Thursday, September 10, 2015

Political Correctness

From a friend. Sorry about the crummy formatting. This was a "cut, paste, and correct" job from an email that's probably been forwarded a whole lotta times!

This is About Political Correctness
Do You Know What The Term Means?​

​T​his seems to fit right into ​items discussed on every news broadcast.

For the last six odd years, almost all of the things I wanted to write or say have been stymied by that modern term referred to as 'POLITICAL CORRECTNESS'..  Although I consider myself fluent in English, that term was not in my vocabulary.  Curiosity got the  better of me so I decided to do a little research. After two weeks of chasing fruitless leads, I found what I'd been looking for at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence Missouri .

An  unnamed source there sent me copies of four telegrams between then-President Harry Truman and Gen Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the WW2 Surrender Agreement in September 1945. 

The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received at the end of the war - not a word has been added or deleted!


 Tokyo ,Japan
 0800-September  1,1945
 To:   President Harry S Truman
 From: General D A MacArthur
             Tomorrow we meet with those yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute instructions?
(​#​2) ​
 Washington, D C
 1300-September 1, 1945
 To:   D A MacArthur
 From: H S Truman
             Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!
 (​#3) ​
 Tokyo , Japan
 1630-September 1, 1945
 To:  H S Truman
 From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz
      Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically correct mean?
 (​#​4) Washington, D C
 2120-September 1, 1945
 To:  D A MacArthur /C H Nimitz
 From: H S Truman
      Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional , illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!
 Now, with special thanks to ​t​he Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I finally have a full understanding of what 'POLITICAL CORRECTNESS' really means.....

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