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Mar 21st, 2017 at 9:47am
 
"Political correctness is a poison that attacks the sense of humour. Luckily for (Bill)Mitchell, it was tipped into our water supply at around the time he retired and, since then, it's infected an awful lot of people. As the senses of humour of people suffering from PC atrophy, their sensitivity to criticism becomes more and more acute until they get to the stage where everything offends them and they lose the ability to laugh.

For people with chronic PC, feeling offended is about as good as it gets. A good cartoon gives them an excuse to parade their feelings of moral superiority in 140 characters or less, scrawled on the toilet door of social media where every other humourless halfwit who's seen the cartoon and felt offended too can join in."

Guess who.
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Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 9:49am
 
This further might help:

"....in October last year I realised there's another group of people who are just as capable of making life hell for me if they fail to be amused by my wit and artistry. It's just my luck that causing offence has been made an offence at the same time that taking offence has become fashionable. So now there's a mob that won't only punish you if your cartoon offends them, they'll punish you if it's ­offended someone else. They may be a little less murderous than your Islamist terrorists, but they're no less unhinged and dangerous. They're also driven by the same authoritarian impulse to silence anyone who transgresses against the unwritten laws of political correctness. I'm talking about the thought police at that rogue totalitarian outfit, the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Well, bugger them, too. Thank goodness for deplorables like you, that's all I can say. I knew I was in the company of fellow subversives, dissidents and weirdos when I opened my remarks with a potentially explosive "ladies and gentlemen" and no one complained....."
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Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 9:53am
 

Bill Leak.

Point?

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Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 9:56am
 
One point would be to get people like you to discuss it, so that we can see how you can disagree with it without seeming to disparage a national treasure.

The main point is though that he could succinctly get the message across in writing as well as in drawing.
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Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 9:58am
 
Would you like the whole thing?
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Reply #5 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:03am
 
bogarde73 wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 9:56am:
One point would be to get people like you to discuss it, so that we can see how you can disagree with it without seeming to disparage a national treasure.


What do I disagree with?

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/to-the-islamists-and-hrc-offenceta...
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Reply #6 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:28am
 
But upon closer examination, “political correctness” becomes an impossibly slippery concept. The term is what Ancient Greek rhetoricians would have called an “exonym”: a term for another group, which signals that the speaker does not belong to it. Nobody ever describes themselves as “politically correct”. The phrase is only ever an accusation.

PC was a useful invention for the Republican right because it helped the movement to drive a wedge between working-class people and the Democrats who claimed to speak for them. “Political correctness” became a term used to drum into the public imagination the idea that there was a deep divide between the “ordinary people” and the “liberal elite”, who sought to control the speech and thoughts of regular folk. Opposition to political correctness also became a way to rebrand racism in ways that were politically acceptable in the post-civil-rights era.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-ri...
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Reply #7 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:39am
 
The_Barnacle wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:28am:
But upon closer examination, “political correctness” becomes an impossibly slippery concept. The term is what Ancient Greek rhetoricians would have called an “exonym”: a term for another group, which signals that the speaker does not belong to it. Nobody ever describes themselves as “politically correct”. The phrase is only ever an accusation.

PC was a useful invention for the Republican right because it helped the movement to drive a wedge between working-class people and the Democrats who claimed to speak for them. “Political correctness” became a term used to drum into the public imagination the idea that there was a deep divide between the “ordinary people” and the “liberal elite”, who sought to control the speech and thoughts of regular folk. Opposition to political correctness also became a way to rebrand racism in ways that were politically acceptable in the post-civil-rights era.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-ri...




Exactly! Political Correctness was a Machiavellian scheme of the far right designed to make every sick to death of being considerate to each other.

What some people would call being politically correct was simply taught to e in childhood as respect and politeness.
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If you can't be a good example, you have to be a horrible warning.
 
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Reply #8 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:45am
 
The_Barnacle wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:28am:
But upon closer examination, “political correctness” becomes an impossibly slippery concept. The term is what Ancient Greek rhetoricians would have called an “exonym”: a term for another group, which signals that the speaker does not belong to it. Nobody ever describes themselves as “politically correct”. The phrase is only ever an accusation.

PC was a useful invention for the Republican right because it helped the movement to drive a wedge between working-class people and the Democrats who claimed to speak for them. “Political correctness” became a term used to drum into the public imagination the idea that there was a deep divide between the “ordinary people” and the “liberal elite”, who sought to control the speech and thoughts of regular folk. Opposition to political correctness also became a way to rebrand racism in ways that were politically acceptable in the post-civil-rights era.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/30/political-correctness-how-the-ri...



bravo.
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Reply #10 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:03am
 
Gordon wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:59am:


no different to religious retards whinging if someone made a porn where the actors had sex on a cross.

the thing to remember is that no matter what someone does out in the public sphere, there will always be someone who whinges about it. That's not political correctness, that just people with to much time on their hands.
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Reply #11 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:07am
 
John Smith wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:03am:
Gordon wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:59am:


no different to religious retards whinging if someone made a porn where the actors had sex on a cross.

the thing to remember is that no matter what someone does out in the public sphere, there will always be someone who whinges about it. That's not political correctness, that just people with to much time on their hands.


In a university environment you could mock white Christians unchallenged where you can't even incorporate anything tribal for a bit of fun without getting slammed.
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Reply #12 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:10am
 
Gordon wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:07am:
John Smith wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:03am:
Gordon wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:59am:


no different to religious retards whinging if someone made a porn where the actors had sex on a cross.

the thing to remember is that no matter what someone does out in the public sphere, there will always be someone who whinges about it. That's not political correctness, that just people with to much time on their hands.


In a university environment you could mock white Christians unchallenged where you can't even incorporate anything tribal for a bit of fun without getting slammed.


and in a retirement home you can mock anything tribal unchallenged where you can't even incorporate anything religious for a bit of fun without getting slammed
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Reply #13 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:36am
 
John Smith wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:10am:
Gordon wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:07am:
John Smith wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:03am:
Gordon wrote on Mar 21st, 2017 at 10:59am:


no different to religious retards whinging if someone made a porn where the actors had sex on a cross.

the thing to remember is that no matter what someone does out in the public sphere, there will always be someone who whinges about it. That's not political correctness, that just people with to much time on their hands.


In a university environment you could mock white Christians unchallenged where you can't even incorporate anything tribal for a bit of fun without getting slammed.


and in a retirement home you can mock anything tribal unchallenged where you can't even incorporate anything religious for a bit of fun without getting slammed


Does your mum's retirement home have cowboys and Indian parties? 
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Reply #14 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 11:55am
 
Political correctness is the first stage in controlling the people.

First they use it to "Protect" those who genuinely have a reason to need protection.

Then they expand it to the stage that anyone and everyone who can possibly even consider being offended has a case.
This is where we are now.

The next stage is the thought police forcing people to think along a mandated line of thinking.
This is being brought into schools now with this bullying scheme.

The next stage is where the Grubberment take over all and every media and only allow what is "Acceptable"

The final stage is where the grubberment take total control and circulate only Grubberment propaganda.

Welcome to 1984.

A few years late, but coming to your tv screen soon.
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Pecca has admitted that terrorists are and anyone who promotes, condones, praises or apologises for terrorists or its acts is also mentally ill.
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