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Is There Too Much Political Correctness Now?

Is there too much political correctness now?


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Just an observation from the Sterling fallout in the NBA, or CEO's resigning because they supported a political cause that was unpopular with the masses or the usual media fauxrage (Huffington Post headlines cough cough) that every time some politician (usually from the GOP) makes some sort of statement about gays or minorities or anything that the mainstream thinks is unacceptable and must be spread out across the internet so that outrage can pile on outrage. Is it getting out of hand or should it continue?

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Just an observation from the Sterling fallout in the NBA, or CEO's resigning because they supported a political cause that was unpopular with the masses or the usual media fauxrage (Huffington Post headlines cough cough) that every time some politician (usually from the GOP) makes some sort of statement about gays or minorities or anything that the mainstream thinks is unacceptable and must be spread out across the internet so that outrage can pile on outrage. Is it getting out of hand or should it continue?

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By your definition of political correctness, you are being very PC.
 

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Political correctness is the normal rule of society. All that people are complaining about is which version to adopt.
 

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I dunno. All I see political correctness as, is trying to keep people from being hurt, for one reason or another. If people would stop being jerks, there would be no reason for it anyway. But that will never happen, so I think that some level of PC is needed.

I'll probably be in the minority in believing that, though.
 

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>" America today is dominated by a system of beliefs, attitudes and values that we have come to know as “Political Correctness.” For many it is an annoyance and a self parodying joke. But Political Correctness is deadly serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans. It is therefore totalitarian in nature. Its roots lie in a version of Marxism which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle..."<

Political Correctness / Cultural Marxism - Discover the Networks
 

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>" America today is dominated by a system of beliefs, attitudes and values that we have come to know as “Political Correctness.” For many it is an annoyance and a self parodying joke. But Political Correctness is deadly serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans. It is therefore totalitarian in nature. Its roots lie in a version of Marxism which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle..."<

Political Correctness / Cultural Marxism - Discover the Networks
Tocqueville beat any Marxists to the punch with figuring this out, boyo.
 

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I read Tocqueville's journal of his travels through America some years ago.
If you revisit Book 1 sometime, you would probably become acquainted with the basis of the concept. Although Tocqueville focuses on the speech of the majority creating a sort of tyranny of the majority (one of Tocqueville's perceived vices of democracy), the system of speech and thought control becomes quite evident.
 

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The problem with political correctness is that it is essentially a system of lies and contrived untruths. With too much political correctness, such as we have today, the entire foundation of society becomes untrue.

Political correctness is so demanded in America today that if one makes the mistake of speaking the truth, he is immediately branded as a bigot, a hater, a racist or whatever other word the PC Police can use to silence anyone who speaks the truth.

We have gone far beyond "little white lies" to save someone's feelings, all of our institutions and systems are built upon the lies of political correctness.

This cannot be good for a culture or a country.
 
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>" America today is dominated by a system of beliefs, attitudes and values that we have come to know as “Political Correctness.” For many it is an annoyance and a self parodying joke. But Political Correctness is deadly serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans. It is therefore totalitarian in nature. Its roots lie in a version of Marxism which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle..."<

Political Correctness / Cultural Marxism - Discover the Networks
I feel like saying "Don't be an a**" is not totalitarian, if racists were thrown in the gulag, then we can talk
 

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The problem with political correctness is that it is essentially a system of lies and contrived untruths. With too much political correctness, such as we have today, the entire foundation of society becomes untrue.
No, political correctness is merely an abstract tool for social control. It can be and is used for any political or social ideology.

Political correctness is so demanded in America today that if one makes the mistake of speaking the truth, he is immediately branded as a bigot, a hater, a racist or whatever other word the Liberals can use to silence anyone who speaks the truth.
Potentially. However, what is also possible is that your "truth" isn't quite "the truth."

This cannot be good for a culture or a country.
Society has its rules for acceptable speech and thoughts. I would say it's a good tool for society. What is debatable, however, is what ideological designation is the goal for the employment of political correctness.
 

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Political correctness is a by-product of hyper sensitivity to offense. The sick joke in this tragic comedy is that it is promulgated by those who'd tell others to mind their own business and ignore that which they find offensive.
 

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No, political correctness is merely an abstract tool for social control. It can be and is used for any political or social ideology.
"....merely an abstract tool for social control??!!!!"

Political Correctness is a cancer that has infested all aspects of American life, particularly the revisionist indoctrination halls of academia.

To attempt to downplay it's devastating effects upon the American culture is unbelievable. We've had sixty years of this "mere abstract tool" and one only needs to step outside the front door to survey the devastation caused to the former most beautiful country in the world.

We can't talk about that though, can we?
 
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"....merely an abstract tool for social control??!!!!"
Yes. In any society you step in, there's acceptable boundaries of speech and thought before you become a pariah. So long as you are embracing the tropes of society, you are in good shape.

Political Correctness is a cancer that has infested all aspects of American life, particularly the revisionist indoctrination halls of academia.
Political correctness has existed in most political societies.

I know the word "revisionism" is used as a pejorative, but I'm afraid I have to inform you it's often what shapes your reality. For instance, your "correct" attitude toward history is the result of revisionism. Welcome.

To attempt to downplay it's devastating effects upon the American culture is unbelievable. We've had sixty years of this "mere abstract tool" and one only needs to step outside the front door and walk around to survey the damage it has caused to America while serving to elect more and more Democrats.
No, you've had well over 200 years of it. The problem is you don't know it yet.
 

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Is there too much political correctness now?

YES!!!


IMO, political correctness is for the weaker, free speech is for the stronger.
 
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Yes. In any society you step in, there's acceptable boundaries of speech and thought before you become a pariah. So long as you are embracing the tropes of society, you are in good shape.



Political correctness has existed in most political societies.

I know the word "revisionism" is used as a pejorative, but I'm afraid I have to inform you it's often what shapes your reality. For instance, your "correct" attitude toward history is the result of revisionism. Welcome.



No, you've had well over 200 years of it. The problem is you don't know it yet.
Forget the demonstration of elitist superiority and watch the poll on this one thread and you'll see what you don't know yet.
 

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Watch the poll on this one thread and you'll see what you don't know yet.
No, I get it. People are easily led into believing they are somehow against political correctness.
 

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Is there too much political correctness now?

YES!!!


IMO, political correctness is for the weaker, free speech is for the stronger.
Political correctness does not take away the right to free speech, it just invokes societal ramifications on what is said. In other words, a person is still free to be a douche, but people are also free to point it out.

Now, in today's usage, PC means when some one complains about something you like, they are being PC. Or to put it another way, what is the difference between complaining about some one making racial comments, and complaining about some one complaining about racial comments? People who bitch the loudest about PC are usually being PC, and just do not even know it.
 

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Political Correctness has run amuck... it is a sensitive weenie attack platform for anybody that "feels" affronted.
 

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Political correctness does not take away the right to free speech, it just invokes societal ramifications on what is said. In other words, a person is still free to be a douche, but people are also free to point it out.

Now, in today's usage, PC means when some one complains about something you like, they are being PC. Or to put it another way, what is the difference between complaining about some one making racial comments, and complaining about some one complaining about racial comments? People who bitch the loudest about PC are usually being PC, and just do not even know it.
I said nothing about the 'right' to free speech.

I meant 'free speech' as speaking freely with a minimum of restraint.


As for PC,

'politically correct adjective
: agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people'


Politically correct - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

PC means to restrict people - through various means - from saying what they really think. That means to restrict the truth.
If someone is not completely free (through contractual obligations or extreme social/media pressure) to say EXACTLY what they think on a subject, then the truth as they see it is being restricted.

IMO, PC has NOTHING to do with complaining about what others say. It is to do with pressures exerted to stop someone from saying anything deemed excessively negative or offensive in the first place...it is attempted censorship before the fact.

That is wrong and for the weak, IMO.
 

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Here is an excellent article regarding the cancer of political correctness and it's effect on America. Fascinating reading:

The Origins of Political Correctness

"Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic."

"We call it “Political Correctness.” The name originated as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly serious. It is the great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious."



Highly recommended reading for those who's minds remain open, very informative.
 

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Here is an excellent article regarding the cancer of political correctness and it's effect on America. Fascinating reading:

The Origins of Political Correctness

The term itself is associated with left-wing social and political consciousness, but the system of power it employs is roughly the same as other ideologies.

Highly recommended reading for those who's minds remain open, very informative.
Heh, alright. Affirmation is perfectly acceptable. After all, it's the bedrock of political correctness.

Then again, I am being an elitist.
 

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Now, in today's usage, PC means when some one complains about something you like, they are being PC. Or to put it another way, what is the difference between complaining about some one making racial comments, and complaining about some one complaining about racial comments? People who bitch the loudest about PC are usually being PC, and just do not even know it.
That makes no sense. At all.
 
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