Monday, April 21, 2008

PC Liberalism?

After watching Outfoxed yesterday I was slightly amused by this term (PC Liberalism). But for your comic relief, here are some excerpts from a positive review of Expelled. (The only way someone can enjoy this film is if they are misinformed or willfully ignorant. All of the facts are there on the internet showing that the movie is deceitful trash.) Thanks to for the link.

By Brent Bozell III, Ben Stein vs. Sputtering Atheists

"It is a reality of PC liberalism: There is only one credible side to an issue, and any dissent is not only rejected, it is scorned. Global warming. Gay "rights." Abortion "rights." On these and so many other issues there is enlightenment, and then there is the Idiotic Other Side. PC liberalism's power centers are the news media, the entertainment industry and academia, and all are in the clutches of an unmistakable hypocrisy: Theirs is an ideology that preaches the freedom of thought and expression at every opportunity, yet practices absolute intolerance toward dissension....Evolution is another one of those one-sided debates. We know the concept of Intelligent Design is stifled in academic circles"

"[Stein] allows the principal advocates of Darwinism to speak their minds. These are experts with national reputations, regular welcomed guests on network television and the like. But the public knows them only by their careful seven-second soundbites. Stein engages them in conversation. They speak their minds. They become sputtering ranters, openly championing their sheer hatred of religion."

"He points out... that Hitler's mad science was inspired by Darwinism"

"Everyone should take the opportunity to see "Expelled" — if nothing else, as a bracing antidote to the atheism-friendly culture of PC liberalism. But it's far more than that. It's a spotlight on the arrogance of this movement and its leaders, a spotlight on the choking intolerance of academia, and a spotlight on the ignorance of so many who say so much, yet know so very little."

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Patrick Roberts said...

just saw Expelled myself; Ben Stein's goal in making this flick (i gather) was not to win any popularity contests (this by itself helps to validate his message)... his goal was to promote free thought, especially more thinking about motivations that drive American academia and a lot of other behind-the-scenes worldview that we tend to take for granted.