Political Correctness is simply having manners and decency

May 14, 2016, 6:40 pm

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The debate "Political Correctness is simply having manners and decency" was started by Nemiroff on May 14, 2016, 6:40 pm. 7 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 14 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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Nemiroff, RyanWakefield, SwaggerPoptart and 4 visitors agree.
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Nemiroff
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the reason for not calling them Islamic terrorists by our leaders is not "political correctness", it is diplomacy.

most of the victims of this terrorism are followers of islam. we are trying to get these people, and other similar people from the region to join our side in fighting ISIS. Regardless of what is ideally right, If the use of that word by our leadership (not you) decreases the chances of cooperation in that region, then calling it "Islamic terrorism" is stupid.

as for you and me, anyone who cares, isn't important either. you can say whatever you want.

3 years, 6 months ago

-My point is, they are radical islamic terrorist. Nothing more and nothing less. If what you say about the KKK is true, they are radical christains.
-We should not take out the word Islam due to political correctness because that is an important key factor in the situation.

3 years, 6 months ago

-The people actually who do "whine" about pc are actually the ones trying the hardest to prevent it and stop it.
-I do not know alot about the KKK. I do know that they are a racist organization. I never knew the KKK tied themselves with Christainity. If so, they are radical and misled Christains.
-Radical Islamic terrorist are people who radicalize and twist their religion for justification in their cause. They do it in the purpose of Islam. That is a fact, even if it is Islam twisted.
-You missed out a clear adjective in your quote. The word you missed out was "radical"
-It is important to name the enemy before you fight or try to deal with it. They are RADICAL Islamic terrorist. Key word Radical.

3 years, 6 months ago
Nemiroff
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I disagree. I believe it is the politicians that are whining about political correctness that are avoiding the issue.

the key word in the Islamic terrorist debate is terrorist, not islamic. calling them extremists or plain terrorists are all equally valid. The people demanding the specific title (and not for reasons of respect but to scapegoat) are the ones highlighting linguistics instead of just skipping it and discussing strategy to deal with the issue.

on a separate issue, I disagree with calling it Islamic terrorism, just like kkk shouldn't be called Christian terrorism. the terrorist justification comes from their interpretation of their bible, not from the general interpretation. therefore it is they who are at fault, not the religion as a whole.

the fact that most of the victims of "Islamic terrorism" are followers of Islam should clearly show how ludicrous the assertion from the beginning.

Demanding that we use specifically "Islamic Terrorism" and nothing else is what you should consider bad political correctness, cause all it is is silencing speech and opinion.

ISIS fights for THEIR version of islam, just like KKK fight for THEIR version of Christianity. (cause lynching is totally turning the other cheek)

3 years, 6 months ago

-What people mean by political correctness is not really the actual definition. They mean by politicians riding around the actual issue, and not being "insulting" and try to appeal to easily offended people.
-For example, a politically correct person would refuse to say radical Islam, and they would replace it with something else. A non-politically correct person would say "radical Islamic terrorism"
-Politically correct can basically be riding around the issue, and politically correct could be saying stuff bluntly. That is the best way I can explain it.
-Just to be clear, I do not mean you shouldn't have decency, you should. Common sense.

3 years, 6 months ago
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