Political correctness shortchanges intellect
There was a time when our college campuses were infused with creative thinkers. Young people spoke out against the social norms and blazed their own trails of social reform. What happened? Where is the fluent words of passionate discourse that moves a nation to change?
Today, the young intellectual is hesitant to express his or her views in writing or through dialogue for fear of rejection and ridicule. Furthermore, to do so would be misconstrued as a political stance against one thing or another. This is evident in collective think-tanks around the world. Many intellectuals of the day have traded in their professorship at some university to join this highly selective group that caters to government's dealings with foreign and domestic policies. And of course, these organizations are categorized as either liberal or conservative. The danger here is that intellectuals must adjust their basic beliefs to coincide with the ones who are buttering their bread. Yes, even genius can be bought.
As mankind moves forward in science and technology, is his individuality regressing back towards the dark ages? Will mankind experience another Renaissance? One would hope so.
May the passion of discovery and new ideas be the guiding light for those who repose at the feet of long-ago philosophers whose intense creative ideas shaped the thinking of today. Depose political correctness and force yourself to think creatively, answerable to no one or group other than your genius self!