SELIGMAN: You shouldn’t use this word.
It’s not what you call “politically correct”…
JOE: Well, excuse me, but in my circles, it’s always been a mark of honor to call a spade “a spade”. Each time a word becomes prohibited, you remove a stone’s from the democratic foundation. Society demonstrates its impotence in the face of a concrete problem, by removing words through the language.
SELIGMAN: I think society would claim that the political correctness is a very precise expression of democratic concern for minorities.
JOE: And I say that society is so cowardly as the people in it, who are, in my opinion, too stupid for democracy.
SELIGMAN: I understand your point, but I totally disagree. I have no doubt in the human qualities.
JOE: The human qualities can be expressed in one word: hypocrisy. We elevate those who say “right”, but mean “wrong”, and mock those who say “wrong”, but mean “right”.
Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac vol. II (2013), con Charlotte Gainsbourg e Stellan Skarsgård