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Monday, April 20, 2015

Political Correctness

In recent years, many of the things I wanted to write or say have been stymied by what has become known as "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"!  a term that previously was never previously in my vocabulary.

When doing some research, someone at Truman Library & Museum in Independence, Missouri. sent me copies of four telegrams.

These were exchanged between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the Japanese Surrender. This gave me an understanding of what "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS" really means!!

The contents of those four telegrams are reproduced verbatim below. Not a single word has been added or deleted!

(1) 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!

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