Dumb Political Correctness

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Mr. Deez, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

    Milo's popularity among the alt-right is now a product of the left?
     
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  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Their efforts to censor him dramatically increased his exposure and introduced him to a new audience. He profited. It's the American Way.
     
  3. nashhorn

    nashhorn 1,000+ Posts

    Peter Pan was a clovergender? Darn, I always liked Pan.
     
  4. mchammer

    mchammer 1,000+ Posts

    Obvious question: why don't clover-gendered people date their own if they prefer the immature?
     
  5. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    This. Our single biggest problem is that we have to choose between the left and the right.
     
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  6. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 500+ Posts

    I would be supportive of choosing between what works and what doesn't, using empirical evidence to back up the decisions.
     
  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts


    Progressive steps to making paedophilia a form of sexual orientation.
    Eventually garnering legal protection.
    The wheels are already turning.
     
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  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Stretch it out. It is all generally headed this way, thanks to Kennedy and Obergfell v. Hodges
    Marry your brother or sister. Both?
    Marry your grandma, yer cuz.
    Marry your mom. Reverse that and its your child.
    Marry your pet
    Marry a cartoon, your car, your sex toy.
    Your favorite football team.
    Your dead ancestor.
    What about a cloned version of yourself? Bound to be a screenplay on this plot already.
    Democracy can no longer stop you.
     
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  10. horninchicago

    horninchicago 2,500+ Posts

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  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  12. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 500+ Posts

    I'm good with this. Everyone that was a slave please step forward.
     
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  13. nashhorn

    nashhorn 1,000+ Posts

    So I can say what the heck about dissing the 'Stallion' mascot but I wouldn't want to be named the 'Mares', but that's just me.
     
  14. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 500+ Posts

    I believe Troy Aikman's high school was the Henrietta Hens. Very intimidating.
     
  15. mchammer

    mchammer 1,000+ Posts

    Or the son or grandson of a slave.
     
  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  17. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  18. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    I see you point, but I think the two situations have a categorical difference between them. In one case, an exchange is made between two parties only due to cheating, deception, fraud, etc, that the one party would never have made otherwise. In the other case there are two big differences: an exchange is not made, and nobody is cheated. Somebody is definitely wronged, but I don't think that we the right to tell someone else "you must make this deal with someone else", but it does have the right to say "you may not make this deal based on intentional falsehoods on your part".
     
  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Or, marry your own self

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  20. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    Respectfully, why is the presence of an exchange a determinative factor? If I rear end you on the highway no exchange has taken place and no cheating took place. It was a simple accident, but I'll bet you'll want me to cover your losses.

    Antidiscrimination laws don't force anyone to make a deal. They prohibit you from making the person's race, sex, religion, etc. the reason why you're not making the deal. For example, if you're hiring an employee and you turn down the black applicant because he wanted more money, was less qualified, because you didn't like the way he dressed, etc., you're within your rights to do that.
     
  21. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I'm sure there's no correlation with a desire to marry self with the growing belief that the most important relationship anyone has is loving and accepting him/herself.
     
  22. nashhorn

    nashhorn 1,000+ Posts

    Ok, so if I marry myself can I get married filing jointly tax status? Hmmmm
     
  23. Monahorns

    Monahorns 500+ Posts

    A free market doesn't mean that fraud is allowed in specific cases. Consumer protection can come from private entities like a type of insurance or arbitration service. Just because government regulation is used today to protect consumers doesn't mean that they are the only way to accomplish the task.
     
  24. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    I'm not suggesting that you stop being a free market just because you have consumer protection laws. Nevertheless, consumer protection can't come from private entities alone. Insurance carriers pay claims, because a court (a public entity) will enforce the insurance contract against them. Arbitration awards don't have much teeth anyway, but what little they have exists because they can be taken into a court and turned into a judgment.
     
  25. Monahorns

    Monahorns 500+ Posts

    There are other ways enforce things than have a governments. That is just the way we enforce things today.
     
  26. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    Without governments, things are enforced according to who has physical power. If you can beat somebody's *** or had a friend who could do it for you, then you could enforce something. If a large number of people thought you committed a crime, a violent mob could show up at your house and settle the score in accordance with their passions at that given time. Most people wouldn't want the world to work that way.
     
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  27. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 250+ Posts

    If you marry yourself do you say "I Do" once or twice?
     
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  28. Htown77

    Htown77 2,500+ Posts

    Extremes produce extremes. Extremist capitalism of the 1800s (child labor, etc) caused Karl Marx to sit down and write a book that changed the world and caused/still causes a lot of pain and suffering.

    The PC socialist crowd and the over the top libertarians drive one another to silly extremes and do not seem to realize it. There are plenty of middle issues to fight about without going to some grand "put the government in charge of everything/nothing" extreme that would not improve anything.
     
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  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    "I do do" would seem kinda silly
    But, then, the entire event is silly, so why not?
     
  30. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Without the context, it's impossible to know. We know there is a correlation between race and poverty. We know there is a correlation between fatherless kids (possibly motherless too, I'm not sure) and poverty, and also fatherless kids and crime. There's also a correlation between poverty and crime. There's also a correlation between race and fatherless kids. Which of these are the causes of which other ones? And if one of those is the primary cause of the others - what is the cause of that? In a discussion like that, discussing out-of-wedlock birth rates by race might be pretty relevant, especially if asking, "Is there anything we can do in terms of legal systems or social customs to change it?"

    I think that narrative is correct, but the interesting thing is that given an individual identifying as "conservative", also identifying as "Evangelical" and/or regularly attending church both meant that person was less likely to be a Trump supporter.

    If someone uses the phrase "climate-change deniers" then their unwillingness to use neutral descriptors for those they disagree with indicates they also aren't likely to be willing to discuss things under the assumption that we are both at least semi-normal rational people.

    Fair question. It's not so much "no exchange took place" as "nothing took place" and again, no cheating of anyone. Hitting my car isn't an "exchange", but something did take place - a destruction by you of my property.
     
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