March 12, 2020
Everything you need to know about the Chinese coronavirus can be found on one, regularly-updated website: https://t.co/nGCCDVqcqe
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 9, 2020
Imagine that it is now racist to identify a location of a thing.
The Jew Matthew Rozsa writes for Salon:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has so far resisted calls to apologize for a racist tweet that referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese coronavirus.”
Monday’s tweet promoted a link about the virus from the Centers for Disease Control’s website alongside this comment: “Everything you need to know about the Chinese coronavirus can be found on one, regularly-updated website.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded an immediate apology from her colleague across the aisle.
“Bigoted statements which spread misinformation and blame Asians and the Asian American community for #coronavirus make us all less safe,” Pelosi tweeted. “@GOPLeader must delete this tweet and apologize immediately.”
Political correctness actually is about reducing language to the point where communication becomes impossible as much as it is about forcing people to regulate their own thoughts.
If something is from China, what are you supposed to call it?
How do you talk about China if you can’t say “Chinese”?
Are you supposed to give the coordinates of the country?