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PC Tempest In A Teepee

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners. Telling us what to think has evolved into telling us what to say, so telling us what to do can't be far behind". --- Charlton Heston ( Harvard Law School (1999) [Proposed Saturday Night Live Skit] (ETHNIC STUDIES PROFESSOR) “Officer! Arrest that man…and his kids!” (PC POLICE OFFICER) “Why? What’s he done?” (ETHNIC STUDIES PROFESSOR) He’s letting his kids play cowboys and Indians…wearing feather headdresses, carrying tomahawks, and… OH NO!...building a teepee!  This is an OUTRAGE!” (PC POLICE OFFICER) “What’s wrong with that?” (ETHNIC STUDIES PROFESSOR) “Because he’s anti-essentializing himself through cultural appropriation!” (PC POLICE OFFICER) (…gun drawn, shooting position…)  “WTF! Freeze kids….drop those tomahawks! With headlines around the globe dripping in blood from beheadings, incineration, mass rape, and child mutilation, torture and death, civilian slaughter at museums and