Skip to comments.The Power of Being “Offended” in Order to Shut Down Political Debate
Posted on 04/21/2013 9:56:26 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting offended a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. It doesn't matter what the issue is; the left will divert a legitimate political debate into an accusation that the right disagrees with them because they are full of hate towards them. This puts the right on the defensive, and removes the real debate from discussion. It then becomes difficult for the right to ever prevail with their position, because to do so would mean hate had won.
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I throw their PC nonsense right back at themand put the onus in their lap.
Conservative: “If it offends you too much to discuss this we don’t have to. We’re not the ones seeking changes that would require we discuss it.”
I have been offended by people that feel offended since 1974.
Buck up mister!
I’m offended by this thread. Mods, shut it down!
The offensenicks pervert a principle that is Christian enough, which is that one should endeavor not to wreck the spiritual growth of a brother or sister by reining in their use of Christian freedoms where appropriate. However when the people involved steadfastly resist redemption, or insist that “society” furnish “their kind” of redemption (e.g. “gay marriage” in the name of “equality”) — it is an abuse and a spiritual train wreck.
I like to tell them that I find whatever leftard drivel they have babbled to be “very offensive.”
It’s just to much hand wringing LOL
That's just because you are a racist. And a homophobe. And a xenophobe. And a hater. /libtard
LOL right on target
Racist = Someone who disagrees with a liberal.
Well, often this sort of situation crops up when conservatives try to keep liberals from wholly hogging the political floor (as with the recent “gay marriage” push).
"I ♥ Hater's"
I laughed my *** off!
The “I’m offended” card is played on both sides. The way to shut someone down that says they are offended is to let them know their being offended is not your concern, the issue at hand is not about their feelings. Then tell them to grow up.
And that about sums the liberal “argument” up.
Nothing is played more than the race card and nothing is more politically correct than the discussion about race.
It’s past time to stop that nonsense.
The left acting “offended” to sidestep an issue reminds me of Ann Coulter’s complaint of liberals relying on “womanly indignation” to sidestep an issue.
I remember she called it something along the lines of “the doctrine of the the absolute infallibility of a sobbing, hysterical woman.”
If they demand death to chivalry, it’s tempting to treat them as though chivalry was indeed dead. Tell off the weeper the same as if she was a fellow.
Good point regarding liberal hypocricy.
I hadn't heard that, but its an excellent analogy. Yes, guys will typically do anything to keep a lady from becoming noticeably upset with them, at least in public.
I am offended by your offensive attitude regarding offended people.
Is this the argument clinic?
Im offended, too, Dmitri. Im very offended. All right, youre offended more than I am, but I am as offended as well. I am as offended as you are, Dmitri! Dont say that youre more offended than I am, because Im capable of being just as offended as you are. So were both offended, all right?! All right.
Let's just say we're equally offended.
What a fantastic movie.
I never tire of it.
[[Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting offended a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions.]]
Yes, the left uses it as a very effective tactic because htey know damn well the right will never stop them in their tracks by sayign somethign along htel ine of “Zip it- Grow some nuts nancy, and quitcherwhinin- you’r makign an ass of yourself and our forefathers and women woudl be ashamed of you for acting liek little kids- now pull yetr skirts up and at trhe very least pretend you’re an adult for 10 secodns so we can get thsi issue debated without all the drama queen crap- ok? Thanks!”
But you knew that LOL
Yes I nkow- which is why i made the joke about hating haters- which makes me a hater- which means UI must hate myself too-
It was Lenin who first coined the phrase “political correctness”...
That is an offensive question.
I’m not sure if anyone here will be offended...
but this reminds me of a science fiction story I’ve heard about by a certain David Brin (who apparently is a libertarian-type), where some guy comes from the future and is asked what future society is like. He responds:
In the future, there will only be two laws;
1. Thou shalt not offend others.
2. Thou shalt not allow thyself to be too easily offended.
If only that could be the case. It’s more like we’re their bizarro-world opposite... and by design.
Someone once accused me of racism. I asked her if she understood the laws of libel and slander, and how painfully difficult, and excruciatingly expensive it would be to defend herself against such a charge in court. Because to prove that she wasn’t slanderous and libellous she would have had to prove that I was, as she says a “Racist”. The definition of “Racism” is belief in the inherent superiority of one race over another.Oh, the woman apologised and retracted.
Politically correctophile leftist extremist use accusations of racism much like stones were used in the 7th century
>>Conservative: If it offends you too much to discuss this we dont have to. Were not the ones seeking changes that would require we discuss it.
Excellent. More of us need to use this argument.
I always tell them I’m offended every quarter when I ink those checks payable to the IRS. And when I look at the sales tax total on a register receipt, it offends me.
And when I see all the government deadheads driving around in shiny new vehicles, it offends me when I climb into my 02 Dodge PU withe 360K miles on it.
Look at their gallery of euphemisms to find out what the left is doing that they know is offensive. They have to hide their offensiveness under a heavy blanket of euphemism and misdirection.
Diversity: elevation of all other cultures above the American culture and elevation of all other races above whites. giving the “preferred” race a pass so that members don’t have to meet the same selection standards for college admission. etc.
social justice: stealing from people who work hard and giving some of their money to the poor, but giving most of it to lawyers and “community organizers” who run shake-down scams
climate change: another shakedown scam that had to change its name when the “science” of global warming became more difficult to fake
My favorite recent example was the kerfuffle about the recording of Mitch McConnell discussing Ashley Judd. David Korn was interviewed about this and claimed it was important and relevant because the tone was mocking and derisive.
Has anyone on the left ever listened to the MSM?????
The tone is mocking and derisive whenever they speak about a conservative. Tea Party. Sarah Palin. Any conservative person they disagree with. The venom spewed by the left regarding their targets makes anything McConnell said look tame.
So lefties, before you get your panties in a wad about “offensiveness” try checking the mirror.
I blame the useful dupes within the Democratic Party Trash proper for getting rid of the “like” buttons in the local newspapers...
...why we can’t allow citizens making truthful insightful comments getting favorable comments from others, why, that may empower them. But we’ll let the keep the ‘offended’ button and maybe they won’t notice.
Which indicates they are losing...
The Right has gotten very tired of being the only ones who's values are offended, and has decided it's time to call a spade a spade.
If 'gays' get 'offended' when I call them a FAG - too bad.
If 'undocumented immigrants' get 'offended' when they are called BORDER INVADERS - too bad.
If 'redistributionists' get 'offended' when their 'its for the chilrun' schemes get exposed and are correctly labeled THIEVES - again; too bad.
If 'progressives' get 'offended' when called SOCIALISTs; GOLLY!! too bad.
They can take their mealy-mouthed 'offense' and stick it where our schools are teaching our children it's all right to place things.
Just ignore the thin-skinned libs.
You've reminded me of another:
If MORMONs are offended when their chosen 'religion' is exposed on FR - too bad.