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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Considering that you just listed the evolution of appropriate ways to refer to black people, apparently you can keep up with it.

    I also don't think that there's much basis for saying that manners are changed based upon the "loudest voices". It seems to me that those who oppose so-called political correctness are just as loud as those who endorse it. Most manners that are referred to as "political correctness" just come down to respecting how people identify and respecting their boundaries.
    Well, I am sorry if I find forcing the term "African-American" to be offensive to those who may have African ancestry, but do not wish to be associated with Africa.

    Or, maybe I should start the movement to ensure that white people are referred to as "European-Americans" and make "white" and evil racist term.

    Or shall we only use the more scientific terms like "Caucasian" and "Negroid/Congoid" and "Mongoloid" ?? No?

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So there are no forms of etiquette in your circles, is that what you're claiming? If I walked into a gathering with your friends and family I could saying anything I wanted without any form of retribution?
    Depends on the purpose of the discussion. Etiquette, in the form of being respectful, is fine when choosing one's phrasing and/or if you don't desire a serious conversation on a controversial topic. "Etiquette", in the form of censoring what should be an open and honest discussion on a serious topic, is just a subtle euphemistic way to enforce politically correct suppression of ideas.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Well, I am sorry if I find forcing the term "African-American" to be offensive to those who may have African ancestry, but do not wish to be associated with Africa.

    Or, maybe I should start the movement to ensure that white people are referred to as "European-Americans" and make "white" and evil racist term.

    Or shall we only use the more scientific terms like "Caucasian" and "Negroid/Congoid" and "Mongoloid" ?? No?
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    It's a good thing being polite, but PC is being afraid of speaking the truth.
    Perfectly stated...
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by tuhaybey View Post
    You don't think the Nazi would perceive your circle's response to his beliefs as aggressive, didactic and peremptory?
    I would be indifferent to the Nazi's views.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I would be indifferent to the Nazi's views.
    I'm sure. By definition, the party that is perceived by the other as being "politically correct" feels that they have a categorically superior moral understanding of whatever the topic they disagree over is. You believe Nazism is wrong, so you judge Nazis. Nazis think Nazism isn't actually wrong and that you're just being "politically correct." Just like maybe you believe something that somebody else thinks is morally wrong and you think it isn't actually wrong and they're just being "politically correct."

    It's like saying a burrito is too spicy. Everybody agrees that burritos they personally think are too spicy suck, but that doesn't mean that everybody would agree about what burritos suck. Same with political correctness. We all feel that when somebody tries to impose a moral standard on us that we don't agree with, that sucks. But we don't all agree about which moral standards should be applied and which ones shouldn't. So it's kind of meaningless. The logical content of "political correctness sucks" is just "I don't like things I don't like." It's a tautology.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So there are no forms of etiquette in your circles, is that what you're claiming? If I walked into a gathering with your friends and family I could saying anything I wanted without any form of retribution?
    Once, at least.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by tuhaybey View Post
    I'm sure. By definition, the party that is perceived by the other as being "politically correct" feels that they have a categorically superior moral understanding of whatever the topic they disagree over is. You believe Nazism is wrong, so you judge Nazis. Nazis think Nazism isn't actually wrong and that you're just being "politically correct." Just like maybe you believe something that somebody else thinks is morally wrong and you think it isn't actually wrong and they're just being "politically correct."

    It's like saying a burrito is too spicy. Everybody agrees that burritos they personally think are too spicy suck, but that doesn't mean that everybody would agree about what burritos suck. Same with political correctness. We all feel that when somebody tries to impose a moral standard on us that we don't agree with, that sucks. But we don't all agree about which moral standards should be applied and which ones shouldn't. So it's kind of meaningless. The logical content of "political correctness sucks" is just "I don't like things I don't like." It's a tautology.
    PC diminishes freedom and stifles inquiry, as does Nazism btw.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Once, at least.
    Good evening, Jack.

    That certainly sounds open minded and fair to me!

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Jack.

    That certainly sounds open minded and fair to me!
    Good evening, Polgara.

    Thanks.
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