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originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: Gryphon66
Does PC have a political party?
Yeah and I would like to thank you as the OP for repeatedly asking that question. It was so kind of you to derail my thread into a liberal conservative finger-pointing grudge match .
I was really hoping to have a debate on the ethics of political correctness not party lines .
But you were completely okay with PC being entirely a phenomenon of the left/liberals/Democrats?
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: xuenchen
Sure thing. I'm not afraid of not towing the party line, can you say the same?
How about when people refuse to acknowledge that the bulk of international terrorism is currently being committed by Muslim terrorists out of some fear of offending the other 99% of Muslims or seeming unenlightened?
That's dumb. Your turn.
A lot of progressives think that things labeled as left wing "political correctness" are dumb too, does that mean that those things are therefore not examples of PC or are there different standards?
originally posted by: ProfessorChaos
originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: ProfessorChaos
Who truly deems which word or symbol is offensive and where will it stop?
That's the scariest aspect of Political Correctness; it never stops.
If we've learned anything since this movement began, it's that there's ALWAYS going to be someone who's offended by something.
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: Greathouse I see it as common courtesy. The use of certain words are offensive to others, so I avoid them.
Newspeak was entirely different. The government in that world was using a brand new language to remove ways to express or think about outrage against the government and to stop thinking about love, sex for pleasure or marriage.
I can say offensive things if I want to, like calling a person illegal instead of undocumented. I don't feel an entire person can be illegal I can make fun of handicapped people and call them retards, but I don't. At one time that would have been considered 'OK'.
The 'girls' in the office prefer to be called women. That is politically correct.
Black people do not wish to be called thugs or monkeys, if that is your plan, be my guest, but it won't be welcomed well.
Tell a homosexual person they are a fag? Do it. And deny them service of whatever it is that you do.
If all this political correctness is bullying you, you will need a thicker skin.
You may say 'just wait a cotton picking minute', I was talking about smaller things. They are all the same things.
originally posted by: NihilistSanta
a reply to: TinfoilTP
See eradicating a word is why it is a form of control. Eradicate the word then soon people forget the meaning, why it was eradicated, the origins of the word, historical and modern context etc. Limiting thought and information and only allowing the expression of acceptable thought is totalitarian. Lets burn any books that make reference to those words.
This is the issue with the flag and removal of monuments. You are erasing history (doomed to repeat ...). I found it comical really during all of the flag hoopla that people wanted monuments removed. Those very people were probably in an uproar when the Taliban destroyed the Buddha statues in Afghanistan.