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posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 06:46 PM
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I have been in Iraq nearly three years and what I perceive as the number one killer of American citizens is this obsession with being PC...

Your thoughts?

[edit on 5/10/06 by JAK]




posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 08:19 PM
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My thoughts? Thank God for Sascha Cohen and Borat!



posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 09:29 PM
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I'd argue that it's the general lack of value in social interaction and general respect.



posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 09:44 PM
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My views on Political Correctness..

I think it was originally created by generally good people who
had only good in mind.

What it is now, is a social restriction on the first amendment
and thought.


I'm against Politcal Correctness, if I want to say something,
I'll say it, regardless if it offends someone.

If someones offended, they need to just get overthemselves,
atleast when it comes to politics and religion.


There are some things that you just should'nt say, like the
N word.


Lug

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 10:05 PM
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Originally posted by majid
I have been in Iraq nearly three years and what I perceive as the number one killer of American citizens is this obsession with being PC...



Okay, that's a good proposition I guess. First, let me ask you if it was the way people treat each other in Iraq that made you realize this, because from what I have read, not being there myself, is that the just love to cut each other up before shooting them at the rate of a couple of dozen a day. So, I figure that must be politically correct over there.

But I don't think that's what you mean...I think you must mean that not being able to vent against particular religions, or persons of unusual sexual preferences.

Political correctness is a bunch of laws enacted to protect minorities, right? If I'm wrong, let me know, because I'm just wondering why you say what you do. It isn't just some kind of group mentality or something, because that would never stop anybody from doing or saying whatever they want.

Iori_komei- you said you would say something regardless if it offends someone. If you did and then they said what was on their mind about you saying that, would that be all of it then? Would you just smile, say good day, sir, and go on your way or could something go from saying to doing?

Just what is the opposite of political correctness anyways?

I have an idea...pretend I'm one of "those people" you don't like... who am I, what do I look like, where did I come from and what politically incorrect thing would you like to say or do to me?



posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 11:08 PM
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Originally posted by Lug
Iori_komei- you said you would say something regardless if it offends someone. If you did and then they said what was on their mind about you saying that, would that be all of it then? Would you just smile, say good day, sir, and go on your way or could something go from saying to doing?


Yes, that would be all of it, I see no point in fighting with someone
just because you believe differently.




Just what is the opposite of political correctness anyways?


You know, I don't know what the opposite of PC is, that's a good
question.


Now that I think of it, I support some Political Correctness, but the
level it's reached in America is horrible.

By that I mean not being able to celebrate Halloween or X-mas in
schools, not being able to call terrorists Islamic extremeists.



posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 11:18 PM
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In my thoughts the track of what you are observing might serve better with another choice of words. Political correctness is basically a socialist-marxist-Rockefeller World Bank viewpoint, the false side of a double fascist-totalitarian sandwich.

What would make more sense to explain our dilemma is something like "psychic numbing," where people have been so immersed in difficulties of politics, where they walk down the street and say "yeah I know all about it, but I am going to the beach right now, forget it."

Dr. Helen Caldicott speaks about this in reference to inaction on the nuclear issues for example, a far greater threat than the false threat of CIA et al sponsored Al Qaeda. For heavens sake we are far worse off because of the threat of nuclear weapons from anywhere in the world, than a bunch of goof ball patsies on the other side of the world swimming in 100 dollar bills fresh minted by your favorite intelligence agency.

No political correctness is not the problem at all, but psychic numbing which disconnects people from normal urgent action on separate issues one at a time. Pressing exigencies unfulfilled are accountable to such a state of mind in the public, by contrast to the 1980s when significant progress happened with Arms Control.

However people can explain it, it is a disconnect from a larger reality that is the problem.



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