a reply to: crazyewok
I have to say that I agree with the OP. I would pretty much define PC the way you do. Some people are assholes, and absolutely believe they should
be free to BE assholes, but if you ARE being an asshole, you should be prepared to be called on it, and be prepared for any repercussions.
Some other things that I vehemently disagree with, and would consider PC:
Participation trophies in children's sports, "Because all children should Win!"
Not keeping score in sports, because "All kids are winners".
No. all kids are NOT winners. Some kids SUCK at sports, welcome to the real world.
Also, doing either of the above to keep children's FEELINGS from being hurt. No. Children NEED to experience hurt feelings, because sometimes adult
life can be REALLY hard, and RARELY fair, and you know what these "Special Llittle Snowflakes" (or SLSs as I like to call them) that don't know how to
deal with those feelings grow up to be? MORE PC whining ADULTS.
That's why they want "Safe Spaces" and why they don't understand how important the 1st amendment is, and that sometimes you HAVE to deal with "Hurtful
Speech" because in order to curb "Hurtful Speech", then you also have to curb other types of speech that MUST be allowed in a free society.
Another example of out of control political correctness is OFFENSE. Freedom from being offended is NOT an inalienable human right. I'm very sorry to
break such heart wrenching news, but it's the truth. If I say something that offends you, maybe you are too easily offended. Demonstrate a little
backbone, chill out a bit, and consider the possibility that maybe you were one of those kids that received way too many participation trophies when
you were young, and maybe you just have a serious lack of emotional fortitude.
Political Correctness and "Good Manners", or "Just being courteous" are in NO way synonymous.
Hard-core Political Correctness is dangerous and is absolute POISON to a Free Society.
That does NOT mean you can't be nice to people. Or at least civil.
Freedom really does mean FREEDOM, folks. My Grandfather's generation fought and died for it, and we should be ASHAMED of how we've treated it. We
are simply just pissing it away like it means nothing.
I really didn't intend to go into streaming consciousness rant mode, but the idea of freedom tends to churn up some deep feelings for me.
edit on 20-12-2015 by MteWamp because: frakked up spell checker