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.

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

    Political correctness is by and large a term to describe common courtesy. Those who complain about it regularly often misuse the term to their liking and fail to recognize that they benefit from such speech on a regular basis. In my experience, these individuals primary complaints center around the fact that it's becoming more and more difficult to be an asshole towards minorities and special interest groups in general

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Provide some examples of what you see as PC in action, if you can.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yep, like the assholes who get butt-hurt when you say "tea bagger."
    Well... tea-bagger is meant as an insult right? Then youre just being an asshole avoiding any discussion and just calling people tea baggers to win some kind of who can say more clever insults more war.

    what a person means matters more than the actual word....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Most of the whining about it comes from Conservatives who are just upset that they're not the biggest victims. Or racists who want to say "ni**er" without consequences.

    Which are you?
    My U.S. Senator, actually the one I claim, said it best. You can either be a victim or be victorious but you can't be both. As a Conservative, I consider myself victorious. As for the Liberals, the more than can make people see themselves as victims, the more than can pander to for votes.

    As far as your last sentence, if someone calls themself by that term and I agree, that's not racist. Also, if someone of a particular color call themself that, they shoudn't be shocked or get made if someone else uses it. If I refer to myself as an idiot because I did something stupid, getting made when someone else does is childish.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Most of the whining about it comes from Conservatives who are just upset that they're not the biggest victims. Or racists who want to say "ni**er" without consequences.

    Which are you?
    This whiny conservative has learned never to say "ni**er" without consequences. What I haven't learned is why a white cop can't do his job in the middle of a predominantly black neighborhood by telling a couple of thuggies to stop walking down the middle of a busy street without being attacked by one of the two who refuse to do so and the resulting riots and looting by the "thousands" who SAID they witnessed the "hands up- don't shoot" bull****. Or why they even come out of the woodwork to "protest" the death of this punk who was caught on video just minutes before strong arming the small Asian proprietor of a neighborhood market while STEALING
    his merchandise.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Cripple--->Disabled--->differently abled

    Stewardess--->flight attendant

    Secretary--->administrative assistant
    The first one is a result of society using the first two terms as insults. Changing their meaning. Part of how language is ever evolving.

    The last two make no since, since I have seen stewards and stewardess go by that name.

    And secretaries called secretaries. Without any issue.

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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 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.
    That's what makes these p.c. terms so useful to leftist dim bulbs--they eliminate the need to make reasoned arguments that are far beyond their abilities. If they can say their piece briefly enough, opponents who know the facts and can reason clearly won't have time to expose them as dopes who can't answer their points. This way, all they have to do is spit out a "homophobe!" or a "racist!" here and there, and walk away, glowing with righteous indignation. Each term is like a little, pre-packaged "argument" even the dullest member of the America-loathing lumpenproletariat can make.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    The first one is a result of society using the first two terms as insults. Changing their meaning. Part of how language is ever evolving.

    The last two make no since, since I have seen stewards and stewardess go by that name.

    And secretaries called secretaries. Without any issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Yep, like the assholes who get butt-hurt when you say "tea bagger."
    You can call me one all day long. While I might not agree or like it, unlike Liberals who want to ban what they don't like, I won't try to stop you from using it.
    That's the difference between you and me.

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

    Saul Alinsky's RULE12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

    Political correctness is the current preferred tool of choice to accomplish Rule 12. For what purpose you say? Also from Alinksy:

    "The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act …When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an 'agitator' they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function - to agitate to the point of conflict." — from Rules for Radicals, pp. 116-117


    Alinksy claimed not to be a strong ideologue tied to any particular sociopolitical system as he acknowledged the excesses of everything from Jewish purges of Biblical times to the Inquisition to Communist and Nazi genocides. But he absolutely believed in turning people against the successful and those in power with the goal of destroying the establishment, dismantling the system, and stripping the power and property from the 'haves' so that a new Marxist style society could be established in its wake.

    IMO, political correctness, as understood and utilized inour current times, is an implementation of this particular philosophy. It is misguided, it is evil, it is hateful, and it is wrong.
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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