Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Are you PC?

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This issue has gone too far.  I refused to be politically correct since before President Clinton was president.

In this PC (politically correct) generation and country, more words and more will emerge.  Anything that even hints as a criticism of anyone, race, sexual preference...you name it and it is not PC.

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Recently the word "person" is under attack by students at a Washington State University (maybe).  The second syllable "son" is objectable: it is gender offensive.  Now "son" should be "perx" or "perxn"? 

Did you know that calling a person/perxn "crazy" is offensive.  It should be "albeist slur" which refers to a person who is mentally deficient.

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Did you know that at a recent SyFy convention, the organizers could not create a food choice for space aliens?  They chose to serve Mexican food because this had never been served at previous conventions.  It was offensive because it could be construed as a reference to Mexican immigrants or "aliens".

"Homosexual" is offensive and should be "same gender loving"..."elderly" is "people of advanced age"..."healthy" is "non-disabled individuals"...

A commemoration of the Holocaust was cancelled because "it was too Euro-centric."

The above were found on Listverse.com.

Opinions by Jim Freeman
How many more words will be under attack by these spoiled and self-serving university students?  Can you think of some?

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Parents: If you are paying for your student to attend a school of this nature, jerk the money rug from beneath them.  Community colleges are excellent; two years of required classes there will save money. And, insist on a part-time job to help pay for gas and car insurance.

There.  I feel much better.

26 comments:

  1. Don't start me on that subject!

    I think many people ought to be grabbed by their politically correct balls and thrown into the hog pig.

    If you are taught respect and practice it, PC should never be an issue. The chips on the shoulders of those offended by words that were used long before the "injustices" dealt to their ancestors should just GET OVER IT. Every ethnicity has had a rough time at one point or another.

    I'm from Arkansas so I am aware that the general consensus about "us" is we are a bunch of ignorant inbred hillbillies that are too lazy to work. I delight in disproving that daily.

    ...and I started anyway...sorry!

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    2. We should form a national movement.

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  2. And in my hurry to make the point I was intelligent (as I was steaming inside about the ludicrousness of political correctness_ I missed the mark. Above should state "into the hog pen" not into the "hog pig". What can you expect? I'm from Arkansas??

    It was fun to rant on someone else's blog! Thanks.

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    1. I didn't even notice. Hogs have been part of my life.

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  3. No way in heck am I ever going to be PC. Person is one of the most stupidest ones I've heard yet.

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    1. Oh, there are others, many many others.

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  4. That's quite an interesting list of things, appalling but interesting to note. Its all turning into something else to be honest. One has to tread carefully when interacting with others, sigh.

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    1. I suggest be a football giant and plow forword.

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  5. An excellent idea taken too far.
    I do try not to laugh at other people's differences. Or to define them by them.

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    1. No. No in your face, but freedom of speech is for everyone.

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  6. Amen! PC has gone way too far. Freedom of speech as long as one conforms.

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    1. First Amendment...first amendment...

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  7. A township trustee has lost a good deal of weight. We were first to arrive at a recent meeting, and I said to him, Looking Good. Then I said it might not be pc, too bad. And he said it probably was not, and he did not care, as he was looking good.

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    1. You were right to compliment him! He had worked to reduce his weight and that should be recognized.

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  8. Deep sigh. On the one hand, I understand. People can be casually cruel, and this is one way to call attention to that. On the other, it does go to some ridiculous extremes.

    I think the main thing is to treat people with respect. Some are going to find offense no matter how carefully you word something.

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    1. You have stated this post perfectly:
      Some are going to find offense no matter how carefully you word something.

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  9. Words hurt. I have been hurt and humiliated by them during my life as I am sure most others have also. We used to think that it was OK to bring down others by saying things derogatory to them but accepted in the normal course of conversation. If someone or a group of people tell us that we are offending them by a term that has been used for years, then we should consider their feelings and cease to use such words. I think PC is about being polite and kind and maybe sometimes it seems to go overboard, but if the expression hurts just one person or a group of people (i.e. Redskins), it is wrong.

    Any kind of PC has gone out the window in this political climate, and for that we are all diminished.

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  10. We still have a long way to grow as a human species in terms of how we treat one another. Sensitivity to language does not solve all of our problems and I agree that some of the hand-wringing can feel a bit silly. But thinking about it from time to time is healthy, I feel. Language reflects culture and all surviving cultures carry plenty of baggage. I don't think it serves us well at all to pretend otherwise.

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    1. The words that are insensitive or reflect a cultural and racist language must be considered as appropriately changed. But, the concern about how far can this go is the real problem. An old person becomes "age challenged" and using grades in education are "negative and hurtful"and should be eliminated.
      When does it stop??

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    2. Yes, I understand. And it can't be denied that there's more than a touch of intellectual snobbery in PC, too. But I do think conversations about such things are important, even if their capacity to significantly alter culture is limited.

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  11. The politically-correct B/S has done far more harm than good. I am not of the PC brigade!

    There is a difference between being polite and considering others than those who us political-correctness as an excuse for whatever it is they're trying to excuse!!!

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    1. That is so true. One group trying to weigh down others is one thing--that is wrong. But one trying to modify correct word usage (proper, appropriate) of another group? That's wrong.

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  12. We sometimes express things without realizing how hurtful they might be. I don't think it's going too far to hear that and possibly reevaluate what we say. Sometimes, it absolutely does go too far. We accept or reject change. But we can only do it fairly if we're well informed. And I do think that most, moderate, reasonable changes in our society were born in the extreme.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!