The Emmanuel Goldstein of the 20th and 21st centuries, political correctness is a multi-headed hydra that is supposedly dedicated to destroying Western civilization and squees everywhere.
Usually, a politically correct person is who dares to point out racism, homophobia or sexism and/or uses inclusive language (i.e. African-American, et al). You may think that the former is admirable and the latter well-intentioned, if a bit silly, but most right-wing pundits don't think so.
That's probably because after the 1960s, right-wingers everywhere decided that the best way to get people on their side was to pretend to be oppressed by PC fascist goons who were in league with the Soviet Union.
The only good kind of politically correct language is the type used by armies and CEOs, such as "collateral damage" instead of "massacred civilians"; "ethnic cleansing" instead of "wanton genocide", "creative accounting" instead of "fraud", and "corporate shrinkage" instead of "firing lots of workers to save money."
You can fight the seven-headed politically correct hydra by speaking without thinking, never learning from your mistakes and refusing to back down or apologize.
Anne is so politically correct! I can't believe she got mad at me for calling her a 'n*gg*r b*tch'!!!1
Political correctness will destroy our nation! Somehow!
. Proof that George Orwell was way ahead of his time when he wrote his "1984" novel.
Examples of politically correct bullshit.
midget = vertically challenged
fat = horizontally challenged
perverted = sexually dysfunctional
alive = temporarily metabolically abled
Negro = African American
Indian = Native American
Anyone from Central America, South America, or the Carribean = Hispanic
body odor = nondiscretionary fragrance
dishonese = ethically disoriented
gay = different
wrong = differently logical
dead = living impaired
pregnant = parasitically opressed
fired = laid off
poor = financially inept
homeless = residentially flexible
tall = person of height
garbage-man = sanitation engineer
blind = visually challenged
Something that started out as a sort of moral common sense - actually not a bad idea, eg. saying 'black person' instead of 'god-damn cotton-pickin' nigger'.
However, the whole thing got utterly out of hand in the early 90s to the point where a lot of people will say 'Afro-Carribean' or 'Afro-American' because they think it's racist to say 'black'! It gets even more ridiculous when you consider that in some parts people think it's offensive to 'blackboard' or 'black coffee'.
What began as a force for good (considering the number of people who really are racist, sexist and homophobic) has since become a laughing stock beacause of the ridiculous extremes to which certain neurotic ultra-liberals took it - cf. a person being 'vertically challenged' rather than short. This has actually undone a lot of progress made in changing bigoted attitudes (as bigot can claim any offence taken at their views is 'political correctness gone mad), whilst making people feel guilty for enjoying anything but the blandest, most anaemic humour for fear of being 'offensive'. I mean, seriously, what's funnier out of 'Friends' and 'South Park'? (Or 'The League of Gentlemen' for the benefit of any Brits out there?)
At the same time as straight white able-bodied men are going out of their way to talk about 'ethnic people' (who ISN'T ethnic!?) and those of 'different sexual orientation', there are blacks calling themselves niggas (which has been going on for years), gays calling themselves (and e...
An inverted facsist philosophy that absolutely no-one should conform to unless they are an ignorant, bleeding-heart liberal idiot.
''Yes i'd like a black coffee, please''.
''Excuse me Sir that is uncalled for. Its 'coffee without milk' ''.
''Just fuck off and bring me my coffee, you fucking liberal!''
The death of comedy.
When all shows are politically correct, show's like South Park will be the first to go
Organized Orwellian intolerance and stupidity, disguised as compassionate liberalism.
Political correctness is most well known as an institutional excuse for the harassment and exclusion of people with differing political views.
Tha übersensitive liberal's favorite tool, which they use on society to corrupt young minds
Political correctness is far more than just silly, constipated speech codes. It is an entire moral outlook and cultural ethos -- namely, that of the political Left.
Basically, a person or thing is considered 'politically correct' when it gives positive strokes to the Left's angelic, messianic self-conception.
Lefties like to demonize anybody who dares to criticize them, but I decline to reciprocate. I don't think they are demons; I think they are all too human. They are "dodging the grim shadow of self-knowledge", fearing the unavoidable Loss of Innocence this would bring, and the frank acknowledgement that they too are part of the human slime-mold --
capable of foul behavior and bad judgement just like everybody else. It's time for them too get off their friggin' pedestal.....
I could go on and on describing what political correctness is, but I'll content myself with the brief observation that what I've written here is 180 degrees opposite to it.
I'm pretty sure that a few politically correct people will read this and think I am talking about somebody else....