Dr Marc Faber, one of the foremost intellects of economy in the past 40 years has been taken down by a delusional mass media for a statement he made in his article Free Markets and Capitalism versus Socialism in the October 2017 Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, calling him a racist.
The statement by Marc Faber can be described as a politically incorrect statement – one can agree with it or not. If one is not allowed to make statements about different groups of people and their abilities or characteristics anymore, where does the world go? Needless to say that the media calling Faber a racist did not even mention the context and the gist of the article mentioned above. Whether I personally agree with Faber’s statement is of no importance in this discussion.
Why should anything be politically correct? – Wouldn’t it make more sense to judge a statement based on its correctness alone?
The vast majority of the media is obviously of the opinion that political correctness is the benchmark for everything. According to the mainstream media, any statement has to reach that benchmark in order to be heard or accepted by the media and by the people. Whether the content of the statement is complete rubbish does not seem to impact its quality as long as it is politically correct.
Furthermore, mass media want to make people believe that political correctness is something good. What value does the term “political” add to correctness? Politics in human history has been and until today still is – together with organized religion – the main source of destruction, death, war, and enslavement of mankind. Therefore, any sensible person should raise his/her eyebrows when he/she hears the adverb “politically” in conjunction with a positive adjective, such as “correct”.
Notwithstanding the fact that I personally do not hold President Harry S. Truman in high regard, he made a rather ingenious statement about political correctness in September 1945, a few days after the end of WWII. In a telegram to General MacArthur, Truman stated the following:
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!
One can assume that the people creating this shit-storm over Faber have not even read the article in full, because I doubt that their intellect allows them to follow and comprehend more than 45 seconds of sound and movie snippets. An „in-depth“ analysis of anything at, e.g. CNBC, takes maybe two minutes. The ad
breaks thereafter take longer. Therefore, it obviously takes more time to persuade a human being to buy a new soft drink than to explain, e.g., why a USD 20 trillion budget deficit of the US is absolutely dandy.
Anybody, who knows Faber personally or has read his extensive work for more than two paragraphs, must be aware of the fact that to call him a racist is nothing else than calumny. I have not met many people who are that liberal in their thinking.
The real reason why the mainstream media are trying to deconstruct Faber can be found in his personality and his approach to question bullshit, as aired and printed by the mainstream media – and jealousy that he is at the same time leading a very independent life.
I have high hopes that people will see the cheap approach of his attackers and react accordingly – by not watching trash media anymore and tell media in general in a very kind and politically correct manner to fulfil their duty and act as the fourth estate, or – to fuck off.