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  1. 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.


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    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.


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    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.

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  2. Reddington

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  3. StormBreaker

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    That’s a deep, context full and very informative read.
    Good one.

    @The Eagle @PakSword @Slav Defence @jaibi @waz @TruthSeeker @MastanKhan

    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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    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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    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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    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...

    @Reddington
     
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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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    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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    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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    Read it again... I never said Trump is politically correct... yet his base is ... who in poll after poll would come up short but when it comes down to voting they vote Trump!
     
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    Could you explain me the difference between correct and incorrect? I am confused
     
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    F'real? As you said Trump is not politically correct... he'd say whatever it is that comes in his mouth and deal with repercussions later... I guess that should suffice.
     
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    I all genuinely confused, no sarcasm intended
     
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    Me being politically correct now, wouldn't call this, the state of your existence.
    Whereas calling you inherently confused lot... would be politically incorrect.