Yesterday, some friends were discussing the question, and some were certain it would. The public, we were assured, is fed up, just fed up.
But so? The public can be fed up by all kinds of things no one does anything. Change happens because of perceived, avoidable harm to ourselves and/or moral outrage over what we witness.
From Daniel Greenfield at Front Page,
“It’s not immoral for one human to own another human”: Georgetown prof defends Islamic slavery, rape
Georgetown is a Catholic university.
1. This comes from the account of Umar Lee, a Muslim student who was offended by how far Jonathan Brown went in defending slavery and rape.
2. In the era of the campus trigger warning, rape culture and renaming buildings named after slave owners, Brown offered a spirited defense of slavery and rape.
You can expect feminist protests on campus around roughly… never. More.
Reality check: Of course feminists said nothing. Aggrieved identity groups do not diss each other if they benefit from the same government handouts and crackdowns. It’s just understood.
But now, if a Catholic had said those things, what would have been the result?
To ask is to unearth an oft-missed point: Slavery and rape are not addressed in order to provoke an honest discussion. If they were, the Catholic could safely have said that. (He could not be a Catholic in good faith, but that is a different issue.)
No, slavery and rape are addressed in order to advance the boundaries of political correctness: If the speaker represents an aggrieved identity group and you disagree with him by saying slavery and rape are wrong, you risk being labelled a bigot.
Thus there is no argument. As intended.
That is the power of political correctness, now displayed in its clearest form since Stalin.
How long will Political Correctness last? As long as we are all unethical enough to accept it. We make that decision every day. And the choice grows starker every day. But, as above, change can only happen when ordinary people are willing to take the risk of voting no.
See also: “What hell is happening in Scandinavia”? Anti-Semitism is now PC