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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    I can't even call people doing stupid things or making stupid decisions stupid, fr fear of being called a racist.
    That's stupid.

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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

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    What liberties does PC remove?
    Political correctness is a literary technique used to remove offensive language. The offense is removed by using happy, positive, and optimistic words and phrases to replace those which have become negatively perceived – “handicapable” versus “handicapped, for instance. The effect is that it then removes personal responsibility and inhibition from ones actions.

    If inhibitory emotions are removed from the definition of ones actions, then the person is free to become uninhibited. They would no longer be subjected to emotions of guilt, embarrassment, or remorse.

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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

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    Political correctness is a literary technique used to remove offensive language. The offense is removed by using happy, positive, and optimistic words and phrases to replace those which have become negatively perceived – “handicapable” versus “handicapped, for instance. The effect is that it then removes personal responsibility and inhibition from ones actions.

    If inhibitory emotions are removed from the definition of ones actions, then the person is free to become uninhibited. They would no longer be subjected to emotions of guilt, embarrassment, or remorse.

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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

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    This case can serve as an example of how a politically correct environment is detrimental. On the one hand, the government promotes the EBT card in the name of helping those at the fringes. On the other, the politically correct treatment of the welfare recipient reduces the inhibitory emotions of shame and guilt that may prevent the abuse of the welfare program. The EBT card is promoted as a debit card without the stigma of the paper food stamps. By not referring to the system as welfare, the politically correct terminology leads the recipient to believe they are receiving an income to which they are entitled rather than a benefit for which they should be grateful. The lack of guilt frees that individual from assuming a responsibility to pull themselves up by the boot straps in order to repay those that assisted – the taxpayer. Not to mention, the anonymity of the system also allows one to shirk responsibility because the oversight is not by those who know and interact daily with the person in need. The cascade of abuse and irresponsibility is also engrained by the lack of credible enforcement. While the government is increasingly willing to regulate the lives of the self reliant law abiding citizenry, politicians find themselves handcuffed by political correctness when it comes to intervening on behalf of the “low income” recipients. They can’t find the political will to regulate the recipients to make better choices.

    This is the point at which the political correctness becomes life threatening. As the concept of personal responsibility is absorbed by politically correct dogma, we can see the effect that abuses of the food stamp program has on the lives of the children it is supposed to assist. The children have poor health and are plagued by multiple ailments that can result in premature death.

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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's stupid.
    Oh I agree. Not being allowed to call stupid people stupid is pretty stupid.
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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Oh I agree. Not being allowed to call stupid people stupid is pretty stupid.
    Oh, please. You're just pretending to be a victim. And you're pretending to be a victim of an object! haha

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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What liberties does PC remove?
    The right to speak honestly without being called a "domestic terrorist" by Harry Reid; or fear losing your job by speaking what you believe, as has happened with some Generals in our military, or worry about what happens to your business if you don't agree with the administration on how you should run said business; the right to disagree with policies without being called a racist; the right to question one-size-fits-all-American-children on what they should be given for lunch, and the right to pack a lunch that you know they will eat without being termed a troublemaker; the right to legally own a firearm -which is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights - without fearing confiscation of said fire-arm; the right to question why our immigration laws are being ignored ....do you want more examples of current over-reaching government PC?

    Good evening, ecofarm.

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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    The right to speak honestly without being called a "domestic terrorist" by Harry Reid; or fear losing your job by speaking what you believe, as has happened with some Generals in our military, or worry about what happens to your business if you don't agree with the administration on how you should run said business; the right to disagree with policies without being called a racist; the right to question one-size-fits-all-American-children on what they should be given for lunch, and the right to pack a lunch that you know they will eat without being termed a troublemaker; the right to legally own a firearm -which is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights - without fearing confiscation of said fire-arm; the right to question why our immigration laws are being ignored ....do you want more examples of current over-reaching government PC?

    Good evening, ecofarm.
    Instead of all these bull**** generalizations (you're just blaming an object for political opposition), how about you give us a specific example of PC preventing you from speaking your mind.

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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Instead of all these bull**** generalizations (you're just blaming an object for political opposition), how about you give us a specific example of PC preventing you from speaking your mind.
    Just think as to the response of legitimate criticism of Obama polices (that would be a legitimate policy dispute by the way) was responded to may nearly everyone with cries of being racist.

    Or have you already forgotten / ignored, this hypocrisy portrayed by so many in the public arena?

    Or do you deny that this every happened?
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    Re: IRS Retired Lerner calls conservatives "a**holes" and "crazies" in emails from IR

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Just think as to the response of legitimate criticism of Obama polices (that would be a legitimate policy dispute by the way) was responded to may nearly everyone with cries of being racist.

    Or have you already forgotten / ignored, this hypocrisy portrayed by so many in the public arena?

    Or do you deny that this every happened?
    It never happens to me. It seems to be your problem.

    You're such a poor victim! Oh, how could the evil PC be so terribly cruel to you? How do you endure??


    It's like your deck has 52 victim cards.

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