I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
And you are doing it again.
I can't speak for everyone. I don't expect that of you or anyone. I expect an honest discussion. One that is not sabotaged by glorified stereotypes.Oh, wait. I forgot. No one's allowed to talk about that, because it's racist.
All we're expected to do is keep our mouths shut, feel guilty about slavery, and endlessly throw money at the issue through ever-expanding entitlement programs that accomplish exactly jack sh*t to address the actual root causes of the problem (while providing Leftists with a fanatical block of dependent low information supporters willing to vote for them come Hell or high-water, of course ).
You ignored the homosexual one. Though I'm not surprised. That's honest observation of mine about your position on the topic. I do think you are Homophobic if after all the years you have been on this forum discussing that same issue and in face of all the sources I know you have been given to you have not budged an inch.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
Nor do I like being called "whitie, white boy, or 'gui lo', Cantonese for "white ghost" the most severe insult in the Chinese culture. But I do not believe I or anyone else has the right to force people how to speak. I would rather know the prick in front of me is a racist so I can forever ignore him
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Nothing was censored. It was a disclaimer. You're upset because they had the audacity to point out racism where it exists. Good for you.Let me be PC for you... there, there I didn't mean to be a big old nasty.
We'll censor ALL the cartoons that make any *hint* of perceived bias, because children will become racists.
Political Correctness is deadly serious.
Political Correctness is Marxism
>" Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic.
We have seen other countries, particularly in this century, where this has been the case. And we have always regarded them with a mixture of pity, and to be truthful, some amusement, because it has struck us as so strange that people would allow a situation to develop where they would be afraid of what words they used. But we now have this situation in this country. We have it primarily on college campuses, but it is spreading throughout the whole society. Were does it come from? What is it?
We call it “Political Correctness.” The name originated as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly serious. It is the great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious.
If we look at it analytically, if we look at it historically, we quickly find out exactly what it is. Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious...."<
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The problem with PC is that it's making the conversation stupid.
It opens the floodgates to discussions not on fact, not on substance, but on how people said something or how people perceive someone said something.
has become the new doctrine by which all must abide. Now, people who scream "I'm offended" are put on pedestal in the media. "Oh, that person is offended, he must have some important stuff to say and he must be important". This is 100% other than how it should be. Screaming "I'm offended" should just be a stern indicator to the rest of the world that you are incompetent and incapable of handling your emotions and not in full control of yourself. So now you task everyone else to guard themselves as to not offend you because you cannot control yourself. And this is how things are done. I mean, how crazy is this.
Now I'm not saying never be offended. But don't air the dirty laundry in public like you're some sort of charity case.
It's also an automatic stop sign on any conversation. The moment you declare that you're offended, the conversation will move from a debate on the issues to a discussion on how what you said offended you. And the person who said that he's offended is on the moral highground.
So those are some problems with PC. Well, one of them. But gathomas made a few good statements about how when you criticize somethign that can be interpreted as "other" it's because you're some form of closed-mindedness. it could never be because you informed yourself and made a statement that is factually correct but because it's "offensive" therefore it cannot be. Even if its true, it cannot be declared as such because it causes offense. It's stupid.