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Does political correcteness weaken the fabric of a nation?

 
 
maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 04:52 pm
@engineer,
I think the claim that the majority is being hurt by minorities is ridiculous. That isn't what is happening now, nor is that what has ever happened.

I think that small minded conservatives think they are in the majority, and their feelings are a little hurt because the rest of us aren't taking them seriously.
neologist
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 05:20 pm
@maxdancona,
Sometimes I wonder where the harm originates, and why, and how .. . .
A parents' group held a fund raiser to purchase improvements for their high school boys', baseball team. Then, after all improvements had been installed, someone complained that now the girls' stadium was much inferior by comparison. The result? The parents of the boys' team were forced to remove the improvements from the boys' field. Something doesn't quite make sense here.

These are the sort of instances I was referring to.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 05:40 pm
A lot of what you attribute to "political correctness" is more accurately described as "right wing knee jerk, zero tolerance".
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 07:57 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
bobsal u1553115 wrote:

A lot of what you attribute to "political correctness" is more accurately described as "right wing knee jerk, zero tolerance".


The origin of the phrase, political correctness, was meant as a jab at liberals.
neologist
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 08:35 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
right wing?
coldjoint
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 09:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
The origin of the phrase, political correctness, was meant as a jab at liberals.


The origin of the phrase comes from a program designed to pull apart Western society. If you consider it a jab at liberals, you should consider why.
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giujohn
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 09:33 pm
Bleeding heart liberal, apologetic, democrats and their social engineering weakens the fabric of this nation.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 09:39 pm
@giujohn,
Liberals made this a world power and the richest nation on Earth. The current version of conservatives seem bent on taking it down.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 09:39 pm
@giujohn,
Quote:
social engineering


Reverse social engineering and by design.
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 09:41 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
Liberals made this a world power and the richest nation on Earth.


Who would they be?
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 10:25 pm
@edgarblythe,
That's my point.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 10:29 pm
@neologist,
Who me? My point is that a lot of what was described as examples of PC/liberal nonsense was authored actually out of RW kneejerk zero tolerence three strike BS.
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coldjoint
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jun, 2014 10:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
Liberals made this a world power and the richest nation on Earth.


No liberal names? Can you tell us how liberals did it?
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2014 05:11 am
A major aim of the atheist religion of Political Correctness is that it tries to outdo Christianity by being MORE tolerant and MORE compassionate.
That's fine on paper, but PC-ism fails because it's a blind, soul-less godless religion, whose followers simply go through the motions like braindead robots.
The hilarious comedy film "Wise Blood" spoofed PC-ism when a crackpot preacher set up a new religion called "The Church of Jesus without Jesus", where -
"the blind don't see and the lame don't walk and what's dead stays that way”

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/wise-blood.jpg~original

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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2014 05:13 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Frank Apisa wrote:

Often, what we term "political correctness" is bringing the problem into sight...highlighting it, in fact.

But...deal with it as you must. Greater understanding between people is going to happen...even with the people who would fight it. [/b]


I disagree with you here.

It is often involved in the manufacture of problems where none exist. And rather than bringing focus to bear on legitimate issues it can trivialize them and get in the way of honest and productive discussion which might actually address them.

If someone were to tell me that calling a lunch sack a "brown bag" was yet another good example of subtle, but destructive racial bias, I would laugh in their face and not listen to another word they had to say on the subject.

Prohibiting someone from wearing a small cross necklace to work is never going to enhance religious tolerance or tolerance for any alternative belief. The tiny minority of people who believe that it actually can are deluding themselves or lying.

Condemning use of true racial slurs is not political correctness. Condemning construction workers who yell obscene proposals to women passing by is not political correctness.

Often the PC proscriptions are put in place because of fear or a desire to control, not a desire to teach.


Actually, you say you disagree...but what you wrote in support of that does not disagree with me, Finn.

Like you, I think things can be overdone.

But that does not mean the initial idea of political correctness does not do what I suggest it does: Bring the problem into sight.

"Letter carriers" does work just as well as "mailmen"; "police officers" does work as well as "policemen"; "legislators" or "congressperson" does work as well as "congressmen."

And those changes have made a difference...and have not weakened the fabric of society.

So...at some point we have to work to see that political correctness will work sufficiently to end the misuse of political correctness.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2014 05:15 am
@giujohn,
giujohn wrote:

Bleeding heart liberal, apologetic, democrats and their social engineering weakens the fabric of this nation.


What Edgar said in response to this blather, John.
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2014 05:27 am
PC-ism can also infect some religionists.
For example the bosses of a local Baptist church round here allowed a convicted paedophile to join the church a couple of years ago after he's served his jail sentence.
So far so good, but to protect his "rights and privacy" under PC-ism, they never mentioned his past to the church members, who therefore were quite happy to let him mingle with their kids.
You guessed it, within 5 minutes he was abusing them and was jailed again, and angry parents told the church bosses that they should have been warned about him!
engineer
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2014 05:44 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
So why is that PC and not standard Christian belief in forgiveness?
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2014 05:52 am
@engineer,
Like I said, "so far so good" when the church bosses let a peedo join the church.
BUT they goofed by not telling the church members about his past so that they could keep an eye on their kids..Smile

PS- assorted ex-pervs and ex-crooks were allowed to join the early Christian churches (1 Cor 6:11) but everybody knew about their past, it wasn't kept secret.
engineer
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jun, 2014 05:57 am
@Romeo Fabulini,
Again, sounds like standard Christian forgiveness doctrine. Why would you consider that PC?
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