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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    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 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?

    Indeed. Normal is bad. A normal is applauded, regardless of the damage to self or others, in this upside down, inside out PC mandates.

    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. PC is opposing lies.
    If that's where it ended, I'd be less against it. But that not where PC ends, now is it? PC goes far beyond just that. ANd just when you think they've gone too far, and they'd see the sense to stop, they go that mile further. It's ridiculous bordering on insanity.

    It makes me think that the PC proponents are just pushing on every front just to see how far they can get away with it, all along enforcing their 'discipline' or destruction of others who don't hold to the same ideology or opinions.
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    Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    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.

    What disingenuous horse****.

    This is like saying "please don't use the n-word in front of a black man, because it's got to be offensive to them. Saying it when a black person isn't around is okay, though. And screw anyone who wants me to stop saying it."

    But hey, good job being sensitive and all.

    I don't impugn the term itself because language and diagnostics for our people has always been interlaced with "objective medical criteria" and prejudice, but I hold no illusions about the sensitivity of the average person in this country. At best they put on a patronizing face to people with disabilities and then when unguarded, unleash the most vile viewpoints possible. When I was first diagnosed with an intellectual disability (later diagnosed correctly with something else), I knew what most of my neighbors thought about people like me and others with other disabilities. The average person was hateful. Even my own relatives displayed that hate. Oh they'd be ashamed of it was in front of the right person, but in safe territory, their vile attitudes would shine through quickly.

    Our ability to get an education was mocked and even disdained, our public transportation has always been a joke to the average person, and people with disabilities partaking in sporting events is still practically an unmentionable activity. Hell, I was cornered by my own peers about how unfair it was that I either had the accommodations I did or that people like me were a distraction from their learning. Then I come home and hear it from the adults who didn't know I and my brother were the ones they were talking about.

    Ableism is pervasive in American society. Changing terms doesn't systemically change the ideas the American public has about people with disabilities. It's the ideas themselves that create meaning within the term, not vice versa.

    Telling people that ableism shouldn't be displayed in front of a disabled person is just a pathetic attempt to hide your own hate.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    retarded. Mentally challenged. Mentally handicapped. Handicapped. Hand-able. Black. African American. American. Etc. It is all bull****.

    When others tell you that you are saying things wrong or that saying black instead of African America makes you racist, or a bigot or sexist for other things, things are out of control.

    It is a classic Left Wing tactic. Attack the other side. Put them on the defensive and talk about them being a bigot instead of the actual issue. Pathetic.
    But the left wing is getting worse all the time. I'm not one to push books, but I just finished reading The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech by Kirsten Powers and even she, a liberal, has recognized how awful the left is becoming when it comes to free speech.
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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. PC is opposing lies.

    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.
    And there we have a really glaring example of PC at its finest. That is not a criticism of your post or you by the way. But that is definitely the PC talking point.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    What disingenuous horse****.

    This is like saying "please don't use the n-word in front of a black man, because it's got to be offensive to them. Saying it when a black person isn't around is okay, though. And screw anyone who wants me to stop saying it."

    But hey, good job being sensitive and all.

    I don't impugn the term itself because language and diagnostics for our people has always been interlaced with "objective medical criteria" and prejudice, but I hold no illusions about the sensitivity of the average person in this country. At best they put on a patronizing face to people with disabilities and then when unguarded, unleash the most vile viewpoints possible. When I was first diagnosed with an intellectual disability (later diagnosed correctly with something else), I knew what most of my neighbors thought about people like me and others with other disabilities. The average person was hateful. Even my own relatives displayed that hate. Oh they'd be ashamed of it was in front of the right person, but in safe territory, their vile attitudes would shine through quickly.

    Our ability to get an education was mocked and even disdained, our public transportation has always been a joke to the average person, and people with disabilities partaking in sporting events is still practically an unmentionable activity. Hell, I was cornered by my own peers about how unfair it was that I either had the accommodations I did or that people like me were a distraction from their learning. Then I come home and hear it from the adults who didn't know I and my brother were the ones they were talking about.

    Ableism is pervasive in American society. Changing terms doesn't systemically change the ideas the American public has about people with disabilities. It's the ideas themselves that create meaning within the term, not vice versa.

    Telling people that ableism shouldn't be displayed in front of a disabled person is just a pathetic attempt to hide your own hate.
    Well thanks for the response but you sure used a lot of words to miss the point I intended to make.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Real or not... some think it isn't and they are generally the ones guilty of being Politically Correct.

    Thoughts....
    A brief explanation of what it is, where it came from and how it is being used.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Only if the person is really a bigot. I am for immigration laws and for that alone I was called a racist and a bigot. THAT, is retarded PC idiocy...
    You're worse than even that.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Real or not... some think it isn't and they are generally the ones guilty of being Politically Correct.

    Thoughts....
    I don't like it. I remember it started with "chairperson" and just kept going, and now the heart's been pulled out of everything. I don;t that most people like it, and I hope it just runs it's course.
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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.
    Greetings, Erik.

    I enjoyed reading the list, and I actually learned some new ones! I did notice there were several examples for "dead," probably to give some latitude on whether you are talking about a person, or an event? "dude, I'm splitting; this party is so dead," versus "George Washington has been dead for a long time." It's nice when you have a choice about how PC you want to be! It's difficult to keep up, though, since they keep adding new ones all the time! How do census takers manage to stay relevant?

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