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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    "Political correctness" is not new, and the attempts to create more thoughtful and inclusive phrases stems from the civil rights movement, which begat the women's movement, which has begat....

    "Ms.," in my opinion, is critically important. "Police officer," "mail carrier," and etc. are not just more inclusive; they're also more precise.

    But political correctness can be dishonest and manipulative (for example, calling illegal immigrants "undocumented workers") or just plain silly (for example, referring to inmates as "involuntary guests of the state").
    The PC being railed against by so many here is largely a late 1990's version promoted by the American right as a club to beat opponents with.

    At one point it was used in an ironic way by leftists, when one of their number made a particularly egregiously racist or sexist comment , then another would point to their statement not being politically correct (as if there was a party line being broken)
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Political Correctness is more than the alteration of one's choice of words in order to avoid either offending a group of people or reinforcing a stereotype considered to be disadvantaged to the group. It's about placing restrictions on what we can say and how we say it to restrict debate and silence opposition. The practice has a history of going back to the 1920's in Germany and anyone with an understanding of history will be able to put two and two together. What started out in the 60's with feminists now reaches into Science where it punishes anyone who criticizes the theory of relativity or liberal dogma about global warming. It's reared its face in sports with the example of the name of the Redskins found offensive by a group of thin skins.

    Yep, it has evolved into a threat to the First Amendment Free Speech.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    In fact the concept of political correctness was cooked up long ago by European communists as a way to silence people they considered heretics. It was imported here, where it has been popularized by leftists of various stripes.
    We're not talking about early 20th century Europeans, we're talking about 21st century Americans. 21st century Americans who refer to "political correctness" use the term in an attempt to silence currently and historically marginalized groups. And it has certainly not been "popularized" by "leftists", it has been popularized primarily by those on the right who favor tradition over progress.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    We're not talking about early 20th century Europeans, we're talking about 21st century Americans. 21st century Americans who refer to "political correctness" use the term in an attempt to silence currently and historically marginalized groups. And it has certainly not been "popularized" by "leftists", it has been popularized primarily by those on the right who favor tradition over progress.
    I don't want to debate this issue with you, but I can't agree. I don't know of any conservatives at all, either personally or in public life, who favor political correctness. True to its roots, it has from the beginning been pushed in this country almost entirely by radical leftists. It's part and parcel of their effort to split this country into a multitude of grievance groups, each of them seeing itself as the victim of some oppression or other and thinking its members are entitled to some form of reparations. Bunch of weak sisters.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    I don't want to debate this issue with you, but I can't agree. I don't know of any conservatives at all, either personally or in public life, who favor political correctness. True to its roots, it has from the beginning been pushed in this country almost entirely by radical leftists. It's part and parcel of their effort to split this country into a multitude of grievance groups, each of them seeing itself as the victim of some oppression or other and thinking its members are entitled to some form of reparations. Bunch of weak sisters.
    Oh, I thought you were talking about the term "political correctness", not the reality that the term claims to point out. Now that I see I misunderstood, I agree. It is the left, not the right who advocates what you and other conservatives call "political correctness." That said, I find the term "political correctness" to be absurd which is what I was arguing in my original post.

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

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

    This seems the perfect thread for this timely email someone just sent to me...

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    From the Ferguson POLICE CHIEF:

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    * WARNING: If you laughed at this e-mail, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Jeremiah Wright will be comin' over to deal with your racist, cracker ass....
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Does it bother you if I say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas?
    No...as long as you do not attempt to silence those of us who say Merry Christmas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The problem with "PC" is that Left Wing intellectual authoritarians use it as a method to try and silence opinions they disagree with, and forcibly reshape culture to their own ends.

    Ironically, their primary means of doing so revolve around the very type of over-generalized "branding" and "labeling" that P.C. is supposed to prevent in the first place.



    i.e.

    If you criticize any culture other than your own, you are branded as being a "racist."

    If you criticize a life style you find questionable, you are branded as being a "sexist" or "homophobe."

    If you criticize weak domestic policy, you are branded as being a "fascist."

    If you criticize weak foreign policy, you are branded as being a "chauvinist" or "jingoist."

    If you criticize behaviors which perpetuate poverty, you are told that you need to "check your privilege."

    Etca, etca...

    It's basically just an underhanded way for certain kinds of people to hijack and destroy any discussion they don't like using pre-rendered logical fallacies that completely ignore the legitimate points that their opponents may have been trying to make.
    Personally I see "political correctness" as a mental illness.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    1. Trying to stop retailers from saying "Merry Christmas."

    2. In various areas changing "Christmas" to "Winter Holiday."

    3. Pushing the lie that gay sex and gay marriages are perfectly proper and legitimate.

    4. Forcing kids to eat Michelle Obama-approved lunches.

    5. Kicking God and Jesus out of everywhere they can.

    6. Saying it's improper to use the term "illegal aliens."

    7. Forcing Christian pastors in the military to perform gay marriages, etc., contrary to their religious beliefs.

    8. Obama & company downplaying terrorism - i.e. labeling the Ft. Hood shootings as "workplace violence". Turkeys.

    9. Banning students from wearing 'American Flag' shirts, etc.

    10. Giving all kids on a team trophies because they don't want there to be a 'first place' trophy in case the others might 'feel bad.'

    There's a hundred or thousand more but those are some that came to mind.
    One of the former mayors where I live managed to get himself in trouble on #2. He officially changed the name of the Christmas Parade to "Holly Jolly Holiday Parade" in order to pander to the politically correct crowd...then he headed to a college football bowl game. He did not get to enjoy the game as his cellphone kept ringing with complaints. By the time the game ended....it became the Christmas Parade again.

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