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the term "political correctness" is abused, overused and doesnt mean anything anymore

i see attempts from all sides to dismiss the other side as being awfully politically correct... i would argue that at this point this term is overused and has lost all meaning...

i would suggest we stop dismissing our opponents this way and ban the term "political correctness".

indeed

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no! its a useful term!

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I wouldn't say to ban it, but using it as an insult is useless. Because we don't swear, or try to insult other race groups and so on isn't a bad thing. I'm fine with people being outspoken about things, and not caring if it insults some people's beliefs, but because other people don't, doesn't mean they are inferior. There is nothing wrong in identifying as PC. I don't because you should stand up for what you believe in, whether some people think differently. I just don't try to insult people on purpose.

Side: indeed

Well spoken, do not let the right-wing libertarians troll us left-wing liberals. We must hold strong with our backbone.

Side: indeed

If being PC is a bad thing, then I'm proud to be bad.

As an actual Social Justice Warrior, I am firstly confused how the term SJW is something to be ashamed of being rather than proud of being and furthermore startled by the idea that we should talk like a 13-15 year old who just learned a bunch of swear words and is bursting with hormones (you know how young-teens are).

I don't understand why it's considered a good thing to say certain racist remarks or prejudiced taunts just to get a rise out of people. The right-wing lib movement actually films liberals crying and says 'look at these freaks having a breakdown' to prove that the left-wing is insane. They are bullies plain and simple and I want no part of that shit.

Side: indeed
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As an actual Social Justice Warrior, I am firstly confused how the term SJW is something to be ashamed of being rather than proud of being

This perplexes me too. I see it as an indication of just how retarded American society has become.

HA HA! LOOK AT THE DO-GOODER! TRYING TO IMPROVE SOCIETY! WHAT A PATHETIC CHILD.

Side: no! its a useful term!
GoodListener(628) Clarified
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Why did you dispute me to agree with me?

Side: indeed
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If you edit the post and click 'switch' above the text box it switches sides. If you do that, I'll upvote your post. :)

Side: indeed
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you know... i find it rather strange that fromwithin which constantly calls everyone politically correct doesnt want to say something in his defense

Side: indeed

Yes, it is rather curious why he hasn't shown up.

I think it might be because he sensed my presence... ;)

Tread lightly, inferior troll.
Side: indeed
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even if i really was pc (and im pretty sure im not) it wouldnt make my arguments any worse or better

Side: indeed
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You may find that I really don't use it, myself, and actually find it insulting to reality. I am not weight challenged, I'm overweight...actually somewhat fat.

I've always felt empathy for others, but I refuse to stop using technically correct terminology. I don't use words as insults, but to describe reality. If reality bothers you, I have empathy for you, but it really is something you need to deal with.

Side: indeed
GoodListener(628) Clarified
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You actually support the other side. The resolution of this debate supports PC and is saying the term itself is being bastardised by the opposition to it.

Side: indeed
EldonG(550) Disputed
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...or it was never that useful in the first place. That it didn't take much to make it overused. That it never had so much meaning.

Thicker skin, emotionally, is far more valuable, and PC thins the skin.

Side: indeed
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The term, 'political correctness' used to mean something different from what it means now. At one time, it was meant to be a way of ensuring that public figures in big business or politics were seen and heard to be 'walking the walk' or 'talking the talk' in line with the policies of their organisations or political parties.

These days it is completely different. We must stamp out this 'politically correct' malarkey because there is a generation of people who actually believe that it is a real thing that you must adhere to. They have been brainwashed from birth and have been conned into accepting an antisocial concept that can be mischevious at very least or entirely evil when coupled with intent.

Political correctness is a way for those bereft of wit and intelligence to prevent us from saying what we want to say and in the way we want to say it. It is a cold, calculated, and perfidious attempt to disrupt normality. The idiots who support it would have us believe that it is a just cause too, but it is not. Only the warped, deluded and malicious machinations of the criminally insane could possibly adhere to such a doctrine in all seriousness.

It is a total corruption of logic, morality and reason designed to have your thoughts remain trapped inside your head and have you unable to express them as opinion, belief or truth. It offers no latitude to eloquence, creativity or imagination; it seeks only to confound, stifle and confuse, which is amusing when you consider, as I do, that it usually comes from the minds of the mentally bewildered.

However, the practice of this dark art does reveal, of its exponents, certain psychopathic tendencies, which hopefully will be offered up to public ridicule because they must truly believe themselves to be better and above everyone else.

My suggestion, for dealing with political correctness, is to shove it firmly right up the very arse of its originator as soon as it appears, and if they are 'offended' by that they can simply 'fuck right off'.

Side: indeed
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The politically correct hold the idea that one should force others to not use words or spread ideas that might offend members of certain groups. These people attempt to shut down the free speech of others (often not even particularly objectionable speech!) by pressuring platforms and governments and/or through threats and violence.

An interesting part of political correctness is the "euphemism treadmill" whereby the euphemisms themselves become offensive and thus euphemisms for euphemisms must be constantly invented. One example of this is found in the word "retarded" which means "slowed" or "delayed". "Retardation" was a medical euphemism for moron, imbecile, idiot, cretin and other conditions (yes these were once medical terms) which had become commonly used as insults. Now we use "retard" as an insult and have replaced it as a medical term with "mentally handicapped" but interestingly I have already seen this term used to derogate others intelligence. In a number of years we will have to replace this term too.

Another example of the euphemism treadmill is the term "colored" which changed to "black" then "African American" and has recently come full circle with the present acceptable version "people of color". Note also that "people of color" is practically identical to the starting term "colored".

Side: no! its a useful term!
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The politically correct hold the idea that one should force others to not use words or spread ideas that might offend members of certain groups. These people attempt to shut down the free speech of others (often not even particularly objectionable speech!) by pressuring platforms and governments and/or through threats and violence.

You just perfectly described the Anti-Defamation League.

Side: indeed
WinstonC(1117) Clarified
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I've never seen the A.D.L. use threats and violence but sure, it's wrong when they attempt to shut down free speech too. Hell, the completely out of touch A.D.L. even branded the Pepe frog meme a hate symbol simply because some white nationalists used the meme.

Side: indeed