Chapter 12 of Glenn's 2007 book, An Inconvenient Book, is dedicated to that ever-changing, all-inclusive, feel-good notion of political correctness. If words or actions make someone feel bad or excluded, just change them! If those words or actions make someone feel bad or excluded, change them again! It's a never-ending cycle of appeasement that will, in fact, never appease.
In what may be called another Glenn Beck prediction come true, the chapter features a series of images with non-offensive bathroom signage that --- hopefully --- should appeal to all and offend none. That's the PC goal, right?
This PC nonsense has its roots in Marxism, particularly when it comes to sexuality and the newly PC-approved "gender identity." Here's an excerpt from Chapter 12, You Can't Say That! The Politics of Correctness:
Unless you're a fan of concentration camps, gulags, long lines and shared wealth, communism hasn't exactly been the source of many enduring ideas. But there is one notable exception: political correctness. Yes, it was those zany Marxist Communists like Georg Lukacs (no, not the Star Wars guy), Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer and Felix Weil who helped lay the foundation that would later become political correctness.
Lukacs beleived that the biggest obstacle to achieving a Marxist "Happy Fun Land" was Western culture, so he started a war on it. He called it "cultural terrorism."
First up on the docket: a Madonna-like sex education program. The program encouraged "sexual promiscuity" (that's PC for acting like Lindsay Lohan) and "free love" (that's PC for acting like Paris Hilton). The idea was to create a new "all-inclusive" society that would promote all sexual lifestyles as equal — a very PC concept, indeed.
It's straight out of Marxism 101 --- and the American "if-it-feels-good-do-it" generation of the 1970s embraced it wholeheartedly.
Thankfully, the majority of society knows that no matter what signage goes on a bathroom door or what inclusive language or policy is touted, it's not okay for grown men to invade the private spaces of women and children.
And that's a terribly inconvenient truth for the PC crowd to own.