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Debate in a time of political correctness

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The people must take it back. Everyone is so scared to say what they mean these days it is sickening. This is a clear sign of people being oppressed. It is one thing to struggle but to be told to shut up and take it is another thing.
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I have no idea what is happening to America. We are known for saying what we want no matter the consequences. I would say we could be politically correct if it was working but it is tearing the country apart. We all should take a day out and tell everyone we meet exactly how you feel about them.
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Some people believe the possibility of giving offence, causing embarrassment, lowering self-esteem, reinforcing stereotypes, perpetuating prejudice, victimizing, marginalizing or discriminating to be more important than stating the truth, never mind the chance of doing so with any verve or panache.
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This is just an easy way for the government to tell us to shut up. They say whatever they want but if you are not part of the in crowd they attack your every word.
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Under the plan, units of as many as 1,000 mostly American, British and German troops will be sent to reinforce defenses in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. They will have the backing of a rapid-reaction force that includes air, naval and special operations units of up to 40,000 personnel.
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The days of letting it fly are gone. People are easily offended these days. Anything you can say can be considered racist or targeting another group. It has got way out of control. Too many people are getting in trouble for speaking the truth.
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I do agree some people can go to far and say somethings that should not be said out in the open. But this is America either you let everyone say what they want or they will find a way to censor all of us.
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In the age of the Internet where anyone can say anything to a million people maybe this isn't such a bad idea. This would be in extreme situations of course were someone is just bashing another person for no reason over and over again.
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In the age of the Internet where anyone can say anything to a million people maybe this isn't such a bad idea. This would be in extreme situations of course were someone is just bashing another person for no reason over and over again.
You must let the people speak.
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Me and my coworkers were just talking about this. Even in the workplace now we must watch what we say so that we do not offend anyone. Even your own personal conversations could be considered offensive. I cannot believe I live in these times.
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This definitely does not apply where I live. People still say anything they want make racist comments and people seem to get over it. You must let us be who we are. It is worse for us to think it and never say it you would not know what kind of person you are dealing with.
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I think with the chaos the nation is in right now no one cares about being politically correct right now. They will revisit this issue once everything calms down. Right now everyone is for the most part letting it fly.
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They only do this to people low on the pole. Rich people call us whatever they want whenever they want and nobody will ever say anything to them. Unless they end up on a bad list then they must pay their way out.
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With the mess that is going on around the world I think it is safe to bet this just does not work. Unless we are trying to go backwards we need to drop this idea all together.
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There is too much thinking that goes into this. Most people will never be able to get it right. You also have a duty to grammar. The struggle to be gender-neutral rests on a misconception about Gender, a grammatical convention to make words masculine, feminine or neuter.
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They will never be able to mute the people. The mass majority may seem dead but there are enough load mouths out there to always stir up trouble. We are animals we just want to be free.
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The Internet is not taking this lightly. You can have all your account shut down for saying the wrong thing to the wrong person. Social media will bury you and ruin your name if you say the wrong thing. Please be careful what you are saying people.
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Everyone is scared they don't want to step on toes. Say whatever you want people go for it lol.
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I want to see how this holds up when talking about Trump. He has not apologized one time and everything he says is politically incorrect. It is funny but borderline rude and ruthless.
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Now more than ever we need a tell it like it is mentality. We should be loose lip like Donald Trump. Tell people how you feel and let it all out. The more you hold back the more you let it build it.
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