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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:05 PM
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About a year ago there were all kinds of ATS members complaining about how political correctness was "ruining our country", now today (thanks to the media handing it to us on a silver platter) those same members are calling for football players to be fired or suspended for not standing for the national anthem.

Does anyone see the irony in this? A year ago being PC was the bane of America's existence, today being non-PC (kneeling for the anthem) is a huge deal to those same people.

This isn't about the kneeling, it's about people being wilfully ignorant to their own hypocrisy.

And I'm sure there are members who were all for PC back then but against it now.

I think it's sad how the media manipulates people into cognitive dissonance so easily. Make them so hypocritical that they refuse to see it. They're following the playbook flawlessly.

I wonder what the next week long (non)issue the media will serve up to us? It's sure to be all over ATS until they switch gears yet again for the next drama laden talking point.
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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

You can be non-PC, but only if it's the correct kind of non-PC.

That guy who worked at Google and talked about why there weren't more women working in technical fields? He was non-PC too, but he was fired for it, and a lot of the same people who think this NFL thing is wonderful were also all on board with that guy being fired for how horribly non-PC he was.

So, IMO, being non-PC is only acceptable if it's the PC kind of non-PC.

To me, there is no consistency on this for anyone. Either we can all be non-PC about everything and all issues, or we can't be non-PC about anything. You can't just clap like a barking seal when it's the kind of non-PC you approve of personally.

So what is the NFL's stance on this? Do they think America is a horrible, institutionally racist country (what the flag protests are all about) or what?
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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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So, IMO, being non-PC is only acceptable if it's the PC kind of non-PC.


I agree, now switch that around and it's equally as true.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1


I'm leaning towards it being an attention span issue. People are just sitting in anticipation of the next drama to get sucked into.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Does anyone see the irony in this?


Of course. I don't think I have a lot of company though.




posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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I wonder what the next week long (non)issue the media will serve up to us? It's sure to be all over ATS until they switch gears yet again for the next drama laden talking point.




Indeed.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Exactly. Reality TV has made us addicted to drama and they're capitalizing on that addiction. Luckily they had a reality TV star become president so that our "drama-lust" could be fed.
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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

Exactly. Reality TV has made us addicted to drama and they're capitalizing on that addiction. Luckily they had a reality TV star become president so that our "drama-lust" could be filled.


More of a "game show host".



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1


What gives you the moral high ground to be superior to those you disagree with? I notice it doesn't stop you from posting in topics you don't agree with and trying to make the OP feel bad by posting what they feel is relevant or important to their beliefs.

Sorry, but if there is a topic that you do not like, don't participate in it. No one is forcing you to and whether you realize it or not, by participating in it you are actually complicit in forcing the topic to the top of the trending topics.

Carry on though, you have no idea, the chuckles you give me!



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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The true irony is that in a years time nothing will have changed.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

I never said I had the moral high ground, I simply express my opinion just like any other member.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Which is exactly why they distract us with non-issues. Nothing ever changes and people seem to be all about fighting over things that have no consequences or purpose.
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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: seeker1963

I never said I had the moral high ground, I simply express my opinion just like any other member.


Exactly! Just as I gave you mine.


You know the saying about opinions don't ya?



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

They're like an extra pinky toe, everyone has one.

I think that's how it goes. Or does everyone not have an extra pinky toe?

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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

PC is, was, and always will be a plague to society.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Could we get this memo to Trump? His eye seems to be off the ball right now if that's the case.

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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: ketsuko



So, IMO, being non-PC is only acceptable if it's the PC kind of non-PC.


I agree, now switch that around and it's equally as true.


I don't have to. Your entire OP was all about that.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

You got me there! Just making sure we were on the same page is all.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

He's entitled to his opinion, just like you are.

And if you think irony or double standards are mutually exclusive to either side..

Well..




posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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Life was just so much simpler when we could just hate the Mexicans.

I long for good ole days...
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