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Political Correctness

In the recent times, this term political correctness has become quite controversial. In the western world; political correctness has become a point of contention in the political and cultural war between the conservatives/right wing and the liberals/left wing.

The critics of political correctness
believe that political correctness restricts the discussion of social issues and is a form of censorship and in fact it is an attack on freedom of speech. If a social issue can not be discussed and it is considered a taboo then how can the solution be formed. They believe that political correctness is in fact a social evil.

In the Western world, the people's anger at the mainstream parties is increasing. The people increasingly believe those mainstream parties to be crooked and are also of the opinion that the majority's voice is systematically not being heard in their own countries. They view that their country is being controlled and destroyed by the elite, the politicians and the establishment who are all corrupt and are not loyal to their country and who don't want to discuss sensitive issues or try to solve those issues due to those issues being politically incorrect.

This anger is being cashed by the right wing/populist parties throughout Europe. The traditional mainstream/liberal/left wing political parties are losing ground to right wing parties. These populist parties are not afraid of discussing core social issues that the liberal/left wing parties would deem to be politically incorrect.

Far-right populists across the European continent are either in government, the largest opposition party, or have helped to significantly weaken the established mainstream parties.





The opposition to political correctness was given a huge impetus when Donald Trump was elected President in 2016 who went after political correctness as part of his presidential campaign. Trump discussed issues that before him were considered taboo due to being politically incorrect.





Elsewhere in Russia, Putin has been a longtime critic of political correctness.

Here is a quote of what Putin said in 2013 regarding political correctness. (link given below)

Mr Putin said Russia should avoid the example of European countries that were going away from their roots, by legalising gay marriage and excessive political correctness.

A policy is being conducted of putting on the same level multi-child families and single-sex partnerships, belief in God and belief in Satan. The excesses of political correctness are leading to the point where people are talking seriously about registering parties whose goal is legalising the propaganda of paedophilia, Mr Putin claimed.

People in many European countries are ashamed, and are afraid of talking about their religious convictions. [Religious] holidays are being taken away or called something else, shamefully hiding the essence of the holiday, the Russian president added.

We need to respect the rights of minorities to be different, but the rights of the majority should not be in question, he said.

https://www.ft.com/content/cdedfd64-214f-11e3-a92a-00144feab7de


To conclude all I will say is that political correctness is an attempt to mold our perception of reality through language control and therefore thought control.

Copyright 2020 © @Reddington
 
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Political Correctness

In the recent times, this term political correctness has become quite controversial. In the western world; political correctness has become a point of contention in the political and cultural war between the conservatives/right wing and the liberals/left wing.

The critics of political correctness
believe that political correctness restricts the discussion of social issues and is a form of censorship and in fact it is an attack on freedom of speech. If a social issue can not be discussed and it is considered a taboo then how can the solution be formed. They believe that political correctness is in fact a social evil.

In the Western world, the people's anger at the mainstream parties is increasing. The people increasingly believe those mainstream parties to be crooked and are also of the opinion that the majority's voice is systematically not being heard in their own countries. They view that their country is being controlled and destroyed by the elite, the politicians and the establishment who are all corrupt and are not loyal to their country and who don't want to discuss sensitive issues or try to solve those issues due to those issues being politically incorrect.

This anger is being cashed by the right wing/populist parties throughout Europe. The traditional mainstream/liberal/left wing political parties are losing ground to right wing parties. These populist parties are not afraid of discussing core social issues that the liberal/left wing parties would deem to be politically incorrect.

Far-right populists across the European continent are either in government, the largest opposition party, or have helped to significantly weaken the established mainstream parties.





The opposition to political correctness was given a huge impetus when Donald Trump was elected President in 2016 who went after political correctness as part of his presidential campaign. Trump discussed issues that before him were considered taboo due to being politically incorrect.





Elsewhere in Russia, Putin has been a longtime critic of political correctness.

Here is a quote of what Putin said in 2013 regarding political correctness. (link given below)

Mr Putin said Russia should avoid the example of European countries that were going away from their roots, by legalising gay marriage and excessive political correctness.

A policy is being conducted of putting on the same level multi-child families and single-sex partnerships, belief in God and belief in Satan. The excesses of political correctness are leading to the point where people are talking seriously about registering parties whose goal is legalising the propaganda of paedophilia, Mr Putin claimed.

People in many European countries are ashamed, and are afraid of talking about their religious convictions. [Religious] holidays are being taken away or called something else, shamefully hiding the essence of the holiday, the Russian president added.

We need to respect the rights of minorities to be different, but the rights of the majority should not be in question, he said.

https://www.ft.com/content/cdedfd64-214f-11e3-a92a-00144feab7de


To conclude all I will say is that political correctness is an attempt to mold our perception of reality through language control and therefore thought control.

Copyright 2020 © @Reddington
That’s a deep, context full and very informative read.
Good one.

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Political Correctness

In the recent times, this term political correctness has become quite controversial. In the western world; political correctness has become a point of contention in the political and cultural war between the conservatives/right wing and the liberals/left wing.

The critics of political correctness
believe that political correctness restricts the discussion of social issues and is a form of censorship and in fact it is an attack on freedom of speech. If a social issue can not be discussed and it is considered a taboo then how can the solution be formed. They believe that political correctness is in fact a social evil.

In the Western world, the people's anger at the mainstream parties is increasing. The people increasingly believe those mainstream parties to be crooked and are also of the opinion that the majority's voice is systematically not being heard in their own countries. They view that their country is being controlled and destroyed by the elite, the politicians and the establishment who are all corrupt and are not loyal to their country and who don't want to discuss sensitive issues or try to solve those issues due to those issues being politically incorrect.

This anger is being cashed by the right wing/populist parties throughout Europe. The traditional mainstream/liberal/left wing political parties are losing ground to right wing parties. These populist parties are not afraid of discussing core social issues that the liberal/left wing parties would deem to be politically incorrect.

Far-right populists across the European continent are either in government, the largest opposition party, or have helped to significantly weaken the established mainstream parties.





The opposition to political correctness was given a huge impetus when Donald Trump was elected President in 2016 who went after political correctness as part of his presidential campaign. Trump discussed issues that before him were considered taboo due to being politically incorrect.





Elsewhere in Russia, Putin has been a longtime critic of political correctness.

Here is a quote of what Putin said in 2013 regarding political correctness. (link given below)

Mr Putin said Russia should avoid the example of European countries that were going away from their roots, by legalising gay marriage and excessive political correctness.

A policy is being conducted of putting on the same level multi-child families and single-sex partnerships, belief in God and belief in Satan. The excesses of political correctness are leading to the point where people are talking seriously about registering parties whose goal is legalising the propaganda of paedophilia, Mr Putin claimed.

People in many European countries are ashamed, and are afraid of talking about their religious convictions. [Religious] holidays are being taken away or called something else, shamefully hiding the essence of the holiday, the Russian president added.

We need to respect the rights of minorities to be different, but the rights of the majority should not be in question, he said.

https://www.ft.com/content/cdedfd64-214f-11e3-a92a-00144feab7de


To conclude all I will say is that political correctness is an attempt to mold our perception of reality through language control and therefore thought control.

Copyright 2020 © @Reddington
So in short, political correctness refers to the act of submitting to demanding parties regardless of the nature of their demands ? @Reddington
 

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Political Correctness

In the recent times, this term political correctness has become quite controversial. In the western world; political correctness has become a point of contention in the political and cultural war between the conservatives/right wing and the liberals/left wing.

The critics of political correctness
believe that political correctness restricts the discussion of social issues and is a form of censorship and in fact it is an attack on freedom of speech. If a social issue can not be discussed and it is considered a taboo then how can the solution be formed. They believe that political correctness is in fact a social evil.

In the Western world, the people's anger at the mainstream parties is increasing. The people increasingly believe those mainstream parties to be crooked and are also of the opinion that the majority's voice is systematically not being heard in their own countries. They view that their country is being controlled and destroyed by the elite, the politicians and the establishment who are all corrupt and are not loyal to their country and who don't want to discuss sensitive issues or try to solve those issues due to those issues being politically incorrect.

This anger is being cashed by the right wing/populist parties throughout Europe. The traditional mainstream/liberal/left wing political parties are losing ground to right wing parties. These populist parties are not afraid of discussing core social issues that the liberal/left wing parties would deem to be politically incorrect.

Far-right populists across the European continent are either in government, the largest opposition party, or have helped to significantly weaken the established mainstream parties.





The opposition to political correctness was given a huge impetus when Donald Trump was elected President in 2016 who went after political correctness as part of his presidential campaign. Trump discussed issues that before him were considered taboo due to being politically incorrect.





Elsewhere in Russia, Putin has been a longtime critic of political correctness.

Here is a quote of what Putin said in 2013 regarding political correctness. (link given below)

Mr Putin said Russia should avoid the example of European countries that were going away from their roots, by legalising gay marriage and excessive political correctness.

A policy is being conducted of putting on the same level multi-child families and single-sex partnerships, belief in God and belief in Satan. The excesses of political correctness are leading to the point where people are talking seriously about registering parties whose goal is legalising the propaganda of paedophilia, Mr Putin claimed.

People in many European countries are ashamed, and are afraid of talking about their religious convictions. [Religious] holidays are being taken away or called something else, shamefully hiding the essence of the holiday, the Russian president added.

We need to respect the rights of minorities to be different, but the rights of the majority should not be in question, he said.

https://www.ft.com/content/cdedfd64-214f-11e3-a92a-00144feab7de


To conclude all I will say is that political correctness is an attempt to mold our perception of reality through language control and therefore thought control.

Copyright 2020 © @Reddington
Well written,
Do not however, send any write-ups on "member's club" as per moderation rule, we have disabled any kind of positive rating over there.
Use official sections instead. I have shifted your write up to Pakistani siyasat thread. :)
Thread set as featured!
Well done :)
 
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Political Correctness

In the recent times, this term political correctness has become quite controversial. In the western world; political correctness has become a point of contention in the political and cultural war between the conservatives/right wing and the liberals/left wing.

The critics of political correctness
believe that political correctness restricts the discussion of social issues and is a form of censorship and in fact it is an attack on freedom of speech. If a social issue can not be discussed and it is considered a taboo then how can the solution be formed. They believe that political correctness is in fact a social evil.

In the Western world, the people's anger at the mainstream parties is increasing. The people increasingly believe those mainstream parties to be crooked and are also of the opinion that the majority's voice is systematically not being heard in their own countries. They view that their country is being controlled and destroyed by the elite, the politicians and the establishment who are all corrupt and are not loyal to their country and who don't want to discuss sensitive issues or try to solve those issues due to those issues being politically incorrect.

This anger is being cashed by the right wing/populist parties throughout Europe. The traditional mainstream/liberal/left wing political parties are losing ground to right wing parties. These populist parties are not afraid of discussing core social issues that the liberal/left wing parties would deem to be politically incorrect.

Far-right populists across the European continent are either in government, the largest opposition party, or have helped to significantly weaken the established mainstream parties.





The opposition to political correctness was given a huge impetus when Donald Trump was elected President in 2016 who went after political correctness as part of his presidential campaign. Trump discussed issues that before him were considered taboo due to being politically incorrect.





Elsewhere in Russia, Putin has been a longtime critic of political correctness.

Here is a quote of what Putin said in 2013 regarding political correctness. (link given below)

Mr Putin said Russia should avoid the example of European countries that were going away from their roots, by legalising gay marriage and excessive political correctness.

A policy is being conducted of putting on the same level multi-child families and single-sex partnerships, belief in God and belief in Satan. The excesses of political correctness are leading to the point where people are talking seriously about registering parties whose goal is legalising the propaganda of paedophilia, Mr Putin claimed.

People in many European countries are ashamed, and are afraid of talking about their religious convictions. [Religious] holidays are being taken away or called something else, shamefully hiding the essence of the holiday, the Russian president added.

We need to respect the rights of minorities to be different, but the rights of the majority should not be in question, he said.

https://www.ft.com/content/cdedfd64-214f-11e3-a92a-00144feab7de


To conclude all I will say is that political correctness is an attempt to mold our perception of reality through language control and therefore thought control.

Copyright 2020 © @Reddington
Why is Putin concerned of Russia going away from its roots by legalising same sex marriage?Isn't Russia anyway atheist?
 

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are you looking for this?



Putin urges Russians to return to values of religion Vladimir Putin Neil Buckley in Valdai, Russia September 19 2013 Print this page Vladimir Putin called on Russians to strengthen a new national identity based on conservative and traditional values such as the Orthodox church on Thursday, warning that the west was facing a moral crisis.

“Sovereignty, independence, the integrity of Russia – those are red lines that no one is allowed to cross,” the Russian president warned.

Mr Putin said Russia should avoid the example of European countries that were “going away from their roots”, by legalising gay marriage and excessive “political correctness”.

“A policy is being conducted of putting on the same level multi-child families and single-sex partnerships, belief in God and belief in Satan. The excesses of political correctness are leading to the point where people are talking seriously about registering parties whose goal is legalising the propaganda of paedophilia,” Mr Putin claimed.

“People in many European countries are ashamed, and are afraid of talking about their religious convictions. [Religious] holidays are being taken away or called something else, shamefully hiding the essence of the holiday,” the Russian president added.

“We need to respect the rights of minorities to be different, but the rights of the majority should not be in question,” he said. Mr Putin’s comments, in a three-hour appearance at the annual Valdai Club meeting of specially invited academics and journalists, followed calls in the west for a boycott of next February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi because of a Russian law banning promotion of homosexuality.

The Russian president defended the law, insisting it was designed to prevent gay “propaganda”. “I would like to reiterate that representatives of sexual minorities are not repressed in their rights,” he insisted. The speech reflected Mr Putin’s shift to a more conservative stance since he returned as president last year, a move apparently designed to appeal to grassroots supporters outside Russia’s cities.

The president gave a characteristically assured and sometimes caustic performance. In place of the customary dinner with participants he gave a speech and then joined a conference session alongside invited foreign guests, including former French prime minister François Fillon and former European Commission president Romano Prodi. He joked of being friends with both Mr Prodi and the former Italian premier’s political foe, Silvio Berlusconi.

“Berlusconi is on trial for the fact that he lives with women, but if he was a homosexual, no one would touch him,” Mr Putin quipped. Another foreign politician who felt the sharp end of Mr Putin’s wit was US senator John McCain, who on Thursday morning published an opinion piece on the Pravda.ru website saying Mr Putin was a “tyrant” at home and friend of tyrants abroad”.

The article was an answer to Mr Putin’s column in the New York Times last week, in which he criticised US unilateral intervention around the world. Mr Putin said the senator had been mistaken in his choice of outlet. Pravda, the most famous newspaper of the Soviet era, was closed down after the Soviet collapse, with the website bearing the name established only in 1999.

“[Mr McCain] wants to be published in the newspaper that is most authoritative and has mass circulation,” said Mr Putin. “Pravda is a respected publication today of the opposition Communist party, but the level of its distribution in the country is minimal. “The senator has his views on things, but I think nonetheless he lacks information about our country. I would welcome it if he came to the Valdai Club and joined our discussions.” But Mr Putin avoided triumphalism towards Washington, despite Russia’s diplomatic coup in agreeing with the US last weekend a plan for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons to international control.

The Russian leader said he had not enabled Barack Obama to “save face” by finding a way for him to avoid a Congress vote on military strikes he might have lost. The US president, Mr Putin said, had saved face himself by backing away from military action. Mr Putin said he was “hopeful” that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would comply in full with the weapons plan, though there was no guarantee. He said Syria’s agreement to join the chemical weapons convention was a hopeful step. The Russian leader insisted that it was “not correct” to talk about whether Russia would support the use of force if Syria breached its commitments under the plan.

“We don’t have grounds to doubt for now that they will not fulfill their commitments,” he said. “If they don’t, we will examine the issue, but to talk about this now is premature.”
I wonder if this was used as a reference for his write up...He should have called it reference...not just pasted a link without reason...

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Political correctness is horse that takes you through situations where your otherwise deeper personal opinion(true, false or benign) would've thrown you right in the mud. It is the facade used by politicians and almost everyone hide their true feelings and put a lipstick on them. Today, we live in a society that has been built over a century of people talking from the sides of their mouths and are quite proficient in hiding their true feelings and intentions. That is why people like orange man eventhough do not show great numbers in the polls win elections as these duplicitous people would rather not say what they actually believe but like the one who actually does speak their mind.
 

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Why is Putin concerned of Russia going away from its roots by legalising same sex marriage?Isn't Russia anyway atheist?
There is no evidence which shows Russians are pre dominently atheist. Most Russians were traditionally always sympathetic to the orthodox church, even during the Soviet communist rule. Please read about the influence of Orthodox church in Russia. Then the second most influential religion in Russian Federation is Islam.
 
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Political correctness is horse that takes you through situations where your otherwise deeper personal opinion(true, false or benign) would've thrown you right in the mud. It is the facade used by politicians and almost everyone hide their true feelings and put a lipstick on them. Today, we live in a society that has been built over a century of people talking from the sides of their mouths and are quite proficient in hiding their true feelings and intentions. That is why people like orange man eventhough do not show great numbers in the polls win elections as these duplicitous people would rather not say what they actually believe but like the one who actually does speak their mind.
You got it opposite buddy, trump is to everybody what he is truly from inside, this means political incorrectness not correctness
 

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