Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CCRs dwT #62: PC Amok

Dylan sez…
(a short and timely jotting for CCR twits Tweeters)


dwT #62:  Joining the tide of ever flowing political correctness, the CCR believes it’s time to ensure that all matters of importance be branded correctly so no feelings are ever bruised.  And today, we add our personal political correctness concern to the growing list.

Backstory clue for the information impaired:    National legislators are pressing the NFL commissioner to have the Washington “Redskins” drop the “Redskins” monicker.  Isn’t that nice and politically correct?  Especially, since there has not been an Indian uprising to demand this.  In fact, quite the opposite.  Various tribe members, who have spoken out on the issue, have no problem with the team’s name.  Doesn’t this appear to be more political-governmental intervention for a non-problem than actually addressing some genuine social concern...or the trillion dollars debt?

     Scientists and financial professionals are even having to search for another term to describe that vastness of space where mind and matter are deemed infinite...the Black Hole.  And this term was recently leaped on by a Dallas County commissioner when financial irregularities were being described in a commissioner’s court meeting as falling into a “black hole” of unaccountability.  Seriously, bruised sensitivities?

     With all this in mind, we would prevail on the current Dallas County DA to drop, discontinue and permanently ban the use of the racially insensitive term: White Collar Crime.  Really, should we stigmatize a class of individuals as the vanguard for committing crimes only because they wear button-down collars?

     It appears that the DA is launching an attack against “White Collar Crime” as a means to crank up his poll numbers for an upcoming election.  And frankly, an entire class of individuals might suffer from the demeaning use of this designation for his campaign fodder.

     Maybe, to prevent any word, phrase or term being used in an inappropriate manner on the rare chance that it might offend even one individual, the entire English language should be tossed.  Si?   

A note from counsel: Some “Tweets” from Dylan Westie, Executive Editor and Part-time Wordsmith for the CCR, have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles….Mark Holbrook