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Old 11-22-2012, 03:55 PM
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Wishing a safe and happy holiday for those celebrating Thanksgiving with their families.

More on political correctness:

A Brief History of Political Correctness and Its Origins - Atlas Shrugs
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:19 PM
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I really like this link because it is the full book, "Political Correctness". The separate chapters were written by various authors and it was edited and complied by William (Bill) Lind. You don't need to click the links on the page to read the book, just scroll down the page.

What Is Political Correctness

For those who refuse to believe... The link above contains numerous footnotes and references. They made it very easy for you so please do your own homework.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:22 PM
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Do you know why you believe some of the things you believe? Is it possible that you believe certain things because you were brought up (programmed) to believe them, even if those beliefs are constantly challenged by reality?

The interesting thing is through the implementation of political correctness people are no longer 'allowed' to say things which contradict the political correctness ideology. This very concept defies logic because one of the first claimed premises of political correctness is that it is all inclusive and removes divisiveness by its very nature, yet in itself is divisive because it refuses to allow, and specifically targets and attacks any voiced opposition. Seriously, does this make any sense?

Tell me something. Are you one of those people that is repulsed, offended, shocked or even angered when you hear something said or written that you believe isn't politically correct? Do you find yourself doing something in an attempt to change that which you believe completely unacceptable when you hear things you think are politically incorrect? Have you ever considered why you react in that manner?

Do you find yourself silenced from saying something you believe with all of your heart, but you refuse to say it because you are among others and are afraid of being labeled, chastised, ostracized, publicly admonished or even punished simply for expressing your beliefs? Have you ever considered why you react in that manner?

None of us ever wants to believe that someone else can completely reprogram us whether by intent or otherwise. None of us wants to think others have so much control over our very existence that they can manipulate our thoughts, identity, or beliefs because we understand our free will is a gift from GOD. That same free will that caused the first sin and thereby cast Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.

So why were we given free will, and if free will truly is a gift, why are others so opposed to it? Why are some (many) so opposed to the point of trying to prevent you from exercising your free will? Isn't expressing your beliefs simply exercising your GOD given right to free will? Those engaged in political correctness ideology often argue that no one is trying to prevent you from expressing your beliefs, then add that your thoughts and beliefs are just wrong. Again... Does this make any sense?

I encourage you to really think about whether political correctness genuinely promotes inclusiveness or if it is meant to prevent another from expressing their opinion and in essence preventing them from exercising their GOD given free will.

Just my thoughts...
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by eddie gein View Post
Exactly, if anybody "invented" political correctness it was religious people deciding that certain words are "bad".
Precisely! No one wants the baby lambs sadly frustrated or to feel further downtrodden by a group they have no interest in knowing anyhow and share little interests with.

Self-esteem is a marketing gimmick to sell potions, social worker talk-time & emotional pleas. A healthy society doesn't need silly cultural prohibitions & regulations: it needs a tested, forged community able to endure adversity without inane protections while simultaneously promoting healthy minds within. Unfortunately, gags & censorship are considered by over-emotive PC'ers as justified in their righteous march toward happy, silent conformity... which is why they are so uneffably dull.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by KS_Referee View Post
The following link is to an excellent article by Bill Lind on the Origins of Political Correctness

The Origins of Political Correctness :: Accuracy In Academia

I hope you benefit from reading it.

In case you want it here a video link.

The History of Political Correctness (Complete) - YouTube
Of course- it is a tool of Stalin used to quell dissent and free speech. That is why the left loves political correctness, as they embrace totalitarian ideas, but have been deluded into believing that they are "progressive". This is why Mao called them "useful idiots".
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:22 PM
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Even though this thread is five years old, the thoughts conveyed in this thread seem even more prevalent today than ever. Will it ever change back to where one can freely share their opinion without having the PC police come along and place them in PC jail or punish them in some other manner?

Oh well... I'm hungry so I'm going to make a sandwich. In the past I would have asked my wife to make my sandwich, but there are those who would argue that is just me being misogynistic... and that's a violation of the PC rules.
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