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April 02, 2007

'Shhh! Stop talking about the Jews...you're upsetting the moslem kids!'

Moral stupidity on parade

Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Governmentbacked study has revealed.

It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.

Jeff Goldstein writes:
The self-esteem movement, multiculturalism, and Western guilt and weakness have finally come together in a perfect storm of philosophical surrender.

I have been writing on this for what seems like ages, but at base, identity politics—which manifests itself in political correctness and a perverse, inverted, Orwellian idea of “tolerance”—is an irreconcilable enemy of liberalism. And, when the ascendant minority also happens to be an opponent of pluralism, the more the majority cedes to that aggressive and demanding minority, the more illiberal the social ethos inexorably becomes.

Which is right on the mark and Jeff expands on it both eloquently and persuasively.

And it won't make a whit of difference to the illiberal Liberals Leftists who defend, apologize for, and support with little question, the exotic "Other" (as long as that other loathes The West with the same passion they hold).

A shorter response to such "what's wrong with not offending moslems?" is to counter with this proposal:

Demand that slavery lessons be dropped from history books least white children be offended.

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Posted by Darleen at April 2, 2007 09:59 PM


Those that forget the past are condemned to
repeat it.

Posted by: karl anglin at April 3, 2007 09:41 AM

Political correctness has gotten out of hand.

Posted by: Jane at April 7, 2007 06:28 PM

I agree. Similarly, US schools shouldn't be teaching "intelligent design" to appease the Christian grievance lobby.

Posted by: Josh at April 9, 2007 03:26 PM