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    Re: Politically Correct?

    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.

    Wm. B. Fankboner


    In a nutshell. In other words, you (impersonal) may have your own moral standards and I have to respect that, but do not presume to impose them on others. You have neither the intellectual nor moral standing to do so.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    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 Tucker Case View Post
    Are you under the misguided impressions that 1 grouping people according to the region they
    Live in is not still grouping people in a divisionary fashion and 2. That there is no American culture and heritage?
    Sure, but if people were not grouped this way, the entire concept and application of countries would need to be abandoned. Since there are borders and different nations, people are referred to as "American" or Canadian. But that does not refer to their humanity like the term African or any other ethic group. But truthfully, I even find the concept of patriotism to be rather stupid and backwards. Who cares if someone is "Russian" or "Canadian."

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    If so on either count, you believe a false premise. If not for both counts, I refer back to my previous post.
    No, there is definitely a huge difference.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I don't see why you would be. I made it very clear earlier how I approach political correctness. If I use a word that someone deems offensive, I do so in the absence of giving a **** about their offense. This is nothing personal, it's simply who I am.
    lol I guess my sarcasm didn't get through to you. We agree in this instance.


    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Words aren't inherently important and nobody needs to be polite or PC. Words are important relative to the reaction you're trying to get from your audience and if you want a positive reaction, then you'll want to use words that don't offend them.

    Yes, that's how language works. Some words are offensive and others are not. For example, "kike" and "retard" may be offensive to some, but "faggot" may not be offensive to the same people. I don't understand why you're treating this like it's a foreign concept.


    Oh my god. You finally got my point. Subjectivity. A person who finds "anchor baby" stupid might not find "retard" stupid because the meanings we attach to words are subjective. Another person might find "retard" stupid but not "anchor baby". However, both people should not be self-righteous when they get negative reactions to the words they use.
    ah, so you agree with me, but you're just fond of wasting people's time. Gotcha.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    ah, so you agree with me, but you're just fond of wasting people's time. Gotcha.
    no, i just restated the position that you've been wasting my time distorting.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Orient simply means "east" and traditionally referred to everything from Turkey to the Pacific, not only to the far East as you suggested. The Orient Express, for example ran from Europe to Constantinople (Istanbul).
    Last edited by Meathead; 12-04-11 at 01:07 PM.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    I haven't distorted a single post in this thread.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    I haven't distorted a single post in this thread.
    You just admitted that you did when you said "oh so you agree with me" after having said for the entire thread that you didn't agree with me. My argument was the same when you said you didn't agree with me as it was when you said you agree with me, so you clearly distorted it during the former situation.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    You just admitted that you did when you said "oh so you agree with me" after having said for the entire thread that you didn't agree with me. My argument was the same when you said you didn't agree with me as it was when you said you agree with me, so you clearly distorted it during the former situation.





    Bull scat. Your support or lack of support for this particular topic is as dubious as most of your opinions. Feel free to have the last word here.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Bull scat. Your support or lack of support for this particular topic is as dubious as most of your opinions. Feel free to have the last word here.
    Sure. First, you say you disagree with me. Then, you say you agree with me. In both instances, I wrote the same argument. I think that speaks for itself.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Sure, but if people were not grouped this way, the entire concept and application of countries would need to be abandoned.
    Absolutely. Have you forgotten that it was you that said: "Don't people realize that dividing ourselves into groups such as race only furthers our problems as a species?"

    If that is your view, then you absolutely, positively have to be of the belief that the entire concept and application of countries would need to be abandoned. Nations are, by their very nature, dividing ourselves up into groups. National borders are nothing more than imaginary lines. They don't exist in reality. The only thing that separates the US from Mexico or Canada is belief. It only takes a war to change the location of those imaginary lines. In fact, that has happened quite a few times.

    Who cares if someone is "Russian"...
    Ask a Chechnyan.


    No, there is definitely a huge difference.
    Why? Because you're the one doing it this time?

    I again refer to your previous quote: "Don't people realize that dividing ourselves into groups such as race only furthers our problems as a species?"

    Please explain how your views about dividing ourselves up into national groups is not utterly and completely hypocritical. To me it seems like you are only whining about what other people do to divide themselves up. When you do it, it's just peachy keen. Because, teh fact that you are the one doing it is a huge difference, right?






    lol I guess my sarcasm didn't get through to you. We agree in this instance.
    I actually saw it, but I wanted to point out the irony.

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