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an extremely worrying, but growing, trend

I was very worried to hear about the memo at google yesterday. I just read that it's author has now been fired, but the fact he wrote it at all is a symptom of a very dark, worrying trend. There now seems to be a growing backlash against liberal, tolerant values, both here and in america. People seem to think it's cool to speak out against political correctness and tolerance. The vogue is to say it's some kind of mind control, as if to be racist or sexist is to speak some sort of repressed truth. Of course that is utter bollocks: no truth is being repressed; political correctness exists to ensure people are treated fairly, irrespective of gender or ethnicity. But spurred on by bigots like Farage and Trump, certain people now think it's cool to be racist and sexist, claiming to be repressed by the mainstream. It's as if these straight white male morons want to reclaim the social advantages they had fifty years ago, and still think they are entitled to. They think that seeing these bigots on tv gives them a right to be bigots in public; they no longer need to think things through like the rest of us, but can give voice to their simplistic, arrogant and judgemental views. It's an extremely worrying, but growing, trend; far right bigotry is gaining confidence - surely it must be dealt with before it gets out of hand.


[Edited 08/08/2017 at 12:46:41 - added a bit]

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