posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:27 AM
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:
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.