Sunday, October 17, 2010

Emotional Correctness

The story of the Chilean miners will inspire us for years to come. Their courage and determination in the face of adversity is a timely reminder of the power of the human spirit.

And as Brendan O'Neill explains over at Spiked!, their story will also hopefully marks the death knell of the psychobabble culture of victimology that is surely one of the most disagreeable features of the 21st century. The miners didn't just overcome the terrible circumstances of their entrapment, they overcame the 'emotional correctness' that the so-called experts were using in an attempt to turn them into victims rather than heroes.

Solomon Burke knew all about the power of solidarity in the face of adversity, but sadly he died just a few days before the miners were freed. This is for the Chilean miners, with thanks:

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