I absolutely think that PC is real. I also think that there is a PC that is held to by the right... by the left .... and by the center on many different issues.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
I voted yes, there's political correctness, usually from the left. Little boys being persecuted for drawing a picture of a gun. Being sent home for wearing a shirt with a cartoon character holding a gun. This actually happened to a stepson of mine. Anyway, not being allowed to use the word nigger unless you're black. The calling for the elimination of statues of confederate war generals, flags etc. The right wing usually doesn't stoop this low and stupid. They're usually busy with more practical matters such as working to keep taxes as low or even non existent as possible for the very wealthy and corporations. Some will say that the wealthy pay the most taxes? Makes sense since most of the gains in productivity in this country have gone to the very wealthy in the last few decades. I'm sure that the poor and the middle class working people would like to pay more taxes that would come with higher wages. Probably won't happen anytime soon with the pro corporate policies of the two major parties. Go bernie go.
You said, however, that you choose to recognize only illegal backlash, which confirms that you know other kinds do indeed exist.
My comment was to acknowledge that you choose to not acknowledge the other kinds.
Huntsman / Kasich 2020