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The pc crazy hits Canada hard

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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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This idea that we cant use the words of other cultures, gawd what will even be left of the English language by the time that project is complete?

How far that would reach I cant even say, but sounds like it would make one hell of a thread BOOK by someone who could.

Crap, then you'd be helping them with this whole initiative with such a piece.

I dont know whats worse, this whole concept, or the one where we're not allowed to cook and enjoy the foods of other cultures. But if thats the way to do it first things first better get over to Ireland and take all their potatoes away, as they're from the New World. Those Italian's and their spaghetti sauce, nope no more tomatoes for you chumps we got some SJWhite Guilt to absolve ourselves of over here.


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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: Nik0laTesla
a reply to: Gryphon66

I haven' t the slightest clue. I miss the days people taking the high road and going about their lives and not obsessing over trivial issues that a 2 year old would.


You might be surprised that I too miss what seems to be a simpler time.

However, I would posit that we are merely in the stage of our lives in which we look back fondly on "the good ol' days."

There has always been "political correctness" at work on all partisan sides. It's not new, it's merely more emphasized in our current information-rich environment.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

The general idea of "cultural appropriation" is utterly absurd.

Indeed, that's what "culture" is ... the fusing together of elements of differing societies and peoples.

What about that ... we agree.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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I have the solution, Canada! Instead of calling someone "chief", we can use prime minister. Or will that also be seen as bad since "prime minister" represents an elected official?...

Also, CHIEF is the old French version of the Vulgar Latin word "capum", from the Latin "caput"... Oh, the appropriation of an appropriation of an appropriation!

We should go back to grunts, and make our way up from there. After all, we have worldwide communications, so it should be easy for everyone to agree to use the same grunts to design the same things, no?
In French culuture, at least in Québec, we are now removing essential letters from certain words because apparently it makes the words easier to understand, but in truth, it removes the link from its root word, and thus history.

What is the saying about ignoring the past?...

And with less words to convey ideas, it's easier to manipulate people.

Me not like.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Bluntone22


This crap makes my head hurt. Let's find problems where none exist.


That just t, problems DO exist. The government has been lax on native issues for decades. That's Liberals and Tory's. Their action on the violence towards native women alone is a sad indictment. So you're going to get weak, token actions like this one.


Token is right.
If problems exist, address those.
This is a pathetic attempt avoid real issues.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: Nik0laTesla
It wont be long until we all will be forced to use gender neutral pronouns for titles if this trend continues.

I couldnt imagine getting a fine or a ticket for this crap....

" This person said I was a (Master) of basketweaving, how dare this person to say that. I'm calling the moral police!"


What's the difference in being offended by words and being offended by those who are offended by words?


Or being one who calls out those who they perceive to be offended by words, yet hasn't any clue what the others really think? Would that fall under "snowflake" or would it just fall under the umbrella of "SJW"?



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Bluntone22


This crap makes my head hurt. Let's find problems where none exist.


That just t, problems DO exist. The government has been lax on native issues for decades. That's Liberals and Tory's. Their action on the violence towards native women alone is a sad indictment. So you're going to get weak, token actions like this one.


Token is right.
If problems exist, address those.
This is a pathetic attempt avoid real issues.


Bingo. Everyone has been waiting on solutions for years. It seems like we are no closer to them though. Just not a priority I guess. @@



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: network dude

Don't apply American sensibilities to Canadian people. We are similar in many way but there are major differences as well.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid
Bingo. Everyone has been waiting on solutions for years. It seems like we are no closer to them though. Just not a priority I guess. @@


Incorrect.

Harper started actual solutions, so far Trudeau is continuing along that path. The problem is that the solutions are not media sexy, and will take decades to complete.

Just yesterday, a part of that solution made the news...as a very minor side piece. Doubt most people even noticed it.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: peck420

And just when I say there are major differences someone shows up with partisan BS. What ya going to do?



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

originally posted by: zosimov
I am an English teacher and have seen how harmful words can be.

We could follow the lead of some fellow posters and reduce all reference to humans to the word "snowflake"-- thus offending everyone and no one all at once.

Or we could use emojis to communicate, but only the nice ones.

Words are too hurtful. This this the chief (ahem) *main reason I propose we use emojis to communicate from here on out.


So shamelessness is the way to go?

How about we all grow up, and acknowledge our faults, but be grown ups about it instead of scrub words to try to absolve us of our own guilt? If someone is a criminal your solution is to never call them one, and they'll just grow up all on their own?

This 'ew I NEED trigger warnings' culture needs to
.

How did humans ever manage until 10 years ago with out it?


Hmmm... I was being ironic. Wasn't that obvious? (In a world of emoji talk an English teacher would be out a job)
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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: Nik0laTesla
It wont be long until we all will be forced to use gender neutral pronouns for titles if this trend continues.

I couldnt imagine getting a fine or a ticket for this crap....

" This person said I was a (Master) of basketweaving, how dare this person to say that. I'm calling the moral police!"


What's the difference in being offended by words and being offended by those who are offended by words?


Or being one who calls out those who they perceive to be offended by words, yet hasn't any clue what the others really think? Would that fall under "snowflake" or would it just fall under the umbrella of "SJW"?


Hmmm ... fair question. How would you categorize yourself?



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: NowanKenubi
I have the solution, Canada! Instead of calling someone "chief", we can use prime minister. Or will that also be seen as bad since "prime minister" represents an elected official?...


I was thinking it might Oppress religious people.




posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Oops! My bad. It also proves my point about forgetting the meaning of words, and history.. haha



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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You might be surprised that I too miss what seems to be a simpler time.

However, I would posit that we are merely in the stage of our lives in which we look back fondly on "the good ol' days."


I knew you had a MAGA hat in the closet!



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: NowanKenubi

Oh yeah tons of fun with that title. The minister part of it alone. Then there's stuff like 'oh well since they use that term in Russia for Putin, every time I hear it here it triggers me so now we NEED a new word for the position in our society'.
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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: NowanKenubi

"Prime Minister" just galvanizes the link between Church and State.



posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger


You might be surprised that I too miss what seems to be a simpler time.

However, I would posit that we are merely in the stage of our lives in which we look back fondly on "the good ol' days."


I knew you had a MAGA hat in the closet!


Not much in my closet these days, and I'm fairly certain that what makes my America great isn't what Mr. Trump thinks.




posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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I recently re-read Brave New World and noted this relevant quote:



"You all remember," said the Controller, in his strong deep voice, "you
all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our
Ford's: History is bunk. History," he repeated slowly, "is bunk."

He waved his hand; and it was as though, with an invisible feather
wisk, he had brushed away a little dust, and the dust was Harappa,
was Ur of the Chaldees; some spider-webs, and they were Thebes and
Babylon and Cnossos and Mycenae. Whisk. Whisk-and where was
Odysseus, where was Job, where were Jupiter and Gotama and Jesus?
Whisk-and those specks of antique dirt called Athens and Rome, Jeru-
salem and the Middle Kingdom-all were gone. Whisk-the place where
Italy had been was empty. Whisk, the cathedrals; whisk, whisk, King
Lear and the Thoughts of Pascal. Whisk, Passion; whisk, Requiem;
whisk, Symphony; whisk ...

"Going to the Feelies this evening, Henry?" enquired the Assistant Pre-
destinator. "I hear the new one at the Alhambra is first-rate. There's a
love scene on a bearskin rug; they say it's marvellous. Every hair of
the bear reproduced. The most amazing tactual effects."

"That's why you're taught no history," the Controller was saying. "But
now the time has come ..."

The D.H.C. looked at him nervously. There were those strange rumours
of old forbidden books hidden in a safe in the Controller's study. Bibles,
poetry-Ford knew what.

Mustapha Mond intercepted his anxious glance and the corners of his
red lips twitched ironically.

"It's all right, Director," he said in a tone of faint derision, "I won't cor-
rupt them."

The D.H.C. was overwhelmed with confusion.


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posted on Oct, 12 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

So wait. Canada is a real place? Mind blown.



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