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"Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional,illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstreammedia, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possibleto pick up a turd by the clean end." :D
 

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"Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional,illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstreammedia, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possibleto pick up a turd by the clean end." :D
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Stu, you really should have posted this on the thread you started about 'not changing subjects'. It has a HUGE readership!!:eek:
 

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Or it could be an idea that started out saying "it really isn't funny or cool to be a jerk to the underdog", but got twisted by its conservative detractors into a straw man that those who live with the paranoia that they might not be better than anyone else like to kick around.

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Stu

Good line.

Political distinctions such as left and right date back to when Europe was suffering the struggle between international socialists and national socialists.

Now a bullying left pushing political correctness, for example, label anyone opposed to it either intellectually, or because it has harmed them as "right" on the political spectrum.

A more general distinction is offered from Physics. The modern physicist, Murray Gell-Mann, elegantly described an authoritarian system as "That which isn't compulsory is prohibited".

He might have been referring to physics, but it wonderfully describes the pre-dominant political culture of the past 90 years, or so, and it is applicable to the ambitions of every movement from Communism to the Nazis to today's liberals whose almost terminal anxieties can only be satisfied by imposing their will upon the rest of the public.

I am not "left" and not "right", but only wish to find ways to protect myself and my family from the mob with its highly-charged emotions and superstitions of the day.
 
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