Truth and Propaganda in Politically Correct America
Tuesday, August 14, 2001
Held at The Independent Institute Conference Center
Although comedian George Carlin’s infamous routine, “Seven Words You Can’t Say on TV,” has become outdated, today many ideas are considered too “politically incorrect” to discuss in polite society. According to popular Los Angeles talk-radio host Larry Elder
, many sacred cows—about racism and sexism, health care, welfare, education, the family, drug laws, the media, crime, gun control, and more—are soft-headed distortions that have worsened America’s social problems. If “the truth shall make you free,” then, says Elder, these myths need a serious reality check—before we forget what truth and freedom look like. Larry Elder
discussed what’s really wrong with America and how a free people, rather than an intrusive government, can fix it.