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A Critique of Politically Correct Language
The Independent Review, The Independent Institute ^ | Fall 2011 issue | Ben O'Neill

Posted on 03/08/2019 2:41:36 PM PST by Jyotishi

Defenders of politically correct language claim that such speech reduces offensive behavior and encourages conscious thinking about individual merits. On the contrary, the drive for politically correct language relegates more and more terms to the exclusive domain of bullies, while requiring unthinking, reflexive adherence to the latest stupid language fashions. [PDF file at source]

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bully; english; language; pc; speech; writing

1 posted on 03/08/2019 2:41:36 PM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

Defenders of PC speech use it so that they can signal their social righteousness and that I am a knuckle dragging Neanderthal.
In other words “ANY THING I SAY IS WRONG”, because I said it.


2 posted on 03/08/2019 2:54:25 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Jyotishi

Don’t let the marxists put words in your mouth. If they can control your mouth, they can control your mind.


3 posted on 03/08/2019 2:54:30 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Jyotishi

I’ve got a patriotically correct term for these A-holes——TRAITORS.


4 posted on 03/08/2019 3:04:11 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: Jyotishi

Bkmk


5 posted on 03/08/2019 3:15:56 PM PST by sauropod (Yield to sin, and experience chastening and sorrow; yield to God, and experience joy and blessing.)
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To: 5th MEB

Lately I’ve been thinking that the only way to fight back against some of the PC nonsense is to turn it back on those who insist on it and try to enforce it. For example, a white liberal who protests against “whiteness” should be told “STFU, white boy/girl. Haven’t you got the memo? White people are supposed to shut up and die, and I don’t want to listen to your worthless crap.”


6 posted on 03/08/2019 3:42:02 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Jyotishi

One cannot defeat the left using the lexicon of leftists.
It’s a trap, a con, and they have been using it a lot
longer than you. Try and engage them that way and you
have lost from the very beginning.

I saw an applicable statement Here the other day
and it holds a lot of truth.

You can vote yourself into socialism,
but you have to shoot your way out!


7 posted on 03/08/2019 4:07:15 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jyotishi

“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” - Theodore Dalrymple


8 posted on 03/08/2019 4:37:43 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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