I found another article mentioning the origin of “political correctness.”  Remember that this was a term designed by those who wanted thought control – by controlling the manner of expression and lexicon of words, a person’s thoughts would then become “politically correct.”  There’s a bit more in the article and this was just an aside, but it struck a bell with me.  Go read the rest.  I found the description of boogeyman interesting.  It also notes how the media soft-pedals any reference to communism.   That was an observation I had on the movie “The Majestic“.  There was not a bad word on communism in the movie depicting actions of the House Unamerican Activities Committee.