Saturday, December 20, 2008
How's Your P.I.Q.?
P.I.Q. = Politically Incorrect Quotient.
The following ten questions can be used to gauge one’s degree of susceptibility to political correctness and its obverse, political incorrectness. They do not exhaust all questions that could be asked on this subject, only some of the more important ones. These are all simply Yes or No questions.
1. Internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War 2
a) Was the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War 2 by the Roosevelt Administration a “shameful chapter” in American history which we have moved beyond and should never come close to repeating?
b) Or was the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War Two by the Roosevelt Administration a necessary and rational measure to protect America from a people whose culture was unusually prone to a trans-American solidarity to an ideology whose goal was military conquest of America, and as such unusually prone to subterfuge toward that end?
a) Are all cultures the same?
b) Are some cultures worse than others ethically and by extension sociopolitically?
3. The West
Is the West superior to the non-West?
4. Western Colonialism
Was the epoch of Western Colonialism (approximately 400 years from the 16th to the middle of the 20th century) on balance beneficent for the world and for the West?
5. The Middle Ages
Was the medieval West (aka Christendom) on balance a vibrant, dynamic and progressive era conducive socially, culturally, politically, legally, technologically, scientifically and philosophically to the later progress of the West?
Has Christianity been, on balance, beneficent for the West?
7. Political Correctness (PC)
Does PC exist as a sociopolitical problem causing various forms of long-term damage to people and society?
Do too many black people manifest certain features of sociopathy sufficiently distinct in both kind and degree from societies of white people to warrant concern for social order?
Is Islam itself a systemic organic singular ideology that is uniquely evil, unjust and dangerous to the world and, as such, must be stopped?
Are all Muslims to be considered as agents of Islam as defined by #9 ?
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