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To me, political correctness is when you cannot have a civil discussion about a topic even when you're willing to listen and be respectful when discussing the issue. The best example for a liberal would be socialism. Socialism is an economic policy that has much history and still holds much support around the world. Why is it when even mentioning the word you suddenly become some sort of national traitor? Why wouldn't many people support communism and socialism? You can't talk about such things in the public sphere in America without immediately being branded a looney.

Similarly despite studies showing that affirmative action has lost much support and many feel it is a form of reverse discrimination, it is a topic that won't be addressed by any leading politician or popular figure. It's not a 'kosher' topic. If talking about socialism makes you a traitor, criticizing affirmative action makes you a racist and your opinion is therefore invalid to the majority.

Then there is the media which reports on crimes in a way that is misleading. Whenever a white person commits a crime against a black person, the race is nearly always mentioned. When it's a black person committing a crime against other races, it's typically reported as a 'youth' or a person with a 'dark complexion'. Good luck finding any articles about a suspect on the loose who has a 'light complexion'.

If you control the language you already have control of the conversation.

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Good discussion, PC is something that has its place but like a lot of things has been taken to the extreme.

We live in a socialistic society and benefit from it on a daily basis. Police, FD, national highways, libraries, state funded universities public utilities are all a result of socialistic programs sponsored by the State or Federal Government. But no one wants to be labeled a Socialist in our society, Socialist are no different than traitorous Un-American Eastern European Commie lovers in some circles. The terms are not synonymous.

Other people in our society refuse to use the term Illegal Alien. Seems to be a good description, but all you will hear many say is Undocumented Worker. These terms are not synonymous.

Unemployed and Bums are not synonymous.

Job Creators and Wall Street Robber Barons are not synonymous either.

There are Job Creators, Unemployed and Undocumented Workers but I think a lot of clarity could be added to serious discussions by separating the chaff from the wheat using terms that cut to the chase, like Illegal Aliens, Wall Street Robber Barons and Bums.

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"Political correctness" is just another phrase for "Don't be an asshole." Something a lot of people seem to have a huge problem with.

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Its interesting to see conservatives argue against capitalism without realizing it.

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