In abiding by such speech codes for the sake of politeness, Knowles argues that conservatives unwittingly cede the core of their arguments to progressives.Not sure about this. PC censors have always been around, and there's always a way to state the truth without breaking a speech code. Especially true now when most censorship is done automatically by AI. When you use forbidden words you will be censored AUTOMATICALLY and nobody will get to read what you say. When you say it without the forbidden words, you stand a better chance of being published. AI is literal and mechanistic. AI doesn't get metaphors and fables. (Come to think of it, human censors were always literal and mechanistic. Metaphors and fables have always been workarounds.) Stronger point:
To undermine political correctness, Knowles urges conservatives to move toward a more muscular form of argument capable of accusing the Left of more than mere hypocrisy. “Politically correct radicals have committed a greater offense than hypocrisy,” he writes, “they have redefined vice as virtue and virtue as vice.” Consider the Right’s response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s dinner at the French Laundry in violation of his own coronavirus guidelines. Newsom was certainly hypocritical to violate his own lockdown regime, a fact that conservatives were quick to acknowledge. More important than pointing out Newsom’s hypocrisy, however, was stating that the governor’s guidance inflicted untold social and economic misery on the residents of California. The conservatives who focused on Newsom’s hypocrisy to the exclusion of the underlying principle at stake ironically helped to validate the governor’s lockdowns.Well, it's not ironic. The Repooflican cowards clearly want the lockdowns just as much as Newsom and Inslee and Whitmer. Bezos is a LIBERTARIAN, not a socialist. Repooflicans understood that their Randian hero Bezos was the main economic beneficiary of the lockdowns. Some legislators also received nice juicy bribes to maintain their approval. Knowles does hit the important point. Lockdowns and muzzles are a HOLOCAUST designed to destroy immunity and confidence, and to destroy real science and real medicine. A perfect reversal of vice and virtue. I've been pointing out that these off-camera moments illustrate KNOWLEDGE, not hypocrisy. The rulers KNOW that the lockdowns and muzzles have nothing to do with viruses, and they KNOW that there's no real epidemic or real risk. They live according to their ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE, not according to the murderous rules they impose on the peasants. THEY KNOW IT'S A HOAX BECAUSE THEY MADE THE HOAX.
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