Political Correctness Is So Wrong

Posted: April 10, 2012 in Commentary
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I’m on my soapbox this morning and I’ve got something to say.  Political correctness……..it is just so wrong in so many ways.  Look, if you have something to say just say it, don’t sugar coat it because someones feelings might get a little ruffled.  We need to stop pandering to those who can’t bear to hear the truth.

It’s ridiculous to think we need to protect everyone’s sensative ears from every little word that is uttered.  If you’re offended by free speech then you need to grow a backbone and toughen up.  I for one will say what I want to say and if you don’t like it then don’t listen.  We are turning into a nation of wimps who have no character.  Speak your mind and let the chips fall where they may.

A criminal is a criminal, they are not behaviorally challenged.  Failure is failure, it is not deferred success.  An illegal alien is an illegal alien, they are not undocumented workers.  Insane people are insane, they are not selectively perceptive.  A junkie is a junkie, they are not a substance abuse victim.  A bum is a bum, they are not a displaced homeowner.

As for me political correctness is nothing more than a failed attempt to eliminate stigma from certain social and political scenarios.  Maybe if more social stigma was applied instead of less, than people would stop behaving in anti social, immoral ways.  Remember personal responsibility is personal responsibility regardless of what the politically correct crowd would have you think.

  1. Political correctness is self-imposed censorship. Everyone can say what they like, but they just have to accept the consequences of doing so. Some people use PC language so as not to distract from a separate story or point they are trying to make, and some terms have become politically or emotional charged and carry a different meaning or connotation to different people and groups. Everyone is free to turn a blind eye to those meanings but you risk losing your point and credibility by doing so.

  2. rmactsc says:

    Accepting consequences should always be a part of everyone’s personal responsibility. Whether it be words or actions I am a firm believer in taking personal responsibility for what you say and do. When discussing issues I find it best to say what you mean rather than substitute a PC term when it is not needed.

  3. This post offends me. I would like to fill out a hurt feelings report.

  4. I would much rather have someone say what they honestly feel. I run into Political correctness with the racial side. Just go ahead and admit it if you are a racist instead of using some politically correct BS to cover it up. And people really need to stop accusing everyone who may be a bit off-color in their remarks of being racist. Politically incorrect and Racist are two different things.

    • rmactsc says:

      I’ve never understood the racism thing. I was always brought up that you like or dislike an individual based on their individual personality traits. I’ve never understood how someone can dislike a whole race or a whole religion in its entirety.

  5. Elle Ringham says:

    All significant growth and opportunity can front being outspoken and what we’d now deem politically incorrect actions. Like you have mentioned before, we own our actions. If we chose to leech off neighbors and live with an expectancy that the government will take care of us I say we call it like is it. I’m tired of caveats. No excuses. If you work hard to be your very best you should take pride in expressing your thoughts, uncensored and without regarding to whom might not agree.

    • rmactsc says:

      Thanks Elle Ringham. My sentiments exactly. One should take pride in what they have achieved on their own and develop a self reliant attitude when it comes to one’s attitudes and actions.

  6. I agree with you wholeheartedly. And that sign is now the background image on my computer.

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