Posted by MrPCNot on January 05, 2006 at 19:44:45:
In Reply to: Re: The PC Debate posted by Will on January 05, 2006 at 13:27:50:
Surely the point about living in the past was mine? The rebut to my argument about OTT PCism was to cite the Crusades at me so I cited much more recent massacres - 30 years or so but now am told that I am living in the past? Make up yer minds folks!
The 'get used to mate' and 'grow up will ya' attitude really epitomises the PC attitude that I am criticising. This is the 'you have to like what I like approach' to the argument. You want to shove your preferences down my throat and criticise me if I, for example, don't like Joey or McDonalds at the roundabout or US aircraft transporting prisoners through Shannon just to mention a few of my dislikes you tell me to grow up. It's choice but not as we know it Jim. It's your choice or none - the PC police ridicule everything that is not on their list or anyone who dares to criticise something that the PC Police decide must not be criticised or that they find offensive. PC means I am not allowed to dislike anything in case I might offend someone somewhere sometime. It's reactionary conservatism dressed up in a mild cloak of apparent sensitivity until you pull it aside and see the bloody jaws of the wolf hidden there ready to snarl and snap at its victims.
The Taliban as I mentioned earlier took a strong PC line on their religious statues that were visible in public too - they dynamited them! Oh yes removing offensive statues to avoid offense has a long PC history - while we are living in the past - check out the Agora in Athens to see beheaded statues that the PC gang decided were likely to give offense back then. Pc driven philistinism. That was probably just around the time that the 50m tall statues of Buddha were being carved in Afghanistan only to be blown up in 2001 by the PC brigade called the Taliban.
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