View Poll Results: Is Political Correctness real?

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  • Yes PC is real and is rampant. People are too sensitive.

    42 68.85%
  • Yes and No - It depends. (Explain in your post)

    11 18.03%
  • No PC is a made up escape goat. It is a catch phrase used to distract from a real issue.

    8 13.11%
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Thread: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Political correctness exists, but it is rarely properly understood. Although some choose to define it as a "not an asshole" mode of speech and thought regulation, it is much more than that.

    It is a method of social conditioning by which an agreed upon "good" speech and thoughts are promoted against "bad" speech and thoughts.

    It is nearly impossible to argue that it is an exclusively left-wing affair, just as it is nearly impossible to argue that it is inherently undesirable.

    It is, in fact, a ubiquitous method of social control, and will remain with us whether we like it or not.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    My initial post was that words can hurt and cause extreme reactions.
    Whether or not words can hurt is entirely irrelevant, there is no right anywhere that you cannot have your emotions bruised. And if it causes extreme reactions, that's the fault of the individual, not the words.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    And that's just too bad, isn't it? So now we should all refrain from exercising our free speech rights because there are crazy people out there who might take it the wrong way? Seriously?
    Oh my god.
    Please point out where I said anything about refraining? Anything about challenging free speech? Where in my op or in any subsequent post i have made have I suggested that I think people should be censored?

    The thread is about using PC as an excuse to ignore an issue. It's not about censoring anyone.
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    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Seems to me people are too damn sensitive, I personally dont give a hoot what some dummy calls me etc. Having said that, I do beleive if a group dont like being called a term, just dont call them that. We aint out of words. It seems to be the RW gets all worked up about political correctness because they just want to use sophmoric offenseive terminology for some reason I cannot fathom. Try calling them teabaggers, suddenly they understand what offensive.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Contrary to popular belief sometimes words hurts enough so to cause extreme reactions. I.e Columbine Massacre.
    Columbine was perpetrated by youngsters who were by definition not fully grown in body or mind, and hence had insufficient self control, more so than normal at their age. Words if said alone with no one else around are no more significant than a passing wind. It takes two to communicate and the listener is ALWAYS in control both in comprehension, and acceptance. If you wish to insult or offend me and for it to have effect then I must comprehend your meaning and intent and then I must accept your meaning and intent. Nothing happens if I choose not to accept an offence, or I do no comprehend an offence. The listener is ALWAYS in control. I teach my children this. So they may armor themselves against fools and the drivel that come with them so they may exercise self control, the very basic foundation of what separates humans from the beasts. If you are offended by words you but an insecure fool with no semblance of self control, the very definition of savage, and uncivilized. I am a barbarian, a predator, I simply wear the mask of civility, even I know these simple truths.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Whether or not words can hurt is entirely irrelevant, there is no right anywhere that you cannot have your emotions bruised.
    Why are you telling me this? When did I say anything that suggested people have a right to not be offended. I'm stating observation facts. Words hurt. They cause reactions. And you for whatever reason wan tot put words in my mouth.

    And if it causes extreme reactions, that's the fault of the individual, not the words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Seems to me people are too damn sensitive, I personally dont give a hoot what some dummy calls me etc. Having said that, I do beleive if a group dont like being called a term, just dont call them that. We aint out of words. It seems to be the RW gets all worked up about political correctness because they just want to use sophmoric offenseive terminology for some reason I cannot fathom. Try calling them teabaggers, suddenly they understand what offensive.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    And you take the word of two psycho killers as truth? Those two nutbags didn't know the difference between their ass and a hole in the ground. No wonder you're confused about the subject.
    I'm not confused about anything. You seem to be though.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The assertion that there is no right or wrong only multiple shades of grey followed, sometimes immediately, by but you cannot express that "offensive" opinion is the dreaded use of PC to silence opposition. The current hoopla over the use of Redskins for the name of an NFL team yet no such backlash over the (equally offensive?) use of colored people, black people or brown people drives the point clearly home. Hail to the Redskins - fight against PC.
    Are you saying the team should change its name to "The Red People"? I suppose that would be a compromise but I doubt it would fly.

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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Political correctness exists, but it is rarely properly understood. Although some choose to define it as a "not an asshole" mode of speech and thought regulation, it is much more than that.

    It is a method of social conditioning by which an agreed upon "good" speech and thoughts are promoted against "bad" speech and thoughts.

    It is nearly impossible to argue that it is an exclusively left-wing affair, just as it is nearly impossible to argue that it is inherently undesirable.

    It is, in fact, a ubiquitous method of social control, and will remain with us whether we like it or not.

    PC has and will always be around to some degree, though I believe it's currently at a level of nauseating proportions. It seems to circulate in intensity thru era's, like the 30's thru 50's were worse than the 60's thru 80's.

    I remember telling an old man that people 'now days' are baby crazy. And he said, it had been that way since he was young. I guess nature makes them so cute and adorable, so we'll love them unconditionally. But the poop, pee, vomit, food throwing and crying are not on my menu of fun...lol

    Ooops was that non-PC of me?
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