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Political correctness scares me .

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: ProfessorChaos
a reply to: Sremmos80

No one, eh?

Brown Bag 'Offensive'

Guess again...


How dare you bring actual facts , in response to a ideological position ? Lol




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
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.


I like you too, Duke.

I respect your candor.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: ProfessorChaos

Then I agree in that case it is bologna.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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I know I've seen this posted on here before, but it's worth bringing it up again.



Political correctness is part and parcel with cultural Marxism and a brain child of the Frankfort school Communists.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: Syyth007



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.


That statement right there idealizes my position about politeness versus political correctness.


I agree your opinion can have a direct effect on your employment if you make a politically incorrect statement in a politically correct environment .

But on the other hand the real hypocrisy and brutality used by proponents of political correctness rears its head if the shoe was on the other foot .

Because if a company either agrees with a politically incorrect statement or in some cases does not punish a person with a politically incorrect view .

The company it's self is demonized, attacked, protested upon or boycotted to bully them into conforming with the others views .



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:26 PM
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personally i'm much more irritated by it than scared of it. i am concerned that blanket PC heavy-handedness may be the thin end of a wedge which will be altogether more serious.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
I know I've seen this posted on here before, but it's worth bringing it up again.



Political correctness is part and parcel with cultural Marxism and a brain child of the Frankfort school Communists.


The Commies had to be behind it all, nice proof.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Most of the people at my Job know my abstract political and cultural views, it's not a problem - now, if I was to make an openly racist/sexist comment/joke/what have you in public (ie outside of close friends/family in a private setting) and it got back to my employer, I'd expect my job might be in jeopardy (if your friends/family rat you out, I'd find a new family, and better vet my friends).

What Trump said was stupid, and VERY public. A large percentage of the US population is now Hispanic, and that demographic is growing. Many of them are immigrants, and many KNOW most illegal immigrants are not rapists (technically they are criminal, as they are crossing the border illegally, but there is a big difference between criminal, and violent criminal. Most illegal immigrants are working class poor who want to better their family's situation, not rape and pillage US suburbs).

Who do you think built Trump's Doral property? Who do you think are employed there? Anyone who knows anything about South Florida can tell you that one, funny Trump doesn't have a problem with immigrant labor in that aspect...



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

So, no examples of political correctness on the right/conservative side?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: ProfessorChaos

Then I agree in that case it is bologna.



I see what you did there... ( I hope it was intentional, because it was well done).



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

Not so much that as communism/socialism tend to have as one of their principles the idea that all should have equal outcomes. The idea of PC tries to help bring that about by equalizing all in social perception, thought and language.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: ketsuko

So, no examples of political correctness on the right/conservative side?


I don't know. What would you call an example of conservative political correctness?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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I could care less if someone thinks I am politically correct. If something hurts your wee little feelings...too bad, go home and cry about it. People are ridiculous with PC. Now, that being said I don't mean speech that is intent upon hurting people.

But, the idiots took to PC and damaged the movement. I heard an example of someone that was at work and people were going to Taco Bell and asked the guy if he wanted them to get him something from there and he said, "I don't care for Mexican food". The reply was that is Racist!

F' u and labeling everything racist when it isn't. Because you have some problem with words that is not MY problem to figure out and worry about walking on egg shells around you. It is your problem not mine. I don't attack people with words anyway, and am not going to spend time worrying about PC either.

It is 1st Amendment Free Speech. Deal with it. People offend entire classes of people with art all the time. Screw PC and the little weak minds that buy into it.


edit on 8/7/15 by spirit_horse because: typos



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:45 PM
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Political correctness is a disaster. A failed social experiment at best.

Its more than a loss of freedom of expression or intrusive thought police. The worst part is that it makes us weaker and puts us in danger.

My wife and I took her mother to the airport for a flight to the east coast. She was getting older and didn't get around as well as she used to so we borrowed a light wheel chair from the airport. When we got to security they made her stand while they disassembled part of the wheel chair and swabbed the entire chair with some kind of cloth I assume was meant to detect explosives or something similar. This poor woman had to stand there the entire time. And it was THEIR chair! Meanwhile, the middle eastern men in robes passed through security with no more than a wave of a metal detector for fear of insulting them.

I know, I know. If those darned little old ladies didn't hijack so many airplanes air travel would be safer for all of us...



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I'll be glad to provide plenty of examples, but I'd like to see some more folks weigh in first.

So, PC is a left wing phenomenon as far as you're concerned ... Since you're asking me for examples?

Is that a fair statement?
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: ketsuko

So, no examples of political correctness on the right/conservative side?


I'm sure some of it has spread to the "other" side of the coin (I can't think of any examples offhand, but there's got to be at least a couple of them out there). It's catchy when one group notices another group getting their way by employing a certain methodology.

I still feel that the vast majority of those utilizing Political Correctness are 'Liberal' in their ideology, but that doesn't mean it can't eventually move beyond ideology, and morph into tit-for-tat attacks of equal quantity on both sides.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: ketsuko

So, no examples of political correctness on the right/conservative side?


I don't know. What would you call an example of conservative political correctness?


Freedom fries?


ETA: Just noticed the wiki link I posted does have the "freedom fries" incident given as an example of "conservative correctness" ha.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:46 PM
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As far as political parties and political correctness, there is an old joke that sums it up nicely.

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, you cant buy one either.

Funny, but also very true.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: ketsuko

So, no examples of political correctness on the right/conservative side?


No, commie tactics don't come from the Right they come from the Left. Just look at all the socialist programs rammed down the American's throats recently with the crowning jewel being ObummerCare. The rat lefties wouldn't even read the socialist written document before they passed it, then ducked out of Congress in waves of retirement to avoid the public shame of defeat.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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There are plenty that are socially/economically acted against for religious views, for cultural views (heterosexuals who don't marry/have kids, homosexuals, those with radical political views). There are plenty of examples of conservative "political correctness" (by definition, conservatism is an ideology that favors tradition over revolutionary change, but traditions are changing, and rapidly - but that has more to do with dynamic human interaction, then government control.

If you could isolate a population, that population would see less political and social discourse, but we are in a global world now, more people are being born, able to travel great distances, and able to disseminate a great more number of ideas across vast distances then ever in our past. There is no going back, now.



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