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Contrary to popular conservative belief, political correctness is not a solely left-wing phenomenon.
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Examples of conservative correctness:
frankfurters became "hot dogs" during world war I
french fries became freedom fries in 2003
David Horowitz's "Academic Bill of Rights"
attempts to "teach the controversy" by creationists in biology courses, and global warming deniers in environmental science courses
Any number of campaigns against plays or films, such as Life of Brian or Jesus Christ Superstar, on the grounds that they are "offensive to Christians;" conservative Catholic groups are particularly fond of this tactic
Encouragement of anti-gay activists to eschew the words "gay" and "homosexual" in favor of such phrases as "unnatural vice" and "anti-Christian"
Global warming deniers whining about being called "deniers." They prefer the term "skeptic."
"Enhanced interrogation techniques"
Atheist billboards are seen as insensitive to Christians.
Republicans changing the names of committees in the House of Representatives to change "labor" to "workforce" and remove any mention of "civil rights"
Free speech zones
The Dixie Chicks causing controversy by criticizing George Bush
a pejorative invented by conservatives so they can say whatever the hell they want without reprisal.
Kinda like a "get out of racism free" card. Go ahead and call Justice Sotomayor a spic on national radio, and when you get called out for it, blame the media for being too "politically correct".
"All Jews are good for nothing penny-pinchers! I would know, considering I've met every single one of them. What's that? You say I shouldn't assume things? Rot in hell, you politically correct bastard!"
A term used in political debate by conservatives, meaning, roughly, "inclined to disagree with me".
"Maybe we shouldn't bomb other countries needlessly."
"Don't be so politically correct."
"What does that mean?"
"I don't know, but it's what you are."
A pejorative term, and straw man for a political movement fabricated by United States conservatives in about 1980 to discredit the liberal cause, and its ideas.
Whether it be any poorly handled incident where a home office minister gets ticked off for using 'nitty-gritty' in a speech, school children brought before judges for playground racial taunts, to reports of doctors reprimanded for not giving men cervical smears, they all propel an instruction of disapproval about 'politically correct madness' and for one purpose: to mock the entire liberal cause in the process. Plain-talking conservatives who yearn for 'common sense and clear thinking debate' would never fall to such liberal follies.
Thus, any environmental campaign, any discussion about global warming, any case of sexual harassment, or any response to racial prejudice, can be portrayed as the irrational exponents of 'political correctness'.
A term originally meant to describe behavior that minimises offence, particularly in relation to minorities. Now the term is an overused strawmen misused against many of those against unfair prejudice. Call a racist irrational and get branded a PC pussy. The term has effectively been used to stifle debate and thought about issues. It has reframed those who want fair and equal treatment of people, to people who have a PC agenda. The term does not censor offensive discussion against minorities, but rather censors discussion for positive social change. People get branded as PC pussies instead of raising debate and free thought.
Health minister Hakuo Yanagisawa calls women baby making machines.more...
Bob: No way, he can't say that!
Tom: Why not? Stop spreading your politically correct garbage here.
Bob: It ain't nothing to do with political correctness. He has a responsibility to the state and people to make a good example and good policies. This statement shows he has little respect for women as people and it effects how he handles his role as a minister. It also sends the wrong message to the people.
Shintaro Ishihara claims foreigners would riot in the event of an earthquake requiring not the police but the self defense force.
Bob: No way!
Tom: Well someone had to come out and say the truth. All you political correct guys are pussies! Foreigners come here with their stinking culture and create crime.
Bob: It has nothing to do with political correctness. It is both wrong, as foreigner in Japan have lower crime rates, and harmful, as it incites irrational xenophobic fear.
In France a local soup kitchen for the homeless only has pork dishes, while having many Muslim patrons.
Bob: Man that sucks they should try some non-pork dishes too so that Muslims can also eat (Muslims can't eat pork on religous grounds).
Tom: Damn pussy! Stop trying to be a politically correct idiot.
Bob: What! It has nothing to do with politcal correctness. I simply want the soup kitchen to help as many people as possible. If non-pork dishes help in that sense they should do that. Particularly if it is supported by...
The term "Borked" or "Borking" originated with conservative talk show hosts (primarily Rush Limbaugh) to describe someone who is denied something earned simply because they either aren't politically correct enough or aren't trusted - usually without cause. The usage is derived from Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork who though eminently qualified was deemed too "conservative" to serve as a Supreme Court judge.
Harriet Meyers was "borked" by distrustful conservatives. NARAL "borks" any candidate that isn't "pro-choice". Radio stations around the country are "borking" the Dixie Chicks.
The politically correct term for a pirate.
Brigette: "Johnny Depp is so hot as a pirate!"
Captain Bobby: "Um excuse me, but he is not a pirate. We prefer to be called Buccaneer-Americans."