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Thread: Political Correctness

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    Re: Political Correctness

    I detest political correctness, it's a means to control freedom of speech by being terrified that anything that comes out of your mouth might just offend someone. Too bad. There's no right not to be offended. Get over it.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    The world would be a better place with constitutionally guaranteed and executive branch protected free speech. I don't remember being nice being a requirement of being a U.S. citizen.

    Having government officials trying to restrain free speech is a violation of their oath and should be grounds for recall or impeachment. I think we have some work to do!
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Sometimes the next logical step is required in order for a mentality to be sufficiently evaluated.

    That being said, most anti-political correct people are politically correct wimps, waiting for the moment to declare themselves anti-pc when very few stand to be offended at their coming statements.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Sometimes the next logical step is required in order for a mentality to be sufficiently evaluated.

    That being said, most anti-political correct people are politically correct wimps, waiting for the moment to declare themselves anti-pc when very few stand to be offended at their coming statements.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    PC is destroying this country. It is part of the problem. It obfuscates the truth of situations and people.

    It is a direct attack on free speech, period.

    It is a lie in disguise and needs to be eradicated.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Political correctness is the one vague notion that most people find atrocious, yet benefit from it or employ it on a regular basis in one form or another.

    Most of us tailor our speech for the good of others surpassing mere respect.

    Furthermore, the whole public relations industry is awry in political correctness, and it holds no ideological or political bounds. At one time or another, some group, whether they be minority or majority, will get up in arms over a statement and demand an apology, demand exile, and demand conformity.

    But the beautiful thing about political correctness is, until it benefits you, it is a miraculous pinata. Oh, those comedians bashing political correctness sure are rebels.....tailoring their message to their audience. What brave little soldiers they are.

    We are a very politically correct populace in denial.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Political correctness is the one vague notion that most people find atrocious, yet benefit from it or employ it on a regular basis in one form or another.
    Really?

    Most anti-PC people don't object to the PC idiots regulating their own speech, it's cheaper than putting a muzzle on the dumb asses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Most of us tailor our speech for the good of others surpassing mere respect.
    Politeness isn't PC.

    PCers are supposed to cheer wildly for the Messiah and listen with rapt orgasms to the racist spoutings of people like Calypso Louis or Van Jones, and insist those maggots have a "right to be heard", and then violently protest and interrupt American speakers on their campus.

    That's what PC is.

    Hypocrisy.

    And the Left dominates the market on that.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post

    We are a very politically correct populace in denial.
    I agree.

    Being hostile towards political correctness is the politically correct position.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Really?

    Most anti-PC people don't object to the PC idiots regulating their own speech, it's cheaper than putting a muzzle on the dumb asses.



    Politeness isn't PC.

    PCers are supposed to cheer wildly for the Messiah and listen with rapt orgasms to the racist spoutings of people like Calypso Louis or Van Jones, and insist those maggots have a "right to be heard", and then violently protest and interrupt American speakers on their campus.

    That's what PC is.

    Hypocrisy.

    And the Left dominates the market on that.
    To the degree that external constraints are put one you is debatable. To an extent, you are also quite compliant with this perceived foreign social conduct. One could even make the argument that politeness is politically correct behavior, since many matters of human interaction are political, and the unwritten rules of social conduct are informal political treaties that we place upon ourselves and the public at large.

    It is also expected, or even favorable to maintain this level of social interaction while at the same time rail against it, but oddly enough, usually in a room of people who agree with you, because who wants to be the odd man out, right? We seek individuals who partake in at least a decent portion of our values, and everyone else is reduced to diplomatic relations.

    To a large extent, the anti-political correctness statements have been reduced to trite ramblings by the right made by people who support one form of social pressure or another to maintain order or maintain their sense of values. That is why, if I remember the comedian correctly, when I saw Larry the Cable guy whine about political correctness, I could not help but laugh at the irony. Who else really would attend his shows than those who appreciate his comedy and don't really need to worry about being offended at what he says? Hell, they might even think his ideas for silencing critics are fantastic. That is why when they say "I'm not going to be politically correct" is usually followed with a statement that at the time/place he/she said it is relatively politically safe.

    To a large extent, you will see me disagreeing with liberal uses of what we call political correctness, because I am personally invested in what is being done in my name, or rather because of my condition, and I disagree with it. Nevertheless, people by and large seek to influence others through language and public pressure, no matter the ideology or political leanings. Decry political correctness when it does not benefit, support it when it benefits you. People are largely self-interested.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Decry political correctness when it does not benefit, support it when it benefits you. People are largely self-interested.
    It never benefits.

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