The common denominator to be found amongst groups benefiting from political correctness is that they are groups not traditionally associated with American power. Be it women in the workplace, minorities from non-European countries, or people engaging in alternative sexual lifestyles, political correctness advocates expanding the influence and collective voice of these groups. Political correctness is a forced selection choosing that which is alien or new to America over that which is traditional. This is not to say, as Seinfeld would say, that there is “anything wrong” with these groups. It is merely an acknowledgement that political correctness actively discriminates against what is traditionally perceived as American.
Political correctness becomes laughable when confronted by its absurdity. But the laughter quickly fades when one contemplates the degree to which Western life is influenced by political correctness. Not only are the PC sensibilities promoted on all levels of popular culture, but it has taken unilateral control of public education. So much so that one could easily argue that the primary focus has shifted from educating students in math and science to indoctrinating them into a particular ideology. So much so that Jerry Seinfeld does not feel comfortable performing on public campuses.
Identity politics is not the only issue covered by political correctness. Political correctness also speaks to foreign policy and national security. Whether the issue is ISIS or having secure national boarders, the American liberal can usually be found defending those who are undermining America. At the very least, they occupy the part of the discussion least interested in defending America. For this reason it could easily be argued that political correctness as a collective force represents the single greatest threat to America. Because political correctness simultaneously coalesces and amplifies all of the threats that we face.