i am making a new thread to not hijack the drifting thread.
i guess i just see the whole love month of may differently. obviously a sarcastic response in typical SOMB fashion. the letter to AP issue is complicated. i try to see things for what they are, and it usually seems like a oversimplification to say 'this can be connected or blamed on a larger culture of xyz.' im not trying to be argumentative so much that i think it's interesting where you went and it's a good convo to explore. in fact PC in general is a pet peeve of mine. i agree the typical events of ridiculous behavior used to demonstrate PC-ness are annoying (like the degree of the Imus fallout, as well as many things that put sharpton/jesse jackson in the news), but what is more annoying to me is 'political correctness' has become such a rhetorically loaded term to describe almost any political attitude someone dislikes.Originally Posted by Utah
for example, i think someone said it's not PC to believe in jesus anymore. well, most atheists would say it's absolutely not PC to be an atheist in this country either.
i mention that example not so much to spark a religous discussion, but because it demonstrates the point beautifully. both sides --christians and atheists -- blame each other for feeling like politically incorrect outcasts.
what is labelled as politically correct or just 'what is right', largely has to do with the political perspective of the judge. reverend wright's comments were stupid, but they were also very politically incorrect, although i never heard of anyone calling them that.