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PC has made political speech in America autistic

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Recant! Recant! for you have SAID the wrong thing

 ‘Indulge in free speech if you must; but please avoid issues that are controversial; and if you do address such issues, don’t sound as if you care about them intensely.’ 

This is what  the philosopher John Stuart Mill meant by ‘quiet suppression
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PC's defendant may refer to PC as the Religion of Humanity in time it may become as dangerous as all the other religions.

So if you are a 'speaker' these PC days, feelings must be restrained – a neutral style of rational euphemism is recommended.

Reproach from a traumatised listener admits of no answer, only apology.

The apology that is demanded and forked out has the moral stature of hush money: it makes a fetish of insincerity. With some help from the jargon of political and religious heresy, one would say these are not so much apologies as formal acts of self-criticism and recantation

Thus far, they have mostly been extorted in communities the size of a guild or a college. At the same time the rigour of exclusion within these mini-communities is itself a cause of the near autistic breakdown of political speech in America

A popular bias against large-scale immigration is perfectly compatible with an overwhelming national consensus on race equality: most people are anti-mass immigration, pro-individual immigrants; they are not persuaded that they benefit either economically or culturally from high inflows but the idea of racial equality is now part of their commonsense notion of fairness. And if you track the anxiety that people feel about immigration, it was virtually non-existent in the mid-1990s when net immigration was low and has risen over the past 15 years broadly in line with the increase in numbers. Anxiety about immigration is partly about fear of the unknown, but the latter is a perfectly rational human emotion.

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