Traditional America used good and evil to measure virtue. Newthink replaces them with progressive virtue and progressive vice.
People need to feel virtuous. Therefore, all worldviews contain a system of measuring self-virtue. Traditional America used good and evil to measure virtue. Newthink replaces them with progressive virtue and progressive vice. The name of newthink’s morality, political correctness, provides a language clue to this: correctness implies keeping score. What is being scored is one’s level of progressive virtue.
Here are some definitions:
political correctness n : progressive morality
progressive virtue n : 1 : conformity to a standard of political correctness 2 : moral merit as measured under the newthink worldview
politically correct (PC) adj : adhering to progressive morality
progressively virtuous (PV) adj : having progressive virtue –(antonym: progressively unvirtuous (unPV))
Let’s review. Political correctness = progressive morality. Progressive virtue = moral merit under the progressive worldview. Under newthink, the more one conforms to a standard of political correctness, the more progressive virtue one accrues. Please understand these concepts. There will be a test.