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There are two words that are recently used a lot by many people - political correctness. We see almost everyday news coming up in social media with lots of comments that argue about PC. Even though "political correctness is language … measures intended to avoid offence or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society", it certainly affects many other people badly - people feel discredited, labelled and even punished, which mostly happens in form of silencing and censoring that we often encounter under free speech. We could say that there is a vague line between political correctness and free speech just like there is between free speech and hate speech. Personally, I have always tried to defend free speech while trying to avoid offensive words and defending consequences that people should bear in specific cases. In most cases, I have always prioritized to understand the underdog, the marginalised, the "suppressed". But I see recently, political correctness has been used as a manipulative tool to design a specific society that has an intolerant tendency and therefore creates an "another" suppressed group. A group that has unfortunately adopted the self-prevention, which expands the free speech of "some", while silencing "the self"… I would like to know what Honest community think about PC and ask specifically: Do you think that political correctness is being used today as a manipulative tool? Can it really be "the correct" when there is a "political" word inside?
Something to think about…………
Dishonesty is an effective strategy used to fool people every day. From sophisticated social engineering efforts like the attacks on BCH in social media and the Fox News Networks assault on many truths to the U.S. President's obvious dishonesty, The People of the world are under attack on many fronts. I have been awed recently as I realized how effective dishonesty can be. Though emperor-Bitcoin-BTC is wearing no cloths (lacks fundamentals), many people still think it is the real "Bitcoin". A huge effort to fool people into thinking this has been so effective, even on a BCH-focused site like HC, most of the people who read this may think I am the foolish one. Of course all sides of most issues tend to do it, so, maybe I am falling for a different set of lies? Kinda like freedom is never free and must be worked for constantly, I think truth requires a similar ongoing effort to be discovered and fought for. Thanks for considering my ideas, - Big Bubbler simpleledger:qq0zv50tt2v7v8ratylgexktxesz8n2rl5p3jwdwsc
Photo by Jean van der Meulen on Pixabay (Free Use) ❦➰➰❦ ❦➰➰❦ ❦➰➰❦ ❦➰➰❦ Re-education and Development Arise youth, sing once more our nations' song Echo with melodious notes of amber dawn's breeze; Approach the time, congregate and recede, Cling tight the cause which woke us, to Mother's soil throng. Quicken the Arms, tuck in close the old page of Jo'anna, Wrest her hopeful lines from the soiled hands of the glossy mandated; Reconcile her boldness, for long so dastardly truncated Clutch the last grains for the press, our Sacred Manna. To bring them to that dusty field in '55, tore flesh from limbs Day from night, are swollen tics in cuffs and suits Chalk from gold, are roaches in servitude on knees bent. Age and again, words shall from whispers rise unto a People's din Hopes' ideas surface from our deepest human truth Her weighty lines borne as life water, cautiously on faithful necks. 21st February 2018, Gapyeong © 2018, 2019 TRUMANITY Re-education and Development falls into the category: Midday Walks. Thank you for taking the time to read my humble work. I reserve all rights to this work, including the right to edit or remove it at any time. Shared previously on Steemit If you prefer to tip with ETH, This work is also shared on cent.co
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