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A perennial plague.

Roberto Henry Ebelt


A perennial plague.

A palavra PLAGUE essencialmente descreve uma doença:

Plague is an infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium (o plural de bacterium é bacteria) Yersinia pestis. Depending on lung infection, or sanitary conditions, plague can be spread in the air, by direct contact, or very rarely by contaminated undercooked food. The symptoms of plague depend on the concentrated areas of infection in each person: bubonic plague in lymph nodes, septicemic plague in blood vessels, and pneumonic plague in lungs. It is treatable if detected early. Plague is still relatively common in some remote parts of the world. The bacterium is named after the French-Swiss bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin.

Todavia, assim como em português (PRAGA), PLAGUE pode se referir a algo ruim, incomodativo, desagradável, destrutivo, etc...

Pois, à medida que a medicina nos livra de doenças, a esquerda internacional (Democrats nos EUA) nos brinda com diversas pragas modernas, sendo uma das mais salientes aquela conhecida como correção política, filha dileta das ideias do genro de Friedrich Engels. Sexta-feira, 20/11, à noite, o escritor Luiz Felipe Pondé, crítico implacável desta horrorosa praga esquerdista moderna, arrancou aplausos na palestra proferida no Sindicato Médico do RS, segundo nos informa Fernando Albrecht em sua coluna de 23.11.2015, Começo de Conversa, no JC.

Em outubro de 2014, reproduzi aqui trechos de uma palestra (lecture) de Bill Lind sobre esta excrescência, que submeto novamente, devido à sua relevância, àqueles se interessam por distúrbios do pensamento moderno:

William S. Lind is an American expert on military affairs and a pundit (expert) on cultural conservatism. Wikipedia

Born: July 9, 1947 (age 67), Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Books: Maneuver Warfare Handbook
Education: Princeton University, Dartmouth College

An ACCURACY IN ACADEMIA* address by Bill Lind.

* Accuracy in Academia (AIA) is an American organization that seeks to counter their perceived liberal** bias in education.

**Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. The former principle is stressed in classical liberalism while the latter is more evident in social liberalism.

Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA conferences including the 2000 Conservative University at American University.

Where does all this stuff  that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement,  the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from?

For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic.

We have seen other countries, particularly in this century, where this has been the case. And we have always regarded them with a mixture of pity, and to be truthful, some amusement, because it has struck us as so strange that people would allow a situation to develop where they would be afraid of what words they used. But we now have this situation in this country. We have it primarily on college campuses, but it is spreading throughout the whole society. Where does it come from? What is it?

We call it "Political Correctness." The name originated as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly serious. It is the great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is not funny. It is deadly serious.

If we look at it analytically, if we look at it historically, we quickly find out exactly what it is. Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic tenets (principles) of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious.

First of all, both are totalitarian ideologies. The totalitarian nature of Political Correctness is revealed nowhere more clearly than on college campuses, many of which, at this point, are small ivy covered North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the other sainted "victims" groups that Political Correctness revolves around, quickly find themselves in judicial trouble. Within the small legal system of the college, they face formal charges – some star-chamber proceeding – and punishment. That is a little look into the future that Political Correctness intends for the nation as a whole.

To be continued...

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Roberto Henry Ebelt é professor, escritor, escreveu uma coluna semanal para o Jornal do Comércio de Porto Alegre entre 2001 e 2013, e é diretor do curso HENRY'S BUSINESS ENGLISH desde 1971.

Seu mais recente livro, O QUE VOCÊ DEVE SABER ANTES DE ESTUDAR INGLÊS, pode ser encontrado nas livrarias Disal, Cultura e SBS ou à rua Hoffmann, 728 em Porto Alegre.

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