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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    No where in my OP did I imply that someone has to right to impose their will onto another. However a honest discussion that is curtailed by fallacious cop out terms is ridiculous and impedes any form of intellectual discussion.
    I never said you did imply it or say it. What I posted was a general statement and a specific example that you asked for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    There is no right not to be offended. Once we establish such a right then I will be offended, thus it must be repealed.
    There's also no requirement to watch a Redskins game. Thankfully...

    But why would you want to offend people? That seems antithetical to the whole idea of Christianity, IIRC.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    BTW, is this an "escape goat?" I'm unfamiliar with that phrase

    I don't think so. I'm thinking those who use PC to demand recognition are probably standing behind the goat, doing something unspeakable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative65 View Post
    Actually, PC is about assholes not wanting someone to hurt their feelings when what was said needed to be said. If someone does something stupid, they should be told it was stupid. While that may not be PC, sometimes the truth hurts and if it does, the best way to change it is to change the truth.
    Yep, like the assholes who get butt-hurt when you say "tea bagger."


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    On the other hand, you are trying to force people to say Merry Christmas, right? You don't like Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, so in the same vein you are trying to do the same thing.
    Nope. I'm for giving them the RIGHT to say Merry Christmas. After all, Christmas is federally-approved holiday.

    Anybody who is against that can go climb back under their rock.
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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.


    Ah....who has 'forced' retailers not to use the word "Christmas"?


    As a Christian, I am deeply offended by the hijacking of our holiday for pure greed.

    The "Christmas" celebrated from Black Friday through to December 26th, has not one thing to do with any relationship with Jesus or what He stood for. I will be happy when they stop.

    If it's about making the financial nut for the year, the latest fad in underwear or extended hedonism, the sooner they do stop using it the better...then we can have the real holiday back.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    What a fine example we have here of correctness thinking...

    You criticize something and it is immediately assumed you "hate" America......
    That was a joke. Thankfully, AW has a sense of humor.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    There's also no requirement to watch a Redskins game. Thankfully...

    But why would you want to offend people? That seems antithetical to the whole idea of Christianity, IIRC.
    The very nature of a sports fan (fanatic?) is to be critical of (offensive to?) the opposing team and heap praise upon their favored team cheering even their most minor accomplishments and forgiving their shortcomings. Your confusion of sports fans and Christians is excused - go lions.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Ah....who has 'forced' retailers not to use the word "Christmas"?
    ‘Naughty or Nice’ list of Christmas-friendly retailers revealed - BizPac Review
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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?
    I'm speaking for myself, not Logicman, but I don't care what you say, including nothing at all if you so desire. It bothers me if it is left for you to decide what I am allowed to say, or not to say.

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