The Reality of Political Correctness

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seacowboys, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Too many things that we can't openly have a dialogue about is not only dangerous, but foolish. See-no-evil-hear-no-evil-speak-no-evil.
  2. Tobit

    Tobit Ham Extra Class

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  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Political correctness is being certain one can pick up a fresh, gooey dog turd by the clean end.
  4. medic4049

    medic4049 Monkey

    Political correctness is a means of censorship without passing a law. By controlling what people "can" talk about, you isolate the ability to deal with real issues. This creates a need for bigger government to handle these issues.
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  5. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    Political correctness is for wussy
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  6. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Political correctness allows you to get you desires by making your "claims" right and not allowing anyone to question those claims based on some perceived "right". Thus a half "black" of mostly Arab descent and a first generation American can justify a demand that I as a white, whose great grandfather fought on the Union side, give him special rights and pay for the damages he suffers caused by the fact slaves were kept 150 years ago. He also "deserves" special rights in education and it is our "duty" to rescue his fellows from the world wide hell holes that they have created and adopt their failed ideas.

    I think that the US should have a simple test for Muslim refugees. We will take in the same number of Muslims as Saudi Arabia does Christians. Lets use one world standard and not a bleeding heart liberal one either.
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  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    It is All BS if you ask me. Freedom of speech means everyone has a right to their opinion and doesn't necessarily need to hold their tongue, or remove flags or stickers from their property or their person, just because it might offend someone. I remember when blacks were wearing big old clocks like bling around their necks, very prominently displayed. It was supposed to mean "time has run out for the white man". Offensive? Hell yes! But also protected freedom of speech. Did I shoot or beat half to death some a-hole wearing a clock? No. Why not? Respect for the law, and knowing I would most likely end up behind bars for doing so. Sticks and stones and all that. Words could not really hurt me. You do not have the right to not be offended. Now days Blacks have a problem with that hateful Confederate Flag and everything about the Confederacy, and any slave owner in history. BFD .... Big F'n Deal !!! Get over it. It is not hate speech, and if you are offended, too F'n bad. "Black Lives Matter"!!! I used to say I found that offensive, and it should say, "All Lives Matter". I have changed my mind. All lives do not matter! There are one hell of a lot of walking talking a-holes roaming this earth that due to their actions, character, and beliefs (as in Islamists who believe in Religious Genocide or just Genocide of all Unbelievers of their religion), Or Pedophiles, and rapists, and others, that do not deserve to share this same planets resources such as food water and air. They deserve to be removed from this life any way possible. Peace out.
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Both ends of the political correctness spectrum, and many places in between the two extremes, have used, are using, and will continue to use political correctness as a weapon in the culture wars of our, and earlier times. I point this out, not as a defence of Leftist political correctness, but as a reminder that both left and right complain about their opponents' political correctness, whilst remaining blind, or wilfully ignorant of their own.

    Andrew Syrios's article makes the point that political correctness is a matter of the relative power of the ideas and those who broadcast them within society. Those who are in the minority tend to favour freedom of expression, and fewer restrictions in making use of it, Those who are the majority, tend to see freedom of expression by minorities as an inconvenience in maintaining the hegemony* of their own precious ideas.

    * Hegemony | Definition of hegemony by Merriam-Webster
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I will not push 1 for English.
    You do not have a RIGHT not be offended.
    My Give A Damn is busted.
    Quotas ARE discrimination.
    If a job is set aside for a minority, you ARE GUILTY of discriminating, by race, creed, sex, color, ect.
    I do not OWE you a damn thing.
    I do NOT dislike you because you are black, I dislike you because you're an @$$hole.
    If you don't like my country as we set it up, go home.
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  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I love saying Merry Christmas.
    Makes so many squirm.
    But if you are Jewish and I know it, I'm at least respectful enough to say Happy Hanukah.

    But I know someone won't say Merry Christmas and get all huffy about it. Well, I'm still saying Merry Christmas to them anyway.

    Screw being politically correct. I've got more important things to worry about.
  11. Tobit

    Tobit Ham Extra Class


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  12. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    [​IMG] both are possible. Like a vicious dog, that can not be unmuzzled without biting. He had not bitten, because he has been muzzled, but he has been muzzled because he will bite if not constrained.
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  14. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Seems like a politically correct over reaction to me....but that may just be my politically incorrect opinion. ;)
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  15. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    No, sometimes the best you can do, is contain the damage, like backfires to halt a wildfire, by starving it of fuel.
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  17. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Back burns don't always work as planned, and in some circumstances make the original fire worse. Plenty of hazard reduction fires have been given a helping hand into becoming wild fires by back burning gone wrong.
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  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yep, and one of the worst California wildfires was the result of a female ranger who's job it was to tour camping spots and make sure there were no fires. She burnt a love letter, and started the blaze.
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  19. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    being civil and polite is a lost art form. We have lost the power of persuasion and debate, now its about beating other people into submission on your way of thinking.

    Using 'shame' and 'embarrassment' to accuse the dissenting side that your way is the right way. The problem with this way of argument is that it only lasts a short time before it gets set aside, usually violently.
  20. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Unless the love letter was a hazard being reduced, I am not sure what relevance the park ranger has to the analogy, other than tangentally, that she had negligently started a fire.
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