posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 06:08 AM
a reply to: Gryphon66
Generally political correctness is used to describe what is considered proper by left wing political factions, especially when it's extreme or
asinine. The term isn't often used for right wing political views on correctness. Some have used conservative correctness for the right wing, but the
term hasn't really caught on.
As for the OP's questions: I'm a white male. I fall into the conservative/libertarian spectrum.
1. You walk into a store and ask for help, the employee looks you in the eye and says that he doesn't want to help someone like you, that you make him
sick, etc. Would you agree with the employer to fire him, or would you defend his right to free speech and lobby for him to keep his job?
In my case, this has little to do with PC. It may actually be more PC for a minority or leftist to discriminate against me, than for their boss to
fire them for it. I would support the boss firing them by continuing to give them my business.
2. You are walking in the mall and notice someone walk up to an overweight person and start heckling them about their weight in front of hundreds of
other people. Would you step in and defend the overweight person or would you defend the heckler because he has a right to say what he is saying and
because he is being "non-PC"?
In truth I probably wouldn't step in and defend anyone. I don't approve of being rude just to be non-PC though. I might alert mall security if things
were really bad.
3. Someone you know but do not like very much comes up to you and starts insulting you in front of your friends. Your friends step in and try to
defend you, do you stop them and defend the person who is talking smack about you because what they are saying is "non-PC"?
This doesn't sound like it has much to do with political correctness at all. As a white male conservative, there criticism of me is more likely to be
PC than non-PC. It may be non PC to defend me. If my friends wanted to stand up for civility, I would be grateful for it.
edit on 28-1-2016 by
VP740 because: I found a better word.