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Thread #157082 Message #3705104
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
29-Apr-15 - 04:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Political correctness
Subject: RE: BS: Political correctness
The Second World War was a deadly conflict during which millions of people died. Racism and xenophobia motivated many of the participants - showing that these human 'foibles' can have deadly consequences. So- called 'political correctness' is just a recently devised mechanism for putting some sort of brake on those odious foibles. Awareness of political correctness should, at least, make those prone to racism and xenophobia think before they open their big mouths (assuming they are capable of thought, of course). If political correctness upsets and irritates shallow bigots, such as akenaton, that's a small price to pay, surely?