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Ilya Somin: How Trump Strengthens the Forces of Political Correctness:

Political correctness feeds on the perception reality that many right of center political views are really just a cover for racism, ethnic bias, religious bigotry, and sexism...

If Because many conservatives and libertarians are really just promoters of white supremacy and male dominance, there is no reason to take them seriously, and little will be lost if their views are suppressed they incur social obliquy marked by speech codes, “safe zones,” and the like.

That perception is massively reinforced and made undeniable when Trump does things like call Hispanic immigrants “killers” and “rapists,” claim that a Mexican-American judge’s ethnicity should disqualify him from hearing a case involving Trump University, call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, advocate the massacre of innocent relatives of suspected Muslim terrorists, and generally indulge in rhetoric that differs little from that of David Duke and still maintains the active and enthusiastic support of large majorities of those in America who call themselves "conservatives" and "libertarians".

If Since the alternative to political correctness is Trumpism, then most all people not of actively bad of good will are likely to pick the former--not just minorities, but also many all whites with the moral conscience of even a gnat who thus oppose bigotry.

By winning the GOP nomination and becoming the leader of the main right of center party, Trump has already dealt a blow to the struggle against PC by making modern American "conservatism" and "libertarianism's" underlying nature undeniable**. To the extent Since the overwhelming bulk of so-called conservatives have embraced him, they enthusiastically and stridently validate the PC left’s claim that they are at best worse than indifferent to bigotry , rather committed and at worst active supporters of it....

Some conservatives and libertarians may think that there is no need to abjure Trumpist nastiness, because PC leftists will hate us regardless of what we do. From the standpoint of hard-core advocates of political correctness, there is little or no real difference between Trump and those who sit on their hands and do not oppose him like, say, Mitt Romney or John Kasich...

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