View Poll Results: Which is more effective in surpressing free speech?

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Thread: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctness?

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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What are you talking about? I did quote you. It seems someone else got it.



    And wouldn't their speaking badly about someone be their exercise of free speech?
    I don't see anything I've said that speaks badly about anyone or any group. I do however ask communism or political correctness was more effective than the other in suppressing speech but asking a question is not speaking badly about anyone.
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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    I am pretty sure the biggest suppressor of free speech is loaded polls.
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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Nobody can be right all the time and we could accomplish a lot more if we listened to each other more and united toward a common goal.

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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Liberals love freedom of speech, as long as they agree with what is being said.
    Liberals don't hold a monopoly on political correctness, conservatives just have different issues. With conservatives they are:

    - Anything to do with most celebrations and reflections of black American heritage. The go to keep your mouth shut about it line is "get over it".

    - Blacks referring to themselves as "African Americans". If they do, they are demonized as not being patriotic.

    - Criticism of conservative politicians get labeled with violent metaphors, the favorite of which is "attack" especially when the politician is female. Criticize Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman and you'll be renounced in terms that should be reserved for the worse criminals alive; you "attacked" them.

    - "Spewing venom", "puke" and "RINO" are other favorite conservative descriptives I've observed used to discourage speech with which they disagree.
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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    I don't see anything I've said that speaks badly about anyone or any group.
    You don't agree with some private organizations. How dare you infringe on their "freedom of speech"?

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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    This is an observation on my part, but you seem to think that I give a ****.
    That's the impression I got. Glad to see you just don't give a ****. Its good attitude to have. It makes life easier.
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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Liberals don't hold a monopoly on political correctness, conservatives just have different issues. With conservatives they are:

    - Anything to do with most celebrations and reflections of black American heritage. The go to keep your mouth shut about it line is "get over it".

    - Blacks referring to themselves as "African Americans". If they do, they are demonized as not being patriotic.

    - Criticism of conservative politicians get labeled with violent metaphors, the favorite of which is "attack" especially when the politician is female. Criticize Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman and you'll be renounced in terms that should be reserved for the worse criminals alive; you "attacked" them.
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    - "Spewing venom", "puke" and "RINO" are other favorite conservative descriptives I've observed used to discourage speech with which they disagree.
    The comparison is laughable. All you're really griping about is that the people you're debating like nothing better than to give you a whipping, and that they hit harder than you do. I never hear about colleges around the U.S. haling the Birkenstock Brigades into kangaroo "people's courts" for "hate speech" against conservatives, while taking the side of people who love this country and its Constitution. Learn how to fight, or get out of the ring. Quit crying for the government to help you every time you take on someone you can't handle.

    I say again: Political correctness was cooked up by communists to shut up people they don't like.

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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Sometime I ponder our judgments of other peoples on a whole list of things that if you thing about it, we do ourselves, but just approach it differently. Are we REALLY that much more different than the groups we look down upon?

    Today: suppression of speech through intimidation.

    - Them: communism or other authoritarian government consequences on free expression on things they want you to keep your mouth shut about.

    - Us: political correctness where social pressure is used to exact consequences on free expression often through employment security unrelated to the speech, the collective decides you must keep your mouth shut about. Especially troubling is when government seeks to codify political correctness.
    Both are the same. Political correctness is Marxist culturalism.

    >" When addressing the general public, contemporary advocates of Political Correctness – or Cultural Marxism, as it might just as easily be called – present their beliefs with appealing simplicity as merely a commitment to being “sensitive” to other people and embracing values such as “tolerance” and “diversity.”

    The reality is different. Political Correctness is the use of culture as a sharp weapon to enforce new norms and to stigmatize those who dissent from the new dispensation; to stigmatize those who insist on values that will impede the new "PC" regime: free speech and free and objective intellectual inquiry."<

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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Sometime I ponder our judgments of other peoples on a whole list of things that if you thing about it, we do ourselves, but just approach it differently. Are we REALLY that much more different than the groups we look down upon?

    Today: suppression of speech through intimidation.

    - Them: communism or other authoritarian government consequences on free expression on things they want you to keep your mouth shut about.

    - Us: political correctness where social pressure is used to exact consequences on free expression often through employment security unrelated to the speech, the collective decides you must keep your mouth shut about. Especially troubling is when government seeks to codify political correctness.
    Interesting question! I actually think that political correctness is far more effective in quelling free speech because it is quelled by society instead of the government. We see what happens when governments try to surpress free speech. At some point, they lose.
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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    What do you mean by "corporate attack on free speech?"
    Do you remember when Oprah said she did not want to eat beef because of mad cow...the beef producers sued her.


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