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Those are fantastic examples of PC-Progressivism. You`ll see these new and thoroughly insane ideas pumped into the public mind until people become desensitized to them and accept them as "normal".
reply to post by Stormdancer777
So at this point we're basically just linking to every nutty story and pretending it supports the OP's argument?
So you think this idea is nutty?
Are you against human rights for chimps?
He might present as human, yes, but really he's a "fictive and otherkin who, in previous lives, has been a Deku Scrub and a dark elf." He's also "transethnic(Japanese) and andrognous [sic]."
What does this mean? An otherkin is a being born into the wrong body. Not just with the wrong parts, but as the wrong species: people who identify as otherkin believe that they are a wolves, or elves, or really any kind of being, born into a human body.
people who identify as otherkin believe that they are a wolves, or elves, or really any kind of being, born into a human body.
This thread is NOT about race, though accusations of racism are expected to follow any criticism of political-correctness.
reply to post by JuniorDisco
Again, people are losing jobs and having their careers ruined, being shamed, ostracized, ridiculed everyday because they made a mistake, said something that offended someone, told a joke they regret, etc.
Any celebrity who dares tweet something that is not politically correct reaps a "shtstorm" of the PC-Brigade and soon loses his position and honor, now matter how valuable or good is lifes work prior to his little tweet were.
PC is the new tyranny. What used to be Nazism and Fascism has found a new host. Under the guise of "fairness" and "equality" this new host wages vicious attacks on freedom of speech and thought everywhere.
You, in pretending this tyranny does not exist, are its enabler.edit on 4-12-2013 by Skyfloating because: (no reason given)
reply to post by Skyfloating
JuniorDisco has those blinders strapped on tight. PC is not about racial equality or accomodating minorities; it is about restricting thought and preventing the individual from making one's own judgements.
People have a right to choose with whom they associate. Racism is no longer acceptable in mainstream America, and no amount of legislation will force morality on the few racists who remain.
I think if business owners were allowed to freely exercise their right to withhold service, we would hardly notice a change. Sure, a handful of moronic restauranteurs and shop-owners would choose to exclude customers based on race, gender, etc. Those businesses would quickly gain a reputation for being bigoted, and would not last long in the free market.
The PC issue comes down to a central theme in the sociopolitical realm: personal responsibility vs. government mandates.
Disco -- You continually ignore examples of PC that have been provided by the thread author.
Why keep asking for more? Maybe, through some combination of incredible luck and obliviousness, you have never witnessed political-correctness in effect. By your logic, someone who has the good fortune to have never witnessed racism can legitimately deny its existence.
Americas unhealthy obsession with race, gender, sex, class, as evidenced by daily news items arguing about "whether Santa Claus is black or white" is a direct result of long-time Soviet Programming.
You do enjoy overstating the volume of your data, don't you?