The Bad Kind of PC

LA county has banned the use of the terms Master and Slave to refer to hard drive arrangements, on the grounds that it’s offensive to black people (sorry, "African Americans"; even though half of them aren’t even decended from Africans, at least no more than the rest of us). Well I guess if you’re prone to that type of offence then Greeks, Babylonians, Persians, all Europeans (it was essentially all feudal at some point) and pretty much everyone from any major civilisation from the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates until, unfortunately, still today should be offended that some small minded bigot in a California beurocrazy thinks that the suffering of many millions of slaves from all over the world throughout history somehow pales in relation to the relatively brief enslavement of a small number of West Africans.

Political Correctness seems to be utterly hated by anyone I’ve spoken to. How has it survived and spread like a rash over the (otherwise) civilised world? Who’s idea was it to refer to the physically handicapped as ‘Life-Abled’? And who was responsible for that person not being immediately shot, for crimes against the English language? What in the blue Hell is offensive about caling someone ‘black’? Or ‘handicapped’? Or ‘too far up their own ass to see the light of day’?