About the same time as common courtesy?
You know it. :)
That was the same thought I had as soon as I seen this post
When we started worrying more about hurting people's feelings than telling them the truth.
It's a new form of cowardice really.
It's worse than that. It's giving trophies to people who would never win on their own.
That's part of it but another, even more important part, is the suppression of people just calling it like they see it.
Making cowards of the masses.
Political Correctness is a movement that makes me taste vomit. It's sickening. We, who call it like we see it no matter what, are demonized. Ridiculous... We're the only ones with any balls.
At least they haven't cut them off yet. :)
Only when I'm cold and dead could that happen.
We who call it like we see it, or as I used to be able to say, call a spade a spade!
During the 2016 election when Trump was elected, common sense flew out the window.
In politics it's not required. Ha...
When what was was beemed to a screen became more relevant then what went on in your own home.
It didn't die. It was outlawed decades ago.
I tend to agree. Though I want your take. :)
The whole politically correct movement was nothing more than a censorship movement to demonize any speech or talk against the progressive movement. They advanced their agenda later to create something called hate crimes, where if you use words selected by progressives as offensive, you have committed a crime. Almost all of those "crimes" are levied against white conservatives.
Huh.. and to think I was just imagining this shit for the last 30 years. :)
I remember when I was a kid growing up that one of the fads was telling Polock jokes! And we told them to Polish-American people and they laughed at them too!
I am a child of parents in the Greatest Generation. My contemporaries have common sense and so do I. My sisters and their husbands have raised their children and they have common sense - and manners, so there are still a few younger people who still have it.
It was a long process. Sometime between 1940 and 1950 the schools stopped teaching civics. in the 50s they started building large centrally located schools and hauling kids in buses, severing parental influence in all schools. The parents fought bitterly, but sine they didn't know anything about civics, they didn't know enough to fight a good fight. The administrators just ignored them and did what they wanted to do and the parents just wore themselves out. About 1959 the schools stopped teaching arithmetic, and eventually stopped teaching anything at all.
Then came the laws banning child labor, and it became impossible for a youngster to learn anything by getting a job. That is why we have so many sullen teens who can't count and have no idea how to get along in the real world. US public schools teach people to be stupid!
It actually dates back to the early 1900s in America.
“In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into men of learning or philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters, great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, statesmen, politicians, creatures of whom we have ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way. ~ First mission statement of the J.D. Rockefeller-endowed General Education Board in 1906
It dates back to ancient Greece.
The Underground History Of Public Education http://archive.lewrockwell.com/...to-uhae-1.html
Did you not catch "in America"? My article dates the origins of the idea back to Europe...and cites that book as well.
Not Europe, Greece, 2500 years ago. The system has been in use that long, and the only change was when the system was adopted by Prussia to train soldiers. Before that, classes were conducted while walking outside. After that, classes were conducted while seated inside.
Greece isn't in Europe...who knew???
When people stopped taking responsibility for their actions and saying what they did wrong (or didn't do right) was somebody else's fault.
WW2 and 1913 with unconstitutional income tax.
I give you 1913. You'll have to explain WW2 to me. :)
We should have stayed out.
There wasn't any reason we should have joined.
Pearl Harbor was a pretty good reason.. no?
That was a false flag.
To get us into WW2.
Got to be a bit more descriptive. Do you believe America talked Japan into the Pearl Harbor Attack?
Let it happen and moved the ships into position.
Ok. But but stupidity or intentional? That's a tough hill of truth to climb. :)
Well, there's a lot to watch and read on this.
All the good answers have been taken.
Was there ever a time when people said things like "Why does everyone have such great ideas? And no one makes any mistakes? And politicians are all such wonderful caring people? It's too perfect! This must continue for the rest of my life!"
Common sense only exists so we can bemoan its loss. Its most salient feature is its absence. You never tell someone "you have such common sense!", you say "where's the common sense?" Common sense wouldn't even be something to talk about it if were all around us.
There were apparrently a few very peaceful Indian Tribes who lived here for a few thousand years.. if not tens of thousands. was it perfect? Probably not. Though it did last for quite a long time.. Just saying. I disagree on the Second part. I have stated several times in my life that "common sense" is one of a specific person's best features. They are typically those who know a little though don't preach.. They take facts over banter and still question the "facts". They know that if they are hit by a Train either literally or figuratively they are bound to be "squished". :)
November 7, 2016