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Has political correctness goine too far?

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posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:27 AM
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Before I begin I would just like to say, for those of you whom are not aware, I believe that political correctness is meaningless. It is a valid idea, but it fails in practice, and I will tell you why.

In modern society, there are some things someone cannot say, even in the United States where Freedom of Speech is praised by its citizens. There are some things you cannot say because people might be offended from what you say. That is understandable. However, have we gone too far? Have we allowed ourselves to choke on this concept for so long that it overrides commonsense. With Freedom of Speech exploitation aside, is political correctness the way to go?

The problem I have with political correctness is that people are afraid to say what they want because they fear of being judged as either a 'racist' or 'prejudice.' Also, there is undoubtedly a double standard when it comes to political correctness. Here is an example:

African-American.
White man/woman.

Where did Caucasian go? Why must I call someone an African-American when for one, I don't know if they are really an American, and two, I don't know if they are immigrants from Africa, which in most cases isn't true.

On another flank of this issue there are women. Now, I believe women are equal to men and they deserve equal treatment in the workplace and at home, but woman's rights activists are about as annoying as the NAACP. I heard on the news that they are trying to remove the words 'caveman', along with other words that have the word 'man' in it, from the dictionary. That is too far.

Now, I could go on and on about this issue, but I want to see what you guys think about this. Has political correctness gone too far? And is it going to be the end of Freedom of Speech?

Tell me what you think.




posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:39 AM
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No one thinks this is a legitimate issue?

I mean, I know my typo in the thread's title is discouraging, but come on. This could be part of the population control for NWO, don't you think?



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:41 AM
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Simply put, I just ignore political correctness. In my opinion, most people that act offended are doing so simply because they can. Getting sympathy from people puts one in control of a situation. That's why i don't play ball, basically. I say what i want about what I want, however, I don't mind at all if people make a joke about my, say, ridiculous haircut.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:43 AM
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I agree with you, take the term "reverse-racism" for example, used to describe when someone is being racist against a white person.

How is that reverse? its just plain racist, as if white people invented racism.
People were accusing sotomayor of being reverse racist, it makes no sense.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:43 AM
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I am sure it is pretty ridiculous.

I am right there with you. I don't take people seriously when they try to bring me down another level, because I already put myself at the lowest level possible! So it makes it that much easier to laugh it off.

However, it irritates me when the NAACP takes everything that a white man says as racial. They play that card too much.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:44 AM
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Originally posted by patientobserver
I agree with you, take the term "reverse-racism" for example, used to describe when someone is being racist against a white person.


That is a very good point! I forgot all about the reverse-racism thing, ti was something that bothered me too.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 03:36 AM
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"When it comes to changing the language, I think [feminists] make some good points, because we do think in language and so the quality of our thoughts and ideas could only be as good as the quality of our language. So maybe some of this patriarchal # ought to go away.

I think spokesman ought to be spokesperson. I think chairman ought to be chairperson. I think mankind ought to be human kind.

But they take it too far, they take themselves too seriously, they exaggerate.

They want me to call that thing in the street a personhole cover. I think that's taking it a little bit too far. What would you call a lady's man, a person's person? That would make a He-man an It-person. Little kids would be afraid of the boogieperson. They'd look up in the sky and see the person in the moon. Guys would say come back here and fight like a person. And we'd all sing "For It's a Jolly Good Person." That's the kind of thing you would hear on Late Night with David Letterperson!"
-George Carlin, Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics

He said it much better than I ever could.....



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 03:41 AM
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PC is total crap.

It is just another way of controlling the herd (us, that is).

Freedom of Speech? What a joke.

We, the people, are forever being dictated to by...who?

Just other people.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 06:34 AM
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How dare they vandalise our language, the English language is utter perfection, and these filthy people want to change it to make their ego feel better and quell their ideological flame. How about they deal with it, chairman, spokesman, mailman, fireman, policeman, mankind, caveman and man are all english words and people understand them to mean both male and female genders, the only people this bothers is those pathetic wastrals who have way to much time on their hands.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 07:13 AM
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I agree with no doubt. I read on a newpaper that this woman was blaming men for the credit crunch and that women should be in control of it. Man my blood boiled. Silly woman doesn't know that even she is sexist.

And racism is just stupid now. Not to be rude, but people should just get over the past slavery years and live now. So what if someone called you a (Am I allowed to say it?) N...... Just take it like anyother swear word. It's not like Jews don't marry Germans or not cook in an oven. They got past it, and that wasn't very long ago.

Just forget the meaning of the word, unless it is for educationl purposes and it's all good.



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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Only men can be sexist.

Only white people can be racist.

Oh how sad a day for the white man..



posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by chinni
I read on a newpaper that this woman was blaming men for the credit crunch and that women should be in control of it. Man my blood boiled.


That irritates me as well. Give a dog a bone and he...er, she thinks she can get the next one without your help and you are a waste of space.

They make the argument whenever they are in a corner, 'well we give birth to all men.'

That may be true, but you cannot a-sexually reproduce. Sorry to say, but you need men just as much as men need women.



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