Extreme Political Correctness

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

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    In the present time, we are living in a culture of extreme political correctness.  People nowadays must be ever so careful of what they say lest there will be repercussions.  Oftentimes what people state oftentimes have a negative impact on their lives.  People can't even have disagreements w/o one or the other party getting offended.  There are others who are oversensitive, being totally unhinged at the prospect of things not going their way e.g. the Trump election where there were safe spaces established.   It seems that people have to walk on eggshells to avoid offending people.  This is an outgrowth of the self-esteem movement in which everyone is a winner & overprotective parenting in which children must be protected from difficulty.   Do you think that there is an extreme degree of political correctness?  Your thoughts.

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image88
      Kyler J Falkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think there is an extreme degree of hypersensitivity to perceived rejection, whether or not that rejection is there to begin with.

      Take for example when someone here on the forums has an opinion, someone else disagrees, and a third party comes in off their hinges to interrupt the conversation with a bunch of angry/offended/hypersensitive nonsense and escalates the conversation.

      At that point, everyone involved tends to move either toward argumentative or dismissive conversation. Everyone is feeling some form of rejection and responded to it in the way they feel is best, which usually only causes more issues due to a lack of knowledge, tact, and general conversational structure.

      Making it worse is that no matter what consequences, or lack thereof, there are, someone is going to be upset to a degree that they feel they have been victimized in some way. To say they have been victimized in some way isn't wrong either, but being hypersensitive to it does a disservice to everyone around you.

      Basically, harden up, educate yourself, and avoid the internet where this kind of garbage is readily used as a tool of cruelty. It is rare anything productive occurs on forums where these types of conversations and occurrences are always happening in some form.

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Sadly, we are living in an infantilized culture- the mantra is don't say words if it is perceived to hurt feelings.   This is an outgrowth of the self-esteem movement & the current trend of overprotective parenting.   In the past, people learned to spar & things weren't necessarily go their way.  People learned also learned to be tough because they were raised that there were winners/losers & that things, at times, would be difficult.  Nowadays, people flounder when faced w/difficulties.  Others become quite unhinged.

        1. Kyler J Falk profile image88
          Kyler J Falkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Many of the people coming unhinged these days were raised by those during the times of which you speak. There is an egregious lack of tact and an overabundance of outlets for worthless opinions in the world. Sure, we could blame the hypersensitive individuals for hanging on every little dig, or we could blame a lack of education and the general low standard for what is deemed, "normal conversation," on the internet where people spend most of their time these days.

          The worst way to get your point across, to defeat your enemy, is to back them into a corner and poke them with a little stick. Essentially, the worst way to conquer weak people is by pestering them and their weaknesses until they lash out at you. Pointing out that they are weak does nothing other than cause further trauma to everyone.

          Make the weakling your friend, don't use performative cruelty to humiliate them into submission or outrage, and teach the snowflakes that safe spaces should be filled with conflicting ideas, and can be so without being absolutely traumatic.

          Then again, this mindset takes education in effective communication and a diverse background in sensitivity training, among other higher learning; so, all in all, I expect people to continue prodding one another into polar opposite corners.

    2. Sharlee01 profile image83
      Sharlee01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You bet there is an extreme degree of political correctness, and it's getting worse daily.  The voice of common sense is silenced and canceled out, especially on social media. In my view, this is a very serious problem and can be solved very simply by anyone with common sense use it when conversing ... Push back with the straight forward conversation, get your point across, or live with the consequences of being silenced by the politically correct, and their cancel out agenda.

      In my view, self-esteem is earned through deeds. Words are fluff they don't hold up well if they have no truth behind them.

    3. peterstreep profile image81
      peterstreepposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      a culture of extreme political correctness.

      Strange. I feel completely the opposite. Nowadays everybody is saying everything that pops up in their mind, without thinking and throw it on a YouTube channel, Facebook, blog or tweet.
      There has never been more freedom of expression then today. From the extreme right to the extreme left, from green to oil-lovers. They all can and have their say.
      I think the political correctness discussion is far gone, dead and buried.
      We live today in a post-truth era, and lies, conspiracy theories, and half-truths rule more than ever.
      That's where we have to navigate through.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    Political correctness is imposed by those who know how to SEEM authoritative. There must be classes which teach this skill. It is an act, of course. To pretend to be authoritative probably takes a little practice and self-performance before a mirror or even video.

    (I would say, you have to pretend you know what you are talking about, even when you don't and you are merely parroting some unchallenged popular narrative based on ignorance.)


    There is probably a technique to getting through to people who have lost their common sense and are now addicted to emotional knee-jerk reactions, such as hatred for the president and his administration.

    It has to do with stating your understanding and providing valid reasoning for your point of of view.

    If the other will not listen to REASON, never mind. He or she is hopelessly hooked on his or her emotions.

 
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