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    Re: Political correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankT View Post
    Simple - the term is just a means to an end. Why should I sugarcoat my words to avoid offending someone who needs to be told something bluntly? If I have to tell it like it is, I have that right. So does everyone else.
    Yes, you have that right. That doesn't mean it's always necessary to exercise it. I don't think it's often strictly necessary to be blunt to the point of causing upset.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly capable of flat-out rudeness myself, but I try to be honest with myself about my own frustrations rather than kidding myself I'm doing it out of some sort of higher moral imperative.

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    Re: Political correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankT View Post
    Simple - the term is just a means to an end. Why should I sugarcoat my words to avoid offending someone who needs to be told something bluntly? If I have to tell it like it is, I have that right. So does everyone else.
    Frank… a good answer… a frank answer (pun intended)! 'Political Correctness' just happens to be the convenient descriptive tag that’s stuck for a modern, wide-reaching, pervasive attitude towards customs and manners.

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    Re: Political correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankT View Post
    Simple - the term is just a means to an end. Why should I sugarcoat my words to avoid offending someone who needs to be told something bluntly? If I have to tell it like it is, I have that right. So does everyone else.
    In 43 years, real life and online world, I am yet to find a single person who can "tell it as it is" who doesn't get all butthurt when you do it back to them.

    Isn't life like this anyway? If your partner asks that question all men dread "does my bum look big in this" you are hardly going to reply "yes, because you are fat" are you?

    Of course you have the right to complete free speech but it comes with consequences. That may be arrest, a smack in the mouth or being told to F off. Imagine how horrible the world would be if we all blurted out everything that was in our heads?!!!
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    Re: Political correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Pain View Post
    A society is a group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.” My underlining but not my words; they are those of the Wikipedia definition (which is broadly in line with any other definition of the same word).
    But part of the hypocrisy is skirting around the elephant in the room with articles like this biased towards certain groups and the studies behind them trying not to expose themselves to backlash from other minority groups

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...ce-aids-crisis
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    Its funny.... The comment section of news sites is probably the most politically incorrect forums of all. Check out Fox news and the comments. Holy $*&#! I've found that replying to that nastiness is an art form I could lower myself and be just as nasty but one of my favorite retorts is "Somewhere out there is a tree, tirelessly producing oxygen so you can breath. I believe you own it an apology." ... I have a ton of them

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    Re: Political correctness

    Hmm... political correctness... I might just have an opinion or two on this...I wonder if that makes me a racist?

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    How could I not post some relevant bits from Ben Elton police comedy, The Thin Blue Line

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