Any Which Way But Politically Correct

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  1. Patrick says:

    If I'd gotten this, I'd have worked in one or two more Eastwood movie quotes: A man has got to know his limitations.

    Or perhaps: Old man had too much to drink.

    But as I don't speak ill of The Clint, and I recoil from the Orangutan movies like kryptonite, I'm glad you found it.

  2. Pagan Temple says:

    I think what bothers him and most other people, and me for sure, isn't so much the normal and natural human reactions to offensive statements as the extremes it has gotten to. For example, it's one thing to call somebody out for using "The N Word". But if I criticize somebody for using "the N Word", I should be able to say the word as a matter of reference. I shouldn't have to say, "Man, that bigot said "The N Word". Plus, you have people like Al Sharpton taking it to the extreme of trying to get people fired, and corporate bosses going along with it to avoid boycotts. Eastwood is just trying to point out that it has gotten to the extent that people feel like they have to walk on egg shells in a lot of cases.

    It's not so much that people don't have a right to not be offended as it is that all too many people seem to think they have a right to hunt for offense whether any was intended or not.

  3. Mark says:

    You know what I hate? I hate when people complain about people complaining about people who complain. However, I absolutely love being someone who complains about people who complain about people who complain about people who complain.

  4. Dave (ND) says:

    If being called a dick, bigot, or asshole was all that happened when you said a stereotype joke, I don't think there would be an issue. However, it will get you fired and/or blackballed.

    I think it's a weird priority system where drug abuse, DUI, tax cheats, domestic abuse, et al gets treated with lighter repercussions than telling a tasteless joke or using an inappropriate comment.

  5. James O'Neill says:

    I could not care less what people call me – it took a while to get to the point in life where I understood that only I can change me and that others opinions of me mean nothing. I do not tell bigoted jokes because I do not find them amusing but I do not care a whit if someone else does – it is their business where they are in their own spiritual growth. What is wrong with society is that we are so afraid of misstepping that we cannot speak our minds at all and this is, in large part, due to societal repression such as PC. The homogenization of our culture is near complete and this emasculation of opinion is at the heart of it. Welcome to the continued gelding of America and the world. Repression ALWAYS ends up coming out sideways. As a psychologist, I see it first hand every day. Banter does not reinforce the stereotype, it keeps true hatred in its place. To be repressd will allow that hatred to fester and rot and boil over. The PC movement is, on a societal level, as fascist as any forced behavior.