Progressives tend to believe that sensitivity, empathy, righteousness and love are extremely important and should be the core of a progressive society.
Here’s a new definition:
worldlove n : a bundle of emotions which are typically dominant in progressives, including sensitivity, empathy, righteousness and love
It’s not coincidental that this sensitive and loving righteousness that I call worldlove is emblematic of the feelings of a good mother. The prototypical emotional package of mothers has been sublimated and emerges as the emotional core of progressives, while the object of this sensitive and righteous love is no longer a child, but society as a whole. This is another example of an evolutionary micro-feminine drive – in this case, motherly love – transported into the macro world.
Worldlove is nurtured by newthinkers like a precious and fragile seedling. In truth, it is the seedling of the newthink worldview tree in each individual progressive. Progressives are hypersensitive about the effect of words and actions on other progressives with worldlove.
…political correctness, instead of being understood as a new moral code, is commonly thought of as merely a hypersensitivity to the negative effects of words…
This trait is so conspicuous that political correctness, instead of being understood as a new moral code, is commonly thought of as merely a hypersensitivity to the negative effects of words – so much so that the dictionary definition of political correctness is “the avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.”*
* The New Oxford American Dictionary, (Oxford University Press, 2001).