commonsense wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:56 pm
If only PC meant Polite and Considerate, all but the uncouth could sign up for it. But, alas, Political Correctness has gone too far. So far that, whether you are pro or con, you can see that this is now a political movement that aims to do more than outlaw housing discrimination.
If PC were only about politeness and being considerate, it would mean that no one should be called by an epithet. It would mean that everyone should be treated courteously. It would mean that everyone would be treated respectfully, at least outwardly.
PC wasn’t supposed to regulate our feelings, no matter how hateful or even violent they could be. PC was supposed to allow us to have the freedom to think and feel as we wanted. Only our actions, our observable behavior, were meant to be constrained.
PC seems to be telling us what’s right and what's wrong about our thoughts and feelings. What we speak is tied to what we think and feel. Consequently, if there are PC rules about speech, it seems as though they are trying to make rules about thoughts and feelings, too.
This political movement not only seeks to eliminate unpleasant actions and results that are based on someone’s race, or based on other characteristics, but it also tries to enforce favorable results based on someone’s race or other factors.
In other words, you’ve got racial, or some other kind of, discrimination either way. On the one hand, PC says it’s wrong to base negative actions on someone’s group identity, but on the other hand, the hypocritical hand, it is right to base positive actions on someone’s group identity.
Here's what's important: I believe everyone should be allowed to harbor hatred, so long as they keep it under wraps. I believe everyone should want to live an unhateful life. As for me, I want to live ethically and politely.
Well said. Not even the flora and fauna are safe. Here, we have a PC political lobby that brainwashes everyone with the idea that anything 'native' is somehow sacred and virtuous, while 'evil colonialist' trees, plants and animals i.e. anything that is beautiful and smells nice or is interesting and useful in the garden, must be eradicated at all costs. Their unscientific bullshit deprives everyone of oaks, elms, willows, honeysuckle, jasmine, hedgehogs, possums, ravens, parakeets...... the list goes on, and we end up with hideous and actually decidedly unnatural
'flower' beds of 'sacrosanct' (but bloody ugly) flax, tussock, and other nondescript bushy pubic hair type of stuff. What the stupid wankers don't seem to realise is that they, themselves, are far from 'native', and that human-caused loss of habitat is the main cause of environmental destruction--NOT an endearing little hedgehog snuffling around for slugs and snails in the garden. Of course, they don't have a problem with the huge environmental harm that dairy farms do because there's money in dairy farming. If they were genuine (non-existent in the PC world) they would remove themselves
the fuck out of this country and go and live somewhere in darkest Africa (without any
modern conveniences)--the only place where humans are