Political Correctness Continued

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As Nick Lowe once sang: What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?

Political Correctness Continued by Greg Ruskin, Mr. Davison's Cousin

What a joke! The term political correctness was appropriated by right-wing, inarticulate philistines in the 1990s, from progressive small ‘l’ liberals, who coined it in1970-80’s to refer to the extremism of some left-wing issues.The raison d’etre for its use now appears to be to demean and denigrate those who are better educated and more articulate than they are.

It is now common parlance for these ill-educated peasants and philistines to impute hatred, cruelty and threatening language toward those whom they feel threatened by, due to their lower levels of education and low self-esteem. However, threatening language and cyber-stalking is a criminal offence in this state (NSW):

“A person who stalks or intimidates another person with the intention of causing the other person to fear physical or mental harm is guilty of an offence. S8 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007.”

Why do people engage in such behaviour? It is obviously due to their own personal insecurity, low self-esteem and psychological imbalance that motivates internet bullies to lash out at those they consider inferior, despite the bullies’ low levels of education, writing skills and socio-economic staus. It is mere envy, which as everybody knows is one of the seven deadly sins. May God be your judge.

Greg Ruskin.

 

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*Any critic who doubts my cousin Craig’s educational attainments is free to contact the University of Wollongong to verify his qualifications, which are as follows:

  • BCA with Distinction (Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (A Teaching qualification which allows him to teach secondary school English and History).

 

Greg Ruskin, Phd Comparative Nihilism (hons)

 

 


Submitted: June 12, 2020

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Derina Peng

Well said. I don't like the cyber bulling too... The ones who pulling your legs, veils, or caps or anything just for the sake of "have to find something to disagree about" and go into disreputes with writers in general. Just like a mad dog who try's to piss on your tire when you are driving. The bigger car, the more or stinker he tries to piss. He has to leave some of his smell you know, otherwise he will be forgotten.

Fri, June 12th, 2020 2:17pm

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I don't read their comments anymore. I bet they hated this one - it is a tad arrogant.
Cheers,
Craig.

Fri, June 12th, 2020 3:50pm

Derina Peng

Fri, June 12th, 2020 2:17pm

hullabaloo22

There are some on here who don't believe that there is such a thing as 'bullying' of any kind, Craig. Perhaps they have just been lucky, because they certainly like to dish it out.
Why do people hate the educated? I don't know. Having no qualifications whatsoever myself, I've got to say they hate the uneducated too. I think there is a dislike of anyone who doesn't simply toe the line and fit nicely into one of societies pigeon-holes. Long live the misfits, that's what I say.

Fri, June 12th, 2020 8:05pm

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My article was pure irony and as I mentioned, written by my imaginary cousin, Greg Ruskin (literary allusion - John Ruskin, literary critic). Yeah, sure, I did a BCA later in life, but that's not important. You are an articulate writer, which does not require a degree. You don't want to know how much I owe the taxpayer for my degrees. Education is a bourgeois construct afterall. I just wanted to dish out some literary cruelty at the online bullies, which is always fun.
Maybe Greg's article was a tad arrogant, but as you may have noticed he has a Phd in Comparative Nihilism, so he knows nothing.
I see A.S. Cooper has sent me a comment, which I refuse to read - predictable Fascism - so I hope I upset him. Words do have power and should be used to positive effect, not to demean others. It's a sign of the times and eminates from right-wing echo chambers. Keep on writing.
All the best,
Craig.

Fri, June 12th, 2020 4:17pm

RomanBoukreev

Self-education such as Wikipedia, books fits the background and environment purposes as I think. A degree needs to those who pursuits a particular career and want to work at qualification permanently or most of their life. I heard about several people with two, three, even four degrees in Russia (some combinations like lawyer degree, psychology degree as "one person"). Degree without work is pieces of knowledge that led to being forgotten, but people with money try to pay the education of their children. It doesn't matter for what purpose they need a degree.
For example, I heard some band; their members have graduated from "Gnesinka" (it's the big music academy in Moscow if you don't know). They play jazz with 3 notes, and even I can play better with no music degree. What can I say? No words, someone's children. "Gnesinka" is a respectable academy so that this is an exception. And it makes me surprise how can it possible.
For another example, there is the well-known Soviet-Russian translator and writer Leonid Volodarsky. He had a Soviet degree in French and Russian but learned English, Italian, Spanish, German. English and French are his fluent languages. I think that if he graduates in every language, he graduated from 40 something years old. Some people can learn something as self-education no worse than within the degree. Of course, take into account his acquaintance with French at the Soviet University: he knew how to learn languages. He learned English because he has found more work for English translation than French.

Sat, June 13th, 2020 5:35pm

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Very interesting. I'll take it into account.
All the best,
Craig.

Mon, June 15th, 2020 1:41am

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