Left, right both guilty
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