September 14, 2022
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Political correctness has reached this point: writers won’t explain what they want people to be correct about, because naming it would be taken as a sign of incorrectness.
That’s stupid beyond stupid.
“There’s this thing you shouldn’t say because it’s cruel, but I can’t tell you what it is because then I would be cruel.”
Uh huh. Sure. Thanks.
Case in point:
CBS News recently posted an article with the following strange headline:
“NYC health officials look to rename monkeypox over stigma in communities of color.”
Here is an excerpt: “As the number of monkeypox cases continues to rise, the New York City Department of Health sent a letter to the World Health Organization demanding the disease be renamed, saying the virus does not originate in monkeys, and may stigmatize vulnerable populations.”
“Councilman Erik Bottcher from Manhattan’s District 3 says that can be triggering.”
“‘Just like the name “Spanish Flu,” these names have a loaded meaning. And when we talk about public health, that’s not what we want to talk about. We want to talk about the facts, how people can protect themselves,’ Bottcher said.”
It turns out there is no mention of “people of color” in the article; only in the headline.
What’s going on?
Public health agencies keep reporting that the overwhelming number of purported monkeypox cases are occurring in gay men. Are gay men suddenly “people of color?”
The CBS headline seems to be suggesting that somewhere, somehow, there are people who associate “monkey” and “people of color.” And those people have to be stopped.
But the article won’t spell out what I just did spell out, because even mentioning it would be taken as racist.
Therefore, you get a mincing weird headline, and then the actual article fails to mention what the headline is suggesting.
Sounds to me like the editors, headline writers, and possibly the authors of this CBS article are all inmates in strait jackets in a mental hospital.
But because I’m always here to help, I have a few suggestions for renaming monkeypox:
EASTER BUNNY POX.
And of course: SYSTEMIC RACIST POX.
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