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Conservative Political Correctness

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:06 PM
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Rational Wiki


Conservative correctness ("CC"), also known as patriotic correctness ("PC")[1] or right-wing political correctness[2] is a term referring to a brand of political correctness practiced by conservatives. Yes, seriously.

Whereas political correctness attempts to minimize offense through the rebranding of certain words and terms to be neutral or inclusive, its conservative counterpart rebrands terms to include extreme political bias. Concepts which are liked are Americanized or linked with positive thoughts such as freedom or liberty, while the disliked terms are rebranded in the most negative light possible (describing homosexuality as an "unnatural vice," for example). "CC" is especially hilarious considering that the most heated decrying of "PC" usually comes from conservatives.

The first recorded uses were made by Michael Fauntroy[3] and Bill Scher.[4]


There's some hilarious but true none the less examples at the link.

There's been so much concern trolling over PC lately, it's really reached epic levels of absurdity and it just leaves me wondering how in the hell politeness and respect can be considered dangerous while intentional offensiveness is is considered awesome?

Be sure to have yourselves a good heaping of liberty cabbage and freedom fries before posting...




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Not going to say some Conservatives aren't hypocritical, but the whole idea of CC is about re-branding words. Well CC is basically a re-branding of PC which in itself makes using CC instead of PC hypocritical according to the very definition of CC.


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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Just for starters ...


During the anti-German hysteria of World War I, Sauerkraut became "Liberty cabbage," Hamburgers became "Liberty steak," Frankfurters became "Liberty sausage," Dachshunds became "Liberty dogs," German measles became "Liberty measles," and German Shepherds became "Police dogs" (or in the United Kingdom, "Alsatians"). Liberty does not work that way.


Your first example is invalid. Woodrow Wilson was the first true progressive President. His handling of society and culture during the first World War was almost gestappo-like in a lot of ways. It was in no way, shape or form conservative.


"Welfare queen" instead of minority women. (Even worse, this term makes no sense as most people on welfare are white, the Clinton Administration ended the practice of people getting more welfare for having more kids and people on welfare barely have more children than those not on it.)


Welfare queen is not an ethnic term. Nice attempt at "dog whistle" though.


"Insensitive" and "offended" have taken on a meaning of "don't say things I don't like." For example, atheist billboards are insensitive to Christians,
Yes, we know they have, and we now use them to mock you.

I could go on, but honestly, this is a perfect example of why Wikis are not good sources to use. This thing calls itself "rational" but it makes no sense at all. I couldn't even understand what it was driving at with some of its examples. For example, campus Free Speech Zones? Hello? Those are owned part and parcel by the left who want to corral speech into places where people who are "easily offended" don't have to hear it. As far as conservatives are usually concerned, the campus was supposed to be a place for the free and independent exchange of ideas, not just in itty, bitty roped off boxes.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: AbstractDreamz

I'm pretty sure it's not just about re-branding. Have you tried not being Christian in the Bible Belt? Just for one example.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Well of course you would deny it all. It completely sucks realizing that you're guilty of something you rail against. Please don't insult anyone's intelligence with deflection.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: AbstractDreamz

I'm pretty sure it's not just about re-branding. Have you tried not being Christian in the Bible Belt? Just for one example.



"...its conservative counterpart rebrands terms to include extreme political bias. Concepts which are liked are Americanized or linked with positive thoughts such as freedom or liberty, while the disliked terms are rebranded in the most negative light possible..."


It literally is all about re-branding according to the very definition. What am I missing? PC can be done on both sides, CC can only be done by Conservatives and yet there is no Liberal Correctness. To me it looks like CC is a re-branding of PC by Liberals to attack and minimize Conservatives even more.

Why does their need to be a new definition for PC based on political party alone, other than to ridicule one side?
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:43 PM
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Good examples but some are weak as are some of these...

Political correctness

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Fairness Doctrine applies




Maybe "Political Correctness" should be re-named or re-branded ?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: AbstractDreamz

Really it's not. You should read further, follow links etc...



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:44 PM
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Oh them commie/socialists sure love writing Wiki gibberish, going back to the real Politically Correct thread.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:45 PM
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Why does everything have to boil down to a left/right issue in US politics - the democrat and republican parties are so close, they're arguing over semantics. There is a much greater political depth then popular politics in the current political climate of the USA - but most would have you think your only choice is coke or pepsi....



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

It's ironic that you rail on in this post never considering terms like 'Bible belt' might illustrate the hypocrisy of the entire leftist dictated PC thing.


See where I'm going here?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:47 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: AbstractDreamz

Really it's not. You should read further, follow links etc...


Talk to me when there is a Liberal Correctness page up. It's a slander of conservatives, everything on those links could easily be placed under Conservatives being politically incorrect, but apparently that isn't politically correct enough, they had to define it further? It's dumb and ridiculous to me.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:48 PM
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Lets just call CC and PC what they are. Euphemisms. PC is just far more pervasive and its origins are based in thought control for political reasons whether left or right (although primarily from the left). It really in its modern form stifles conversation and ideas. We cant discuss homosexuality in a rational manner because the very idea of not accepting it completely for whatever reason leads to people being labeled "bigots" . Same with matters of race.

Euphemisms can be of the double speak variety or they might be of the socially polite variety. I read this somewhere else I can not find but a good example of a polite euphemism (to spare someones feelings) would be saying " I am sorry your X PASSED AWAY. Rather than Sorry your X DIED. Somewhere along the way being a garbage collector was lowly and embarrassing so they became Waste management and disposal technicians. See its the same with PC. We cant address harsh realities for fear of offense.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:49 PM
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originally posted by: Syyth007
Why does everything have to boil down to a left/right issue in US politics - the democrat and republican parties are so close, they're arguing over semantics. There is a much greater political depth then popular politics in the current political climate of the USA - but most would have you think your only choice is coke or pepsi....


Because it's stupid. It's extremely biased. PC can be used for both parties, but only one get's their own branding that further excoriates that party. Let me add that there is a huge difference between Conservatives and Republicans. Yes R/D are very close, Conservatism is not close to D, just like Liberalism isn't close to R.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Politeness and respect go a long way, but no one is legally entitled to being treated with politeness or respect.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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a reply to: TinfoilTP

What about Conservapedia?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: AbstractDreamz

Every PC thread on these forums is about left wing political correctness.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: ketsuko

Well of course you would deny it all. It completely sucks realizing that you're guilty of something you rail against. Please don't insult anyone's intelligence with deflection.


Who's denying. I just pointed out how some of your so-called examples weren't. Are you going to argue my contention or simply dismiss me out of hand? If the latter, then you concede my points.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: Maverick1

So educate me, what's insulting about Bible Belt?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 08:54 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: AbstractDreamz

Every PC thread on these forums is about left wing political correctness.


So? Does that mean that right wing PC can't be categorized under the same PC label?




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