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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    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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    Political correctness was a reaction to generations of moronic speech. The American lexicon needed a good scrubbing.


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

    Political correctness should be banned in the name of free speech.
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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Political correctness was a reaction to generations of moronic speech. The American lexicon needed a good scrubbing.
    midget = vertically challenged
    fat = horizontally challenged
    perverted = sexually dysfunctional
    alive = temporarily metabolically abled
    Negro = African American
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    Anyone from Central America, South America, or the Caribbean = Hispanic
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    wrong = differently logical
    dead = living impaired
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    Re: Which is more effective in supressing free speech:communism or political correctn

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Do you remember when Oprah said she did not want to eat beef because of mad cow...the beef producers sued her.

    That's up to them, if they think they can make it fly in court. That is not what political correctness is about.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    You don't agree with some private organizations. How dare you infringe on their "freedom of speech"?
    That might be true but I never took any specific position, other than the government codifying it. You have accused me of something I did not do. This is why I asked you to offer the quote of what I've said. Instead you offer your own quote in response to what I did not say.
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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'm not referring to private repercussions. What I'm talking about are organized campaigns to create adverse consequences for the speaker the are expanded to include people who never heard the speech initially and even some who otherwise wouldn't care except those people would also suffer consequences if they do not comply with the political correctness campaign in punishing the speaker.
    I am not sure where the line is but I think that I agree with you. If I hate, say, Chick-fil-A, for some views held by the CEO I exercise those views by not buying any Chick-fil-A products but I won't try to organize a movement against Chick-fil-A let alone companies and individuals related to Chick-fil-A. I may talk to some friends about my views and write the CEO but I won't go public. To extend in this way would be entering a sphere that I don't want to enter, that of creating those adverse consequences.
    Perhaps an actor or radio commentator is a better analogy. To go after sponsors and advertisers seems to violate a higher code and limits free speech. Yes, I know that I am allowed to do this but why use free speech to try and take away someone else's speech?

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

    I remember back in the 80's when PC began to migrate off the campus of the University of Wisconsin - the birthplace of PC. I was working construction back then - a most unPC environment, and we all got such a kick out of how ridiculous it all was - afterall, no rational person would embrace such nonsense.

    But alas, here we are 30 years later, and PC is a sad reality that no one can escape. In true Gramscian fashion, the progressives were able to inject this poison into our institutions, most notably public (government) education, and year by year they expanded their attacks until today nothing can be done or said that is not scrutinized and ultimately signed off on by the PC police.

    Today, you can literally lose your livelihood simply by saying something that is unPC - cameras everywhere, ears perked and at the ready to register offense, public shaming, government sanction, etc... it's truly sick; but to the indoctrinated, they see none of it.

    It's all too sad and pathetic - I hate that my children have to grow up in a country like this. We are living in Orwell's 1984.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Free speech does not mean "freedom from private repercussions". What kind of person thinks free speech means "no private citizen can disagree or take action against yours"? It's not "freedom from private repercussions".


    Do you tell your girlfriend she's a bitch and then claim freedom of speech in attempt to avoid the consequences? Idiocy.
    Yeah but sometimes it goes too far. You may be interested in what happened at the U. of Oregon when someone said 4 words: "I hit that first".
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...ur-words.shtml

    Sometimes you can get in trouble for something simply because someone's feelings were hurt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    Yeah but sometimes it goes too far. You may be interested in what happened at the U. of Oregon when someone said 4 words: "I hit that first".
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...ur-words.shtml

    Sometimes you can get in trouble for something simply because someone's feelings were hurt.
    techdirt.com? Seriously?

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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'm not referring to private repercussions. What I'm talking about are organized campaigns to create adverse consequences for the speaker the are expanded to include people who never heard the speech initially and even some who otherwise wouldn't care except those people would also suffer consequences if they do not comply with the political correctness campaign in punishing the speaker.
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