Politically Correct by Dennis Scheel
Being Politically Correct started in America when it came to the racial question, but after the changes in the last two decades, all of the world, especially in Europe followed suit, insisted on being politically correct, no longer just in the Americas. It’s a worldwide phenomenon now. Even getting close to breaking this brings horror to a lot of people. But how come? Religious fanatics, or is it something else?
As authors, we also must keep the same caution, to a certain degree. Some authors avoid certain subjects more so than others. Not only to be politically correct but also to not offend. This also variates with the genre they are in. For example, it occurs less in fiction and more in nonfiction. Beliefs are not the only parts, which can offend. Touchy subjects can do the same for example.
The strongest feelings one can have is either hate or love.
Love can bring such joy, but hatred, on the other hand, can cloud a person forever. These two opposites lay at the center of those being offended. Avoiding it can be an art form in of itself. As writers, we want to leave the reader, hopefully, with an impression. Is it a bad one you go for or is it another type? That choice must be made- only you can.
Being incorrect has its good sides, besides getting the point across. A loophole could be setting up a concept in your tale, which holds a similar thing you wish to criticize without ever saying so. I have done this tactic. I find it somewhat rewarding, and it is especially a good thing if it can expand your tale, which for me it did, but I write fiction.
Non- fiction is a different can of worms. They often focus very much on the critique of an issue. Some follow the correctness, some don’t. Not following it has given politicians an edge being ‘fresh,’ an issue which wouldn’t be there if being ‘politically correct,’ weren’t there to begin with. However. This is the world we inhabit now. A world where we either are correct or take the chance to be incorrect, there are no in between…
Written by Dennis Scheel
About the Author:
Dennis Scheel has always had the stories running in his head, but not until after his accident, which left him mute and paralyzed on the right side was he able to tell them. After he worked his way back, he wanted to try to tell his story once more since an acquaintance told him there was talent in his poetry, he had been convinced by his ex not to write for ten years, she insisted he had no talent. This time tried in English since all other times failed. Finally, he succeeded, and he never stopped writing since. Which led to the completion of No Way Back- The Underworlds and the sequel Taken With a Dark Desire: The Underworlds