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What the HeII Does 'Politically Correct' Mean?: A Short History
The many meanings of 'political correctness'
Jesse Walker|Jan. 30, 2015 11:46 am



People have been putting the words "politically" and "correct" together in various contexts for ages, but for our purposes the story begins in the middle of the 20th century, as various Marxist-Leninist sects developed a distinctive cant. One of the terms they liked to use was "politically correct," as in "What is needed now is a politically correct, class-conscious and militant leadership, which will lead an armed struggle to abolish the whole system of exploitation of man by man in Indonesia and establish a workers state!" It was a phrase for the sort of radical who was deeply interested in establishing and enforcing the "correct line," to borrow another term of the day. If you were the sort of radical who was not interested in establishing and enforcing the correct line, you were bound to start mocking this way of talking, and by the end of the '60s the mockers were flinging the phrase back at the drones. In 1969, for example, when Dana Beal of the White Panther Party defended the counterculture against its critics on the straight left, he argued that freely experimenting was more important than trying "to be perfectly politically 'correct.'" A year later, in the seminal feminist anthology Sisterhood is Powerful, Robin Morgan derided male editors who had "the best intentions of being politically 'correct'" but couldn't resist butting in with their own ideas. In the new usage, which soon superceded the old Leninist lingo pretty much entirely, "politically correct" was an unkind term for leftists who acted as though good politics were simply a matter of mastering the right jargon.
 

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Political correctness seems to be the "in thing" these days and its really disturbing since its roots are based in Marxists beliefs and history has shown us how poorly this has worked resulting in the deaths of millions. Of course, maybe the world needs a good purging every now and then. I don't know.

Everyone seems to want to feel special and the liberals want to celebrate this uniqueness. Just take for instance the Americans who happen to be black. They want to be known as Afro-Americans this week as if they are not truly Americans. This is problematic in that it creates a divide in our society. And for what? But this isn't enough for the liberals. No, they want to all be unique and special in some way so now they have created gender pronouns to describe those who chose to live differently because these poor people feel marginalized in society and somehow they think this will fix this. However, anyone with a basic understanding of statistics knows what the bell curve is so no matter how many times you pull a segment out of the total population and form a new group there will always be those on the margin who will be able to claim they are marginalized by the group. This accomplishes nothing and just forms more division in society when we as a nation need to view one another as Americans and we as a planet need to view each other as humans.

Nothing good will ever come out of political correctness other than give a bunch of nut job academicians jobs in a field that is totally useless.
 

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Jogeephus":294gb97m said:
Nothing good will ever come out of political correctness other than give a bunch of nut job academicians jobs in a field that is totally useless.



I agree nothing good will come of it, but I disagree with your outcome. It is and will continue getting worse than your stated outcome.
 

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It is over used by many. Has no specific definition. Most of what people refer to being politically incorrect, is a matter of common civility. For example, it is not politically-correct to state that "women should stay in the home where they belong".  Or to state that "black men can run fast because they evolved on the African savanna running from lions."  Those are not in my definition "politically-correct" subjects. They are common civility issues.
 
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Margonme":22d3f43a said:
They are common civility issues.

Talk about words that don't go together - "common" and "civility".

Jimmy the Greek got fired for the following "politically-incorrect" statement:

"The black is a better athlete to begin with because he's been bred to be that way,” he said. “This goes back all the way to the Civil War when the slave owner would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big black kid.”

In my opinion, it has nothing to do with politics. It has more to do with "common civility".
 

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