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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:01 am
 


This story is only political in that it says what many feel, but rarely speak of.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007 ... 7-sun.html

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The questions eschew political correctness and ask Canadians to do the same. The answers reveal some unpleasant truths about ourselves and question our bragging rights as a bastion of multiculturalism. We are, after all, a nation that likes to puff our chest out in pride and congratulate ourselves for being a happy mosaic, unlike our southern neighbours. According to Statistics Canada, in 2002 there were three million visible minorities living in the country, making up 13% of the population.


As of late, I had to ask myself the same thing. My daughter who is studying in Thailand has taken on a Thai boyfriend and their relationship is taking on a very serious flavour to the point where he has asked to speak to me when I visit them this spring. With that in mind and having a good understanding of the Thai culture, I had to ask myself, I could handle having someone that was not white or black, but of Thai heritage in my family. The answer was yes. I have no problem with color (since I am part African Canadian). Where I have a problem is with prejedice and elitist behavior of a person. I could even handle a muslim daughter or son in law long before the race I dislike. Considering the social thought on that I'm happy to say "Boss" is a Buddhist, not a Muslim. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:28 am
 


It's tiring being told the ill informed, ill mannered and not too smart people all around me are racists rather than just dumbells.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:41 am
 


Bruce_the_vii Bruce_the_vii:
It's tiring being told the ill informed, ill mannered and not too smart people all around me are racists rather than just dumbells.


Spoken in maybe more PC terms than I might have used, but sums up my feelings as well. R=UP


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:57 pm
 


The "PC" term is a label that obnoxious people like to deride when challenged on their rudeness. "PC" I thought is merely being civil and polite. and not going out of your way to be offensive.

What was once called "manners" is now derided as "political correctness."
I've never heard a well-mannered person use the term "PC" just "manners"


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:37 pm
 


The term Politically Correct is using manners to the extreme, from a politicians way of talking so they don't possibly offend anyone at all.
Yes, it basically means manners, but it has come more to mean "manners where manners should not be used. Like calling someone who robs and murders a victim instead of a criminal.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:41 pm
 


SJ-24 SJ-24:
This story is only political in that it says what many feel, but rarely speak of.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007 ... 7-sun.html

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The questions eschew political correctness and ask Canadians to do the same. The answers reveal some unpleasant truths about ourselves and question our bragging rights as a bastion of multiculturalism. We are, after all, a nation that likes to puff our chest out in pride and congratulate ourselves for being a happy mosaic, unlike our southern neighbours. According to Statistics Canada, in 2002 there were three million visible minorities living in the country, making up 13% of the population.


As of late, I had to ask myself the same thing. My daughter who is studying in Thailand has taken on a Thai boyfriend and their relationship is taking on a very serious flavour to the point where he has asked to speak to me when I visit them this spring. With that in mind and having a good understanding of the Thai culture, I had to ask myself, I could handle having someone that was not white or black, but of Thai heritage in my family. The answer was yes. I have no problem with color (since I am part African Canadian). Where I have a problem is with prejedice and elitist behavior of a person. I could even handle a muslim daughter or son in law long before the race I dislike. Considering the social thought on that I'm happy to say "Boss" is a Buddhist, not a Muslim. :D


Anybody else feeling the love?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:48 pm
 


Political Correctness is an attempt to stop free speech, it isn't about rudeness it's about the Socialist wanting to control free speech, it's the first step down the path of Commieville. Canadians have always been traditionally open and honest in conversation and written dialog and along came the NDP and lo and behold PCness takes off like a house on fire and the Liberals adopt it. Thus it became away for the government to answers a question but not answer the question. It's dying a painful death, I hope it's last moments are painful.

If it's an apple say it's an apple. Not a fruit that grows in Orchards, notice no mention of the apple? That's what PCness is all about.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:54 pm
 


PC is not about suppressing free speech. That's just a BS excuse for people who can't get away with the following example sentence:

"That guy's as niggardly as a kike."


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