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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Political correctness is precisely the attempt by non-government authorities to act in ways that would violate the First Amendment if attempted by the government.
    That just doesn't match the way people use the phrase at all.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Incorrect. Political correctness is the attempt to silence those things from even being said.
    Unless you come over here and physically bound and gag me you can't silence me from saying something.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Unless you come over here and physically bound and gag me you can't silence me from saying something.
    Are you claiming that non-physical intimidation is not, and cannot, be real?
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Commonly held definitions like the inferiority of some races, that gays molest children, and the stupidity of women.
    Yeah, everybody knows that only Priests molest children.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Are you claiming that non-physical intimidation is not, and cannot, be real?
    The only intimidation I would acknowledge is the illegal kind. "Shut your mouth or I kill you" is a criminal threat. Barring something like that, what you're talking about is the fear of some kind of social backlash for breaking commonly held social norms. That's life, and to think there has ever been any other way is foolish.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    I absolutely think that PC is real. I also think that there is a PC that is held to by the right... by the left .... and by the center on many different issues.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The only intimidation I would acknowledge is the illegal kind. "Shut your mouth or I kill you" is a criminal threat. Barring something like that, what you're talking about is the fear of some kind of social backlash for breaking commonly held social norms. That's life, and to think there has ever been any other way is foolish.
    You choose to hide your head in the sand. Noted.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    You choose to hide your head in the sand. Noted.
    Please. Tell me of this magical land where you can say anything that breaks social norms with zero social backlash. I'd like to see this place first hand.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    I voted yes, there's political correctness, usually from the left. Little boys being persecuted for drawing a picture of a gun. Being sent home for wearing a shirt with a cartoon character holding a gun. This actually happened to a stepson of mine. Anyway, not being allowed to use the word nigger unless you're black. The calling for the elimination of statues of confederate war generals, flags etc. The right wing usually doesn't stoop this low and stupid. They're usually busy with more practical matters such as working to keep taxes as low or even non existent as possible for the very wealthy and corporations. Some will say that the wealthy pay the most taxes? Makes sense since most of the gains in productivity in this country have gone to the very wealthy in the last few decades. I'm sure that the poor and the middle class working people would like to pay more taxes that would come with higher wages. Probably won't happen anytime soon with the pro corporate policies of the two major parties. Go bernie go.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Please. Tell me of this magical land where you can say anything that breaks social norms with zero social backlash. I'd like to see this place first hand.
    Your comprehension is usually better than this. I never said, nor did I imply, there was never backlash.

    You said, however, that you choose to recognize only illegal backlash, which confirms that you know other kinds do indeed exist.

    My comment was to acknowledge that you choose to not acknowledge the other kinds.
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