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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #117)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:04 PM

120. seriously? this is a message board and people are discussing things. I'm talking about in THIS

 

message board, where everybody posts their personal analysis based upon their backgrounds and understanding.

I do actually appreciate your recommendation as such, and I will look it up, but on this message board, where people are posting their thoughts, it would have been nice if you had put in your own, even if that had been a snippet of a relevant passage from Paul Kennedy's writings.

Sure. do you remember Bill Maher getting drummed off of NBC due to public outcry that he dared to say it was ludicrous that suicide bombers were being blanketly labeled cowards, and made the additional mistake of suggesting that the way we fight wars would be more fitting of that title--that is if such a thing had any business being argued in the first place.

Do you remember the Dixie chicks losing their record contracts due to public outcry because of their statements against the war and W? Do you remember Obama having to field the ginned up outrage about people retreating into their religions and their guns? That all is political correctness. The term is just used far more often to mean not saying something impolitic about people of color or homosexuals exclusively. Of course people who take umbrage at insults to their religion or nationalism wouldn't see themselves as forcing political correctness on others. The operative word is "politically." That implies expedience, not righteousness. Why don't you refute me rather than hiding behind the need for me to prove my point against one you haven't yourself proven?

By the way, totally dickish and uncalled for to say that I was screeching here. Where is even the evidence for that.

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