“The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the Party’s interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself,” Dr. Codevilla writes in the Fall 2016 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.In the 30s under Stalin being politically incorrect would get you a one-way ticket to Siberia, if you were lucky. Funny how that sort of black humor has enjoyed a resurgence in the Obama administration.
Dr. Codevilla indicates that the politically correct directive began word-of-mouth as a running joke that communists told each other that went like this:
“Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect.”
“Yes, it is. But it is politically correct.”
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Etymology - Politicly Correct
Found over at Q&O a nice article on the origins and current status of political correctness. Ever wonder where the expression came from?