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    Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

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

    Of course it is - unabashedly so.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Those who rail against the concept of political correctness the most are generally those most guilty of it. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and not call them duplicitous, but they are at least blind to their own actions and motivations.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    It's a wildly overused term that's often used to describe what would formerly be known as common courtesy and politeness.

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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.
    Or 'Newspeak'.
    Last edited by Canell; 12-15-13 at 03:53 AM.

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

    The term has become virtually meaningless, mainly due to inappropriate and partisan overuse. I suspect one can use the term 'political correctness' to mean just about whatever one wants it to mean. The use of the term is certainly every bit as much a device for suppressing free speech as the linguistic behaviour it supposedly describes.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    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.

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

    People who whine about political correctness "This guy is insisting on saying "firefighter" instead of "Fireman!!!"
    AND
    People who get upset when politically correct terms are not used "You should say "firefighter" and not "fireman" because its sexist
    are both losers.

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