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No, it is language manipulation, plain and simple. It is a way to make up eupemisms that are just close enough to the original term that they are almost synonymous but far enough away that they can subtly shape public perception and thought.
Think undocumented worker being used for illegal alien. The terms are used synonymously, but the former conjures up a far different mental image than the latter.
It's as much about you and your emotions as it is anyone else's when it comes to this.
Its ok to be against this new regressive political correctness swarming into the west. it is against all sides here..stop demanding its a right wing thing. I see anyone defending the nPC culture to be so far to the left it horseshoed to the extreme right position, just with different targets.
The echo-chambers people so often set up for themselves within our increasingly disconnected culture doesn't help. It gets easier and easier to wrap oneself in a bubble of like-minded sentiments without challenge...leading to the feeling that what is agreeable to an individual's taste/preference/life-choices = good and what is not agreeable to an individual taste/preference/life-choices= bad.
Of course, it's kind of darkly comedic that all this comes, as you point out, under the heading of things like love, tolerance and compassion.
In the meantime - I'm on the side of love, tolerance and compassion. Even when mistakes are made
There is no love, tolerance nor compassion in political correctness, even when mistakes are made. From what I can gather from your tolerant posts, You're on the wrong side.
Do you think it's possible for people to use their powers of discernment and discard that which is abusive, then go on to keep what's useful?
We're being bullied at the movement into not speaking out against what we believe is wrong. The form this takes is - you guessed it - speaking out against what we believe is wrong