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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You should have led with that. I never would have attempted to claim pc = etiquette if you had told me you already debunked it.
    Glad you're on board now.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Interesting theory, and I can agree that this is one impetus...but I don't think it's the only one.

    I'm still enjoying "intellectual Soylent Green."
    I just like to see the herds of pseudo-liberals who love to pose as being kind, tolerant, and morally superior have the ugly fact exposed, that the roots of some of their most sacred tenets--political correctness is one example, abortion is another--lie in intolerant, totalitarian movements. The Progressives of a century ago, for example, who were the philosophical forbears of today's ironically-styled "liberals," had distinctly fascist and racist tendencies. Woodrow Wilson, a racist who disdained the very constitution he was sworn to uphold, showed both.

    Eugenics, which aimed to improve society by preventing too many undesirables from being born, was a Progressive fascination. American writings on it became popular in the Germany in the early 1900's. That was fine at first--but then things went south. The Nazis took the idea to an extreme by eliminating undesirables who had already been born, and that gave eugenics a black eye it never recovered from. So in this country, the emphasis on planned population control then shifted to contraception and abortion. And just as was true in the hey-day of eugenics, abortion today is used disproportionately to prevent births by young black women.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by tuhaybey View Post
    That just doesn't match the way people use the phrase at all.
    That's what it is.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Yes, and it is EVIL.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    It doesn't prevent anything... what it is, is the socially acceptable language of any given period.

    Political Correctness has always been with us in one way or another.

    in 1960 - Absolutely unacceptable to be gay.

    in 2015 - Not so cool to go and call someone a faggot

    In 1950 - highly ill advised to admit one was a communist

    in 2015 - Who. ****ing. Cares.

    Political Correctness is just people being pissed off it isn't as mainstream to say certain things anymore but you can absolutely say them... it just means more people may not want to associate with you after you say them in every circumstance above I just listed.

    Pretty darn simple stuff.
    It isn't mainstream to say certain things BECAUSE OF Political Correctness demonizing those that express themselves contrary to what is acceptable to those that say it acceptable by insulting those that say what they don't want ot hear.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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
    What does "shouting down" mean? Isn't that just multiple people calling it evil?
    It is so bad now that simply saying a person is black will get calls of racism from kids... I see and hear it everyday and Political Correctness is ruining free speech.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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 Andalublue View Post
    You too. Give my love to the Kiwis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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 Bodhisattva View Post
    It is so bad now that simply saying a person is black will get calls of racism from kids... I see and hear it everyday and Political Correctness is ruining free speech.
    You misunderstand what free speech is. Free speech is NOT just being able to say whatever with no consequences. Free speech is the idea that if the government doesn't regulate speech, over time, good ideas will tend to float to the top and bad ideas will tend to get shouted down. That's the whole point of it. The people shouting down racism aren't ruining free speech, they are free speech performing as hoped.

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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.
    It is intimidation. We had a couple of women complaining that women were not properly represented in leadership positions and two got jobs 1 of which was mine (when it came up for applications again). I said that it was sexism and was soundly yelled at by people and who were soundly defeated in the debate by me. Those women got their job because of their gender. That is sexism. I am very unpopular with some of the staff because of that and that is reverse political correctness. It is OK to be sexist if it promotes an agenda.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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 misunderstand what free speech is. Free speech is NOT just being able to say whatever with no consequences. Free speech is the idea that if the government doesn't regulate speech, over time, good ideas will tend to float to the top and bad ideas will tend to get shouted down. That's the whole point of it. The people shouting down racism aren't ruining free speech, they are free speech performing as hoped.
    As hoped according to your agenda and I know very well what free speech is... You say making racist comments is bad and so you support Political Correctness that ruins free speech. Justification... that's all. Doesn't make a logical point either.
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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