When you hear the word “cult,” you probably think of Scientology, the People’s Temple led by the homosexual Jim Jones, Obamaism, and perhaps even Utah.
Cults take a long time to acquire adherents. The leaders of them must first gain your trust, usually by pretending to be harmless, normal people with beliefs that really are not all that bizarre.
While you are getting to know them, they are getting to know you as well. They discover your weaknesses and they exploit them until you feel that they are the only ones who understand you and with whom you can connect on a deep level.
This is a long process, usually. The one that took the shortest time to gain followers was Obamaism, but even that didn’t compare to the speed and effectiveness this other cult has.
I’m talking about the cult of political correctness. It is one of the most ubiquitous cults in the world, pervading every country, every province, every state, every city, every community, every family, affecting members of every race, every religion, every creed, and every political persuasion (yes, you too, conservatives).
Its adherents, referred to as the politically correct and sometimes simply as the tolerant, take advantage of humans’ desire to be liked—no, not liked; worshiped. This is how they create converts.
Man wants to be worshiped, so the idea that someone doesn’t approve of his words or thoughts is unacceptable to him. He thinks, “What? No! Why? No, wait, I can change! I’ll correct myself, I’ll be more like you, just please give me another chance!”
Whereas the other cults work on people slowly over time, the cult of political correctness has an instantaneous effect on them.
There’s a popular animated image on the Internet of President Obama leaving a press conference by kicking down the stage door through which he’s about to exit. It was popularized back when Osama bin Laden was killed. At that time, the image was recirculated to have text displayed on it that makes it look like Obama is saying “He’s dead” before turning to walk off stage and bust down the door. It was created to make Obama look awesome (and it totally did).
Here’s an example of the cult taking another member. From The Daily Caller:
A student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada[,] was forced to issue a formal apology for emailing a picture of President Obama kicking open a door–all because some students thought the image was somehow racist.
[….]Brian Farnan, vice president of the university’s student government, sent out an email with the [image] and the harmless caption, “Honestly midterms get out of here,” according to Legal Insurrection.
So, naturally, a politically correct cultist complained (complaining is their form of evangelism). The image was “micro-aggression,” said the student. Micro-aggression is a new term in vogue right now to describe anything extremely minor about which blacks and homosexuals and other horribly oppressed people can complain in the hopes of being compensated in some manner for their hurt feelings (oppression). For example, if a black person says something to you and you didn’t hear him and you ask him to repeat himself, that will be viewed as racist micro-aggression because, according to the cultists, you were implying that black people can’t speak clearly. Just by asking “What?”
No, I’m serious.
The cultist said that the image was racist because of the “cultural, historical and living legacy surrounding people of color—particularly young men—being portrayed as violent.”
The student who sent out the image of Obama being a BAMF was not forced to apologize; he did so all on his own. He wanted to be appreciated as tolerant and politically correct, wanted to join this cult, and his voluntary apology was not an act of contrition, but an act of initiation. Here is his pathetic, sniveling, cowardly, acceptance-begging apology:
Despite the innocent intentions influencing my decision to use this particular image, I have come to recognize the negative implications of adding the .GIF image within this given context. By using this particular image of President Obama, I unknowingly perpetuated this living legacy and subsequently allowed a medium of [Student Society of McGill University] communication to become the site of a microaggression; for this, I am deeply sorry.
Thus another cultist was born.