") is a term referring to a brand of political correctness
practiced by conservatives
. Yes, seriously
Whereas political correctness attempts to minimize offense through the rebranding of certain words and terms to be neutral or inclusive, its conservative counterpart rebrands terms to include extreme political bias. Concepts which are liked are Americanized or linked with positive thoughts such as freedom or liberty, while the disliked terms are rebranded in the most negative light possible - notably describing homosexuality as an "unnatural vice," for example. "CC" is especially hilarious considering that the most heated decrying of "PC" usually comes from conservatives.
The first recorded uses were made by Michael Fauntroy and Bill Scher.
- During the anti-German hysteria of World War I, Sauerkraut became "Liberty cabbage," Hamburgers became "Liberty steak," Frankfurters became "Liberty sausage", Dachshunds became "Liberty dogs", German measles became "Liberty measles", and (in the United Kingdom) German Shepherds became "Alsatians".
- David Horowitz's "Academic Bill of Rights"
- The rebranding of "French fries" as "Freedom fries" in the Congressional cafeteria after the French refused to support the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Subsequent extention went into "Freedom toast" for French toast.
- Attempts to "teach the controversy" by creationists in biology courses, and global warming deniers in environmental science courses.
- Encouragement of anti-gay activists to eschew the words "gay" and "homosexual" in favor of such phrases as "unnatural vice" and "anti-Christian"
- In April 2011, J. Crew published an ad featuring the company's president, Jenna Lyons, painting her son's toenails pink, with the caption, "Saturday with Jenna -- Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon." Fox News quickly assembled a few conservative "experts" who denounced the ad as "blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children." The Media Research Center also called the ad "propaganda pushing the celebration of gender-confused boys wanting to dress and act like girls." In this case, conservative correctness dictated that anything besides gender/sexual orientation heteronormativity shouldn't be shown in public.
- Global warming deniers whining about being called "deniers." They prefer the term "skeptic."
interrogation interview techniques"
- "Homicide bombing"
- "insensitive" and "offended" have taken on a meaning of "don't say things I don't like". For example, atheist billboards are insensitive to Christians, Barack Obama's family in France is "offensive" to hard-working Americans, and any media coverage that is imperfectly adulatory of Christians is anti-Christian.
- Hard Working Americans (also known as "normal" or "regular" Americans)—anyone who votes for the Right, but is not rich enough to gain any benefit from voting for the Right—so the only reason they vote with the Right is to feel "included".
- Republicans changing the names of committees in the House of Representatives to change "labor" to "workforce" and remove any mention of "civil rights"
- "Free speech zones"
- "Private military contractor"
- "Ethical oil": of course, the insistence on referring to the region of Alberta that has always been known as "the tarsands" as the much-less filthy-sounding "oil sands" probably counts in and of itself.
- Pro-life instead of anti-abortion
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