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MADNESS I TELL YOU, UTTER MADNESS!
I reckon it's the new thing to get yourself in the paper. Infamy, as Jade proved in Big Brother, is really good way to go.
Perhaps they're trying to get themselves Daily Mail headlines: "Is this the most evil PC person in England?"
Shit, what do we do now?
every so often this one comes up and there's "shock" and "outrage" about the "PC brigade" (do they have a headquarters? membership cards?) and then it's NEVER mentioned again.
it's just a load of reactionary tabloid nonsense.
i hate PC-ness. IT should be banned.
then how would we learn to use our computers?
the PC people who ban shit like this trivialise the whole political correctness movement. Which is basically a good idea but should only be used in situations where it, like, matters...
is ridiculous. it mentions one nursery that's done, and i'm almost entirely certain that that's probably the only one that did.
it's all blown out of any sense of proportion.
blown out of proportion to undermine PC views.
"So i can't say 'Paki' any more? But that's where they're FROM! It's just short for 'Pakistani', innit?"
"Yes, they may be from Pakistan. But they're not from 'Fucking Paki'-stan, are they?"
or something, paki=clean.
my flatmate told me a while ago... i can't remember.
pakistan mean 'clean country' or something?
something like that anyway. i'll email him and find out.
it's something to do with islam and the land blah blah blah...
It wasn't a joke.
Sounds funny, Clean Country. Bit of a shit name for a country...
literally, 'long land' or summat, in GERMAN...
All countries are silly.
"long land... that is also freezing cold and full of bastard natives. quick, back to saxony to indulge our love of wenches and fermented drinks!".
but i may be wrong.
it is really.
but then what's a 'good' name for a country?
it's like band names. there aren't really any good ones, just ones that aren't shit.
micronesia. It makes me think everyone there will be really small.
'the ivory coast' - - - isn't that a country? or am i confused. now THATS a name for a country.
Sri Lanka... That Sri bit is ace, confuses everyone.
Macedonia is cool too.
i want to live in 'fantasia'
i also wish ireland was still called 'hibernia'. much more interesting.
I wish England was called Dong Ding Dang.
called ding dong.
once upon a time, when i was but a teenager, i was on a family holiday there and we got sortof lost in the interior of cornwall, and i distinctly remember going through a hamlet called ding dong (as well as others with silly names like paul, mark, badger crossing etc). but i can't for the life of me find it on streetmap, but that might just because it was literally 3/4 houses and nothing else.
there are parts of Bolton called Doffcocker and Nob End.
of the french name (cÃ´te d'ivoire or something) hence why it probably sounds a little strange.
'It is a black day for this country...'
we're a bit like the illuminati, except we work to remove all vestiges of sense from humanity. we work from a dark tower in the mountains, where we can overlook our domain and CACKLE with intent about how much we're improving the world. we also all wear faux-vampire capes and eat cats for dinner on tuesdays.
"I have always been wary of people who complain about â€˜political correctnessâ€™. All too often they are the kind of people who feel they have a right to make derogatory comments about people based on their race, gender or sexual orientation â€“ a right which they are apparently being denied by the â€˜PC thought policeâ€™.
The term â€˜politically correctâ€™ began of course as an in-joke among leftists. It was a way of reacting to those very, very serious activists who used contorted language to avoid any suspicion that they might be â€˜unsoundâ€™ on matters of race, gender and sexuality. And anyone who was involved in left politics in the 1980â€™s knows that such people existed.
But political correctness took on a new, broader meaning once it fell into the hands of the right. They used it to attack some of the sillier practices in local government and the public sector in general and while there were some infamous exaggerations (and worse), most people on the liberal left would accept that conservatives were given plenty of ammunition.
Since then the term has gradually become used as a stick to beat the left with. We are now reaching the stage whereby anyone who objects to racism, sexism or homophobia is accused of being â€˜politically correctâ€™ by some elements of the right.
The Kilroy Silk affair has brought this to a head. For the right, anyone who simply objected to the racist caricatures used by the former television presenter, was apparently trying to stifle dissent and had fallen in with the Muslim lobby.
This lobby are, we are told, exploiting the weakness of the â€˜politically-correct liberal eliteâ€™ to further erode the natural born right of British people to make derogatory generalisations about any ethnic or national group (except Americans or Israelis, for whom any criticism is now denounced as the new fascism).
In his book The Myth of Political Correctness, JohnK. Wilson had a chapter entitled 'Conservative Correctness' which argues that the political attacks on PC in the US education system that began in the 1990â€™s are in fact an attempt to impose a conservative agenda through the tactic of labelling opposition as restrictive, ultra-left-wing madness.
That argument and phrase does seem to apply rather well to the approach being adopted by sections of the conservative media (including right-wing bloggers).
Here then are the main elements of this Conservative Correctness in the UK.
1. The white, heterosexual male, is a victim of our currently â€˜PC Societyâ€™. His freedom of speech is restricted, job opportunities are denied to him, his viewpoint is never reflected in the liberal-left dominated media and people who try to raise families and live a decent law-abiding, hard-working life are penalised in favour of all manner of deviants and minorities.
2. The law and the courts and the political elite are biased in favour of the criminal rather than the victim of crime. Criminals are being â€˜understoodâ€™ rather than punished while the victims of crime are being ignored and left to the mercy of the muggers and burglars. Criminals enjoy the life of Riley in so-called prisons â€“ at taxpayers expense.
3. Racism doesnâ€™t really exist. The accusation of â€˜racistâ€™ is just used to shut down any debate about immigration and the threat to our national identity and to assist in the continued PC fuelled attempts to denigrate our indigenous heritage and culture. The term also helps build the continued growth of the â€˜race relations industryâ€™.
4. Sexism or gender discrimination doesnâ€™t really exist. The concept was been invented by feminists and is used to further weaken family values and continue the persecution of men. Women are attracted into this easy but destructive lifestyle by generous government subsidies denied to ordinary families.
5. Homophobia certainly doesnâ€™t exist. It has been invented by the â€˜gay lobbyâ€™ as part of their campaign against the traditional family. We are now reaching the stage whereby to be straight is to be considered deviant. Schoolteachers and the media constantly promote a positive image of homosexuality while denigrating traditional heterosexual, sex.
6. The European Union is our enemy. It aims to destroy the British way of life and our institutions and force us to live under a Franco-German, anti-American, high-tax, federal, socialist super-state.
7. The PC left has succeeded in taking control of almost all areas of society. It dominates not only national and local government but also the civil service, the media, education and the police force.
None of which, of course bares much resemblance to reality. As such I would argue that CC is far worse and much more dangerous than the rather silly old PC. "
Really? I've just hit abandon reply in trying to answer that. I don't agree with some points that are made, is what it comes down to
oh, fair enough. i don't understand the 'really?' though ...
It isn't meant in any way other than I started to answer, and it went on for so long that I began to bore myself. I can't really do a subject like this justice without a long, rambling post. To me it is probably more of a pub debate than a post-by-post debate.
Plus my points are more than likely rubbish
to be fair, i'm not completely coming down on one side or another. i've just met too many people who used being anti-PC to shield blatantly racist views.
we're after a balance.
...that the major issue is that Rainbow has two sylables and Black has one, thus ruining the lyrical flow completely. Fools.
as the woman on radio2 said this morning
have you ever seen a rainbow-coloured sheep? surely the emotional distress caused by spray-painting a few sheep local to each school to make this crock of shit believable will be worse than the so-called 'offense' that 4 year olds from 'minorities' will feel?
will it not make 'black' a dirty word that nobody ever says, thus making them feel worse?
little kids have been articulating their feelings of 'alienation' based on the use of perceived racial slurs in songs?
fuck no. this is adults, baby. MAKING THINGS UP.
walk my dog around nob end.
have you any cotton.
now that, their could be a problem with. but this is just stupid.
Anyway, I thought that it was a positive rhyme.
"Have you any wool?"
"You betcha, mofo."
since you're so sure the 'PC Brigade' exist why don't you write them a letter informing them of your disgust? eh?
If you read what guntrip wrote you'd understand that he is suggesting the 'PC Brigade' *don't* exist.
I wasn't responding to guntrip.