Political Correctness (2-3 min. Speech)

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Have you ever wanted to say something but couldn't, because you figured society would deem it inappropriate? Have you ever turned a thought into a metaphor or a euphemism, for fear that certain people might get offended? Well you, my friends, have been victims of a very subtle form of brainwashing commonly known as Political Correctness.

Before I begin, I would like to ask a simple question that all of you could answer in your head: Do you have any opinions that you would be reluctant to express in front of a group of your friends?

If the answer is no, you might want to stop and think about that. If everything you believe is something you're supposed to believe, could that possibly be a coincidence? Odds are it isn't. Odds are you just think whatever you're told.

If some of you still do not see the point I am trying to make here, I will try to clarify it.

Everybody, or at least everybody in this country, is entitled to their opinion. And my opinion is that any opinion is always an opinion, be it racist, sexist, extremist or hypocritical. It is apparent that in many cases, a line must be drawn so as not to wreak havoc upon society. The problem is that the chalk with which we draw the line is being given to the wrong people, namely those who govern our societies. Net result: Our views are being twisted and distorted, and then given back to us as a product of our society. In other words, we are being morally raped, deprived of our own opinions, deprived of bias, wisdom or familiarity. We are hence slowly being transformed into a clone society, with equal views, and ultimately, equal needs (Politicians love that).