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.

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    They're Indians if I choose to call them that. And when I lived in Arizona, that was their preferred term. Driving through any Indian reservation, you would see signs for "Indian school," "Indian police," etc., and there is a specialized legal field called "Indian law." I heard more than one of them take offense at being called a "Native American" instead of an Indian. They would also sometimes refer to themselves specifically as "Navajo," "Apache," "Pima," and so on.
    Um. Ok. I have not at any point said anywhere in this thread that anyone has the right to rob people of their freedom of speech. So if you where trying to impress me with your defiance in the face of my post, than sorry I don't really care.

    You can even call me a negro, hell call me a Nigger if you want. That's your right. However, I don't want to be called those things and I know there are some native americans who don't want to be called indians. You make of that what you will.
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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.

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    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....
    If you don't have to avoid offending people, why should I?


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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 Navy Pride View Post
    I have to say it bothers me some.
    Would you prefer "piss off." or "Go **** yourself."? The way I see it, I am being wished well, why would I care how that's done? Are you gona be bothered if they say happy kwana-hanna-rama-christma-kah-danz-mas? (Now that's PC)) I say merry Christmas, or happy holidays or have great day as the mood strikes me, cause I want to be nice.
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Even if i did cry i'm sure you wouldn't care. Bless your cold beating heart.



    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.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If you don't have to avoid offending people, why should I?
    I'm a nice guy... rarely intentionally mean. Nothing I do should be taken in offense... I don't intentionally insult people hardly ever.

    I don't ever get offended... as long as the person is respectful of what I have to say... and isn't intentionally trying to be mean/sarcastic/rude. Tea-bagger in almost every case I've heard it's meant to be a mean and dismissive term....Like whats the point in changing the name of a person who follows the tea party in the first place? to make fun of them like a child? It's an insult.... that's different.... anyone can toss out insult...

    You... you... Dirty Rosepetal!!!.... that's an insult that's just pointless...
    Last edited by celticwar17; 10-02-14 at 04:06 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
    Contrary to popular belief sometimes words hurt enough so to cause extreme reactions. I.e Columbine Massacre.
    Last edited by Zinthaniel; 10-02-14 at 04:04 PM.
    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 AlbqOwl View Post
    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 most whole heartily agree. PC, especially the excessive PC, and the decisions that go along with it, that we are being subjected to on a daily basis are evil incarnate, for overt thought and mind control over the populace.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It was proudly declaimed by tea-bag-wearing teapartiers as their logo until someone pointed out their ignorant error in choosing an ironically repugnant name for themselves. It's nobody's fault but their own that it stuck!
    For most people, when we first saw the tea bags, we knew what they were using them for, and it didn't pop into most people's minds that they were looking for a partner for a very specific sex act.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well with Indian, there's the question of if you mean from India or not. It's better to be clear.

    But how does it hurt you anyway? Seriously, so what if you have to change the way you talk a little bit? You have no right not to be inconvenienced slightly.
    Why do you care about the way other people talk? How does it affect you?
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    Re: "Politcal Correctness" - False Victim hood or Real issue.

    I am basically impossible to offend. However, while PC taken to the extreme can be annoying, its also a scapegoat that some people use when they say really offensive things. Part of being a polite and considerate person in life is not saying things that you know will offend others.
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