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Could we function without political correctness without offending people?

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I think this is interesting because some people take offence if something is one way instead of the toned down version. For instance, people don't say Merry Christmas, they say Happy Holidays. This is a pet peev of mine and what are your thoughts?
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    1. We could function without political correctness
      60.00%
    2. We need political correctness so as to not offend anyone
      40.00%
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  • Yes, political correctness offends people. Before political correctness, not that many people may have been offended when nobody used political correctness.
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  • Yes, the United States and the word can be without political correctness. 
  • We would be less polite, but more honest.
  • Just a question, do you think that the main people offended would be people of different religions or any person who disagrees about an issue politically?
    A good debate is not judged by bias, but in the context of the debate, where objectivity is key and rationale prevalent. 
  • People may be brainwashed to need political correctness, especially liberals and college liberals.
  • Can you provide an example? Would conservatives be added to the list as well? If the Congress is conservatively controlled right now, would the brainwashing assume that all conservatives are wrong and that we need more Democrats in office?
    A good debate is not judged by bias, but in the context of the debate, where objectivity is key and rationale prevalent. 
  • Can you provide an example? Would conservatives be added to the list as well? If the Congress is conservatively controlled right now, would the brainwashing assume that all conservatives are wrong and that we need more Democrats in office?

    We can't say, since Congress isn't controlled by conservatives right now.  When you add the number of open-borders globalist republicans to the number of democrats, Congress is obviously not conservative.  Even Trump isn't particularly conservative, that was one of the main complaints against him during the primaries and the source of disagreement from many never-Trumpers.  That said, Trump has always spoken out against political correctness, and his time in the White House has reflected his views; his calling out both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, some of his statements about illegal immigrants, and the White House wishing a Merry Christmas come to mind.

  • someone234someone234 475 Pts
    edited December 2017
    I do not care whether it's right or wrong but there is absolutely no society where PC is absent.

    Even pure anarchy has PC because if you in any way advocate government, cops and/or money/economy in an anarchy you'd be beaten senseless until you learned to keep your mouth shut.

    There is always a set of things that if you say it will get you 'beaten up' in any society AT ALL.

    For instance, if we talk on this site and call debaters nerds, that's a very basic level of PC. A more subtle but harsher punished example of PC would be to advocate CreateDebate.com, Debate.org and/or Reddit.com in any way at all on this site but ESPECIALLY if one would say those sites were BETTER rather than equal. The 'truest' PC and the harshest punished would be in any way breaking the real-life laws of USA or whatever nation you are based in if it isn't USA (but still USA) as this site is based in USA and your nation is where you accessing the Internet meaning both at once need to be obeyed while using this site. Examples include death threats (outside of obvious innuendo in a rap battle), hate speech that would incite real-life violence to you for your race, religion etc. or (and this one is actually something you need to truly appreciate) admitting you are of a religious outlook and advocating it that is banned in your nation. You may think the anonymity of the username saves you but unless you've literally used a VPN from the time you made you account's email(s) to the time you are posting on this site, you can be traced and if you are saying things that promote any religious outlook other than Islam (even secularism) you actually can be arrested and punished in any Sharia nation so take care, the same way if you advocate Scentiology but have a UK IP address, take care as it's illegal to promote and to adhere to Scientology in any way in the UK. There's other things that are even more subtle but basically the crux of my essay here is there's always PC in any society, even the society of this very website.
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  • CYDdharta said:
    Can you provide an example? Would conservatives be added to the list as well? If the Congress is conservatively controlled right now, would the brainwashing assume that all conservatives are wrong and that we need more Democrats in office?

    We can't say, since Congress isn't controlled by conservatives right now.  When you add the number of open-borders globalist republicans to the number of democrats, Congress is obviously not conservative.  Even Trump isn't particularly conservative, that was one of the main complaints against him during the primaries and the source of disagreement from many never-Trumpers.  That said, Trump has always spoken out against political correctness, and his time in the White House has reflected his views; his calling out both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, some of his statements about illegal immigrants, and the White House wishing a Merry Christmas come to mind.

    I can agree with you that Trump does call out some forms of political correctness, but while that is a good thing, political correctness shouldn't be the only factor in judging a president. Even if Trump wasn't politically correct when describing Muslims and immigrants, it was still wrong to use the travel ban and to deny people based on religion, which is a 1st amendment violation. All of your other points seem correct though!
    A good debate is not judged by bias, but in the context of the debate, where objectivity is key and rationale prevalent. 

  • I can agree with you that Trump does call out some forms of political correctness, but while that is a good thing, political correctness shouldn't be the only factor in judging a president. Even if Trump wasn't politically correct when describing Muslims and immigrants, it was still wrong to use the travel ban and to deny people based on religion, which is a 1st amendment violation. All of your other points seem correct though!
    Trump never tried to use a travel ban to deny people entry based on religion, he simply tried to deny the people most likely to be terrorists entry into the United States.  Only one of the seven countries in the travel ban is one of the 10 countries with the highest Muslim population.  They all are, however, either considered state sponsors of terrorism by the State Department or high on the list of the Global Terrorism List.
  • Don't be too hard on the PC people.  :)
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