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Thread: Political Correctness

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Sure it does.

    The public outcry against the Dixie Chicks had the dual benefit of propping them up for the political left, while devaluing them in the political right and the country music fans. The political left used them for one cause, and the political right used them in another.

    Outrage at Tropic Thunder for its racial and intellectual disability stereotypes forced people to be more articulate in their reasoning for either liking the movie or having them admit certain notions were not funny.

    Rock and roll and hip hop musicians and fans had to answer for various charges of objectifying women as sex objects, and various groups used them for the sacrificial lambs for their cause, while other groups used them as martyrs.

    It's selective outrage.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Sure it does.

    The public outcry against the Dixie Chicks had the dual benefit of propping them up for the political left, while devaluing them in the political right and the country music fans. The political left used them for one cause, and the political right used them in another.

    Outrage at Tropic Thunder for its racial and intellectual disability stereotypes forced people to be more articulate in their reasoning for either liking the movie or having them admit certain notions were not funny.

    Rock and roll and hip hop musicians and fans had to answer for various charges of objectifying women as sex objects, and various groups used them for the sacrificial lambs for their cause, while other groups used them as martyrs.

    It's selective outrage.
    Let me rephrase. It never benefits me. Stupidity rarely does.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Are you so sure about that?

    I know stupidity or political correctness has benefited me, regardless of whether or not I think the methods were appropriate..or desirable.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Are you so sure about that?

    I know stupidity or political correctness has benefited me, regardless of whether or not I think the methods were appropriate..or desirable.
    I can't see how it possibly could have benefited me. Stupid is as stupid does, and all that forrest jazz.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    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.
    No.

    Politeness is the expression of learned cultural rules that keep one's nose from being broken.

    Political Correctness is nothing more than Newspeak.

    In polite society, one can say they don't like the bums living under the freeway overpass as an expression of personal opinion.

    In political correct society, one can't use the even word "bum". In fact, one would have to say the following, "Yo, can I homeless a cigarette from ya, bud?". But since tobacco is soooo un-PC, the thoughtless clod would be ejected from the peerage anyway.

    Remember the story about the newspaper's PC checker that told the business journalist that the suggested correct phrasing was "the company's revenues were in the African-American"?

    THAT's PC.

    So, you'll see me writing in English, not Newspeak. I'll call the spade black, when it's done being used to dig out the coal cellar.
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