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Tue Jun 14 22:24:29 EST 2005
At 18:03 14/06/2005 +1000, Chris Maltby wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 04:51:48PM +1000, Adam Todd wrote:
> > How can you be Politically Correct and have Free Speech? These two
> > concepts seem to be diametrically opposed.
>You can certainly have free speech while being sensitive to the
>fact that your reader(s) may have backgrounds different to your
>own. The term "Political Correctness", whatever it's original
>intent, has been hijacked by the bigoted as a perjorative and
>that usage has since become the standard one. The ironic usage
>which may precede the usual one now depends on this adoption.
Ahhhh. I understand! From "Political Correctness" from the 1970's to
Double Speak of the 2000's :)
>But to avoid any misunderstanding, I find the words "politeness"
>or "respectfulness" work well as an alternative and have (as yet)
PC = Polite and Courteous
I do not agree with what you say, but respect your right to say it.
>not been corrupted. See:
> "How can you be Polite and have Free Speech?"
>Easy. Free speech isn't a license to disrespect the opinions
>or make personal attacks on others.
I totally agree. Free Speech is a right to express an opinion or view in
relation to a subject or matter.
It's certainly not a right to defame or slander another and it's not a
right to be abusive.
in fact, once you start the abuse path, you loose your right to Free Speech.
> > (I'm trying to change the subject here! Is it working?)
>So far, so good.
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