Another example of political correctness killing democracy and turning it in a Maoist dictatorship, is what happened at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Even the leftist media took note and realized that things have gone too far. It is certainly telling that a newspaper like ‘The Globe and Mail’ sees the need to defend the rights of the 22 year old teaching assistant at Wilfrid Laurier, Ms. Shepherd. She played a three-minute video clip from a TV program that had been broadcast on TVO (a government supported broadcast organization in Ontario), which featured a debate over transgender pronouns. One of the debaters was professor Jordan Peterson, the notorious University of Toronto professor. He refused to abide by the policy of the University of Toronto, which compels the professors to use the pronoun for the students, whichever they themselves preferred. For those who don’t know professor Peterson, just google ‘Jordan Peterson’ and you will find the whole story, including his critiques of political correctness.
Ms. Shepherd, the teaching assistant at Wilfrid Laurier, was summoned for a reprimand by three of her supervisors. She recorded the whole event and ‘Global News’ broadcasted an abridged version of it. Margaret Wente of ‘The Globe and Mail’ writes that ‘Every senior administrator and every governor at every campus in the country should listen to it and ask themselves how far the rot has spread.’
Has political correctness gone too far and are the people finally noticing the madness that is going on in our western countries? Or are these the death throes of a dying western democratic society?