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Q: What is political correctness ?

Just interested in what you personally view as a definition?
I liked the following
Washington, D C
2120-September 1, 1945
To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
From: H S Truman
Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical
minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the
proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!

2 years 23 weeks ago in  Arts & Entertainment - China

 
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This is an increasingly selfish world. China may be near the bottom, but the West is clearly catching up. Some people, including some in this forum, think they have the right to marginalize, insult, and otherwise behave pretty crappy to others. If PC has a negative conatation, its because it has been abused to the extent that it now undermines the principle it was supposed to represent. At the root of the problem is the word "correct". These days, there is no consensus on "correctness". People raised on foul language and poor manners have completely different ideas about what is correct than what has been classically considered to be "correct". Sometimes, I feel the uncouth have taken the majority position in this world. It is no wonder to me that they look down on "PC". To be "PC" is to be unselfish and empathetic: two rare qualities these days. Qualities that cant be enforced with laws.

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To my understanding, Political Correctness is going out of ones way to ensure that no one gets offended. 

So...  Being more inclusive, more culturally aware, and not using words/terminology that have been deemed inappropriate or offensive. 

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Argh, there be powdee haired prizzies lookin' fer a course to be offended. Stick yer pc in yer hornpipe 'n blow it off ye aft gunwhale.

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its thought control and speech control all rolled into one. In a way its a form of terrorism or bullying. orwells book 1984 is a good example

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It's a way to force people to do what should come automatically - show basic levels of respect to other people (until such time as that person has shown they don't deserve that respect).

 

It's also a way to stop ignorant self-centred arseholes from expressing their ignorance and arseholery.

 

It (hopefully) stops the ignorant aresholes from from being negatively affecting people with their ignorance. Eg - I think most on here think that being gay is ok (ie, not something to attack someone for). So, removing the negative connotations we probably used as kids (ie, "That's gay" equalling "that sucks") is a good version of PC. Because, if we continually associate the word 'gay' with things that are bad, offensive, or unwanted, those people who actually are gay are going to feel... bad, offensive to other people, and unwanted. And that sucks as a way for society to be! (gay suicide rates, anyone??)

 

As Stiggs said above, its intentions are good - but some (arseholes) take it to an extreme!

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When I was very young I was taught to treat other people as I wanted to be treated. I was told not to call people nasty names and not to stare at people who were different. Some people missed out on this lesson in civility. Donald Trump is a prime example. He said that all Mexicans are rapists. I know this to be untrue as I've met many Mexicans and none of them raped me. If I were to criticise Trump in a politically correct way I'd say that his policies and viewpoints are racist, ill-founded and archaic. If I were to criticise him in a way that was not politically correct I'd say that he was a tiny fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing, shit gibbon. So if you meet a black person and greet them with a cheerful "Howdy Nigger!" then you are not politically correct. As with all things it can be taken too far, as mentioned above.

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Is it 'PC" to not randomly throw out racist, xenophobic, homophobic slurs? Is it 'PC' to not make offensive derogatory remarks to a large group of people?

 

Is it 'PC' to not call people 'niggers', or 'chinks', or 'wops', or 'towel-heads', or 'faggot'... because it's just become a part of your language.

 

Is it 'PC' to actually be expected to be accurate in what one says or writes? Or is it better to just make generalisations that slander entire groups based on the actions of a few (and, quite possibly, not even members of that group)?

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It's funny how the only people who rail against PC are privileged white males.

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Its funny how the one's who push for pc are the minority that scream like stuck pigs when the majority don't agree with them

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PC, like many things, is something that comes as a way of addressing a real problem but can be taken past the point of rationality.

 

Look at the word itself "politically correct", that term in itself implies disingenuousness. That phrase implies it is basically a speech code that must be adhered to out of necessity and cynical pandering rather than genuine concern.

 

It is always a negative term...nobody sane describes themself as PC. To me I'm not being PC, i'm being polite...but someone can look at me and say i'm just not calling people "faggots" or "chinks" because of PC culture. I.e., undermine everything I say by implying I don't have the guts to speak the "real truth". That's the donald trump methodology...I'll fearlessly say outrageous things therefore I must be an honest person

 

But of course the reverse happens too. There ARE problems with intelligent, decent people having to watch what they say so opportunistic hypocrites can't use an alleged speech code violation to take them down and assign evil motives unsupported by the facts. For example an official with zero track record of bigotry in thought or deed brings up a real concern about for example mitigating or addressing concerns over crime committed by new migrants and is cynically branded a bigot opportunistically by a political opponent who could care less about anything but their own career. Because a person said something which isn't explicitly inclusive and progressive they are now morally equivalent to a nazi or KKK member and all prior behavior was just covering up their true racist self.

 

So basically it's a toxic trap used by opportunists on both sides to push their own agendas at the expense of the people and of rational discussion in general.

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It's important to distinguish between political correctness and politeness. Politeness is the cultural value that brought forth PC. The principle is sound, but taken too far it becomes detrimental. Not cutting off thieves' hands is proper moderation. Not punishing them is counterproductive. PC behaviour can be dictated too far, to the point that it is an exploitable loophole.

If PC makes it impossible to distinguish a certain behaviour/phenomenon because it is loosely tied to a population group (and subsequently branded discrimination), then problems are amplified not solved.

Talking about problems is the key to solving them. Stifling discussion is even worse than irrational arguments. Unfortunately, in a diverse population, there's always a group who is offended by any discussion.

How would you feel about an openly muslim political party? Consensual gay sex involving an under-16yo? 9 months paid pregnancy leave? Mandatory voter training courses? Environmental tax? Queue priority for elderly enforced by law? Obesity symptoms branded as fully subsidised disability? Non-native language schools? Open border job market? Abolishing public transport?

You name it; one person's need is another's problem.

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This is an increasingly selfish world. China may be near the bottom, but the West is clearly catching up. Some people, including some in this forum, think they have the right to marginalize, insult, and otherwise behave pretty crappy to others. If PC has a negative conatation, its because it has been abused to the extent that it now undermines the principle it was supposed to represent. At the root of the problem is the word "correct". These days, there is no consensus on "correctness". People raised on foul language and poor manners have completely different ideas about what is correct than what has been classically considered to be "correct". Sometimes, I feel the uncouth have taken the majority position in this world. It is no wonder to me that they look down on "PC". To be "PC" is to be unselfish and empathetic: two rare qualities these days. Qualities that cant be enforced with laws.

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Political correctness usually = stupidity.

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https://apnews.com/9271f613fb8d4750a58186a60c840b9e/Colts'-longtime-announcer-retired-after-using-racial-slur

 

Let's just put a ball gag and muzzle on every one over 60 years old and be done with this crap, problem solved, everybody happy and I can stop reading shitty stories like this.

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I'm PC brah

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Just means you can't call them a homo. 

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https://www.indy100.com/article/australian-girl-sit-national-anthem-nine-year-old-school-expelled-8537346

 

The 2 percent should be given power and gold crowns of nobility, problem solved, every body happy

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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/28/white-liberals-patronize-minorities-downplaying-co/

 

Progressive leftists liberals are the real racists, did not need a study or survey to tell me this, seen this my whole life. The very definition of someone who thinks they know what is best for you despite your ignorance and they know better is an intolerant snob racists. If you treat people that way, they repeat your behavior and you get a whole city of people like this, New York, San Francisco are the worst. The tolerant gays in San Francisco are more intolerant against races and religions than a klan member, but they think they are better people by education and birthright and don't see their hypocrisy from the clouds they walk on.

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Nothing to do with the topic but I was just watching the Queensland fires on the news.

 

Aren't you from QL Phil? Hope they're nowhere near your home mate...

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I think political correctness is doing a 180 turn, nowadays.

People get offended if you don't acknowledge their world views in some fashion, so controversial statements will make politicians more agreeable.

In the USA, I believe the new definition of politically correct language, involves calling Mexicans rapists, Muslims terrorists, and real news fake news.

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The Tom Green Show

 

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A if in Harry Truman's time there was a non-mainstream media.

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1052923/UN-migration-agreement-Angela-Merkel-EU-criticise-migration-hate-crime

 

This is really getting ridiculous, it's almost like the leaders want a new Hitler to justify their bullshit and shape world opinion and heal the masses to the their way of thinking.

 

They are sincerely rubbing peoples noses in this shit on purpose.
I actually cant figure out what to hell happen to Europe, a place where you have 28 languages but everybody is supposed to think and believe the same horseshit. Now a European army so we send Turkish muslims to France to kill protestors since local troops sympathize too much and want do the job. I thought America and Canada were multicultural hell holes but Europe is taking it to a whole new level.

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What is political correctness?

 

Well I reckon this would qualify.

 

"Bi-culturalism leading multi-culturalism" , which means when you have the annual Christmas parade through the city you replace Santa with a Maori dude wearing a traditional cloak and a Hawaiian shirt.

 

People were pissed. Kids just wanted to see a fat bearded Santa on his sleigh saying ho ho ho and got a multicultural all inclusive version instead.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/109029234/Santa-gets-a-remake-f...

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I checked my FB today, came across a video of the anti PC hero Tommy Robinson.

Yeah.

Political correctness is the best that sensible people can come up with to counteract bigoted racist cunts like Tommy Robinson, without having to revert to the vulgarity of calling him a cunt.

Political correctness is the tool in the battle against the white anglo saxon football casuals, the religious bigots, the full on racists, the KKK and the Nazis.

Political correctness is an attempt to reason with these idiots. A simple.. can we apply some rules?

That has not worked. Hence ANTIFA.

Go for it ANTIFA... knock their fucking blocks off.

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http://www.realclearlife.com/daily-brief/snl-comic-kicked-offstage-college-group-offensive-jokes/

 

Poor college snowflakes, you need a time out, can I get you some tea, a spine, some backbone, or just lend you my pistol, put the barrel in your mouth or you might screw up trying to kill yourself and then we have to support your lazy  entitled ass for a lifetime.

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