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Does political correctness do more harm than good?

  • Consider the source of political correctness

    No matter the issue, if it violates the individual freedom of expression or influences same in a any way it should not find favor in any forum, especially one seeking control others.

    Think about the shallow mind set of the element giving birth to what is currently tagged as 'political correctness.' These folks could not possibly be well versed in the causes of their country's creation and survival.

    Given the plethora of nation states where entire populations are controlled by dictatorships or religious icons why would any knowledgeable American even think about regulating, legally or otherwise, free speech?

    The reality is that 'political correctness' is birthed in a fairy tale ideology created and nursed in Western educational systems. They would have us living in a utopian existence without the pleasure of natural evolution.

    If one simply observes the media venues prompting the value of 'political correctness' one will immediately see liberalism at its deepest.
    These are the same venues who exhort the peacefulness of Islam; who believe people do not cause crime, guns do; who believe America should be providing for everyone who wants to come here; who believe folks will prosper from gratis welfare; who see organized peaceful religion as a negative; who believe the lives of infants are less valued than mass murderers; who believe two genders are not enough; who believe government is the answer for all solutions to problems they may bear, etc., etc.

    Is any wonder that they kneel to 'political correctness?'

  • People need to grow up.

    These people that want political correctness are the people that have had to go against what humanity has been doing forever. The fact that people have to whine and complain about how someone said something mean or discriminatory towards them is a fact that this country is failing because of political correctness. These people need to grow up and stop relying on mommy and daddy to fix all of their problems. Because guess what! News flash! They won't be around forever.

  • People need to grow up.

    These people that want political correctness are the people that have had to go against what humanity has been doing forever. The fact that people have to whine and complain about how someone said something mean or discriminatory towards them is a fact that this country is failing because of political correctness. These people need to grow up and stop relying on mommy and daddy to fix all of their problems. Because guess what! News flash! They won't be around forever.

  • Freedom of speech

    It's a direct contradiction to the basic human right of freedom of speech. You can say whatever you want! But keep within the margin of what political correctness allows. That is not how it should work. If someone gets offended by what you say it is simply an indication that they don't agree with your opinion, which can lead to a discussion. Political correctness is a constraint on our speech.

  • Its prescriptive nature can produce the opposite effect

    The problem I see with PC culture is that it is being forced upon people. As a person how was called out by PC culture at work my reaction has been to rebel against it as obtrusive and the fact that I felt basically told how to behave and think has actually made me move toward some of the arguments of the right. So, the attempt to make me PC has had the reverse effect. I'm now less PC than before and less sympathetic to PC culture.

  • PC means silencing disagreement.

    In the United States, we are guaranteed freedom of speech. That isn't meant to just protect mainstream thought either. It's meant to protect the speech and ideas of even the most extreme, radical, and disgusting, even speech. If someone doesn't like an idea, they don't get to silence them, they can walk away. We are supposed to live in the free, open marketplace of ideas. PC means silencing and killing that open free marketplace of ideas.

  • It's about speech, not action

    If a person expressed prejudice against a certain divers group and you criticize them for being prejudiced that is not political correctness the is using speech of defense of human right against prejudiced.It'snot shutting the bigot up but telling him that you believe that these citizens have rights too, even if the bigot don't expect it.Political correctness goes to shut hate speech, hate words and heat history up, rather than debating the bigot and challenging them.Conservative liberal genuine enforcement of equality of minority citizens under the law as political correctness.Not it isn't.It' part of genuine liberalism.Political l correctness goes after the speech , not action.The bigot like this cause it makes it easier to enforce their hate physically while pretending to be complaining about their speech being suppressed, To get people to feel sorry for them.Resulting in gaining the power to their hate action.Those who are against the equal right of minorities and want to eliminate them think they are right .For example, if you say that you support legal abortion, then the conservative will label you politically correct, even though you would not stop them from expressing opposition, but they want you to agree with them.Conservative promote their brand of political correctness .Demo publican or fake liberal political correctness is not real liberalism.This all started in the Bill Clinton regime.Political correctness is a shifty thing.You don;t promote equal rights of unpopular, but victimless crime citizens by suppressing and changing speech.

  • Pc stifles debate

    Political correctness feels like a sinister plot to demonise anyone who does not subscribe to the narrow views of the liberal left metropolitan elite. Pc started out with the best intentions but these days the subliminal messages included In tv programmes,even children' lead to a stifling of legitimate concerns and debate,

  • Pc is good for the society

    Political correctness started with great intentions, and has made society less verbally threatening by discouraging hateful speech, however it has failed in important ways and is often misused to suppress non-hateful opposing viewpoints. Children are less exposed to hateful phrases and are less likely to repeat them and learn that hateful speech is wrong.

  • Pc is good for the society

    Political correctness started with great intentions, and has made society less verbally threatening by discouraging hateful speech, however it has failed in important ways and is often misused to suppress non-hateful opposing viewpoints. Children are less exposed to hateful phrases and are less likely to repeat them and learn that hateful speech is wrong.

  • Opinions can Hurt

    Its all well and good thinking something, but most of the time someone, somewhere will find this offensive. Political Correctness helps us to learn how to phrase our opinions in a way which will keep everyone happy and not start further arguments. You would tell your child off for saying a bad word, so why not tell society off for using them as well? Perhaps a lesson in manners and politeness is needed.

  • Everybody has issues.

    Living in New York, you learn quickly about developing a thick skin...I get it. But when we have those who aspire to hold the highest office in the nation, taking a stance of being non-PC becomes relevant. Why? Let's call it as it is, Trump's bigotry, racists and stereotypical viewpoints can potentially turn into policies and become law. I have concerns about my daughter who may grow up in this world where it may be a crime to make her own choices in life or that sexual discrimination is now the new standard in society.

  • No - People Realize What Is Really Meant

    No, political correctness does not do more harm than good. “Politically Correct” is a phrase that has been around for a long time. People are not that naïve and gullible – they realize when what they are hearing is political correctness and not honesty. People are not fooled by it – we know ourselves well enough to know when we are not saying what we mean.

  • Political correctness is the best policy

    It is no lie that in our society, there are many people who use words without knowing their implications and this lack of concern is what would eventually lead to "normalized" discrimination and prejudices. For instance, using insults that originated from discriminatory thoughts and expressions on a daily basis can indirectly foster discriminatory thought without one even thinking about it. Obviously, many people can be directly harmed by such words, but most importantly, such normalized integration of politically incorrect speech can lead to unprecedented consequences that we would definitely want to avoid in the future. Young children can learn from the way some adults speak, and they may pick up the language as they grow, and without them knowing, a discriminatory, prejudiced, narrow-minded generation incapable of open-mindedness is born. Such reasons dictate that political correctness is the best policy.

  • Political correctness is the best policy

    It is no lie that in our society, there are many people who use words without knowing their implications and this lack of concern is what would eventually lead to "normalized" discrimination and prejudices. For instance, using insults that originated from discriminatory thoughts and expressions on a daily basis can indirectly foster discriminatory thought without one even thinking about it. Obviously, many people can be directly harmed by such words, but most importantly, such normalized integration of politically incorrect speech can lead to unprecedented consequences that we would definitely want to avoid in the future. Young children can learn from the way some adults speak, and they may pick up the language as they grow, and without them knowing, a discriminatory, prejudiced, narrow-minded generation incapable of open-mindedness is born. Such reasons dictate that political correctness is the best policy.

  • Political Correctness is not harmful

    It's not harmful because it can actually help those who have been given un truthful facts or is willing to look on the internet. I must admit that some who are very passionate about politics might come off as mean. Thus I believe that political correctness is not harmful at all.

  • Pc is good for the society

    Political correctness started with great intentions, and has made society less verbally threatening by discouraging hateful speech, however it has failed in important ways and is often misused to suppress non-hateful opposing viewpoints. Children are less exposed to hateful phrases and are less likely to repeat them and learn that hateful speech is wrong.

  • By dismissing PC, we have already done more harm than good, the election 2016.

    With Trump's bigotry fueled campaign he has intensely given the green light to defy PC. Now we have a nation divided; we now have groups that expects fear and intimidation for the next four years as a consequence of Trump being president elect. It is now okay to be impolite to co-workers of different views, ethnicities, and minority groups. To be unfriendly to your fellow Americans. It is now excusable to use hatred to forego the use of PC. It' okay to say whatever you want regardless of the consequences. Even Freedom of Speech has it's limitations, it's one of the reasons why we can't yell bomb on a plane, unless there actually is one. Because the consequences would be worse because we failed to recognize that words have meaning. So PC culture will be painted with a negative brush of thought if people do not recognize other effective ways to communicate. If you want to say there is racism against whites, and most people will view the statement as a fallacy, it does not make sense. Instead say prejudice against whites, and then saying that people fear whites because of our American history; give examples. It sounds more intelligent and you get the other person to listen to what you have to say more effectively. PC culture is important, especially if you want someone to understand where you are coming from. It's socially required, so we do not learn to alienate groups with our remarks. And we have already done so.

  • By dismissing PC, we have already done more harm than good, the election 2016.

    With Trump's bigotry fueled campaign he has intensely given the green light to defy PC. Now we have a nation divided; we now have groups that expects fear and intimidation for the next four years as a consequence of Trump being president elect. It is now okay to be impolite to co-workers of different views, ethnicities, and minority groups. To be unfriendly to your fellow Americans. It is now excusable to use hatred to forego the use of PC. It' okay to say whatever you want regardless of the consequences. Even Freedom of Speech has it's limitations, it's one of the reasons why we can't yell bomb on a plane, unless there actually is one. Because the consequences would be worse because we failed to recognize that words have meaning. So PC culture will be painted with a negative brush of thought if people do not recognize other effective ways to communicate. If you want to say there is racism against whites, and most people will view the statement as a fallacy, it does not make sense. Instead say prejudice against whites, and then saying that people fear whites because of our American history; give examples. It sounds more intelligent and you get the other person to listen to what you have to say more effectively. PC culture is important, especially if you want someone to understand where you are coming from. It's socially required, so we do not learn to alienate groups with our remarks. And we have already done so.

  • While there are problems with its execution,

    Political correctness should never be discouraged. The concept of being friendly and understanding towards other people, their cultures, religions, or societies is one that I think that almost anyone can agree with in concept. In a democracy homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, etc., are all allowed and indeed a rather large portion of the American population has beliefs that tend toward these personal characteristics, however social justice is also allowed and (at least in my American government) it is encouraged by laws that ensure that people of all races genders and gender identities are treated equally by businesses and all aspects of government (admittedly some of these qualities can be lost in execution due to "Implicit Bias" (Google it)). Being friendly is something most of us can agree on, however speaking one's mind is a key factor of freedom of speech and while i do not encourage the proliferation of sexism racism etcetera it is important to have discussions about these topics so as to be able to discuss the fallacies in a racist ideology.


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