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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    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."
    I've never seen you get to out of shape over the hypocrisy.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And that's why it's not supressing anything.
    It does suppress a great deal of speech. The difference here is that folks aren't quite comfortable in separating de facto speech parameters from de jure speech. Social suppression and legal suppression are merely two different (but possibly complimentary) tools for those who wish to suppress speech.

    My only argument is that damn near everyone engages in it. Even those who are against "PC" argue for suppression of speech, whether they wish to suppress left-wing thought, or if they want freedom of thought and expression to be embraced (in the process: attempting to silence those who do not).
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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...
    Better than a conversation about manhole covers.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It does suppress a great deal of speech. The difference here is that folks aren't quite comfortable in separating de facto speech parameters from de jure speech. Social suppression and legal suppression are merely two different (but possibly complimentary) tools for those who wish to suppress speech.

    My only argument is that damn near everyone engages in it. Even those who are against "PC" argue for suppression of speech, whether they wish to suppress left-wing thought, or if they want freedom of thought and expression to be embraced (in the process: attempting to silence those who do not).
    There is a point where it gets completely out of hand. There's being a nice person, and then there's over the top.

    Case in point: I once went to a church that used a gender-neutral Bible. The reading was one of those cases where Jesus heals some guy...you know, pretty standard stuff for the Gospels. The translation was so over the top that it went out of its way to not refer to anybody as "he" or "him." Instead it was "this person" or "Jesus." I don't think it's very respectful of the man who was healed, or of Jesus, to emasculate them. In no way would I infer that only men are worthy of God, but I had a problem with that translation.

    On the other hand, going around calling people "niggers" and "fags" is just plain mean and rude. So while I think there's a practical limit, some level of PC speech is a good thing.


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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.
    This. This this this this this.

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    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The most bigoted phrase you can use is "people like you."

    No one is like you, or like me. We're unique individuals.
    What do you mean, you people?
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Libbos say it here all the time.
    Bull****.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Yes. People need to be themselves and stand up for what they believe in.

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