While Republicans rejoiced over a huge victory in Massachusetts, a scarier win took place at the Pentagon. The winner, sadly, was political correctness — that infectious mist of brainlessness that turns men into Jell-O.
A bastard child of identity politics and the self-esteem movement, political correctness is an ideology based on avoidance of hurt feelings and its ability to render humans into thoughtless pods makes "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" look like "Mamma Mia."
I speak of the Fort Hood Report, just released by the U.S. military, detailing the deadly shooting. In the 86-page thingy, here's what you won't find: The name of the killer or his Muslim faith. The men who did the review argue that those trivial facts aren't important; their concern is more with "actions and effects, not... with motivations."
Here in Sanity Village, we call this "super-duper crazy talk." Because, you know, if there's one thing I learned from Obama the candidate, it's how important root causes are. You remember: Before calling someone evil, you need to first understand their motivations.
But oddly, root causes are only applied when Obama and others feel comfortable with its conclusions. If the killer was a fundamentalist Christian, his right-wing rage would be hammered home. Janet Napolitano created an entire report on such matters — that was quaint.
But in Hasan's case, citing Islamic extremism as a culprit will simply upset more Muslims, so the P.C. thing to do is to leave it out. It's one of those "dots" we keep hearing about, but instead of "connecting" them we're just covering them up with Liquid Paper. (They still make that crap, right? That stuff tasted awesome.)
And if you disagree with me, you're probably a racist.