When Seinfeld first talked about political correctness, I was immediately reminded of the episode of “Seinfeld” in which Jerry and George are mistakenly “outed” as a gay couple. They spend the rest of the show trying to correct the error—while adding the reflexive disclaimer, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
It’s funny because it’s clear that they do think there’s something wrong with it. They’re mortified. But they feel the need to say the opposite. It was a bit of gentle satire of the rules of PC hypocrisy.
And that’s the problem. This cannot be permitted any more.
For decades, the left has ruled unopposed from their miniature quasi-totalitarian utopias on college campuses. Now they’re attempting to assert their campus rules as the new regime for everyone. All of America has become a giant campus, with speech codes, sex regulations, mandatory gender-neutrality, mobs of hysterical enforcers demanding the shunning of heretics—and no sense of humor whatsoever.