Shouldn't even apply to politicians. That's how we end up with some of the f'ed up laws on the books, policies in our schools, etc. JMHO
Good point. Evil thrives by suppressing the truth and misleading the innocent. Just a play on words, political and politician.
I will copy & paste my comment on another recent post, concerning "political correctness" ....
When I first started hearing political correctness being railed against so much, it seemed that not wishing to hurt or offend others with one's words was being derided. I saw people on the internet being congratulated for not being "PC", when they used racial slurs. I've always thought racial slurs were ugly, you see, since I was a little kid. Same with using intentionally hurtful words of any kind, to demean others based on their looks, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. Certainly making fun of someone's disability is despicable.
I do think the idea of it has gotten out of hand though, in some aspects. I tend to agree with what George H.W. Bush said back in 1991, when it comes to those aspects...
“The notion of political correctness has ignited controversy across the land. And although the movement arises from the laudable desire to sweep away the debris of racism and sexism and hatred, it replaces old prejudice with new ones.”
I think 'telling it as it is' leaves little room for any misunderstandings. I can tell it as it is, without slurring, or making fun.
Also, it seems to me that people who are "insulted" know the truth about themselves.
Evil thrives by suppressing the truth and misleading the innocent.
Well sure..anyone can. Obviously, many just choose not to.
"Also, it seems to me that people who are "insulted" know the truth about themselves."
I do not personally believe that to be true, in general.
I guess my whole point is that I have been taught since I was a little guy to be respectful, polite, and well mannered, and I do not need to be scolded by those of a certain political persuasion who have preconceived notions as to what I am saying or implying.
Opinions should be honest. People should be able to discuss and disagree without insulting each other personally.
The "truth" is what I see , hear, and experience. Studies, polls, and propaganda mean nothing to me.
all i'll say on PC is suck it up buttercup and phuck it
To be nice is the reason. There should always be empathy, even with ones you don't like. Be fair, be kind, and be who you are.
Telling the truth should never include ugly words. There's always a nice way to get your point across.
I agree 100%.