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Political correctness (WARNING: expect to be offended)

Charlie Hebdo is a satirical journal with no political correctness.
Donald Trump croqué en Une de Charlie Hebdo ce mercredi.See original image
"Should we trust him with the nuclear button"
"Love is stronger than hate"

The worst one:
See original image

What are your thoughts on political correctness?
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PC seems to be the modern way where everyone is offended or waiting to be offended by something ; worldwide people finger wag and tut tut at people who dare to say things that cause them offence .

PC is used as a tool to bully and silence opposing views take for example the prize cabbage George Bush who famously stated Islam was a religion of peace and tolerance when in actual fact it's the complete opposite ; most everyone now says this as it's a societal norm and to say otherwise leads one to be branded an Islamaphobe another ridiculous term who's real meaning is .... no criticism allowed .........it's used to protect over sensitive Muslims

PC is unfortunately everywhere and is not going to go away .

OK you are obviously new here so i am going to help you not get peoples hopes with titles that are misleading. You are not offending anyone but yourself. If you think those photos offend people than please take a look at some of the other debates here. You want offensive debates than you are going to have to make debates that attack peoples beliefs.

Gypsee(261) Clarified
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how am I offending myself?

And I was purposely misleading. It was more of an attempt to insinuate my opinion. How political correctness today is about not offending the other person.

As for the pictures, I wanted to illustrate my debate with wonderful examples of freedom a speech. Something that doesn't exist in the US because of political correctness.

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You intent is certainly clear and I agree with what you say on this matter .

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I do not like misleading! If i click on a debate i expect it to be what the title say it is.

If i click on a debate titled "America is the best" and i open the debate i want it to be about America being the best. If i open it and it is about China being the best than i will not only be mad but others will be to. Because they where wanting a debate about America being the best.

Amarel(4984) Disputed
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Freedom of speech does exist in the US. Notice how you posted offensive pictures and didn't get arrested?

People being offended and pressuring others to alter their speech is another example of freedom of speech. They have the right to be offended and to express it. They have the right to tell you not to be offensive. And you have the right to ignore them. The 1st Amendment codifies certain legal freedoms, not social ones.

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As Salman Rushdie said, nobody has the right not to be offended.

It's not in any declaration I've ever read.

Throughout life we'll all be offended. It's how we deal with the offence that's important.

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Those cartoons were mundane and juvenile and their type can be found all over the USA. In both print and on the internet.

And so they don't offend me at all.

What does offend me is when literal libtard twats like you who don't even fucking live here tell me my country does not have freedom of speech. This is so wrong as to be laughable. A quick Google search will show you all the irreverent and even obscene uncensored material in this country that you want. What the fuck do you think the Internet is? If we didn't have freedom of speech we would have no internet. Like North Korea.

We fucking invented it. And as a veteran I take further issue with you denying we have it when many veterans have died defending it. And also died bailing your frog rifle dropping asses out of the fire more than once.

So...a little respect would be nice.

Hey, here's an ad I saw the other day in a gun magazine.......

For sale, French WWII rifle. Excellent condition. Never fired. Dropped once.

LOL

SS

Where can you find 60,100,000 French jokes?

In France.

How do you kill a Frenchman?

Slam the toilet lid on his head while he's getting a drink.

Gypsee(261) Disputed
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For sale, French WWII rifle. Excellent condition. Never fired. Dropped once.

Hahaha!

HEY we cut off the elevator of the eiffel tower so that Hitler would have to take the stairs. vive la résistance ;)

Those cartoons were mundane and juvenile and their type can be found all over the USA. In both print and on the internet.

they do lack subtlety...

The reason I realized that freedom of speech was limited in the US is because I left and saw something else. There are also limits to freedom of speech in France and Ireland. But it is nothing compared to the limits of political correctness in the US.

What does offend me is when literal libtard twats like you who don't even fucking live here tell me my country does not have freedom of speech.

I am Franco-American. Born and raised American. Studied in France. Now in dublin. Bilingual. Bicultural. So, I am not exactly speaking out of my ass. I do have the position to compare.

I believe that the political correctness limits our freedom of speech.

The basic premise is that if intellectuals can influence how individuals think and act, then they can also influence what is socially “acceptable” language. By imposing their political views on any subject, they create a pressure to conform to these standards. But these standards begin to limit the freedom of speech and expression. Generally, people do not want be shamed, thereby forcing them to subject their own ideas to the prevailing ideology.

Political correctness has everything to do with the encouragement of group's thinking and the pursuit of conformity. Through social intimidation, diverse ideas no longer flourish in the diminishing world of American free speech.

Proponents of political correctness obsess over their belief that language should not be injurious to any ethnicity, race, gender, religion or other social group. They attempt to eliminate what they consider to be offensive remarks and actions and replace them with harmless substitutes that come at the expense of free expression. These filters on free language and expression constrict social exchanges by defining certain views as out of place. This acts as a direct suppression of free speech.

We fucking invented it. And as a veteran I take further issue with you denying we have it when many veterans have died defending it.

The fact that it was defended doesn't means it doesn't need defending today. I thank for risking your life for our freedom of speech when it was at risk.

I don't even understand your offense. I am talking about today not in the past. Americans did have freedom of speech. I don't know. I wasn't alive for very long to know that. All I have is history to tell me that, you, my parents, grandparents...

Your offense is a perfect example. Should I have just not said anything? Should I never shout when my freedom is being limited because I don't want to offend the veterans? That is stupidity. It is sacrificing the possibility to improve things for the feelings of the people around me.

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Those cartoons were mundane and juvenile and their type can be found all over the USA. In both print and on the internet.

And so they don't offend me at all.

What does offend me is when literal libtard twats like you who don't even fucking live here tell me my country does not have freedom of speech. This is so wrong as to be laughable. A quick Google search will show you all the irreverent and even obscene uncensored material in this country that you want. What the fuck do you think the Internet is? If we didn't have freedom of speech we would have no internet. Like North Korea.

We fucking invented it. And as a veteran I take further issue with you denying we have it when many veterans have died defending it. And also died bailing your frog rifle dropping asses out of the fire more than once.

So...a little respect would be nice.

Hey, here's an ad I saw the other day in a gun magazine.......

For sale, French WWII rifle. Excellent condition. Never fired. Dropped once.

LOL

SS

Where can you find 60,100,000 French jokes?

In France.

How do you kill a Frenchman?

Slam the toilet lid on his head while he's getting a drink.

Freedom of Speech can only be argued as a limitation by a person’s presumed right to self-expression. The right to say or print something under Freedom of Press does not provide a gratuity to display.

The First Amendment only specifically describes the right to file grievance. File does not say advertise publicly. Politically correct is another word for legally correct, legally vague, or legally specific. Hence a description of Freedom of Speech and Press.

The limitation of the First Amendment is described even more by adding the right to peaceably assemble. As this is clearly no longer describing file grievance, but is describing an orderly type of roll call. So expression can be shared, warnings can be described, and those who share interests can compare.

The United States didn’t invent the Freedom of Speech or Press, it only legally recognized and described it. Not to critique your words but Veterans gave their lives Preserving, Defending, and protecting the United States Constitutional Separation. Which describes a different Freedom of Speech related to Due course and equal and full representation.

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ALLAHU AKBAR!