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Lord of the Rings actor John Rhys-Davies recently sat down for a very candid interview on the Adam Carolla Show, in which he claimed political correctness would eventually be the end of “our civilization.” Davies noted that judgement has become taboo in the western world, and that the notion that we don’t want to be judgement is unique to our day and age. In fact, he says that by removing judgement from our civilization, we are going to lose our civilization completely.
The Lord of the Rings actor, John Rhys-Davies, spoke with Adam Carolla about a number of issues, but the comments he made at around the 15-minute mark have a number of people talking. In the interview, Davies notes that we have become a society so obsessed with being politically correct that even our politicians can’t speak their minds without fear of being called partisan.
“It’s an age where politicians don’t actually say what they believe. They are afraid of being judged as being partisan. Heaven forbid that we should criticize people who, after all, share a different value system.”
Davies says the “don’t judge others” mentality is new, and that in a world where Christians are being beheaded and young girls are being scarred with acid for their beliefs, there is a place for judgement.
“This notion that we’ve evolved into a species that’s incapable of judging other groups and what they’re doing, especially when it’s beheading people or setting people on fire or throwing acid in the face of schoolgirls. I like that kind of judging! That’s evolved!”
John Rhys-Davies points out that judgement is exactly what ended fascism in Europe and Japanese imperialism in the Far East. He says without judgement and taking action, the world would be a much different place. Therefore, he says it is a cause for concern that we are so focused on political correctness instead of doing what is right.
“We have lost our moral compass completely.”
What do you think of John Rhys-Davies comments on political correctness and judgement? Do you agree?
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