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Political correctness scares me .

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 06:58 PM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: Greathouse

You just gave me a million dollar idea if I were a programmer. Since I ain't, I'll give the concept away free. Mandate that all computer spell checkers have included a PC checker that will automatically remove all offensive words and replace them with warm and fuzzy types or a simple happy face icon if the discovered word has not yet been added to the lexicon of the dictionary but is suspect nonetheless.


make a PC app for texting.

(It's my idea too, I want money for it)




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Syyth007

You're right. Now, you're just murdered professionally, and socially.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Is it just me or the people that cry the most about the new pc vogue, are the people that cant see the difference between behing ass and having an opinion.


Nope, it's just you.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Is it just me or the people that cry the most about the new pc vogue, are the people that cant see the difference between behing ass and having an opinion.


people like me now have to worry about being an ass, when before it was just something assumed.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Of course expressing one's opinion can have a direct effect on one's employment - it can have an effect on your life in certain company, government sanctioned or not. I think more of the fear comes from seeing one's held belief/opinion as being shamed by popular culture, but your problems would lie more with changing demographics then any Political Correctness. Trust me, I understand, I hold many unorthodox opinions, opinions that would get me crazy looks if I presented them in a public arena. It sucks, I have to be careful about what I express in certain company, but that has always been the way of the world.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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If you want to speak in a public forum (see what I did there?) you have to be careful about what you say ; but that has always been true, it's not a new concept, and I'd say you're much safer to express dissenting opinions today then you ever had in the past.


Very true, it has always been that people would get offended by things.
We just now live in the age of instant communication so they can get that off their chest.

Does PC get out of control? Absolutely, both ways.

Shoot we just had a pop singer say she hated america and people in that thread were calling for her to be deported.
How is that PC policing someone over something they said?

Sorry people don't like when you speak in racial slurs or call you out on your ignorant statements people.
Guess you can just get over it right?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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What will happen is a small percentage of people will focus on the words cotton picking and claim it is a disparaging remark intent to hurt people who picked cotton in our past .


Wait , what ? That was my first paying job . Dad took us out to the cotton fields and told us he would pay us a whole quarter for each full sack. He wanted us kids to know what "real work" was like. Another valuable life lesson.
And , btw , the old burlap sacks were bigger than we were.
edit on 8-7-2015 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:03 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Is it just me or the people that cry the most about the new pc vogue, are the people that cant see the difference between behing ass and having an opinion.


Or it could be the people that think a person with a different opinion is a ass ?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

I 'brown bag' my lunch.
Go ahead, excoriate me for being racially insensitive.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:05 PM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: Greathouse

You just gave me a million dollar idea if I were a programmer. Since I ain't, I'll give the concept away free. Mandate that all computer spell checkers have included a PC checker that will automatically remove all offensive words and replace them with warm and fuzzy types or a simple happy face icon if the discovered word has not yet been added to the lexicon of the dictionary but is suspect nonetheless.



As long as Beezer gets his cut .



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

Technically, this conversation led to the idea, so we all deserve a cut.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

I dislike tons of people, i just show some humility, its the better option in my eyes, its make the bullies look the fool without understanding what happened.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: ProfessorChaos

Great non example...

No one is saying that is offensive. Clearly a term that just means you bring your lunch from home.

Or let me guess, in the world of never ending slippery slopes and hypothetical that is where it is headed?

Always noticed that with these convos, it is always solely based in what ifs and sooner or later.

Y'all getting mad about stuff that hasn't even happened yet.
edit on thWed, 08 Jul 2015 19:08:54 -0500America/Chicago720155480 by Sremmos80 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:08 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
a reply to: Greathouse

I dislike tons of people, i just show some humility, its the better option in my eyes, its make the bullies look the fool without understanding what happened.


You're just a better person than I am.

I just tend to throat-punch.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:10 PM
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Getting close to the day cant call a criminal a criminal. No thief , murderer , rapist . I can see it now. I should be more "sensitive" what I call people. It will be "legally challenged". For cryin out loud......



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:10 PM
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If you don't fear getting into a fight but fear the PC police for giving out a "black eye", you may be a sheeple.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

No one, eh?

Brown Bag 'Offensive'

Guess again...



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

The funny part is that i learned humility from my kids, i remember how i used to threat people around me, and i am ashamed of how i acted.

I added you bezzer as a friend, because even if we think differently, i feel that your honesty in your post,now thats something thats really hard to find these days.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:12 PM
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originally posted by: Syyth007
a reply to: ketsuko

Of course expressing one's opinion can have a direct effect on one's employment - it can have an effect on your life in certain company, government sanctioned or not. I think more of the fear comes from seeing one's held belief/opinion as being shamed by popular culture, but your problems would lie more with changing demographics then any Political Correctness. Trust me, I understand, I hold many unorthodox opinions, opinions that would get me crazy looks if I presented them in a public arena. It sucks, I have to be careful about what I express in certain company, but that has always been the way of the world.


But it's not about expressing your opinion at work. I don't expect that. It's about expressing your opinions on your own time.

It's a slippery slope in more ways than one to expect people to police themselves at every step to avoid losing their jobs.

And what exactly offends anymore? How do you know that someone won't see something you write here, be whacko enough to take the time and effort to chase down who you really are and complain to your HR about it?

What if someone here's you make a joke when you're out to have a beer after work someday and decides to take offense for it?

Let's not even get in to microaggressions ...



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:13 PM
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Early-to-mid 20th century In the early-to-mid 20th century, contemporary uses of the phrase "Politically Correct" were associated with the dogmatic application of Stalinist doctrine, debated between formal Communists (members of the Communist Party) and Socialists. The phrase was a colloquialism referring to the Communist party line, which provided for "correct" positions on many matters of politics. According to American educator Herbert Kohl, writing about debates in New York in the late 1940s and early 1950s, The term "politically correct" was used disparagingly, to refer to someone whose loyalty to the CP line overrode compassion, and led to bad politics. It was used by Socialists against Communists, and was meant to separate out Socialists who believed in egalitarian moral ideas from dogmatic Communists who would advocate and defend party positions regardless of their moral substance. —"Uncommon Differences", The Lion and the Unicorn Journal[1]


Political Correctness

Seems leftist smearing other leftist is the modern origin of the concept although it has since been rebranded and Americanized. Interesting that the same wiki piece links the modern American usage to Dinesh D'Souza who has been in the news recently.



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