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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Calling someone a racist (or any other derogatory term) or trying to impugn their character as a means of refuting their assertions is neither courteous nor polite.
    Neither of which is exclusive to or required by "Political Correctness." In general, it seems that those who rail against the notion take offense to the fact that it's becoming more and more difficult to be an asshole.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Neither of which is exclusive to or required by "Political Correctness." In general, it seems that those who rail against the notion take offense to the fact that it's becoming more and more difficult to be an asshole.
    The definition, of course, being one in disagreement with the elite currently in charge.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    It's a wildly overused term that's often used to describe what would formerly be known as common courtesy and politeness.
    Nah it tends to be the province of emotobabblers who cannot respond to uncomfortable factual assertions



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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    In case somebody needs refreshment of definitions:

    Political correctness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So, what's your say?




    P.S. Sorry for the mistakes in the title. Still drinking my morning coffee.
    I say definitely, and it doesn't matter what people think is kind or polite. You shouldn't put limitations on people like that because, IMO, one thing leads to another in that regard.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'd have to hear a specific example of it. Usually political correctness isn't enforced by law, but rather by public opinion. If you want to say, make racist comments, you have the ability to do so, but do expect to be fired and or cussed out.
    but only if you're white. If you're black, you can rap about N*** or rant about "crackers" and not liking white people all you want.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    but only if you're white. If you're black, you can rap about N*** or rant about "crackers" and not liking white people all you want.
    Great point! Because it has nothing to do with courtesy and everything to do with suppressing free speech.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    To some degree it is.

    There's nothing wrong with courtesy, politeness, and compassion. However, there are those who take the whole PC thing to a different and ridiculous level, and it could be argued that "PC" is an attempt to limit debate by defining acceptable words and concepts.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    In Thailand, you can get arrested for demeaning the Monarch. That is suppressing frees speech. If someone calls you an asshole because they don't like the words coming out of your mouth, that is simply them exercising their own right to speech.
    That is the correct response to this thread.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Sometimes it's enforced, and no one can deny that that's suppression of free speech.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    I wouldn't say it is "suppressing free speech" because that implies a formal force (the police, the state, etc.) actively punishing people for what they say or do.

    I would say that it is "silencing the debate" because it often times is used by those who want to silence any opposition to what they have to say either by shaming them personally, or tainting their image in the eyes of others.

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