El problema, creo yo, es que cuando alguien se siente ofendido por tu forma de escribir ya no le basta con dejar de leerte, sino que quiere cambiar tu forma de escribir. Empieza a haber una línea difusa entre corrección política y censura.
Y eso sin meternos en el terreno del debate sobre determinados temas sensibles. Ahí ya, cualquier tipo de discrepancia sobre la línea dominante y "políticamente correcta" no sólo es políticamente incorrecta, sino punible. Incluso aunque estés de acuerdo con la cuestión de fondo, sólo criticar la forma te convierte automáticamente en un monstruo. Resultado: te guardas tus opiniones por puro miedo al estigma social porque no son debates, son campos de minas.
La corrección política se nos ha ido de las manos.
John Cleese lo explica muchísimo mejor que yo. No es que pretenda ponerme a su altura, Dios me libre, pero me parece que este señor tiene el peso intelectual suficiente como para aportar unos cuantos argumentos respecto al humor y la corrección política sobre los que merece la pena pararse a pensar un rato. Y además, si alguien no le parece bien lo que dice, se puede enfadar con él y no conmigo. Y no podréis, porque es un señor mayor y llevarle la contraria sería algo propio de gerontófobos, maltratadores y desalmados.
Y aquí está la transcripción. No he encontrado traducción ni ganas para traducirlo yo, pero ayuda bastante a entenderlo.
"I'm offended every day. For example, the British newspapers every day offend me with their laziness, their nastiness, and their inaccuracy, but I'm not going to expect someone to stop that happening; I just simply speak out about it. Sometimes when people are offended they want — you can just come in and say, "Right, stop that." to whoever it is offending them. And, of course, as a former chairman of the BBC one said, "There are some people who I would wish to offend." And I think there's truth in that too. So the idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to. And a fellow who I helped write two books about psychology and psychiatry was a renowned psychiatrist in London called Robin Skynner said something very interesting to me. He said, "If people can't control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior." And when you're around super-sensitive people, you cannot relax and be spontaneous because you have no idea what's going to upset them next. And that's why I've been warned recently don't to go to most university campuses because the political correctness has been taken from being a good idea, which is let's not be mean in particular to people who are not able to look after themselves very well — that's a good idea — to the point where any kind of criticism or any individual or group could be labeled cruel.
And the whole point about humor, the whole point about comedy, and believe you me I thought about this, is that all comedy is critical. Even if you make a very inclusive joke like how would you make God laugh? Answer: Tell him your plans. Now that's about the human condition; it's not excluding anyone. It's saying we all have all these plans, which probably won't come and isn't it funny how we still believe they're going to happen. So that's a very inclusive joke. It's still critical. All humor is critical. If you start to say, "We mustn't; we mustn't criticize or offend them," then humor is gone. With humor goes a sense of proportion. And then as far as I'm concerned, you're living in 1984".
Dadle una vuelta, anda.