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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The alt-right deliberately adopted the tactics of the left. And remember the alt-right hates both liberal and conservatives. I think that they hate libertarians as well.
    Alt-right leaders like Spencer say they are socialists.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    The concept is being "politically" correct. The term is defined as conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities should be eliminated. I think I understand very well what it means. While the left tends to confine its use of the term primarily to race and sex, it doesn't mean that other political topics are excluded. McCarthyism is very much an example of language and practices that not only became politically incorrect but where freedom of political expression and ideology became subject to legal sanctions.

    The term does not carry an implicit requirement that it be used by leftists to protect some members of the left from the right. The term dates back to the 1920's in terms of Communists literally toeing the party line. The right seized upon the term as a pejorative to describe the excessive protection of certain less advantaged members of society. The right does not "own" the expression and has chosen to use it opportunistically, but not necessarily accurately. McCarthyism literally underscored the necessity of being politically correct or face legal and/or economic sanctions until it was declared unconstitutional.
    McCarthy was brought down from the right not from the left. Your argument doesn't hold water. What McCarthy did was go on a personal witch hunt. It wasn't PC at all. It was political expediency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    I think that like medicine, honesty, when its apt to cause discomfort, should be delivered kindly and carefully, rather than brusquely with an admonition to 'suck it up'.
    CPR is neither kind not gentle. It is done brusquely. Want to try again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I hit on something valid... yeah for me!

    First I've heard of Gamergate.
    Gamergate was important? I never heard of it so I don't know how important it was. This is getting ridiculous. A game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    I think that like medicine, honesty, when its apt to cause discomfort, should be delivered kindly and carefully, rather than brusquely with an admonition to 'suck it up'.

    That is what PC is about. You want to control the way people talk and post based on your hurt feelings (discomfort) that an opinion or idea was rejected (brusquely).
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