In Dalrymple’s newest contribution to Pajamas Media, he compares the censoriousness of modern political correctness to that of Victorian England, noting the key difference in target, of course:
There is a wonderful passage in Martin Chuzzlewit in which Pecksniff introduces his two daughters to a third party.
“Charity and Mercy,” he says. “Not unholy names, I think?”
If he were living today, now that we have made so much progress, he would say:
“Equality and Diversity. Not unholy names, I think?
“If people really care about the environment, why don’t they campaign against rock music in public places, a vastly greater threat to civilization than a mere rise in global temperature and sea levels could ever be?”
Thank you for posting this. Gotta love a post pointing out the ridiculousness of some movements. Cheers!