Has Political Correctness gone to far?

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    Nick Lucasposted 7 years ago

    Do you think political correctness has gone to far and caused many problems?

    1. lady_love158 profile image56
      lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Political correctness is a liberal invention designed to get conservatives to shut up. Ever notice the lack of correctness and civilityon their part particularly when talking about the tea party? Look how Garafolo spoke about Herman Cain, no political correctness there. There's no such thing as political correctness which is why I choose to ignore it and say whats on my mind.

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        Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        awesome! I wrote a blog about the hypocrisy coming from the left the other day.  I agree with you and as I asserted today in a new blog, political correctness has gone to far and is causing many problems.  People fear being labeled so they sit back and let those who dont like those on the far left ruin this country.

        1. lady_love158 profile image56
          lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I have no problem with labels! Call me a right wing conservative extremist wing nut I don't care! Of course some of those descriptions would be a bit of an exageration and meant as an insult but for the most part they define my political thinking and I'm not ashamed of that! Liberals on the otherhand don't like being called liberals, or marxist, or socialists, or future fascists, but the reality is that is exactly what they are! Sorry libbies, own up to what you believe and stop tring to hide it!

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            Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I love it! I feel the same way.  If people want to hate me because I am a conservative, believe in and follow Jesus Christ, and stand firmly aginst BS and pure evil then fine I want them to hate me haha......

            1. Sourpuss profile image55
              Sourpussposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              People hate me because I'm against Zionists....you think you are free of political correctness on your side?

          2. John Holden profile image61
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            What, like :-

            1 favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
            2.
            ( often initial capital letter ) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
            3.
            of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
            4.
            favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
            5.
            favoring or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.

            1. lady_love158 profile image56
              lady_love158posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Lol! That's funny John! Show me one liberal today thats for any of those things, except "progress" or "reform" since both of those have definitions that are very subjective, for example liberals today view more regulation as "reform" whether or not they have the intended result, and they view more and bigger government as "progress" often associating the creation of new bureaucracies as a "moving the country forward" when in reality that effect can be considered anything but progress unless you view a march toward oppression as "progress".

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                Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                the gov has proven it cannot run anything so I dont not why they keep trying....look at Amtrak and the postal service...all in the red....but this is a play out of the socialist handbook...bankrupt a country so the people are so desperate they will take whatever you give them....tax huge and give a little.....

    2. manlypoetryman profile image74
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You might want to be very careful...I think you said "political correctness" in an offensive manner...lol

      my definition for "P.C." is Stupidity in motion trying to cover over the Simple Facts.

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        Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol I like your definition....thank you!

    3. livelonger profile image94
      livelongerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.

      Look at the gay marriage issue. Because it's politically incorrect to express support for two people of the same sex to get married, even though a majority of people support the right, then it's political correctness that stands in the way of equal rights in this country.

      Also, because it's politically correct to loudly say you are a religious Christian or Jew (even if you're not), then people who are neither Christian nor Jewish have a relatively tough time getting elected to office.

      It's also apparently very un-PC to say that a virulent brand of evangelical Christianity is dead-set on propagating values that are antithetical to those that the US has traditionally held dear.

      1. TMMason profile image67
        TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nice spin, live.

        But the fact is it is PC to agree with same sex marriage, as anyone who dosn't agree with it can attest to.

        And there is no problem in this country for someone who is not religious to be elected... there simply are not that many of you atheists is the only problem. And that sums up the last point also, about people claiming religion... most people are religious in some fashion or another.

        Also... considering our founders were indeed religious men, they alone, make your boast about American values we have held dear, a complete laugh.

        The fact is none of the founders would have accepted the Govts role in gay marraige, or many other Liberal BS policies.

        1. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          So PC is about freedom, therefore those who are anti PC are for oppression!

          Thought so.

          1. Repairguy47 profile image60
            Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You could go that route, why you would want to is beyond me. Political correctness is nothing but oppression, suppression. It is the attempt to shut down debate and replace it with feel good phrases.

            1. Sourpuss profile image55
              Sourpussposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Or nasty ones, such as Jew-Hating anti-semite.

            2. John Holden profile image61
              John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              So the check on offensive language is oppression!

              It doesn't stifle worthwhile debate. Any debate that centres on demeaning people is no debate at all, you plonker!

              1. John Holden profile image61
                John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                For the sake of anybody who feels inclined to report me, "you plonker" was used as an illustrative phrase, not a reflection of true sentiment.

              2. Repairguy47 profile image60
                Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Yes it is oppression because only a few decide what is offensive. The rest of us have to fall in line or face the consequence. Not sure what a plonker is but it doesn't sound very nice.

                1. John Holden profile image61
                  John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  You are joking, right? Only a few decide that nigger is offensive!

                  1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                    Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    That's an offensive word that most of us can agree on. Is fat an offensive word? How about handicapped? There are many words in the English language and you chose a very offensive word to prove too little a point. Congratulations.

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        Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If anything the majority of this country seems set on putting down those who believe in God.......the reason many do not is because it would mean that they would have to live their life knowing they will be held accountable for what they do on this earth and that scares them

        1. livelonger profile image94
          livelongerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The vast majority of this country believes in G-d, so that nullifies your entire argument from the outset.

          Considering Christians have dominated this country since the very beginning, why do you think so many like to imagine they're a beleaguered minority? Is it a persecution complex?

          1. kerryg profile image85
            kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            http://i56.tinypic.com/b3op5w.jpg

            1. livelonger profile image94
              livelongerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Yes, exactly! lol

            2. Jed Fisher profile image85
              Jed Fisherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Looks just like a pie chart of the old Communist Soviet Union.

        2. Sourpuss profile image55
          Sourpussposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You mean like Allah? That God?

          1. Repairguy47 profile image60
            Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Why not? Allah,Buda,he who has no name, its all good. By the way Buda is a town about 30 miles South of where I sit right now.

            1. Sourpuss profile image55
              Sourpussposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Well, it's Allah that is being politically corrected in this country.
              Remember the hue and waaaaaah when the Muslim senator swore the oath on the Quran?
              How come King is holding hearings on Muslim terrorism, but ignores Operation Rescue's murderous, threatening tactics that go on to this day?

              Could it be that King is politcally correct? But you see--you are politically correct in who you call politically correct!!!

              Only Christians and white men get to be the victims.

              1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                What does Muslim terrorism and Allah have to do with one another? When King starts holding hearings on Allah get back to me.

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                Longhunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I'm a Christian, white man, Sourpuss and in no way feel like a victim. I don't act like one either. You're only a victim if you allow yourself to be, deciding to wallow around in some level of self pity.

                Do you blame others for your own problems in life or do you work to change them?

      3. Repairguy47 profile image60
        Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You have a very interesting take on reality.

        1. livelonger profile image94
          livelongerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I do! And not to burst your bubble (i.e. the one you're living in), but my reality is the same one shared by the majority of humanity. You should try it some time.

          1. Repairguy47 profile image60
            Repairguy47posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            In what world is it politically incorrect to back gay marriage? You must be seeing something I'm not. The same people who are for gay marriage invented political correctness in the first place. If I live in a bubble its a bubble of realism.

            1. livelonger profile image94
              livelongerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Even Democrats have to avoid the topic like the plague, and continuously repeat the soundbite "I personally believe marriage is between man and woman."

              And among the Republicans, even though most Republican voters wanted to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the political candidates couldn't openly agree because it wasn't politically correct. (Except Ron Paul, but he's politically incorrect on almost all GOP issues, and thus doesn't have a prayer in the election)

  2. TMMason profile image67
    TMMasonposted 7 years ago

    Screw political correctness... bunch a BS.

    1. profile image0
      Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree and wish more people felt that way!

  3. waynet profile image71
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Yes it has!

    For example Midget porn can't be called that anymore, it's more along the lines of Oompa Loompa 3 inch movies or something!

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      Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL very nice! and that is probably hurting their field of work haha....

  4. freecampingaussie profile image62
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    In the way you cannot say manhole any more / it is now a person hole !

    Cannot say waitrss your a wait person ! And many more   ..... I hate it

    1. John Holden profile image61
      John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Manhole.

      Waitress.

      There, I just said them both and the sky hasn't fallen in on me.

      1. freecampingaussie profile image62
        freecampingaussieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No but these guys are looking for you !!!
        I should have said  we are not supposed to, however I will always call them what we always have done !

        http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5439881_f248.jpg

        1. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Words like that are a distraction by the right intent on being as offensive as possible, they want to preserve the right to call black men "nigger", homosexuals, poofs or faggots, masculine women as dykes.

  5. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Has political correctness gone to far? That is what you asked not only in the title of this thread but directly underneath.

    Sorry, but I have nothing to add to this thread or any other started by someone, on a writer's site, who fails basic grammar and spelling.

    I make typos, I don't make spelling mistakes.

    Has political correctness gone too far?

    Who knows?

    who's in charge?

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    Longhunterposted 7 years ago

    Yes, Nick, political correctness has run a muck and should be done away with. Should we use racial and or derogatory words to describe or talk to one another? No, but what's next? Are we going to have to stop calling a bleached blond a bleached blond and instead say she's peroxide dependent?

    I heard an ad on the radio promoting the breast feeding of babies and they actually said, "it's environmentally friendly" BEFORE mentioning it was beneficial for their health.

    It's gotten to the point of ridiculous.

  7. Jed Fisher profile image85
    Jed Fisherposted 7 years ago

    Wow! Political Correctness has been out there for a very long time and still, too many miss the point of it. It is oppression on the most basic level, censorship of the very words, the very thoughts in a person’s mind. Hard to believe that, after all these years, political correctness is still not recognized for what it really is, a nullification of freedom of speech, and beyond that, freedom of thought, by the individual.

    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      YES!    YES!    YES!     Very well said.  I absolutely couldn't agree with you more.

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      Nick Lucasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said! I agree with you and like the way you summed it up nicely! Thank you! I believe we need to all be respectful still which it seems is the real issue....a lack of respect

 
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