In an instance where we all need to stop for a second, sit back and think about the government monster called “political correctness” that has been allowed to grow, this episode of PC Culture is being brought to you by the good people at the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Keep the word “justice” in mind.
Apparently the DOJ has been phasing out the use of the word “criminal” to describe well, criminals. On the DOJ website the newer term, “justice-involved individual,” can be traced back to 2009. However, the term has seen more and more daylight over the last couple of years.
This is from a DOJ release on April 25:
In an effort to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced $1.75 million for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and nonprofit legal service organizations to address the challenges justice-involved individuals face when trying to find work and a place to call home.
Even U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch got in on the action:
The future of our nation depends upon the future of our young people – including young people who have become involved with our justice system. By helping justice-involved youth find decent jobs and stable housing after they return home, these critical grants provide a foundation for a fresh start and offer a path towards productivity and purpose. In the months ahead, the Department of Justice will continue helping justice-involved youth enrich their lives and improve our country.
Lynch can’t even say that youths have broken the law. Instead she uses the phrase, “young people who have become involved with our justice system.”
Didn’t being involved in the justice system used to mean something positive? Young people being involved used to mean that they were positively trying to affect society.
That is precisely what the PC Police want you to believe with their culture of sugarcoating everything. Despite someone breaking the law, no one should hold it against them, and they should be viewed in a positive light no matter what.
This directive coincides with President Obama’s repeated loosening of the reigns concerning convicts. Just recently, Obama changed the term “solitary confinement” to “restrictive housing” when he directed “the heads of executive departments and agencies” to limit the use of the practice.
For the sake of mocking “updated” terms like “justice-involved individuals" (because how could anyone not mock something like this?) here is a list of five possible “PC” phrases that MRCTV thinks would appease these “social justice warriors.”
But if the government steals these phrases as alternatives to the original terminology, don’t blame us.
- Murderer: Life-Ending Specialist
- Burglar/Thief: Need-Based Borrowing
- Arsonist: Fire Enthusiast
- Rioting: Spirited Block Party
- Vandal: Aspiring Artist