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

    I'm fairly ok with people not feeling comfortable to express racist, sexist, or bigoted views in polite company. They are still free to express the views, so freedom of speech is not an issue. They are just not able to express those views without social consequences.

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

    Political correctness in its more extreme forms such as that practiced by so many Euros, is a form of political fundamentalism, and exhibits the sort of mindless dogmatism that is no different in nature than that of religious fundies. Especially when political correctness demands that one say that a person is holding up three fingers when they are holding up two, it often functions as a downright Orwellian inversion of the truth of the matter.

    It is not an abridgement of free speech, however, UNLESS it becomes governmental policy as has been implemented by various Europeans. Since the notion of free speech is predicated upon the relationship of the individual and the state, whatever pressure individuals apply towards each other to limit speech cannot be considered as denying free speech.
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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.
    More like, its becoming more and more frequent that I'll get called an asshole to suit someone else's political agenda.

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

    My father once told me, "Son, the first thing a man must do to correct his mistake, is to recognize his mistake."

    Political correctness prevents us from addressing some serious issues in our society. Thus, failing to truly address them. making society unable to correct them.

    It's a double-edged sword I suppose.

    Mankind's collective stupidity seems to mandate some form of political correctness. Too many ignorant people have big mouths to just accept total freedom of speech. Mankind would be in a perpetual state of chaos. Sometimes it's hard to believe we all live on the same planet.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I'm fairly ok with people not feeling comfortable to express racist, sexist, or bigoted views in polite company. They are still free to express the views, so freedom of speech is not an issue. They are just not able to express those views without social consequences.
    Fair enough, but what constitutes a bigoted view? I've been called a racist (by a professor, mind you) for expressing the thought (in a classroom, nonetheless, where one should be expected to present different view points) that convicted felons don't deserve the right to vote. His reasoning? That minorities are a disproportionately large % of the felon population, so therefore I'm a racist to minorities. They even have a term for "people like me," the colorblind racist. Clearly.... I could only believe in things such as law and order, hard work, and personal responsibility in order to oppress and discriminate against minorities.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Fair enough, but what constitutes a bigoted view? I've been called a racist (by a professor, mind you) for expressing the thought (in a classroom, nonetheless, where one should be expected to present different view points) that convicted felons don't deserve the right to vote. His reasoning? That minorities are a disproportionately large % of the felon population, so therefore I'm a racist to minorities. They even have a term for "people like me," the colorblind racist. Clearly.... I could only believe in things such as law and order, hard work, and personal responsibility in order to oppress and discriminate against minorities.

    Without knowing what you said, I have no way of knowing if the professor was right or if he is an idiot. However, we're always going to say things that piss other people off. What I'm talking about is that some asshole at work can no longer feel safe telling me racist or homophobic jokes by the water cooler. I'm fairly stoked about that.

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

    When my daughter was in kindergarten, I said "Merry Christmas" and she quickly corrected me by saying "Happy Holidays". If she didn't learn that in school, I don't know where she learned it.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Without knowing what you said, I have no way of knowing if the professor was right or if he is an idiot. However, we're always going to say things that piss other people off. What I'm talking about is that some asshole at work can no longer feel safe telling me racist or homophobic jokes by the water cooler. I'm fairly stoked about that.
    He started going off about how the latest form of disenfranchisement of minorities is disenfranchisement of felons and how this was the "new Jim Crow." To which I said "but they are felons....." (Enter rant about racism here).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Fair enough, but what constitutes a bigoted view? I've been called a racist (by a professor, mind you) for expressing the thought (in a classroom, nonetheless, where one should be expected to present different view points) that convicted felons don't deserve the right to vote. His reasoning? That minorities are a disproportionately large % of the felon population, so therefore I'm a racist to minorities. They even have a term for "people like me," the colorblind racist. Clearly.... I could only believe in things such as law and order, hard work, and personal responsibility in order to oppress and discriminate against minorities.

    The most bigoted phrase you can use is "people like you."

    No one is like you, or like me. We're unique individuals.
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