Political Correctness

I've been hearing a lot about political correctness lately. It's become an increasing issue (I'm not just talking about the election)

Let me be clear: there is no such thing as "political correctness". "Political correctness" is a term invented by assholes to justify their assholery. When you call them out for saying something racist/sexist/insulting/etc., they cower behind the word "political correctness" as an excuse to shift the blame to you, when in reality they're simply being jerks.

Lately, we've been hearing about people being "tired of political correctness". They're mostly people who can't stand the fact that it's no longer socially acceptable to be racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, etc.

As Franklin Veaux once said:
"'Political correctness' isn't about not talking about certain subjects. It's about not being an asshole when you do it. Does that make it harder to communicate? It might, for folks who don't know how to communicate without being assholes. For the rest of us, it's no problem at all."

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2 years ago

Anti-Trump Protests/riots/etc.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I do not support Trump. I was, of course, disappointed when Trump was elected president. HOWEVER, I find the protests, riots, and boycotts to be quite annoying.

Protests don't do anything. Trump, even though he said the election was rigged, won the election fair and square. Yes, America is not a direct democracy, but everyone knew that from the beginning. Protesting isn't going to change the outcome of the already decided election result. It simply makes you look like a sore loser.

Rioting makes you look even worse than a sore loser; it makes you look like an asshole. Both riots and protests are a waste of time and energy. But rioting takes it step further. I mean seriously? You're destroying property because you didn't like the results of an election? What are you, in third grade?

Not only does protests and riots look bad on your part, it gives the rest of us liberals a bad name. It ruins our image.

If you're against Trump becoming president, do it the civilised way. The general election didn't officially decide who's going to sit in office on January 21. It simply gave the Electors of the Electoral College directions on who to vote for. In 21 states, the Electors are legally bound to vote for the candidate that is chosen by the election results in that state. However, in the rest of the states, no such legal mandate exists. Electors may vote against the wishes of the state without any legal repercussions. If you still want to reverse the Trump presidency, there is still time. You may petition at: https://change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19

The petition started 2 days ago, yet already has more than 3 million backers. December 19 is when the Electors will officially cast their ballots for the candidates.

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2 years ago