. Yes, the left, which sup­pos­edly cre­ated po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, is just as sti­fling, just as in­tol­er­ant, just as non-in­clu­sive, and just as non-di­verse when it comes to dif­fer­ing opin­ions and per­spec­tives. If it doesn’t fit, it must be shunned, dis­missed, thrown aside.

Yes, the left is just as bad as the right. Per­haps the world should take heed of The Who and “Won’t Get Fooled Again”: “The part­ing on the left is now part­ing on the right.” As al­ways, slow down and grill. DAVID KEL­LEY

Fort Smith

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