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When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 04:29:49


Eklipse
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Political correctness is a major force in the modern world, and it's very divisive. Many people see it as a slow poison to free speech and a great leap towards an Orwellian future, while others see it as the gold standard and the apparent key to end all oppression.

To me it seems like a good idea gone horribly wrong. While there are certain things you usually shouldn't say in polite company, only speech which directly encourages violence and destruction should be censored.

The problem is that political correctness is now used to censor anything deemed as "hate speech" or even more broadly "offensive". Some might not understand my issue here, afterall, hate speech is bad and so is being offensive, right? Well, you see, everyone has their own opinion on what counts as "hateful" or "offensive". To violate free speech in an attempt to appease the feelings of every minority group would eventually require us to ban just about everything.

Some of the best examples of the damage caused by PC can be found in College "safe spaces". This was originally an idea that colleges should be places where minorities can go without fear of being persecuted. While that might sound nice, these safe spaces have turned out horribly in practice. Many universities have become echo chambers where any political thought that differs from the liberal mainstream is banned. Instead of being places of intellectual discourse where various points of view are debated on equal grounds we get pools of indoctrination where everyone recites the same rhetoric and does not stray for fear of being "offensive".

It's not just colleges though, PC pervades into the outside world as well. Good luck having honest discussions regarding Immigration, Race, or Terrorism without someone trying to shut the whole thing down with baseless accusations of racism or xenophobia.

Most governments, fortunately, don't enforce political correctness. However, political correctness is enforced by wild Social Justice Warriors and radical leftists who seek to shove their mindsets on everyone around them. Censorship via mob intimidation is still censorship.

I think, for the most part, political correctness needs to go. It's the worst form of censorship as it seeks to slowly stomp out all ideologies aside of the current mainstream.

What are your thoughts? Is Political Correctness beneficial or harmful to society?
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 04:35:03


Vormulak
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No speech should be censored you moron. Cultural marxism is killing the west and PC is one of its byproducts hopefully all the sjws die of cancer soon.

Edited 11/16/2015 04:36:22
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 04:46:12


Darth Darth Binks
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When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 04:47:12


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My name says it all. Why should I not judge every Muslim because of ISIS when you're gonna judge me and the entire Southern Culture because some Nutcase decided to take a picture with the Battle Flag before shooting up a Church full of Black people?
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 04:49:56


Vormulak
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you're confusing liberals with progressives you moron your name is incorrect.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 04:50:52


Eklipse
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@Darth Darth Binks:

Yeah, we've had a couple threads about this on the forum already. However, censorship in the name of PC is on the rise and given certain recent events I felt it would be good to revive the discussion.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 05:05:02


Darth Darth Binks
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^As it should continue to be discussed until the issue is addressed.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 05:36:40


Des {TJC}
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Watch the episode about PC Principal from South Park
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 05:52:46


Vormulak
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Des you're an sjw yourself you have no room to bash sjws
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 06:22:56


Gen. NumbNuts
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Political speech should have been pronounced as retarded at its birth. The thing about America is that Freedom of Speech is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

But besides that, if you are getting your panties in a bunch over being offended by stuff like people saying "Merry Christmas" or "Bless you". Then that is a problem with you not them. Thats one of the things I find truly disappointing. America was great once but now its populace has grown complacent among the luxuries it has. Its populace is growing ignorant and retard. Our current president is the laughing stock of the world and our next line ups are truly frightening.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 07:38:30


Godfrey Elfwick
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This thread is offensive and should be deleted.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 07:39:16


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Political correctness is another method that seems to bring down the Republic and bring about the democracy. But there is never truly democracy. There is never truly monarchy. There is never truly anarchy. There is always the Oligarchy. The only defense against the Oligarchy is the Republic. Thus, political correctness is something to be abolished for the sake of the purity of the system, the freedom of the state. The wellbeing of the populace. For when we plunge into democracy and we are plagued by the impotence, that is when we will regret exchanging or doubting the Republic, but we will be well on the way to the Oligarchy. The Totalitarian society to end all others.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 07:48:24


Vormulak
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Genghis you call for people to be banned fuck off you hypocrite
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 15:41:45


SirSalty
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Why are you still here?
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 15:52:54


Vormulak
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because fizzer is a freedom loving american and I respect him greatly for that.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:01:12


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SJWs should be forced to go raid ISIS bases. Make them kill each other for a better world.

Here in Brazil, often there are street lynching on criminals as a protest against the innefective prison system and SJWs condemns these acts deeply, saying it was cowardly and only three government can judge people. Not much later, they publically lynched a white guy for a racist remark on the street and got him killed. I cant think of a better example for hipocrisy...
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:03:14


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ofc Zeph just like how the sjws here complain about me then complain about PC in this very thread. These sjw fucks are disgusting.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:11:38


Des {TJC}
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Vormulak, its because of you "Social Justice Warriors" exist. And if anything, your constant "Oh your communist", "You're anti-Semitic", "You're this, you're that". If anything your fucking anti-tolerant. So, hy don't you shut the fuck up, and cut the hell back.

A lot of people are "PC" "Politically correct" because its the face they wear at school, work, social gatherings, whatever. And when they finally wanna relax and take off the Politically correct mask, they can't. Because they see a few dozen other people saying. "HEY! YOU CAN'T SAY THOSE THINGS, THATS NOT RIGHT!".

And this is where being politically correct fucks someone. Because when you wanna just let loose and tell someone to fuck off and die in whatever shithole, backally, asscrack they came from, you just really can't.

Edited 11/16/2015 16:14:09
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:35:07


Vormulak
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ik PC is a cancer that needs to be eradicated just like communism. As a matter of fact it has its origins in cultural marxism. Also no im not responsible for sjws, colleges are and parents that coddle their children are. Also how and to whom am I intolerant except of commies? I will never shut up FREEDOM IS THE SOVEREIGN RIGHT OF EVERY AMERICAN! Also Des thats very anti semitic.

Edited 11/16/2015 16:36:22
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:37:12


SirSalty
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We all know soclaism worked out the best. Just looks at Scandinavia.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:40:12


SirSalty
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It's not even about being pc it's about having a slight tinge of decency in your body to have the morals to think that's not right. Unfortunately vorm and ion lack Brain skills ,sympathy,empathy,morals,humour and manners. That can all be inferred from vorms post about Tuscan raiders/France on the day of the massacre.

Edited 11/16/2015 16:40:55
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:43:33


Vormulak
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socialism is a failure. Sweden is the rape capital of europe now due to their progressive immigration policies you fucking moron. 3rd worlders need to stay where they are. idgaf about them maybe I do lack empathy for them I could care less about them and your opinion of me you're an imbecile and a communist.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:47:06


SirSalty
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Tell me why I'm a communist, please back yourself up with evidence.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:50:01


SirSalty
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You do know that Finland,Norway,Sweden and Denmark all rank in the top 20 in every list since the start of the millennium....including highest gdp per capita and highest standard of living.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:51:13


Vormulak
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you're a PC fascist I presume based upon ''Unfortunately vorm and ion lack Brain skills ,sympathy,empathy,morals,humour and manners'' that you support social programs.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:52:34


Vormulak
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they're falling quickly so its more or less irrelevant plus the native swedes will be a minority soon and crimes rates are on the rise. The economy doesn't mean shit if crime rates are incredibly high and the native population that built the nation will die off soon.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:52:53


SirSalty
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Still doesn't remotely explain why I'm communist with stone cold facts,
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:54:22


Lolicon love
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Well Political correctnss is tyranny with manners.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:54:33


SirSalty
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Sweden ranks 67th by crime rate in the world. Guess where ions beloved Moldova is 38th.
When does Political Correctness go too far?: 11/16/2015 16:56:04


Gen. NumbNuts
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Salty Vorm is a troll. Dont take the bait man!!

Edited 11/16/2015 16:56:12
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