Political Correctness

The Truman Library and Museum in Independence Missouri
has copies of four telegrams between Harry Truman and
Douglas MacArthur on the day before the signing of the
Surrender Agreement.

The contents of those four telegrams below are
exactly as received, not a word has been added or deleted!

(1) Tokyo, Japan 0800-September 1,1945
To: President Harry S Truman
From: General D A MacArthur
Tomorrow we meet with those yellow bellied
bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute
instructions!

(2) Washington, D C 1300-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur
From: H S Truman
Congratulations, job well done, but you
must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when
discussing the terms of the surrender with the press,
because some of your remarks are fundamentally not
politically correct!

(3) Tokyo, Japan 1630-September 1, 1945
To: H S Truman
From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz
Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are
somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically
correct mean?

(4) Washington, D C 2120-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
From: H S Truman
Political Correctness is a doctrine,
recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and
promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the
proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece
of shit by the clean end!