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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Flip Side of Political Correctness

So now we have renowned drug addict and flaming asshole Rush Limbaugh making fun of Michael J. Fox' Parkinson symptoms. All for the purpose of countering Fox' plea for stem cell research, which could prove useful in the cure and treatment of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other diseases. The point is not that stem cell research will or will not turn out to be the cure. That is the point of doing research.

People like Limbaugh decry what they call "Political Correctness." What some would take for good breeding Limbaugh and his right-wing ilk despise. Why? Because they feel it is their RIGHT to denigrate those who are not like them. Pity the poor boors. It pains them not to be able to openly drop N-bombs, label queers, fags, Kikes, Micks, Spics, Hebes, Slopes, Gooks, Nips, etc. etc. ad nauseum. At least without a wink and a leer. Always with a disparaging remark about being "PC."

So Limbaugh feels taking shots at someone's disease is fair game. You know, Rush would have fit right in with the Third Reich crowd.

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