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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    The problem with political correctness is that it is essentially a system of lies and contrived untruths. With too much political correctness, such as we have today, the entire foundation of society becomes untrue.
    No, political correctness is merely an abstract tool for social control. It can be and is used for any political or social ideology.

    Political correctness is so demanded in America today that if one makes the mistake of speaking the truth, he is immediately branded as a bigot, a hater, a racist or whatever other word the Liberals can use to silence anyone who speaks the truth.
    Potentially. However, what is also possible is that your "truth" isn't quite "the truth."

    This cannot be good for a culture or a country.
    Society has its rules for acceptable speech and thoughts. I would say it's a good tool for society. What is debatable, however, is what ideological designation is the goal for the employment of political correctness.
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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Political correctness is a by-product of hyper sensitivity to offense. The sick joke in this tragic comedy is that it is promulgated by those who'd tell others to mind their own business and ignore that which they find offensive.

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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    No, political correctness is merely an abstract tool for social control. It can be and is used for any political or social ideology.
    "....merely an abstract tool for social control??!!!!"

    Political Correctness is a cancer that has infested all aspects of American life, particularly the revisionist indoctrination halls of academia.

    To attempt to downplay it's devastating effects upon the American culture is unbelievable. We've had sixty years of this "mere abstract tool" and one only needs to step outside the front door to survey the devastation caused to the former most beautiful country in the world.

    We can't talk about that though, can we?
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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    "....merely an abstract tool for social control??!!!!"
    Yes. In any society you step in, there's acceptable boundaries of speech and thought before you become a pariah. So long as you are embracing the tropes of society, you are in good shape.

    Political Correctness is a cancer that has infested all aspects of American life, particularly the revisionist indoctrination halls of academia.
    Political correctness has existed in most political societies.

    I know the word "revisionism" is used as a pejorative, but I'm afraid I have to inform you it's often what shapes your reality. For instance, your "correct" attitude toward history is the result of revisionism. Welcome.

    To attempt to downplay it's devastating effects upon the American culture is unbelievable. We've had sixty years of this "mere abstract tool" and one only needs to step outside the front door and walk around to survey the damage it has caused to America while serving to elect more and more Democrats.
    No, you've had well over 200 years of it. The problem is you don't know it yet.
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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Is there too much political correctness now?

    YES!!!


    IMO, political correctness is for the weaker, free speech is for the stronger.
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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yes. In any society you step in, there's acceptable boundaries of speech and thought before you become a pariah. So long as you are embracing the tropes of society, you are in good shape.



    Political correctness has existed in most political societies.

    I know the word "revisionism" is used as a pejorative, but I'm afraid I have to inform you it's often what shapes your reality. For instance, your "correct" attitude toward history is the result of revisionism. Welcome.



    No, you've had well over 200 years of it. The problem is you don't know it yet.
    Forget the demonstration of elitist superiority and watch the poll on this one thread and you'll see what you don't know yet.

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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Watch the poll on this one thread and you'll see what you don't know yet.
    No, I get it. People are easily led into believing they are somehow against political correctness.
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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Is there too much political correctness now?

    YES!!!


    IMO, political correctness is for the weaker, free speech is for the stronger.
    Political correctness does not take away the right to free speech, it just invokes societal ramifications on what is said. In other words, a person is still free to be a douche, but people are also free to point it out.

    Now, in today's usage, PC means when some one complains about something you like, they are being PC. Or to put it another way, what is the difference between complaining about some one making racial comments, and complaining about some one complaining about racial comments? People who bitch the loudest about PC are usually being PC, and just do not even know it.
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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Political Correctness has run amuck... it is a sensitive weenie attack platform for anybody that "feels" affronted.
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    Re: Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Political correctness does not take away the right to free speech, it just invokes societal ramifications on what is said. In other words, a person is still free to be a douche, but people are also free to point it out.

    Now, in today's usage, PC means when some one complains about something you like, they are being PC. Or to put it another way, what is the difference between complaining about some one making racial comments, and complaining about some one complaining about racial comments? People who bitch the loudest about PC are usually being PC, and just do not even know it.
    I said nothing about the 'right' to free speech.

    I meant 'free speech' as speaking freely with a minimum of restraint.


    As for PC,

    'politically correct adjective
    : agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people'


    Politically correct - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    PC means to restrict people - through various means - from saying what they really think. That means to restrict the truth.
    If someone is not completely free (through contractual obligations or extreme social/media pressure) to say EXACTLY what they think on a subject, then the truth as they see it is being restricted.

    IMO, PC has NOTHING to do with complaining about what others say. It is to do with pressures exerted to stop someone from saying anything deemed excessively negative or offensive in the first place...it is attempted censorship before the fact.

    That is wrong and for the weak, IMO.

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