Kinda long post and it’s political.. This is your warning.
When will this stuff stop..
This has to be some kind of mental illness.
A study came out showing 71% of Americans (2300 adults) think PC has hindered discussion, and 58% say they’re afraid to share their views. That’s bad.
53% of Dems feel they need to censor, but Repubs and Independents, 73% and 58% respectively, say they censor some views.
That’s unhealthy for political discussion; it drives a divide in the people. And it’s because of Leftists. (I distinguish Left and Dems from eachother because I don’t think they’re the same)
@MrLampoon, it’d the difference between liberal and progressive, and it’s part of the reason I cringe whenever I hear the term “liberal” used for these slack-jawed reeeeeing authoritarians.
@MrLampoon, the study goes on to say that both parties have some favoring of censorship by govt on certain issues they disagree with. We can’t even agree on what’s “offensive.” I find that appalling. If I disagree with someone, even if their ideology is the most extreme, I do not think they should be stripped of their rights (censored or jailed).
Moral of these posts; stop being djckheads and and like a mensch.
@Ultimatum, tomato tomato, we understand eachother :)
@MrLampoon, how about if you don't like to censor then don't. If others want to censor then let them. Don't worry about them. You do you. And they will do them.
@Tippman1000, true. I am not in the least bit worried how much other people censor and I am not advocating for people to censor less. I am saying that the current political climate is changing how people interact in politics in a negative way.
My wife’s sister and her husband are hardcore left, and I censor what I say every day. So I’m not trying to make people not censor, just stating facts based on a study.
On another note, I will speak up when the government starts to censor political opinions.
@MrLampoon, I’m here to upvote because this will get downvoted regardless of facts
@FP Waiter, thank you
@MrLampoon, ok. I hear ya.
@MrLampoon, just saying I know many liberals who aren’t like this. There’s a difference between accepting people and being open to other lifestyles, and this weirdness
@password123, so there are diamonds in the rough? Haha
I guess the same could be said about conservatives and alt-right. But to me someone who is like you described is a Dem to me, not a leftist; they have their views, but they’re human, not a jackass :D
@MrLampoon, Dave Rubin is a great example of Liberals trying to break apart from the leftists that are trying to censor everything. He has a show on YouTube called the Rubin Report where he interviews people from both sides. They're great interviews since he discusses his guests' ideas without being hostile towards them even if he disagrees. Definitely recommend checking him out.
@MrLampoon, I wouldn’t say I’m a democrat ever mostly because I don’t believe in a lot of the political affiliation that the name is responsible for but I align myself with many of the views the party holds which is why I say I’m left or more liberal on most issues especially humanitarian and environmental issues.
@MrLampoon, that's the beautifu... horrible thing about progressivism. There is no end. They will always want to go further.
@MrLampoon, not saying you're wrong, but a source would be useful for me if you have one
Absolutely! I love when people ask for citations. Since I don’t think you can copy and paste from FP, I’ll tell you what to google. Google this “71% of Americans Say Political Correctness” and click on the link from Cato Institute.
@beer bong, no problem! The article also links to the actual study
@MrLampoon, Amen to that. I think it actually makes us look weaker as a society with everyone complaining about everything.
This would only male sense if men can get pregnant now. Are there people who believe men can get pregnant now?
I can see this only because it may provide extra protection or rights for pregnant women in countries were women have less protection labeling them as person instead may get around those laws
what has my country come to
Yeah I'll say whatever I wish because unlike you people a disapproving gaze doesn't scare me
NO DICKS IN THE LADIES ROOM
@DarthPlaugeistheWise, No ladies on the dicks room....oh wait