Political correctness, still alive and well

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  • dylancatlow
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    There's this poll result currently going around which purports to show that "political correctness" is universally despised by all. They asked people "Do you think PC is a problem?" and found that the answer was "yes" for all races, genders, age groups, and political ideologies. Many are trying to use this as evidence that fighting against PC is a waste of our time, being so opposed already.

    This is, of course, completely idiotic. "PC" is bad almost by definition, and those who defend real world instances of it do so only on the grounds that they are not real instances of PC at all. It would be like asking people whether they think degeneracy is a problem ("Uh, Duh!"). Therefore, the question might as well have asked "Do you think PC exists?", to which the only answer can be "yes". Clearly, it exists to some degree, otherwise there would have been no need for a brand new term with which to discuss it. The only way to answer "no" is either to deny that 1+1=2, or to interpret the question as asking whether PC is a significant problem (however one defines that). 

    The only proper way to analyze this is to look at the positions people actually take and to determine if and to what extent they are manifestations of a PC mindset. It's obvious enough what such an investigation would reveal. That much of our intellectual class is ready to abandon common sense to take a position they rest on their confused interpretation of a single poll should cause us all to question just how "intellectual" these people really are. 

    (It really gets exhausting when your intellectual class manages to get every. single. thing. wrong. all. the. time. and. is. in. need. of. constant. correction. for. their. obvious. errors.)

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    Thought control is the enemy of the people, and a free democracy.
  • Mopac
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    Political correctness is by definition politically correct, right?

    What is actually politically incorrect is when people appear to sacrifice their integrity for the sake of political correctness.

    So attempted political correctness backfiring is not politically correct.

    Make sense?

  • TheDredPriateRoberts
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    it's only applicable to a select % of the population and certain demographics, I present to you a rich white woman stereo typing an accent etc, we can extrapolate this to protected classes, switch the woman to a man etc and we'd have things being burned down and people attacked if not killed aka antifa protects.