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I think in some ways it is important, but other times it really doesn't matter. For example, I think it's fine to call an African-American or someone with African descent "black" but not n***** and if someone who is not black says that, it especially gets on my nerves, though I believe nobody should use racial slurs. A lot of people find that word very offensive so I think we really don't need to use it. Just say African-American or black. So, with calling Native Americans "redskins", I really don't like that as well as it is also a racial slur. Really I don't care so much about political correctness as being decent enough to not use racial slurs in my speech. I guess this applies to other groups such as the LGBT community and disabled people as well.
Posted 6/22/14

Phersu wrote:


severticas wrote:

that quote is similar to believing in illuminati xD




Sorry to be that person but...They're*.
Posted 6/22/14

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Sorry to be that person but...They're*.


i doubt he wrote that.
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The term "politically correct" has, in its present usage in the US, become a politically-oriented pejorative whose sole function is to paint things such as multiculturalism and secularism as fundamentally authoritarian, even totalitarian. By contrast, being "politically incorrect" is cast as being a guardian of liberty and free thought. "Political correctness" is, in other words, a political buzz phrase intended to elicit feelings of being controlled and conspired against by totalitarians who would rather do your thinking for you. One is then supposed to side with the "politically incorrect" to preserve themselves against these nefarious authoritarians.

Sensible modifications of educational curricula to reflect the latest information are marked as totalitarian by the phrase whenever these modifications are perceived as culturally or politically inexpedient for its users. For example, teaching that homosexuals aren't mentally ill, but rather are another part of human sexuality's broader spectrum, is tagged as being "politically correct" and an effort to undermine traditional values for the sake of political gain for LGBT groups. In other words, teaching accurate human sexual psychology is cast as being a power grab so as to simultaneously undermine the legitimacy of doing so and vilify LGBT groups which are politically inconvenient.

"Political correctness" is also used as an epithet to accuse those who would seek to promote secular governance of being totalitarians who are actively hostile to religion. If litigants question whether an overtly religious display belongs on government property they're cast as being at war with either a particular religion or religion in its entirety. The entire event is depicted as yet another case of "political correctness run amok", and if the litigants challenging the display should successfully have it removed by their legal challenge the presiding judge(s) is/are decried as an "activist judiciary" seeking to "legislate from the bench".

"Political correctness" isn't really about one's ability to use racial slurs or wish people a "Merry Christmas". It's absolutely about gaining and maintaining power, but not for the people you might think.
Posted 6/22/14

severticas wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:

Sorry to be that person but...They're*.


i doubt he wrote that.


I know, but my Grammar Nazi feelings popped up and would not be vanquished.
Posted 6/22/14

SoldierSangria wrote:


severticas wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:

Sorry to be that person but...They're*.


i doubt he wrote that.


I know, but my Grammar Nazi feelings popped up and would not be vanquished.


such a useless feeling xD
Posted 6/22/14

severticas wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:


severticas wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:

Sorry to be that person but...They're*.


i doubt he wrote that.


I know, but my Grammar Nazi feelings popped up and would not be vanquished.


such a useless feeling xD


Still got a reply
Posted 6/22/14

SoldierSangria wrote:


severticas wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:


severticas wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:

Sorry to be that person but...They're*.


i doubt he wrote that.


I know, but my Grammar Nazi feelings popped up and would not be vanquished.


such a useless feeling xD


Still got a reply :P


yeah lol he's my buddy now
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The 'political correctness' you're talking about has nothing to do with government. The gradual phasing-out of older terms is something that comes from society, and which the government will then mirror.


"As a white, straight male I don't tend to feel marginalized. Shocking truth! All minorities should stop being offended!"

No really, how often do you meet an actual black person who calls you a racist for calling them black? I seriously doubt that it happens at any regular rate. As such, wouldn't you say that you too are making a big deal out of the smallest thing?

It's hilarious how often people whine about 'PC whiners' without any sense of irony at all.


A lot of sense in this post, particularly about the origin and use of the term itself. I think one could often substitute the term for "being considerate", or simply..."not being a dick".

However, I'd also like to add to your post that religious bodies and communities are quite often on the 'PC' side of things themselves, if you wanted to dichotomize things that way.
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Posted 6/22/14

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I come from the Jeremy Clarkson school of, "I can't be bothered to care." Too much to keep track of really.


Welcome to Apathy. May I take your order?


Why do you capitalize the first letter of apathy in your statement?
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Why do you capitalize the first letter of apathy in your statement?


Cause it's the name of a restaurant.
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Posted 6/22/14

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Thfelese wrote:

Why do you capitalize the first letter of apathy in your statement?


Cause it's the name of a restaurant.


One which serves bland food to reflect its chefs' indifference. The walls are grey, the tables bare, the dishes have no decoration, and servers are required to maintain straight faces and aloof, monotone voices throughout their work days. Visit Apathy, the restaurant food critics worldwide give two and a half disinterested shrugs out of five.
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Political correctness is a disease that is hopefully eradicated in the future (near or far). It is nothing more than a phrase equivalent to saying "you are not allowed to disagree with or be offended by my beliefs".


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Political correctness is like hiding your eye so people can't see you
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Posted 6/22/14 , edited 6/22/14
lol @ above posters proving that the term is in fact an accusatory, pejorative label based at closing down discussion just like its counterpart 'racist'.

yngvarr wrote:

Political correctness is a disease that is hopefully eradicated in the future (near or far). It is nothing more than a phrase equivalent to saying "you are not allowed to disagree with or be offended by my beliefs".

How is 'PC' equivalent to saying "you are not allowed to be offended by my beliefs"? Surely you're talking about 'anti-PC'?
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