The Huffington Post. The New York Times. The Washington Post. CNN. MSNBC. The Daily show. Where do you get your news? Who do you trust to tell it as it is, the unvarnished truth? William Shakespeare’s Viola, in Twelfth Night got it right when she said, somebody out there is, “Wise enough to be the fool!”
Or, the inspiration for this blog, from the Bible, in Romans 1:22 where the Apostle Paul wrote about foolish and depraved thinking: “Claiming to be wise, they became fools.”
Wisdom fools. A trait that, it seems to us, describes much of what passes for liberal politics and thinking today – the politics of “political correctness.”
Our job here at Wisdom Fools is to take on the notion of being politically correct! To expose it, make fun of it and generally fight the good fight. You’ll see here and throughout our blog, many ways to do this. Stories and posts you can pass along. T-shirts you can wear (just click on any T-Shirt image to get the details for ordering). The point is, it’s long past time to be polite and think the annoying political correct trend will go away. So let the world know. Let them know your not a wisdom fool.
The days of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite are gone. Every night, bits and pieces of news are being singled out, taken out of context, half truths suddenly reported as truths. And look, before you think we’re right wing kooks, we also have our issues with some of the big time celebrity wags on the conservative side, too.
Alas, though, most of the wisdom fools we find come from the left. And, yes, we are unabashedly conservative.
Politically Correct, as observed by Richard Bernstein, is spoken more with irony and disapproval than with reverence. More and more people are choosing to voice their opinions and be politically incorrect in real time.
Political correctness, when taken to the extreme, as some pundits who are afraid of going against the status quo do, does everybody a disservice. Editorializing news is not what news is all about.
Take the Tea Party. The movement sends shivers down the spines of the liberal elite. Regular people, skeptical of Big Government, distrustful of liberal big media and fed up with the social and economic policies of an out-of-touch President, are daring to challenge the politically correct staus quo.
The race for 2012 is going to be interesting. As expected, there will be the usual of missteps from candidates, lots of quotable quotes that will make it on the Evening News, a lot more revelations about candidates’ marital woes and financial shenanigans.
One thing is clear, the media is put on notice, too. We will will be watching to see what stories make it to the Evening News. And what don’t. Watch out, politically correct proponents, we’re out to expose you.
So, where do you get your news?
Welcome to Wisdom Fools The site dedicated to Exposing Political Correctness for all its Silliness!