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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    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.
    Are you suggesting that society should not have any notions of good ideas or bad ideas? That's the only way that no despicable notions are going to be treated as such. The only rules here are social ones, not laws. Obviously, there are going to be social rules of conduct. We, as a society, deem it unacceptable to use racial slurs against black people. People who violate that rule quite rightly face derision. Is that "curbing free speech"? If it is, then how can the majority hold any opinion and speak it without "curbing" the speech of a minority?

    Nearly all of the whining about political correctness is just nasty bigots realizing that their opinions are no longer popular.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    You're worse than even that.
    Extremist, fanatic, maniac, zealot, chauvinist, die hard, doctrinaire, dogmatist, enthusiast, fiend, monomaniac, partisan, persecutor, puritan, sectarian, segregationist, sexist, stickler, and opinionated person, just to name a few on just the bigotry side of things. Prolly a homophobe too. Maybe even a microbe. Personally, I'm glad the PC Police are here to protect me from this junk.


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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Yes and it's a disease.
    Got that right! Its an epidemic! Having to live with political correctness is driving me out of my mind
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Are you suggesting that society should not have any notions of good ideas or bad ideas? That's the only way that no despicable notions are going to be treated as such. The only rules here are social ones, not laws. Obviously, there are going to be social rules of conduct. We, as a society, deem it unacceptable to use racial slurs against black people. People who violate that rule quite rightly face derision. Is that "curbing free speech"? If it is, then how can the majority hold any opinion and speak it without "curbing" the speech of a minority?

    Nearly all of the whining about political correctness is just nasty bigots realizing that their opinions are no longer popular.
    Nearly all are... I agree. I am one of the few who would go out of my way, as most do, to not be offensive, to be sensitive to others, to be empathetic, etc. BUT who also sees that Political Correctness is a tool used to silence what is not popular. I am certainly not advocating that walking around calling mentally challenged people retarded is the right thing to do but demonizing THAT but not admonishing calling a person a ****ing asshole like we see in movie after movie is the essence of curbing free speech because it CLEARLY is not about being polite. Heck, they made a movie called Get Shorty and it was a comedy... how is calling short people shortie polite or sensitive? We all know that a movie called "Get Retard" would be met bomb threats.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    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.
    I accidentally said "stewardess" during my last flight to my daughter and a guy showed up and I thought "I am glad nobody heard me"... how stupid is that just because I am older and that WAS THE TERM FOREVER back in the day.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    Got that right! Its an epidemic! Having to live with political correctness is driving me out of my mind
    That was a pre-existing condition...
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    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 StillBallin75 View Post
    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!"
    I don't see that as Political Correctness although it is just as bad as Political Correctness...
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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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    Question: What does that have to do with Political Correctness?

    Answer: It has NOTHING to do with Political Correctness.
    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
    Nearly all are... I agree. I am one of the few who would go out of my way, as most do, to not be offensive, to be sensitive to others, to be empathetic, etc. BUT who also sees that Political Correctness is a tool used to silence what is not popular. I am certainly not advocating that walking around calling mentally challenged people retarded is the right thing to do but demonizing THAT but not admonishing calling a person a ****ing asshole like we see in movie after movie is the essence of curbing free speech because it CLEARLY is not about being polite. Heck, they made a movie called Get Shorty and it was a comedy... how is calling short people shortie polite or sensitive? We all know that a movie called "Get Retard" would be met bomb threats.
    It's not a tool to silence the unpopular. It's a tool to silence the cruel, bigoted, and that which is just plain wrong. It is merely indicative that those things are no longer popular. That which is condemned by political correctness is that which is both unpopular and wrong.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's not a tool to silence the unpopular. It's a tool to silence the cruel, bigoted, and that which is just plain wrong. It is merely indicative that those things are no longer popular. That which is condemned by political correctness is that which is both unpopular and wrong.
    So you admit that it is a tool used to curb free speech. Got it.

    It's not a tool to silence the unpopular.

    That which is condemned by political correctness is that which is both unpopular and wrong
    Might want to rethink that one...
    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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