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    Re: Political Correctness

    Yup it exists. It's there to make sure all the special snowflakes don't get their little feelings hurt. Ef 'em.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Sometimes but not always and not even generally. I was told by an African American lady that using the term black was racist and in the same conversation I was told by a black woman that using the term African American was racist because she was "black" Seriously... Not even I could make that **** up.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    PC is a dreadful non-issue brought up by SJWs that doesn't have any real world implications 90% of the time and is then exaggerated by the right as something they feel they need to fight. The most boneheaded debates in existence are ones over political correctness.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    PC is just a transitional phase until we get to Newspeak.
    I think we are well into the beginning of Newspeak.
    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Yes and it's a disease.
    Most certainly. A disease of the weak of mind, if you ask me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    True... but it is a way to curb Free Speach too, right?
    This too is already being seen as part and parcel of this BS PC crap.
    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    does the term African america exist? then yes its real

    now dont get me wrong PC most certainly has its rightful place but like many things people find ways to abuse it and use it for personal gain one way or another.

    As a politician (and some job settings maybe) i totally get using African american but in real life that is not needed at all. For example if me and you were at the mall Bodhi and you said hey I like that guys hat and I asked what guy and you said him right there, that African american. i laugh at you and punch you in the arm for being stupid LOL
    Meh. We can agree that many are abusing PC for their own gain. How much PC is reasonable / acceptable, I'm leaning to the very minimal. I have a feel that you are not.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Political correctness is the term rude narcissists use to describe manners.
    Perhaps at it's inception, but certainly not how it's being used now a days, as a cudgel to suppress any speech, ideas or thought that don't comply with and toe the PC ideological line - so much for this illusion of tolerance for other ideas and other opinions.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    True... but it is a way to curb Free Speach too, right?
    No, it's just the notion that people should the treated with respect, even if they are a minority, foreign, or traditionally lack power. Sometimes it's taken to extremes and sometimes people disagree on what is or is not respectful, but the core idea is about treating people well.

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Perhaps at it's inception, but certainly not how it's being used now a days, as a cudgel to suppress any speech, ideas or thought that don't comply with and toe the PC ideological line - so much for this illusion of tolerance for other ideas and other opinions.
    No, it isn't. You just want to disrespect and suppress people for being different from you.

    Seriously, give us an example of something you can't say because of this horrible PC conspiracy. I'll bet that it's either incredibly nasty, or you actually can say it. And, of course, facing social repercussions for saying something cruel and nasty is just part of living in a society where we aren't forced to all be the same.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post

    Meh. We can agree that many are abusing PC for their own gain. How much PC is reasonable / acceptable, I'm leaning to the very minimal. I have a feel that you are not.
    any your feelings would be wrong as usual
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    Re: Political Correctness

    IMO there is a fine line between being rude, being insensitive, being unkind, being cruel, and being politically correct though at times all can be interrelated. Saying something is 'retarded' in the presence of mentally challenged person is at most unkind and insensitive and can be cruel if we KNOW it is in the presence of somebody mentally challenged, but it is not politically incorrect. It is something that thoughtful or kind people will not do if there is any chance that the word could hurt somebody, however.

    It becomes politically incorrect when somebody demands that use of the word 'retarded' HAS to be a put down of the mentally challenged and anybody using the term is being hateful toward the mentally challenged.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, it's just the notion that people should the treated with respect, even if they are a minority, foreign, or traditionally lack power. Sometimes it's taken to extremes and sometimes people disagree on what is or is not respectful, but the core idea is about treating people well.



    No, it isn't. You just want to disrespect and suppress people for being different from you.

    Seriously, give us an example of something you can't say because of this horrible PC conspiracy. I'll bet that it's either incredibly nasty, or you actually can say it. And, of course, facing social repercussions for saying something cruel and nasty is just part of living in a society where we aren't forced to all be the same.
    Being politically Correct (Stupid, if you ask me) is going through and re-labelling everything from commonly accepted language and pretty much obscuring what's really going on and what it really is. For example
    Aesthetically challenged - Ugly.
    Aquatically challenged - Drowning.
    Biologically challenged - Dead.
    Breasted Human - Babe.
    Caucasian Culturally-Disadvantaged - White trash.
    Chemically challenged - Drug Addict.
    Chemically inconvenienced - Stoned or Drunk.
    Chronologically Gifted - Old.
    Client of the correctional system - Prisoner.
    Cosmetically Different - Ugly.
    Cosmetic Saturation - Wears too much makeup.
    Domestic engineer - Housewife.
    Economically marginalized - Poor.
    Environmentally correct human - Dead.
    Equal opportunity employee - Bisexual hooker.
    Erectionally challenged - Impotent.
    Ethnically homogenous area - Ghetto.
    Factually unencumbered - Ignorant.
    Female gender biased - Prefers women who shave their legs.
    Flight attendant - Stewardess.
    Follicley independent - Bald.
    Geological correction - Earthquake.
    Gerontologically advanced - Old.
    Gravitationally challenged - Fat
    Gravity Resistant - Has breast implants.
    Heterosexually Celibate - Frigid.
    Horizontally Accessible - Easy.
    Horizontally Challenged - Fat.
    In orderly transition between career changes - Unemployed.
    In recovery - Drunk/junkie
    Intellectually impaired - Stupid
    Maintenance hole - Man-hole.
    Melanin-impoverished - White.
    Metabolically underachieving - Gaining Weight.
    Metabolically challenged - Dead.
    Monetarily challenged - Poor.
    Morally challenged - Criminal.
    Morally Different - Evil.
    Motivationally dispossessed - Lazy.
    Non-inhibited Sexual Companion - Kinky.
    Non-Traditional Shopper - Shoplifter.
    Osmotically challenged - Thirsty.
    Outdoor urban dwellers - Homeless.
    Parking enforcement adjudicator - Meter maid.
    Pectorally Superior - Big Breasts.
    People of height - Too tall.
    Person of region - Redneck.
    Person of substance - Fat.
    Petroleum transfer technician - Gas station attendant.
    Previously Enjoyed Companion - Whore.
    Racially challenged - Butt-white American.
    Residentially flexible - Homeless.
    Rhythmically challenged - White boy.
    Romantically challenged - Single.
    Rustically inclined - Redneck.
    Sanitation engineer - Garbage man.
    Sex care provider - Prostitute.
    Sobriety-deprived - Drunk.
    Political Correctness Is Stupid!

    Some of the more funny ones. Yeah, maybe an exaggeration and tongue in cheek and I think it's driving the point home.
    PC is little more than obscuring commonly held definitions of the realities. Call it for what it is.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Being politically Correct (Stupid, if you ask me) is going through and re-labelling everything from commonly accepted language and pretty much obscuring what's really going on and what it really is. For example
    Political Correctness Is Stupid!

    Some of the more funny ones. Yeah, maybe an exaggeration and tongue in cheek and I think it's driving the point home.
    PC is little more than obscuring commonly held definitions of the realities. Call it for what it is.
    It goes far deeper than just relabeling things. It is a dedicated agenda to control people and discipline or, if necessary, destroy those who refuse to conform.

    For instance, what do ya'll think about this graphic?

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Some of the more funny ones. Yeah, maybe an exaggeration and tongue in cheek and I think it's driving the point home.
    PC is little more than obscuring commonly held definitions of the realities. Call it for what it is.
    Commonly held definitions like the inferiority of some races, that gays molest children, and the stupidity of women. PC is opposing lies.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    It goes far deeper than just relabeling things. It is a dedicated agenda to control people and discipline or, if necessary, destroy those who refuse to conform.

    For instance, what do ya'll think about this graphic?

    Pride is a reaction to being pushed down. No one needs straight pride, because no one has ever been told that being straight is something to be ashamed of. Someone proclaiming that they have straight pride is only demonstrating that they have absolutely no idea about what gays suffer and by acting as if it applies to them as well, diminishes that fight.
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