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Are you "Politically Correct"?

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Oh heck no. Never have been and never will be.

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

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I say what I believe.

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Drue Drue OP

Oh heck no. Never have been and never will be.

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

BWAAAHAAHAAHA! Ahem...NO.

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Bozette Bozette

Define "political correctness." Because IMO both sides are politically correct for different reasons. The left because they're worried it may offend someone, and the right for preaching "morality"

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Yankee_Douche Yankee_Douche

In response to “Define "political correctness."...

The left is REALLY reaching to find offense sometimes. Pointing out that Obama is from Chicago was deemed racist by the left. So are the words; angry, constitution, experienced, golf, kitchen-cabinet, Obamacare, privileged, on and on. It's ridiculous. I've been called a racist so often, for so many stupid reasons, it's not even an insult anymore.

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “The left is REALLY reaching to find offense...

I love that cartoon. It is simple and to the point. It nails it perfectly.

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Drue Drue OP

In response to “The left is REALLY reaching to find offense...

That cartoon is great, and so very true.

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beachbum beachbum

In response to “Define "political correctness."...

does America have any morals?
if so, list them

all I see is Rot an Decay throughout the land

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

PC is saying what you mean, and meaning what you say...SCREW PC

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QueenAline QueenAline

PC, no. Truthful, yes.

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ozzyboy ozzyboy

I'm no where near PC...;P

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ChloeIsabella ChloeIsabella

Have to at work. They fired someone for misuse of a slang. If I am with people who are not offended by certain words it's fine but we all need to be on the same page, same paragraph. Otherwise offense is you're best defense. It's gonna get ugly.

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Cauzisaid

In response to “Have to at work. They fired someone for...

That is so sad.

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Drue Drue OP

In response to “That is so sad.

Sad but true. There are some people who wait for someone to make a mistake.

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Cauzisaid

In response to “Have to at work. They fired someone for...

well you know the old saying "if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen"

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QueenAline QueenAline

No. Neither am I intentionally rude. I have no patience for the PC crowd.

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Budwick Budwick

I am respectful. If people want to be referred to a certain way and consider certain things offensive, then yeah, I try to be respectful and not offend people. But I won't go out of my way to do it and I won't be irrational about it.

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Logan Logan

In response to “I am respectful. If people want to be...

you ever been to hunting camp?
cards, whiskey and insults

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

P/C in my view.... PROFOUND CARNAGE

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

In response to “P/C in my view.... PROFOUND CARNAGE

Exactly!

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Drue Drue OP

I'd like to BAN PC

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YoAdrienne YoAdrienne

In response to “I'd like to BAN PC

Let's DO IT

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QueenAline QueenAline

In response to “I'd like to BAN PC

Works for me. PC folks really need to get a tougher back.

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beachbum beachbum

Being 'politically correct' basically boils down to not being an ****. I hate that a phrase for people trying to be decent has become a curse word.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Being 'politically correct' basically boils...

I disagree in as much as the **** usually end up being the thin skinned PC police!

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “I disagree in as much as the **** usually end...

Well obviously we disagree. Why do you think that? In a lot of situations, I see people who are trying to be accepting and tolerant called 'PC police' which is kind of ridiculous.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Well obviously we disagree. Why do you think...

Well lets take a recent situation regarding Trump pointing out the criminal element crossing the border. The PC police were all over his ****. Trump has taken heat from rival presidential candidates, companies he has business deals with and members of the media who say his comments were offensive.

The PC police in action, shutting down discussion of an important problem that the left is not willing to deal with.

Now, I'm no fan of Trump, but it was the PC police being **** in this case.

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “Well lets take a recent situation regarding...

How exactly is people criticizing him for his comments shutting down discussion? It's the exact opposite of what they were doing, really. He didn't just point out the criminal element of crossing the border and it's dishonest to frame it that way. He called them rapists and criminals. This discussion isn't about immigration anyway, so let's not get on that.

Yeah, he absolutely has taken heat. Would you prefer people not be allowed to criticize him? Is that more productive somehow?

I just don't see how criticizing someone for an opinion you disagree with is stopping discussion. Like I said, it promotes discussion. Here people are, discussing immigration and talking about what is or is not offensive. When people point of flaws in someone's argument, or even say that person is being offensive, it invites people to look at an issue and talk about it and generally start debating about things, which is great! What is shutting down discussion is calling people 'PC police' instead of genuinely looking at what they're trying to say.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “How exactly is people criticizing him for his...

Illegal immigration is a huge problem. Even if no criminals came with them - which isn't the case.

Talking about immigration is not offensive. NOT talking about immigration is national suicide.

Tell me about one of your situations. Where PC police are perfect and the whoever was called out an **. Please don't pick something stupid like Westboro Church, Charles Manson or some other obvious **.

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “Illegal immigration is a huge problem. Even...

I disagree on it being a /huge/ problem. There are lots of issues with the immigration system, however. I never said talking about it was offensive and I agree it should be debated. I just don't see how the PC police stopped anything.

'Where PC police are perfect.' You're setting up a huge loaded question here. Nobody is perfect. Why can't I pick out obvious ****? That's a pretty arbitrary law. Also I hate saying 'PC police', because it frames people as some sort of evil force rubbing their hands together and cackling about taking away speech. Being "politically correct" isn't about calling people out. At all. Honestly, political correctness is just a huge buzzword and is used to the point of being absolutely meaningless, which is what I was trying to say with the original comment. Not exactly justify it. It's not that I necessarily support being PC, it's just that I personally dislike the term because it's thrown at anyone who wants to trying being polite. I don't know if I'm making sense, but.

I've been called too politically correct for using someone's preferred pronouns or avoiding using a slur. That's the sort of thing that I was talking about in my original comment. People using the term politically correct for anyone that doesn't act like an ****.

I'm not about to dredge up an incident where the 'PC police were right' just because it's completely nonsensical to do that. It doesn't make any sense, because it frames political correctness in terms of 'trying to call out ****' which isn't what the concept of political correctness is at all. I guess I could find situations where someone said something offensive and people were like "hey wow that's offensive" but it's unrelated to my point.

You were the one who said it somehow stifles speech to criticize people, so I'd really enjoy seeing where that happens.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “I disagree on it being a /huge/ problem...

OK, so you've backed off your original comment "In a lot of situations, I see people who are trying to be accepting and tolerant called 'PC police' which is kind of ridiculous." because now according to you, "it's completely nonsensical to do that."

OK, let's talk about Trayvon Martin - literally a victim of political correctness.

Trayvon Martin became suspect because of his age and body language that comes from having a chip on his shoulder for a fight. Of course, Trayvon believed it was about his color because this is what he had been taught to expect.

He attacked Zimmerman with self-righteous anger, getting himself killed. Like our school mascot, Trayvon became one of the countless victims of political correctness.

And no one wanted to talk about black family values - just white privilege, police brutality - anything but the truth.

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “OK, so you've backed off your original...

Why the **** must we bring racism into this. I did not back off my original comment. In fact, I repeated it. I never said 'PC police are meant to call people all' that's what you interpreted. I corrected your misinterpretation. The situation I provided by the pronouns is exactly what I meant with my original comment. People getting called politically correct for being polite, so often that the term is meaningless.

Actually, let's back up quite a lot. I have no clue what you're definition of politically correct is. I don't understand how what you brought up with Trayvon Martin is related to the concept of PC. And Trayvon Martin discussions, really? People didn't bring up black family values in relation to Trayvon because it's completely unrelated. You are making an awful lot of assumptions about what Trayvon was thinking at the same, which none of use know.

You brought up white privilege is a way that suggests you don't believe it's a thing. I really think we're getting off topic here but, wow you really don't believe white privilege is a thing in America? You really, really don't?

I've already used two of these links today lmao. Didn't realize I'd have to bring them up so much.

https://www.aclu.org/sites/defa...bmission_0.pdf

"Sentences imposed on Black males in the federal system are nearly 20 percent longer than those imposed on white males convicted of similar crimes."

Note the italics. For the same crimes, black people get higher sentences.

http://www.nber.org/digest/sep03/w9873.html

"Job applicants with white names needed to send about 10 resumes to get one callback; those with African-American names needed to send around 15 resumes to get one callback."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/n...126-story.html

Remember when the 12 year old boy was shot over a toy gun. In just two seconds. Two. Seconds. Yeah, really because of those black family values. Really loving that lack of police brutality.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shopping_while_black

In fact, there is an entire documented phenomenon called shopping while black, which refers to racial profiling. I'm being 100% serious here.

I could go on. The reason people talk about white privilege and not black family values is because white privilege is the source of a lot of issues. "Black family values" are a ridiculous way of blaming racism on black people, while not examining the reason why things actually happen. It's hilarious that you think looking at "black family values" is the truth.

I've gotten rambly and snarky and really far off topic. But Christ. Really.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Why the **** must we bring racism into this...

I agree, you've gotten rambly and snarky. Also, unwilling to discuss questions that you brought up! And you yourself are the PC police AND the ****!

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “I agree, you've gotten rambly and snarky...

You responded to absolutely nothing I said. I've repeated what my point is a hundred times and I even provided some links when you decided to drag racism into this. All you did was say I was PC. Are you sure I'm the real reason discussion doesn't happen are you really sure

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “You responded to absolutely nothing I said...

In direct response to your question, yes, I do think you are the reason this discussion has not advanced.

I gave you two perfectly good examples of PC being **** and you've discounted and dismissed both for no good reason.

The examples I brought up stimulated the PC rant of racism and what do you suppose your complaint is? Why did I bring up race?

You ARE the PC Police Anaon. You may not even realize it, but it's true. Go ahead, judge me Anon - it's what you live for!

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “In direct response to your question, yes, I...

Yes, the PC rant backed up by actual **** sources, instead of baseless claims like you made. Acknowledging racism isn't PC holy shit christ it's reality. I didn't just dismiss them I countered. Every time I make an argument you move on to the next topic instead of acknowledging what I said. I'm definitely not the one stopping discussion.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Yes, the PC rant backed up by actual ****...

Trayvon Martin and Donald Trump are baseless claims? Whoa, you are way off the charts on your brand of PC! You are in denial!

Ananon - you need to stay away from ledges of tall buildings today - just til you calm down. And, don't even think about going into a bell tower with a high powered rifle.

I think it's best if I don't talk to you any more - until you settle down. (You've got spit bubbles forming in the corner of your mouth there. That IS spit bubbles, right?)

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “Trayvon Martin and Donald Trump are baseless...

You interpreted the events that happened. You said Trump was being consumed by the PC police and being shut down. His right to speech was never taken, it just involved people criticizing him. If you think criticism is PC Monsters idek what to tell you buddy. Like I'm in awe of how you think I'm the one who shuts discussion down because every time we talk all you do is point fingers and say 'your politically correct haha got you.'

Your barely supported your Trayvon Martin claim. Still no clue how it's related to PC stuff. You interpreted based on your view of events, with nothing to back it up. Just some opinions slapped over a story. Just because you don't know how to respond to my responses doesn't mean I'm the filthy PC police.

You also threw in some things about black family values (totally baseless) as well some nice wording that implied you didn't think white privilege is a thing. I then provided some links to show you white privilege (as well as police brutality) is very much relevant. That was promptly ignored.

Joke about suicide yikes. You spent more time implying I'd kill myself than actually talking about something relevant lmao.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “You responded to absolutely nothing I said...

Anon - it was PC that dragged racisim in Trayvon Martin and Donald Trump - that was kind of my point. You are only echoing the side you say you say is lily white ( a reference to a flower color - not race)

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “Anon - it was PC that dragged racisim in...

That makes zero sense buddy. Absolutely zero. Pretty sure you aren't even reading my posts.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “That makes zero sense buddy. Absolutely zero...

It makes perfect sense Anon. You and PC dragged our conversation all over the place. It's no wonder you got lost. We can revisit this tomorrow if you like, but I've got more important things to do right now. (Pick up dog **** in the yard)

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “It makes perfect sense Anon. You and PC...

Don't particularly care if we revisit this or not. You're clearly too dense or being purposely obtuse.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

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Fantastic contribution. I'm in awe. If you have something to say then say it.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Being 'politically correct' basically boils...

I disagree. Some say that the term Merry Christmas is not PC. You must say Happy Holidays. How is saying Merry Christmas make one an ****?

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Drue Drue OP

In response to “I disagree. Some say that the term Merry...

Yeah that's a ridiculous situation. But honestly 99% of the time I've heard about that, it's people complaining about it as a hypothetical situation, instead of it actually happening. But yes I agree if someone complains about someone saying Merry Christmas it's a bit ridiculous.

What I mean and what I've said countless times that has gone completely ignored isn't that I support 'political correctness.' It's that I think it's a term that's thrown around so often it has absolutely zero meaning. I've been called too politically correct for using the right pronouns for someone, or for not saying a slur and choosing to use less **** language. I've seen such happen to others as well. It's to the point that I feel like I see it used far too often as a substitute for 'you tried to be respectful? PC scum' and that is what kills conversation more than anything.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Yeah that's a ridiculous situation. But...

It is not a hypothetical situation. Many retailers tell their employees to not say Merry Christmas. They tell them to say Happy Holidays as to not offend customers.

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Drue Drue OP

In response to “It is not a hypothetical situation. Many...

It might be a bit unnecessary, I guess. But I can understand why a business that doesn't want to have any sort of religious affiliation would want to use that as a precaution I suppose. There's nothing inherently wrong with trying to be inclusive and again, it's a business. They're trying to sell things so it's no surprise that many of them want to be non-controversial. Although Christmas is a commercial holiday anyway and I can't think of any stories ever where somebody actually gave a shit that a person said Merry Christmas instead of an alternative, but whatever.

Like I personally think getting worked up because businesses want to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas is the definition of thin skinned. It's really, really not a big deal. If someone actually yells at you for saying one and not the other then yes they are probably overreacting but that's one of those things that doesn't happen really happen often.

Just wondering if you have any response to the other things I said?

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Yeah that's a ridiculous situation. But...

So, you agree that complaining about people saying 'Merry Christmas' is an example of PC, BUT, you don't think it ever happens. (helpful)

Further, you support political correctness AND believe it has absolutely zero meaning.

Anon, are you sure you are properly qualified to discuss this subject?

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “So, you agree that complaining about people...

Sure. I just think it's a generally pretty irrelevant issue. The fact that people blow up over a couple of companies saying Happy Holidays says a lot about how "thin skinned" they are. It's just really not a big deal and I can't believe it's been blown so far out of proportion.

But really, how many times do I have to say I don't support "PC." Are you sure you have the proper qualifications to read? I think it's a useless buzzword. You've been proving my point in this conversation. Instead of properly responding to anything I'm saying, you say "haha you're PC." Every single thing we've tried to talk about, that's your eventual response.This is what I don't like about that term. Blaming people for being 'too PC' shuts down conversation completely, which is hilarious considering that you say "political correctness" is itself what shuts down conversation. You're the one shutting down conversation, not me. You're right, I mean, just not in the way you intend.

Still no answer on my other points! :)

Are you capable of any tone that isn't condescending?

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Sure. I just think it's a generally pretty...

You earlier wrote - "What I mean and what I've said countless times that has gone completely ignored isn't that I support 'political correctness.' "

Now you don't support it, so no your position was not clear.

But your position that PC is irrelevant continues.

Tell me what points you want to discuss - we'll do it.

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “You earlier wrote - "What I mean and what...

"What I mean and what I've said countless times that has gone completely ignored isn't that I support 'political correctness.' It's that I think it's a term that's thrown around so often it has absolutely zero meaning. I've been called too politically correct for using the right pronouns for someone, or for not saying a slur and choosing to use less **** language. I've seen such happen to others as well. It's to the point that I feel like I see it used far too often as a substitute for 'you tried to be respectful? PC scum' and that is what kills conversation more than anything."

Copy and pasted word for word from an earlier comment (I'm a bit lazy whoops). Also more proof that I haven't changed my stance at all. I'm sorry that I'm trying to provide more nuance than "PC is evil" or "PC is inherently good." Things are more complex than that and I wish you'd get that.

Oh Christ I never said it was irrelevant. I said the Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas thing is. Yelling that somebody is PC shuts down conversation instead of promoting it.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “"What I mean and what I've said countless...

I accidentally stumbled into your conversation with Budwick when I innocently found this question on the Amirite website and answered it. I found your repartee quite entertaining.

I can see your point about the term PC as being somewhat meaningless. But I have observed that people who disagree with certain opinions have a tendency to advocate for the censorship of those opinions and lines of argument. And almost always, those censorship demands are made by the folks whose politics are what is usually identified as "liberal" (which in itself is a hoot because those folks have made a mockery of the original meaning of the term which was derived from the same root as "liberty" which should encourage free speech and less censorship). And that even applies to certain people objecting to being called "liberals" and want instead to be called "progressives".

So, even if you believe that PC no longer has meaning, I have observed that PC has tended to become more of a method of censorship by those who are more politically liberal.

I personally, as a scientist, prefer to state facts as they are actually observed and I resent being criticized for calling a spade a spade.

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goblue1968 goblue1968

In response to “I accidentally stumbled into your...

Actual discussion! Glad you found us amusing.

The reason I'm a bit wary to take what you say at face value when you say that people advocate for censorship is that often I find people who are criticized automatically start claiming that they have free speech and cannot be censored. Which is completely true of course, but criticism =/= taking somebody's right to free speech away. A lot of people act as if free speech is freedom from consequence or freedom from people judging you on the content of your speech, which is why I'm hesitant to agree with your point about liberals. I'm more interested in seeing some examples of precisely what you're talking about so I can understand the exact point you're trying to make.

I dislike the fact that people hide behind the idea of censorship when something points out the flaws in their ideas.I keep bringing this up but in my experience, I've noticed a theme that people who are bigoted, when called out on their bigotry will tell you that you are being too PC or are trying to censor them. That is ridiculous. It's why I shy away from using political correctness as an insult. I feel like it's been severely misused.

I suppose it's possible both of our experiences are valid because like I said earlier, there is nuance to every situation.

I'm curious as to a what type of things you might be referring to when you say the 'calling a spade a spade.' I'm trying to make zero assumptions about what you mean with that and would rather let you talk first. Sorry for being a little all over the place.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

In response to “Actual discussion! Glad you found us amusing...

It's interesting that you made the point about people who are criticized for their speech that complain about censorship are overlooking that free speech has consequences and those who speak must be willing to accept certain consequences following their speech. I have been saying this for years when those people complain about the backlash which results from their speech. A good example of that was when the Dixie Chicks got a huge backlash from their fans when they criticized George Bush which resulted in their loss of record sales and concert appearances, and they complained that their free speech was being taken away. No, your free speech was still valid, but the financial backlash was generated by your speech.

A couple of anecdotal examples of censorship by liberals include past efforts (several times) by them to seek to have Rush Limbaugh removed from broadcasting his radio show and the many occasions when Ann Coulter speaking events were disrupted and shortened by liberal protestors or the events were cancelled in advance of her appearances.

Calling a spade a spade is a very old saying which you may not have heard before. It just simply means speaking the absolute truth about something. I really cannot vouch for the origin of the saying because I heard it a long time ago and I never gave it another thought.

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goblue1968 goblue1968

In response to “"What I mean and what I've said countless...

Anaon - Personally I value honesty and clarity over almost anything else. I'm afraid you haven't brought much of either to this conversation.

The very first sentence in your previous comment was - "Sure. I just think it's a generally pretty irrelevant issue." Now, you say with great frustration - "Oh Christ I never said it was irrelevant."

If you can't even be honest about what you've already written - I just don't see any reason to even try to have a conversation with you.

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “Anaon - Personally I value honesty and...

You have zero reading comprehension. The "I think it's irrelevant generally" was specifically about the Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays thing. Which I clarified earlier. Do you enjoy misrepresenting my points? I scrolled back up and I literally explained that I was targeting that comment towards the MC/HH thing and not political correctness in general. Did you not read that? Did you ignore it because if you acknowledged it, you'd reason you're wrong?

You haven't brought any honestly either. You don't actually respond to anything I say, you waffle around about my stance- the stance that I've explained many, many times.

I don't see a reason to try and have a conversation with you if you don't read anything I say. Stop saying "you're inconsistent" then cherry-picking two quotes about two different things to try and prove that. It's hilarious that you think you can call my dishonest when you do something like that.

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Anonwhale Anonwhale

I delight in telling it like it is and absoloutely will not be bullied into political correctness!

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goblue1968 goblue1968

because political correctness can go to hell...I've had enough of it...and look where it got us...

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