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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    For some reason that bothers you more than the n-word....

    Because really, the point of the thread is, "I should be able to use any word to refer to any person."
    It's the hypocrisy that bothers me.
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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 a351 View Post
    I wouldn't defend anyone who would choose to call you that, no matter the quantity or appropriateness.
    Libbos say it here all the time.
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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?

    The bad political correctness

    The focus on changing terms like man hole to gender non specific terms. I doubt anyone but a few radicals get offended by the term manhole

    The good political correctness

    The part in which people are expected to be polite to the person or persons they are interacting with

    Being intentionally offensive is rude, and peoples actions including their words have consequences. Some include being asked to leave, losing out on jobs (go ahead and call the Vietnamese job interviewer a gook because you are expressing your free speech) to being ostracized because of your conduct by your friends and family

    In the vast majority of case the government will not do anything (in Canada only if it is determined to be promoting hatred, or is libelous

    You can say all the insults you want, and you are free to do so. Just don't be surprised by the consequences of doing so
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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?
    Of course it is, which is the point.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The bad political correctness

    The focus on changing terms like man hole to gender non specific terms. I doubt anyone but a few radicals get offended by the term manhole
    You talk alot about manholes...


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You talk alot about manholes...
    I vastly prefer femaleholes
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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.
    Depends upon execution.

    Using the Wiki (which I find agreeable)...

    refers to language, ideas, or policies
    The bolded is the issue, here.

    Promoting political correctness on a sociological level is not suppression, in the same way that its opposite (extreme bigotry) isn't, so long as it is not trying to dictate policy.

    When someone tries to ban something, however, that is proposed suppression of speech.

    People who promote PC have a right to do so -- to promote a social shift towards their ideas, in the public forum of their country. What they don't have a right to do is try to prosecute people for not doing as they like.

    A bigot can say women shouldn't speak in town halls all they like, and that is their right. But if they try to propose legislation to ban women from speaking in town halls, that's a first amendment issue.

    An ultra-PC person can jump on people using language they don't like all they want, and that is their right. But if they try to propose legislation to ban language, that's a first amendment issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Libbos say it here all the time.
    Usually not with impunity. That usually gets at least 5 or 6 conservatives in a tizzy. The hypocrisy bothers me too, but the people that get their knickers in a knot over "white trash" are the ones saying that "political correctness is evil."


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I vastly prefer femaleholes
    Wo-manholes.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Yes, but no more than accepted speech parameters of the past. It is just that the term "PC" has been associated with New Left thought since the 1960s.
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