Definition of PC by two great men

This article was sent to me by BF, one of the Goomba Gazette’s roving reporters. This was taken from a communication between President Truman and Gen. Douglas MacArthur back in 1954. 


Article by BF:

For the last six odd years, almost all of the things I wanted to write or say, have been stymied by the modern term referred to as ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’  .     Although I consider myself reasonably fluent in English, that term was not in my vocabulary.     Curiosity got the better of me so I decided to do a little research, and after two weeks of chasing fruitless leads, I found what I’d been looking for at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence Missouri.
An unnamed source there sent me copies of four telegrams between then-President Harry Truman and Gen Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the WW2 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!
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   (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!

 *  *  *   

These two men are shining examples of where the term; they separates the men from the boys came from. B

Before Truman became the president of the USA  he served in the military, as it should be mandatory for all people that are elected to that office. He was a great patriot and a tremendous leader to our country. If it wasn’t Truman we may all be eating with chopsticks now.

MacArthur  was a general in the Army and was not like what we have in the service today; with a few exceptions; a bunch of obsequious puppets that were eating out of the hands of their masters.

Truman enlisted in the Army when he was a youngster but failed the eye exam. He was so determined to serve his country; the second time he took the test, he passed by secretly memorizing the eye chart.

 Truman and MacArthur are the kind of people we need in this country that are not afraid of telling it like it is and do what they have to do to save this country despite public criticism; even if they are not very PC!!!

My closing comment to this article is; as we say in Italian; se le scarpe montarli messo su (if the shoes fit, put them on).

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