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Radio Istina: Friday August 24, 2007

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Discussion:

‘Political correctness,’ origin and meaning (more Frank Ellis)

  1. August 25th, 2007 at 03:25 | #1

    Alex an ‘Akkers Dakkers’ fan?

    fckn FULL ON!…..and: the l8, gr8 ‘Bon Scott’ no less…….from the ‘Dirty Deeds’ album……ahhh……yeh…..the ’70s……i ‘grew up’ in oz then…..a ‘golden time’ ’twas…….back in them far off dayz, oz was a real white man’s country!

  2. Revilo
    August 25th, 2007 at 07:05 | #2

    This show was the best so far. You may be better off without callers.

  3. New America
    August 25th, 2007 at 16:50 | #3

    A most useful topic for Alex to address:

    Why the exception PROVES The Rule.

    So many people seem to ignore the Rule about RACE – White is RIGHT – by pointing to an exception, like their Magic Negro Friend, their Good Buddy from work, and use him (or her) to entirely invalidate the idea of RACE as anything more than ephemera.

    New America

    An Idea Whose Time Is HERE!

  4. Mary O
    August 26th, 2007 at 22:50 | #4

    Question: A lot of people seem to associate Political Correctness (PC) with Chaiman Mao; but if the term is actually Stalinist, does the nuance of the Russian language carry any irony the way the English construction qualifier-absolute does?

  5. alex
    August 27th, 2007 at 10:55 | #5

    I don’t think there’s irony anywhere in PC. Certainly not in Russian. They killed people who were incorrect. In America people sometimes chortle when using PC but that is because they don’t understand how deep and dangerous it is – gunpoint semantic demands issuing from a murderous cult.

  6. Mary O
    August 30th, 2007 at 15:01 | #6

    You are right that “political correctness” is a dangerous concept, but isn’t there an underlying sarcasm in the term itself? A statement is either correct or incorrect. To qualify its correctness is to affirm its actual incorrectness. In other words, “politically correct” says “not really correct, but accepted anyway to appease certain political interest groups.”

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