Proto Political Correctness
New Yorker, February 25, 2008 (not available online). Brahmin New Yorker and novelist Louis Auchincloss writing to his mother in...
New Yorker, February 25, 2008 (not available online). Brahmin New Yorker and novelist Louis Auchincloss writing to his mother in 1945 (itals mine):
"Of course, like so many cynical jews, he believed that all people were like him except less smart. And that, don't you think, is their most trying characteristic: the unwillingness to concede any ethical approach in others higher than their own, the 'oh-ho I know you' attitude with which they sneer at a world that is bad enough to prove them right more than half the time. All of which, I suppose, would brand me as a hopeless anti-Semite, Nazi, etc., but one simply can't be bothered with labels any more"
Anti-semitism: just a 'label', an ipso facto slur and act of intellectual fascism since no decent white person like him could actually be guilty of that failing. It wasn't his fault the jews are so inferior but it was his duty to point it out. How he suffers under the white man's burden of saying what so obviously must be said. Gifted writer though he is, he didn't think to come up with the concept of 'political correctness'. So he could denounce it.
I love happening upon this kind of thing because it's so drearily amusing to hear whites go on today about how no one can speak "the truth" without running afoul of political correctness. "There used to be a time..." No, there hasn't been, not for a long time now.