From a sociological perspective, political correctness is defined as the distorted expression of Marxist ideas translated from economics into cultural terms. Since Marxists and other leftists live almost entirely from the destructive secondary and superficial layers of their bio-psychic structure, it follows that from a biological perspective political correctness is the expression of impulses and ideas originating from the destructive secondary layer that are made socially acceptable by passing through the superficial layer (the defensive use of intellect.)
An example of political correctness is given in the article, Muslims, Mormons and Liberals ( Wall Street Journal, September 18, 2012) by Bret Stephens. He describes the audience’s response of roaring laughter while watching Mormons being ridiculed and made the butt of obscene jokes in the Broadway Musical, “The Book of Mormons.” He contrasts this response to the liberal establishment’s denouncing of a video clip of a film, “Innocence of Muslims” which depicts slurs made against the Muslim religion. Leftists across America called the video “reprehensible and disgusting” and laid sole blame on it for inciting the rioting throughout most of the Muslim world . Stephens concludes that in the consensus of American liberalism, it is hilarious to mock Mormons and Mormonism but outrageous to mock Muslims and Islam. He asks cogently, could it be because ” nobody has ever been harmed, much less killed, making fun of Mormons?”
Without knowledge of socio-political characterology, Stephen’s question goes to the heart of the character structure of all leftists: Since they operate from their superficial layer (intellect), they have little or no ability to tolerate physical aggression from their core (which includes the voluntary musculature) and, therefore, they are terrified of and unable to forcefully stand up to the fascist Muslim uprisings on the Right. Instead, they respond passively by appeasing and placating them and, at the same time, they displace their unconscious hatred of Western authority onto benign institutions on the Right such as the Mormons who are not feared and are therefore seen as safe to attack.
This example is given to illustrate that in order to truly understand socio-political behavior and attitudes and what is going on in our sick world, an in-depth knowledge of the biologically based, emotional roots of socio-political characterology is essential.