Originally Posted by aroc91
Indeed. People that act politically correct for the sake of being politically correct are the ones that should be lit on fire.
Wait...nobody will be left but the youngest of children
Xenophobia to an extent is a natural instinct. You cannot rip it out. We are naturally inclined to instinctively fear stuff that are different from what we are accustomed to. It is a self-preservation mechanism.
Remember, racial equality is too young of an idea. Younger than modern science, secular ethics, etc.
Talking about "societal" diffusion of innovation (we are a tech site after all), most of the western world is still dealing with "Enlightenment" era propositions as something "new".
But we are spoiled, we want it fast, we want it now. We want it broken down to black or white, good or bad (redundant, ofc black = bad, right?), ideal or demonic.
Just as long as what we wanted to hear strokes our ego.
Society has its one clock...living a slower life than individuals...takes a looooong time for outdated ideas to die out, and trying to bury them, actually makes it worse.
Challenging and provoking with art expression was always a tool for social revolutions. Guess who benefits from those being muted.