George Carlin on Political Correctness

Professionals from all kinds of social and scientific fields have been studying the role and impact of language on human psychology for years. George Lakoff, from the UC Berkeley, for instance, has greatly helped us understand the cognitive effects of language and linguistic frames on our political beliefs (you can watch one of his lectures, on how liberals and conservatives think, here).

When a society is terrified of terms that merely describe certain realities and must, consequently, lie to itself in order to feel better, there's no better antidote for self-delusion than comedian George Carlin...



If you are interested on his thoughts on religion, check out this previous entry.
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