View Poll Results: Am I being politically correct in the example given?

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    I don't know why people act like "politically correct" is bad, it's not. I don't think it is a bad thing to be politically correct just because I am not. I do however do not like it when it just goes over the top like the whole "black hole" or "uppity-ism" thing. Just PC nonsense at that point.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Really bitch?

    Oops.....

    Note for those who do not understand: the use of the word bitch in this case was representative to make a point, I was not calling nor do I think Evanescence is a bitch. I would have used a different word that would have been more effective except the word filter would have killed the effect.
    Once again though, as with your example of using the word "nigger" earlier, bitch is, by it's very nature, an insult. I'd think pretty much everyone would agree that using either one of those terms is done with a bad intent, the same as any other name you could call someone.

    Being PC is more than just refraining from using obviously insulting terms. It's often replacing some other innocuous term with something that's not necessarily more accurate or profound but, rather, just something that's more socially and politically acceptable at this time. For example, replacing "global warming" with "climate change".

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    A brilliant and concise encapsulation of political correctness:

    Spinoza said: ‘Every man is by indefeasible natural right the master of his own thoughts.’ The great fallacy of monolithic docrines like political correctness is that they seek to eliminate an important step in human cognition: the dialogue with the self, the act of dialectical mastication that allows us to absorb and process experience, to direct and enable our own moral lives. Only in the inviolable sanctuary of the soul, in the sacred act of self-communion, can man realize his own transcendence and salvation. Politically correct speech and thought provide us with the predigested morality of self-appointed ideologues, the profane consensus of mediocre minds, in lieu of our own common sense and the collective wisdom of the ages.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I don't know how you came to that conclusion, but I bet it has something to do with retardation.
    Yeah...yours.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    For example, replacing "global warming" with "climate change".
    That wasn't done out of political correctness, rather to select a more accurate and less mockable term.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Yeah...yours.
    Never.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    So now I've finally found the distortions. There are three of them.

    1. I don't "bitch and whine" about terminology. I point out that certain terms have implications and that people who get angry when people react to the use of such terms understand nothing of social interaction. Point #1 for distortion.
    No, you definitely bitch and whine. I'm not going to comb through the immigration forum to prove it, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    2. I haven't "consistently" done anything with you. I remember the conversation between us you're talking about - you used the term "anchor babies". And yes, it was a single conversation and single conversations don't count as consistently. Point #2 for hyperbole.
    Nope, not hyperbole. You were genuinely offended by at least two specific words I used in those threads. Now, you're just backtracking.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    3. You think I care about what words you choose. I don't. Even in the earlier conversation I told you I didn't care about your word choice. I only commented on it after Guy Incognito brought it up.
    You definitely care.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    My original and consistent point about word choice continues to be relevant: people give meanings to words and if you use words that your audience feels negatively about, then you are choosing to deal with the consequences of the words. Nobody needs to do anything which is why I don't tell people what to say. If you interpret my comments about the relevancy of word choice to social interaction as telling you what to say, then that is your mistake as I've been quite clear with my position.
    Sure, fine. I don't care if people get offended so long as their ridiculous expectations do not become enforceable.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    No, you definitely bitch and whine. I'm not going to comb through the immigration forum to prove it, though.

    Nope, not hyperbole. You were genuinely offended by at least two specific words I used in those threads. Now, you're just backtracking.

    You definitely care.

    Sure, fine. I don't care if people get offended so long as their ridiculous expectations do not become enforceable.
    You just spent this entire post lying about me. Is that how you support your arguments? Distorting people's posts and then lying about the actual poster. And then you'll whine about "personal attacks". Guess what? Lying about someone and trying to frame them in a negative light by distorting their actual arguments rather than listening to their clarifications is a personal attack, so you get points for distortion, hyperbole, false memory, lying and hypocrisy. Congratulations.

    I also want to point out how funny it is that you have such a selective memory about the past. You remember the immigration thread from a while ago, but you don't remember when you and me were BOTH being attacked by Kali for using the non-PC word "retard" and how we BOTH used the same argument that people should be able to say what they want and not have to abide by other people's PC wishes. But I guess you only remember (and then distort) conversations that allow you to attack other people without reason.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Personally, I think it is. Why the hyphenation? Can we all not be just American?
    When a group was excluded from being "just American" for the vast majority of the existence of the country, it's kind of hard (and not to mention exceptionally stupid) to expect them to fall into step with the mainstream culture they were excluded from for so many decades/centuries.

    Don't people realize that dividing ourselves into groups such as race only furthers our problems as a species?
    If you believe that, why did you say "Can we all not be just American?" instead of "Can we all not be just human?" It makes no sense to deride division into groups while promoting division into groups.

    The term "retard" offends me.
    Even if you're not joking, I wouldn't care.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    But is it accurate? Is it equal? Is it truly descriptive?
    Who gives a ****?

    We live in a country that calls themselves "American" despite the fact that there are a ****load of people in other countries on two continents that can accurately make that claim. What do we care about accuracy, equality and description?

    The fact is, we don't. It only comes up when we don't like someone else's innacuracies that don't make a lick of difference in the real world.
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