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  • Restrictive

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Thread: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    it is a very needed thing and very good for the country
    but like many good things there are individuals that abuse it and take it too far
    How about if we didn't have any political correctness? Suppose everyone who was racist and hated black people could still say the N word. Wouldn't that make it a hec of a lot easier to spot the assholes so we knew who to associate with right off the bat.
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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    Political Correctness is Neo-Marxism, more dangerously as nukes and is about to destroy the Western Civilization.

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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I am sure people know what political correctness. Is it bad for society, or good?

    Should it be lessened? Increased?

    Also, it'd be awesome if you could give examples of political correctness to support your beliefs.

    Thank you.
    Please define political correctness.










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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    *Bump*

    Any news related to political correctness?

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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    I think there's a small but unsubtle difference between trying to use accurate terminology, and promoting political correctness.

    But yes, some forms of political correctness are basically milder forms of 1984 Newspeak.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Please define political correctness.
    RT...providing definitions are too...hmmmm, forum incorrect. I have a sneaky feeling that you've taken hundreds of hours classes learning psychic techniques.

    I would suspect that you've failed most of those times (as have most of us), but you might want to give it one more try.

    You just never know, dude...

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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    it i s politically correct to let gay organisations take over your school and there is notheing you can do about it.

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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carls View Post
    it i s politically correct to let gay organisations take over your school and there is notheing you can do about it.
    yeah it's really too bad all those gay organizations will turn your kids gay and you'll end up with no grandchildren!
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    Depends on what a person means by "political correctness".

    To me, PCism is trying to stop people from being offensive, like fines/extra punishment for racial slurs and/or sexually suggestive things (words, pics, whatever) or not recognizing that words can have different meanings and just because a certain word is used to describe something does not mean it is meant to be offensive in any way or looking for something to be offended by. There are places where these things shouldn't be allowed, but those places should be few and far between (school, TV without warning, during government business). I am a strong believer in you do not have a right to not be offended.

    I do not consider things such as being pro-SSM or anti-SSM as being politically correct, for the most part. Nor do I consider being either pro-life or pro-choice either as being politically correct, for the most part. It would depend though on why a person holds the position they do on a certain issue. Basically holding a certain position because you believe in that position is not about political correctness. However, if you hold a certain position to "fit in" or because you are afraid that if you hold the opposite position you will be shunned or face some negative feedback/reaction, then you are being politically correct. I do believe some of our politicians may do this, but I don't think that most people on the forum do. Although some may hold a certain position due to their religious beliefs, I still do not think that it would be political correctness, but rather religion faithfulness (if someone has a better word/phrase, please provide).
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    Re: Political Correctness - Mind Control?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I think it depends where I am and what I am doing. If I am in class or at work I tend to be PC because those are places that are serious. If I am hanging out with my friends then I say whatever the **** I want.
    Then you go along to get along. Not exactly honest, wouldn't you say?

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