“Political Correctness” explained.
By Andy Larson
This is Priceless! Note reference to the “Mainstream Media”…72 years ago.
What is meant by the modern term referred to as “POLITICAL
CORRECTNESS”. The definition is found in four telegrams at the Truman Library
and Museum in Independence, Missouri.
The following are copies of four telegrams between President Harry Truman
and General Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the
WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945.
The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received at the
end of the war – not a 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!
Now, with special thanks to the Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I
finally have a full understanding of what ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’ really