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Old 03-20-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I'd say the real battle is freedom of speech vs. "profanity".
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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On the flip side of that, why are people so easily offended? Nothing rolls off anymore because they have that PC to hide behind.
Frankly, i'm not exactly sure. Maybe PC was necessary for diversity in the workplace and other similar situations.

Take for example Tiger Woods & the comment that was made by the guy about fried chicken & watermelon. Now i'm sure that joke wouldn't have been a big deal, but now that there was someone in the Master's club that is indeed black, people have to think about what they say.

So maybe this is why PC came about. Maybe it was sort of a "control" mechanism to the status quo to help come to the realization that times were changing and a more welcoming environment was needed.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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I so agree with you on this point! Rep points your way.
Thanks. The general George Carlin isn't hear to lead the battle anymore.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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When I hear things like this it makes me cringe, because it seems that you may think its ok to say some racist things just because someone said them to you. Maybe i'm wrong about that? .
In my case you would be wrong. It didn't come across quite the way I wanted it to in my post. In all my 45 years on this Earth I cannot think of one time I EVER called someone a name based on their ethnicity or skin color. I am not in the least bit racist, but AM tired of hearing comments from others regardless of who it is directed at. I should have made it clear that PC is BS because it is a fake set of standards where the masses are being held hostage in their speech by the vast thin-skinned minority of people out there, (not based on color, creed, or orientation at all) acting like a bunch of babies.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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In my case you would be wrong. It didn't come across quite the way I wanted it to in my post. In all my 45 years on this Earth I cannot think of one time I EVER called someone a name based on their ethnicity or skin color. I am not in the least bit racist, but AM tired of hearing comments from others regardless of who it is directed at. I should have made it clear that PC is BS because it is a fake set of standards where the masses are being held hostage in their speech by the vast thin-skinned minority of people out there, (not based on color, creed, or orientation at all) acting like a bunch of babies.

While I would agree that sometimes PC goes overboard, what about the situations where a little decorum should be in place becaue someone says something that they KNOW is wrong?
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:37 PM
 
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While I would agree that sometimes PC goes overboard, what about the situations where a little decorum should be in place becaue someone says something that they KNOW is wrong?
Then that person is probably a moron anyway and no set of "PC" rules are going to change what they spew forth. Instead of trying to limit or restrict what is acceptable for someone to say, people need to grow up and recognize a fool by their speech or actions. If a fool says something stupid or wrong, ignore it and move on with life. If it is an honest mistake, overlook it and move on. See what I am saying? Life isn't, and shouldn't be, spoon fed to us.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Then that person is probably a moron anyway and no set of "PC" rules are going to change what they spew forth. Instead of trying to limit or restrict what is acceptable for someone to say, people need to grow up and recognize a fool by their speech or actions. If a fool says something stupid or wrong, ignore it and move on with life. If it is an honest mistake, overlook it and move on. See what I am saying? Life isn't, and shouldn't be, spoon fed to us.
PC is something that covers up who the person really is. I'd rather know if the person is a "fool" or a racist or whatever than have them use the correct terminology and make themself appear to be someone they are not.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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Then that person is probably a moron anyway and no set of "PC" rules are going to change what they spew forth. Instead of trying to limit or restrict what is acceptable for someone to say, people need to grow up and recognize a fool by their speech or actions. If a fool says something stupid or wrong, ignore it and move on with life. If it is an honest mistake, overlook it and move on. See what I am saying? Life isn't, and shouldn't be, spoon fed to us.

You know I do agree...life shouldn't be spoon fed to us. In the example I used regarding Tiger Woods - let me change that to the workplace. What happens if your boss is a fool and you recognize him as such by his actions of constantly saying things that are offensive. Without PC rules, he would think that his actions are ok, which could eventually effect a career.

Now granted people should know better, but there are so many examples of them not knowing how to act makes an arguement for being PC.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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PC is something that covers up who the person really is. I'd rather know if the person is a "fool" or a racist or whatever than have them use the correct terminology and make themself appear to be someone they are not.

I would too, but lets go back to the workplace example. Don't you think it would be a hinderance for a company to have someone like this on staff who is just allowed to spew freely? How many people would want to work with or for a person like this? It could be a real problem for productivity.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I would too, but lets go back to the workplace example. Don't you think it would be a hinderance for a company to have someone like this on staff who is just allowed to spew freely? How many people would want to work with or for a person like this? It could be a real problem for productivity.
There's a difference between not saying what exactly happens to be PC and what's blatantly racism, sexism, etc.

There's also a difference between a private joke and something said more publicly.
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