Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?

Satisfactory Essays
Dariana Mota
Mrs. Viscosi
AP English Language
5 September 2017
Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far? The feeling of discrimination and subordination, the idea of judged by race and by who you are, the fear of being eliminated. Why? Why do many of these thoughts still exist today? Has political correctness gone mad? Well, the answer is yes. Many of us, no matter who we are or where we are, still experience the feeling of discrimination and being lost, the idea of being judged by race and who you are, and the fear of elimination, whether it be in real life scenario or maybe even a friend group at school. The point here is that these awful parts of life still exist today and are sadly continuing to progress. In The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli,
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The Prince, set in Italy, is best known for its notorious work. Machiavelli intended to make many changes with this book as he reflected his own political experience, purging politics of the moralizing and fanciful kind. He did believe a prince should be exhorted to be generous and honest but only when he can. This is when political correctness comes in because he also believed that a prince should be adaptable and, “know how to do wrong, and to make use of it or not according to necessity.” By this he meant that a prince must be bold, resolute, prepared to break promises, act against charity, truth, religion, and humanity, and be devious, ruthless, and cruel when necessary. Part of his mentality also included the idea that if a prince is successful in conquest and more, he will be honored and praised regardless of the wrongness since actions are judged by their success in politics. “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not to be feared.” From this time and forward, political correctness started forming more and more until in it was eventually officially
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