For decades, postmodern professors made money on campuses with their palm-reader-style translation act, where they would take any work of art and tell you what it meant, and usually it had to do with hidden racism or sexism.
Now you don't have to pay money for the whole "everything is subjective and racism is everywhere" lecture, because it has trickled down to culture as a whole.
Wired Magazine ran an article titled "Is Lord of the Rings Prejudiced Against Orcs?" which examines a book by Wired writer Andy Duncan.
Duncan sees President Trump and thinks, "I bet that's who J.R.R. Tolkien was actually talking about! This is the actual War of the Ring!"
As Tolkien well knew, the war is never quite over, and it has a tendency to show up right there in your own hometown when you're least expecting it.
And this gem:
It's hard to miss the repeated notion in Tolkien that some races are just worse than others, or that some peoples are just worse than others. And this seems to me—in the long term, if you embrace this too much—it has dire consequences for yourself and for society.
There is an upside to all of this. There's a positive to all this politically correct madness. In a way, it's a sign that things are going really well. The left has become the nagging busybody of our culture, constantly peeking out the window, phone in hand, for the slightest sign of trouble so they can call the police and get someone locked up.
There's a positive to all this politically correct madness. In a way, it's a sign that things are going really well.
But the truth is, there's hardly anything for them to get worked up about. Almost nothing. So the next time some healthy, over-privileged person starts screeching about how the Teletubbies are racist and we need to do something about it, just sigh a sigh of relief, because it's proof that we're actually doing pretty well.