Great achievements don't go on forever. They slow down, they stall, they stale.
When reaction to them rises, rebellion by the disaffected, they go on the defensive.
Thus, what has been called 'political correctness', frozen positions by a 'right-thinking' person.
Reactionaries are not wrong in witnessing it, though an accusation of being bien-pensant, originally hurled at
self-satisfied conservatives, is ironic when applied to 60s 'radicals' who have attained some manner of power
and rightly see any retrenchment as a subtraction of hard-fought-for reforms.
Our eyes should focus not so much on what might seem sputtering self-interest, if that can at all be the
legitimate charge, but on the resentment of those making the charge, people who never wanted any change to
begin with, whose 'right-thinking' is ham-fisted, frightened, angry, and often violent, authoritarianism.