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

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
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    father once told me, "Son, the first thing a man must do to correct his mistake, is to recognize his mistake.
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    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 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.





    Anyone who doesn't believe that some members of minorities believe in those things just might be a racist, and/or a bigot.

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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?




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    Correct answer is it depends. Is Political Correctness trying to make it illegal to say certain things? Then yes. Is Political Correctness being used to point out, correctly or not, that saying something is inappropriate(and this is the vast majority of cases involving political correctness), then no, it is in fact an application of free speech.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Anyone who doesn't believe that some members of minorities believe in those things just might be a racist, and/or a bigot.
    I completely and wholeheartedly agree. If anything, he came across as a racist to me because he seemed to imply that minorities do not have those things.

    Think about it, if I'm saying I believe in hard work, and he says that those values make me a racist, then isn't he the one who has a lower opinion of minorities?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Felonies have been diluted so much that I don't support the lifelong punishment that goes along with them anymore. As for your professor, while I agree with him, it sounds like he doesn't handle opposing views very well. Still, your freedom of speech was not suppressed.
    Shouting someone down when one is in a position of authority, while it may not be officially "repressing freedom of speech," informally I was not in a position to give any further opposing argument. So technically you are right, but the debate from that point on was squelched.

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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.
    Calling a person white trash is very discourteous and impolite, but it doesn't slow some people down one bit.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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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?

    What say me ?

    Political correctness is Marxism.

    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS / CULTURAL MARXISM

    >"America today is dominated by a system of beliefs, attitudes and values that we have come to know as “Political Correctness.” For many it is an annoyance and a self parodying joke. But Political Correctness is deadly serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans. It is therefore totalitarian in nature. Its roots lie in a version of Marxism which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle.

    Under Marxist economic theory, the oppressed workers were supposed to be the beneficiaries of a social revolution that would place them on top of the power structure. When these revolutionary opportunities presented themselves, however, the workers did not respond. The Marxist revolutionaries did not blame their theory for these failures; instead they blamed the “ruling class,” which had bought off the workers by giving them “rights,” and had blinded them with a “false consciousness” that led them to support national governments and liberal democracy.

    One group of Marxist intellectuals resolved this apparent contradiction of Marxist theory by an analysis that focused on society’s cultural “superstructure” rather than on the economic “base” as Marx did. The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukacs contributed the most to this new cultural Marxism.

    Among Marxists, Gramsci is noted for his theory that cultural hegemony is the means to class dominance. In his view, a new “Communist man” had to be created through a changed culture before any political revolution was possible. This led to a focus on the efforts of intellectuals in the fields of education and media..."<

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    What say me ?

    Political correctness is Marxism.

    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS / CULTURAL MARXISM

    >"America today is dominated by a system of beliefs, attitudes and values that we have come to know as “Political Correctness.” For many it is an annoyance and a self parodying joke. But Political Correctness is deadly serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans. It is therefore totalitarian in nature. Its roots lie in a version of Marxism which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle.

    Under Marxist economic theory, the oppressed workers were supposed to be the beneficiaries of a social revolution that would place them on top of the power structure. When these revolutionary opportunities presented themselves, however, the workers did not respond. The Marxist revolutionaries did not blame their theory for these failures; instead they blamed the “ruling class,” which had bought off the workers by giving them “rights,” and had blinded them with a “false consciousness” that led them to support national governments and liberal democracy.

    One group of Marxist intellectuals resolved this apparent contradiction of Marxist theory by an analysis that focused on society’s cultural “superstructure” rather than on the economic “base” as Marx did. The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukacs contributed the most to this new cultural Marxism.

    Among Marxists, Gramsci is noted for his theory that cultural hegemony is the means to class dominance. In his view, a new “Communist man” had to be created through a changed culture before any political revolution was possible. This led to a focus on the efforts of intellectuals in the fields of education and media..."<

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    but then, you probably think that wearing the wrong color socks is Marxism as well.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Fight political correctness, use the words on the left in public as much as possible to show that you can't be controlled by leftists.

    midget, dwarf = anyone who is short
    fat, pig = anyone fatter than the person speaking
    pervert, queer, faggot, dyke = anyone who likes forms of sex besides hetero missionary position intercourse
    Nigger, spade, spook, boy = African American
    Injun, savage = Native American
    Spic-Anyone from Central America, South America, or the hispanic Caribbean
    hebe, jew-[noun]dishonest, christ killing, money grabber non-Christian
    jew-[verb]-to cheat someone
    lucky ducky, welfare queen, lazy niggers, bums = poor or unemployed people
    wop-Italian person
    pollock-Polish person
    mick-Irish person
    chink=Chinese person
    gook-Vietnamese or other southeast asian person
    wog, paki-Indian, Pakistani or other south asian person
    haji, sand nigger-any middle eastern, north african, Afghani or Pakistani person
    frog-French person
    bitch-girl or woman, esp an assertive or non-compliant woman
    slut, whore-woman who admits to enjoying sex or dresses to look sexually attractive
    Crimalien-anyone who immigrated without being able to afford to do it legally
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 12-15-13 at 03:53 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    but then, you probably think that wearing the wrong color socks is Marxism as well.
    If you wear red socks, you might be a Marxist or a Blood gang banger.

    Same could be said if you wear a red Che Guevara or a purple SEIU t-shirt. Both t-shirts have been declared politically correct.

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