Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Political correctness gone mad

Bah humbug to political correctness. That's what I say (and so does former PM Tony Abbott, oddly linking it to gay marriage plebiscite).

Bring back the good old days, when you could call people Wogs, Poofs, Yids and Slant Eyes.

Bring back the good old days, when women sought illegal abortions and died or were rendered unable to bear children in the future.

Bring back the good old days, when workers were frequently injured or killed at work and nothing was ever done to improve workplace safety.

Bring back the good old days, when people could drive cars when they were drunk or drugged and kill people.

Surely the world has gone mad with political correctness. We need to turn the clocks back to when we could say nasty things about people, behave very badly and put lives at risks with stupid laws or a lack of laws. (I did look at a few clips from Love Thy Neighbour, but they really do go too far).






21 comments:

  1. I hate politicians

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    1. I dislike racists and right wingers.

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    2. I'm sorry to hear that you hate me, Hels. I don't class myself as a "racist" but I am a conservative voter...always have been and always will be.

      Never mind....I'm sure both you and I shall survive! :)

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    3. Lee

      I would never use the word "hate". Being female, Jewish and in a Russian family, I am at great risk of being hated myself by neo-Nazis and KKK.

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    4. Gosia, we have to have them.

      Hels, goes without saying.

      Lee, you may be conservative. That isn't what a right winger is, in my opinion.

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  2. Sigh.
    Not only Mr Rabbit but his mentor Johnny Howard are supporting this approach. Which is unsurprising.

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    1. To be expected indeed, EC. Abbott showed his colours, as usual, with some disgraceful talk.

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  3. Probably we don't want to go back that far, work safety etc is important, as is legal abortion, but I do wish we could go back to the days when people didn't get offended by every little thing. Days when people had common sense and took responsibility for their actions instead of blaming everyone and everything else.

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    1. River, I so agree with your motherhood statements. A chap I know failed his train driving final test and screamed racism. There are already many train drivers from the part of the world where he was born. This devalues genuine complaints of racism.

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  4. Are you telling us those days have gone Andrew?

    Cathy @ Still Waters


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    1. 'Fraid so Cathy. Gaol and gruel and water for you if you offend.

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  5. Political-correctness is a load of crap! I'm sick of all the PC brigade!!!

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    1. Lee, you really have to think it through and sort the chaff from the weeds. A lot of what is perceived as just PC is there for a good reason. Yes, of course there are extremes and who doesn't want basic common sense. As you may have noticed, I am not particularly PC but it is never my intention to offend. Well, unless they deserve it.

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  6. Of course improvements have been made in all matters, but most of them wouldn't come under the banner of Political Correctness; I would call it common sense. Much of modern day PC is just plain bloody bonkers.

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    1. Cro, I think people think of the extremes when PC is mentioned. An example. People at my work used to do certain things to get a job done. To my knowledge, over a few decades, at least two people died and many were injured while doing so and the procedure was banned, yet it is so frustrating to not be able to take this action to remedy the problem. Work is all so politically correct now. But I do understand why we can't. Further, a little bit of politically incorrect joke with a workmate, overheard by another, can be hurtful. My workmates are of many races and have been for nearly four decades and I have a pretty good handle on real racism, wrongly perceived racism and imagined racism. There is a good lot of all three.

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  7. I know you were being a little tongue in cheek Andrew but basically the problem is humour, people these days have lost their sense of humour, they're a bit uptight, anal even 😀

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    1. Grace, some are. Not all of us though, hey.

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  8. Undoubtedly we live in trying times, so many thing have gone wrong and will still go wrong.

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    1. Blogoratti, sadly your forecast is accurate.

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  9. Andrew, Of course I agree with you. Love the comedy clip. I go out of my way to obtain many of the dvd box sets of those great 1970 TV comedies. Its the original box sets that show the now un-pc uncut versions that were shown the first time round that I enjoy watching.
    Now of course if they ever attempt to show some of them, then a lot of the original lines are cut out.
    I am absolutely convinced that the BBC (home of political correctness) are turning down dozens of new comedies on a daily basis because of rediculous PC guidelines.
    One could almost say that the sit-com has all but died out and now replaced by comedy panel shows.
    Now where"s my box set of 'Love Thy Neighbour'...Oh yes, its next to my DVD collection of my all time favourite 'On The Buses.'

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    1. Dee, I think it is wrong to cut those tv shows. People need to know what standards were like back then, and hopefully they are horrified. On the Buses was one of my favourites. What characters.

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