Prof. Paul Eidelberg
The prescient George Orwell saw treason in the Left’s corruption of language, something comparable to what we now almost innocently term “political correctness,” which in reality is a denial of evil.
This denial covers cowardly fear, the fear of facing the dangers and sacrifices required in the struggle against evil. Such fear is a consequence of the hedonism and self-indulgence fostered in the consumerism of contemporary life, which is so far removed from the original struggle involved in the break-away of mankind from the set ways and authoritarianism of the old Christian order.
It should be obvious that intellectual/moral cowardice and physical cowardliness have accompanied the ascendancy of commercial democracy. This modern democracy replaces commercial competition for armed conflict. Hence, what is called “political correctness” combines the democratic fear of truth and of death underlying the Liberal West’s reluctance to recognize Islam as the embodiment of evil.
Recognition of Islam as evil overturns the entire edifice of modern education, which is entrapped in multicultural or historical moral relativism. The latter may be traced to the worldwide influence of German Hegelian philosophy and to the sociology of Max Weber. Hume’s skepticism and its influence on British Empiricism is one of the two most corruption-ridden doctrines spawned by the colleges and universities of the West, whose perniciousness is magnified by the Darwinian doctrine of Evolution, an off-shoot of German Historical Relativism.