My answer to When is being politically correct wrong?
Answer by Desmond Last:
What the question is asking can be written as ‘If you do not like gays should you be able to say so’? The laws states we must accept gays but as yet it is unable to make us think we like gays.
I personally do not mind what the sexual preferences of a person are and I expect them to respect mine.
Is it right to legislate preferences before the National debate has been allowed to change minds?
Should we let those who are opposed to a particular group state why, so we have the opportunity to debate with them and to change their minds?
Being Politically correct can stifle debate and cause an emotional bottleneck that can lead to violence.
It alos gives Politicians as easy label for them to peruse their political opportunism.
The National Debate should always precede the laws that provide the Political Correctness.
But too often the ‘Western Nanny State’ knows best and those who oppose whatever group is being legislated for are frustrated by a lack of opportunity to debate their disagreement. That disconnect leads to the violence we so often see against sex, color, race or faith.
Our democratizes have failed to develop a more inclusive form of democracy. If we are to channel our emotion into a common goal of understanding we need to all be included in the National Debate not just the ‘Power Elites’.
Our Governments do not listen to the People they only listen to ‘Power Groups’. It is time they listened to all of us.