Political Correctness





Sometimes you are encouraged about our country's future when you see something like this:

Specifically, there is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term.

 

This year's term was

 "Political Correctness."


The winner wrote:


"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."



................................Education IS the answer.

Eleuthera Eleuthera 4 years 21 weeks
Love the definition! It seems that everyone's feelings get hurt so easily these days. What happened to the time when we just shook our head and got past something or other without causing a fuss? In addition, sometimes the truth hurts. Once I got into trouble during a lecture because I said that there were no private definitions of words, using the word "ni%$er" as an example, and that if it was used privately among African Americans, that usage encouraged the use of it by others in more unflattering ways. Some people cheered and others booed me...but the dean of students asked me not to give interviews on that subject.. or mention it again. I admit to never liking the Simpsons mainly because it seemed like it was poking fun at an easy target, the bumbling incompetent pleasure seeking white male. In addition, I think the white male has become an easy target for parody and I frankly object. Still loosely speaking, when cornered in someone's house, I have watched it and found it funny. Even when one is being amused, one who is be able to separate the truth of a cartoon from that which happens in Congress or the White House. Come to think of it, that may be a bad example:)
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 4 years 26 weeks
YOU are right skb!
skb9850 skb9850 4 years 26 weeks
Cheeky! Don't you know thinking is not politically correct?!?!?! :lol:
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 4 years 26 weeks
This lil blurb is funny---and then seriously NOT funny at the same time. RE: Simpson's...I watched this with my kids since they were little. Many parents thought it was an awful choice (politically incorrect in the perfect parenting guide) but I watched it with them and then discussed what we saw. Yes...most parents have at least one bad parenting skill/habit found in a character on the Simpson's...as well as most kids have something in common with one of the characters as well. I used it as a spring board for discussions which enriched us all. I chose this picture for this post because what some may consider "politically correct" is something another person would shrug and ask what the big deal is....Which was my point. Rather than foster a ridiculously bent "PC" I encourage my kids to THINK.
Grandpa Grandpa 4 years 26 weeks
Hypno, the only one i miss from 4.0 :-)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 4 years 26 weeks
I've copied what I see on the Simpson's. I haven't aged in twenty years ;)
Grandpa Grandpa 4 years 26 weeks
No sh*t, Cheeky :heart:
skb9850 skb9850 4 years 26 weeks
:rotfl: I love it!! Great definition of PC.