Is it just me, or does it seem that you can't go anywhere without someone getting offended at virtually anything you say. Is there a point at which political correctness and consideration of people's feelings has gone too far? Should we be ultimately held responsible for people being offended ?
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You've proved my point exactly. It's easier to label someone racist or bigot than to even try to understand their viewpoint. I think you should try to understand that disagreeing does not mean "I hate," or "I'm better than."
Actually YOU are the reason I put those words in " since u brought up in your answer. Disagreeing doesn't mean hate, but name calling, belittling, and denying rights does not equal disagreeing it equals being a "bigot" or "racist.
Being mean spirited in general does not make one a bigot or racist. I know someone who is just mean but has not preference as to who he is mean to.
I agree Eric. Reminds me of a saying I've always found funny "I don't discriminate, I hate everyone" But there is a big difference when that meanness is directed at one group of people.
Interesting concept. I grew up back when there was no PC. I played ball. My sport buddies were all races normal in the Southwestern USA at the time. Nigger, Spic, Wetback, Wapp, Injun, Kraut, and Whitey were all used. I was adopted - Bastard. So....
U just made a perfect example of why PC isn't always bad. Those words were/are wrong in many ways. I was called a mutt, bean, and wetback as a kid. I hated it and was bullied bc my dad was hispanic. No diff in a bully kid doing it and an adult.
You can disagree with something and view it as wrong without hating it or being mean. People don't want to hear the truth. Bigot and racist are used too lightly these days.
But words did not and to this day do not effect our love for each other --- or maybe they did in a good way, as my FB shows. Strong ties were built by interaction. Between friends all manner of speech is acceptable. We were not of this now world.
You're right loli, but there is crossing that line and MANY ppl do then claim they are anti PC! I see it here on HP all the time. Name calling entire groups of ppl is not mature and IS hate. ED, between friends is the key, it is no longer.
"Mainly, it is liberals?" What is your source that states that? Other than yourself.
Google it. It's stated in countless articles, and on line. Many books have been written about it.
Deflection doesn't help your case. What am I supposed to "Google"? I'm an old person, what phrase should I Google?
Check out "Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech" on Amazon, along with "Bullies" by Ben Shapiro. They're books.
Interesting things to google - weighted heavily one way. Have you any sources without an obvious bias either way?
It's not so much a matter of bias as it is common sense and reality. Shapiro is spot on. He knows what he is talking about.
Refer to “How to Make a Social Justice Warrior” by William Shetterly for the history of SJWs. They are essentially authoritarian leftists, much to the dismay of liberal liberals.
What a divisive concept. A can say it because of his race. B cannot say it because of his race/gender/orientation. My son is a half breed. Can folk of either race call him out? I am illegitimate can another bastard call me out? Work this through.
I was talking about what people do. One of the things people have done for a long, long time is take a word, that is used as an insult against them---and then, instead of fleeing from it wholesale, they apply it to themselves, as a kind of defiance.
Incorporation by familiarity. The problem is that that makes cliques and insider outsider stuff. We see it in religious zealots making acceptance conditional on adaptation to group think. I am just saying it is interesting. Offensive?
Most black people feel that they've taken the N word and made it their own. Gave their own meaning to it. But not all feel that way. Others (and I) feel it is derogatory no matter who says it. Same with the other words you mentioned.