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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    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.
    Ok, I looked it up on Amazon, and it looks very interesting. It's scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.
    Oy vey!

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    Re: Political Correctness

    PC teaches people how to feel offended by minor air vibrations.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by fatchild View Post
    PC teaches people how to feel offended by minor air vibrations.
    Yeah, so it seems with how far overboard it's been taken.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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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.

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    Oh I think political correctness is real. I just laugh and shake my head when some on the right think it is exclusively practiced by those on the left, when righties are just as guilty of their own versions of political correctness.

    "Can't call a gay marriage a marriage, gotta call it a civil union or else it'll offend all the REAL hetero marriages out there!"

    "Can't criticize aspects of my religion or my country, cause if you say anything bad about Jesus or Murica you're an unpatriotic commie atheist hater! And if you don't like it then leave! WAAAH!"
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    I think being pc is starting to become something other than that. Its a term used as a weapon when someone speaks freely what they really think and feel and if it does not mesh with what the majority thinks and feels....the labels come out that you are this or that. Being pc is fine if it means trying to "polite" in expressing oneself without being offensive. It's when being pc turns into one big fat lie that causes the problem. Fear to express. Hesitation to say what one truly feels.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Sure it exists, but is that always a bad thing?

    You can speak your mind without being wildly politically incorrect IMHO.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I bet you are just the kind of cowboy to walk up to these two and ask if the crip could push his wheelchair back so not to block your view.

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    Don't be an idiot.

    And to expand on that a little. What does a kid in a wheelchair have to do with:

    a - entitled people who think that the world owes them anything and,
    b - people who think that they have an inalienable right to not be insulted?


    I usually tell fat heads who are full themselves to move because their over inflated egos block my view.
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    Any good thing can be misused.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Two people had different opinions. News at nine.
    Nice deflection...

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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.
    By making rules about what is correct and not correct to say and if you say what is not "accepted" you are treated poorly or insulted... seems like curbing free speech to me.

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