The growing threat of political correctness


Brendan O’Neill, the editor of online magazine Spiked Online reckons that Australia is becoming too PC. Furthermore, that increasing political correctness is stifling freedom of speech.

O’Neill’s views on this current state of affairs can be found in the clip below.

Of course, I absolutely agree with Brendan O’Neill’s assessment, and it is at least part of the reason why XYZ exists. Over the last few decades, and more recently, there has been a clamping down on speech and opinions that do not conform to the popular and prevailing views set by the media and our political class, and there has been a whole vocabulary introduced in order to shame and silence dissenters.

Tell us what you think – is Australia becoming too politically correct?

ABC’s ‘the Drum’
Source: Is Australia becoming too politically correct?

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Jeremy has worked as a kitchen hand, labourer and in policy development, and now prefers to focus his energies working with refugee and other disadvantaged communities. He enjoys boxing but isn't very good at it, and is a professional insomniac. Jeremy will know that he has "made it" when his opponents refer to him as a "pseudo-intellectual."