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How do you guys deal with PC culture? I don't talk as much because people get offended too easily now days. It has really ruined my ability to make friends and get to know people. When i talk to people i feel like i can't be myself.
 

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How do you guys deal with PC culture? I don't talk as much because people get offended too easily now days. It has really ruined my ability to make friends and get to know people. When i talk to people i feel like i can't be myself.
I feel the same. Everybody calls me weird for having a sense of humor. Lol
 

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I prefer my PS4. At least 10 years ago PCs weren't getting the same games as consoles, or if so, very late. I understand the change today because we have xbox gamepass crossing over. Everything has nearly 100% shifted to digital on PC as well. PC was the better system by performance 10 years ago, but didn't have the support to back it up. Now with the support, PC is becoming a qualifier. And, while Stadia is flop they're going to beat like a dead horse, the jump to streaming will likely pick up stream in some years when internet providers catch up (when or if).

On Political Correctness, almost all 'controversies' are always around people the controversy doesn't involve. Is something racists towards a black man? It's argued if it's racists by white people. Is something offensive to Chinese culture? It's argued if it's offensive by non-Chinese people. I think we're in the thick of stupidity for another 10 years at least. But, a lot of people who are arguing these "offensive" things never stopped to think about it. It's slow and shitty progression, but still progression.

If people weren't offended when a black person drank from a white's water fountain in the 50's, that would still be an issue today.
 

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How do you guys deal with PC culture? I don't talk as much because people get offended too easily now days. It has really ruined my ability to make friends and get to know people. When i talk to people i feel like i can't be myself.
If anything this era of whiny / politically correct / "wokeness" has made things easier for me, not harder, to find the right people that I want to spend time with. I feel I treat most everyone nicely and with respect but if you're the type that is so thin-skinned that you can't take a joke or see everyone as victims then, if anything, I'm happy you get so quickly offended and let me know about it so I don't have to waste my time getting to know you.

Nowadays I don't bring up negative stuff (Politics, News, Coronavirus, etc) and mostly just talk about the positive things in the world that I am grateful for, things I'm learning about, or goals I'm trying to achieve. I see talking mostly about positive things sometimes catches people off guard because it's much easier to talk about negative media stuff and I don't give them much of an opinion on things that they want to rehash and get pissed off about. Say I'm at a party or family get together I'm ok with silence and simply take a back seat early on to see what people talk about first before deciding to join a conversation.

"What do you think about Trump saying XYZ? Isn't he just an a-hole!" or "Oh man did you see that news story on the people who said offensive things to XYZ protected group?" or "Did you see that tweet LeBron put out talking about how oppressed they are?" I simply shrug and give them an "oh, really" before steering the conversation towards a good book I just read or how lucky we are to live in the modern times that we do or what we want to achieve in our lives. If it's someone on the fence and I have a chance to bring them back to reality I might open up more and talk with them about concepts which go against the current media narrative, but those opportunities are few and far between as most people do their own "research" on their smartphones and have already made up their minds on how the world works.

Don't be afraid to be yourself and continue to talk about things which are important to you, just know ahead of time there is an ocean of brainwashed people you have to wade through and don't be afraid to quickly pull the plug and move on in order to find the good ones out there. I've had to temporarily walk away from family / friends that I used to know and have a great time with, yet who now have the media and political correctness implanted so far into their brain that they constantly try to "correct" your thoughts or bring up negative media shit and, in turn, bring down others moods. Maybe when they grow up and this PC fad wears off I'll try to make contact with them again but in the meantime I don't have any issue with talking with new people to try and find ones more thick-skinned / open minded.

If you say something or have an opinion that you know is not offensive but someone says it is (to them), take note of that and mentally thank them for letting you know early on that they are so insecure they have to treat everyone as victims. This way you don't have to waste anymore time with them. Imagine it's like if you were to go out on a 1st date with a girl and she starts going on about being a part of some crazy PC cult, thinks we're living in a rape culture, and wants a bunch of babies so she can raise them all gender fluid... just smile, thank her for being honest on a 1st date, and wave goodbye.
 

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It’s not that hard. Just don’t be an asshole and say nasty shit and you’ll be fine. If you’re ‘naturally an asshole’ then that’s your failing. If you can’t have conversations without upsetting other people, then that’s your failing, not society or anyone else. It’s you.
 

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I don't deal with it, I speak my mind and leave it as that.
 

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I live in a normal town, not some middle class part of London, and work in construction which is not a rainbow flag LGBXQWT multicultural ethnics of colour oriented profession, so when I'm not at my computer it honestly never infringes on my actual life. Despite it seeing to being a big thing "on campus", particularly in America, I went to university, twice, and because I did proper subjects (civil engineering) not black Jewish lesbian studies it was not something I noticed then either, though it has been a few years now. If we all logged off and only used the internet for porn like we did in the early 00's most of this shit would die off.
 

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The only people I ever see offended about anything are the ones who are annoyed at the so called "PC culture". It's almost like it's a giant con just to wind people up. Just don't be a dick and life is simple really.
Its really simple... speaking with tact is one of the key things that separates adults from children who are still learning. I can’t respect an adult that is overly offensive under the guise of “telling it like it is”.

Nothing classy about saying the same kind of offensive shit that I wouldnt even expect to hear from my eight year old sister. It all boils down to respect, not just feeling entitled to say whatever the fuck you want.

But continue fighting for your right to be as indecent as possible, the rest of the civilized world will continue to move on without you

TLDR: It all boils down to respect. Theres nothing classy or respectful about having no filter
 

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Its really simple... speaking with tact is one of the key things that separates adults from children who are still learning. I can’t respect an adult that is overly offensive under the guise of “telling it like it is”.

Nothing classy about saying the same kind of offensive shit that I wouldnt even expect to hear from my eight year old sister. It all boils down to respect, not just feeling entitled to say whatever the fuck you want.

But continue fighting for your right to be as indecent as possible, the rest of the civilized world will continue to move on without you

TLDR: It all boils down to respect. Theres nothing classy or respectful about having no filter
You've hit the nail on the head. Unfortunately there are a lot of adult-sized children in our world right now, and not in the fun and quirky kind of way.

These people also tend to be the biggest cry baby bitches in society too. Wah wah wah eroding white culture, usually says the man in a street of white people.
 

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You've hit the nail on the head. Unfortunately there are a lot of adult-sized children in our world right now, and not in the fun and quirky kind of way.

These people also tend to be the biggest cry baby bitches in society too. Wah wah wah eroding white culture, usually says the man in a street of white people.
They cry about people being crybabies but spend all their time bitching. Always thinking people are trying to impede their freedom of speech but ignoring the fact that people have the same right to call out their bullshit.

Like i honestly dont get the obsession with people fighting to be offensive? What do you gain out of being an offensive person?
 

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They cry about people being crybabies but spend all their time bitching. Always thinking people are trying to impede their freedom of speech but ignoring the fact that people have the same right to call out their bullshit.

Like i honestly dont get the obsession with people fighting to be offensive? What do you gain out of being an offensive person?
Its not about being offensive just for the sake of being offensive. Its about calling out bullshit.

Its about telling the girl who is studying literate who is moaning about the jungle book being racist and has ran to the newspapers demanding the book be banned she is an idiot.

Its about calling a gender fluid person who doesnt associate themselves as a "he" or a "she" but rather a "they" and expecting everybody to call them "they" or they have a hissy fit an idiot

Its about calling the guy who has complained to his local supermarket that he finds the faggot sausages offensive and is trying to convince others to boycott the store an idiot.

There are plenty more cases of PC gone mad. Calling a spade a spade is not a bad thing.
 

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Its not about being offensive just for the sake of being offensive. Its about calling out bullshit.

Its about telling the girl who is studying literate who is moaning about the jungle book being racist and has ran to the newspapers demanding the book be banned she is an idiot.

Its about calling a gender fluid person who doesnt associate themselves as a "he" or a "she" but rather a "they" and expecting everybody to call them "they" or they have a hissy fit an idiot

Its about calling the guy who has complained to his local supermarket that he finds the faggot sausages offensive and is trying to convince others to boycott the store an idiot.

There are plenty more cases of PC gone mad. Calling a spade a spade is not a bad thing.
Are we really going to pretend like the people complaining about PC culture are talking about those extreme cases? The people who complain about PC culture are typically pissed off because someone called them out for saying borderline racist/sexist joke. Sure back in the day people were okay with that kind of shit but at one point we were also okay with banning blacks from drinking from white water fountains. Were people being too PC when they advocated to change that?
 

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You make it sound like being PC is a bad thing. How about don't be a bigoted rude individual, then difficulty engaging with others in topic of conversations won't be as hard.
 

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Its not about being offensive just for the sake of being offensive. Its about calling out bullshit.

Its about telling the girl who is studying literate who is moaning about the jungle book being racist and has ran to the newspapers demanding the book be banned she is an idiot.

Its about calling a gender fluid person who doesnt associate themselves as a "he" or a "she" but rather a "they" and expecting everybody to call them "they" or they have a hissy fit an idiot

Its about calling the guy who has complained to his local supermarket that he finds the faggot sausages offensive and is trying to convince others to boycott the store an idiot.

There are plenty more cases of PC gone mad. Calling a spade a spade is not a bad thing.
Say what you want about The Jungle Book itself, but the man that wrote it was a disgusting racist. Banning the book's a bit far, however are you aware of The White Man's Burden? This is probably the issue rather than the book itself. The trouble is that intellectual debates tend to get skewed when dished out by tabloids and told to you by Dave the plumber with his BTEC in Skiving-Off Studies.

This aside, why is it okay to pitch ridding the world of PC culture, but it's not okay to call those people that want that bottom feeding scum reptiles?
 

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You make it sound like being PC is a bad thing. How about don't be a bigoted rude individual, then difficulty engaging with others in topic of conversations won't be as hard.
That's the issue most people overlook. What is commonly referred to as "politically correct" in culture war discussions is a different animal than just being polite or congenial in your conversation. I would say someone should always try to be those things and not be an outright asshat.. BUT.. that's the problem, it isn't about just some goobers being asshats.. it never was in political discussions.

In those discussions "PC" is a form of manipulation. The purest form of manipulation, to set one group against another, to play on and widen an already existing division to further someone's own powerlust. Even if that division was working it's way to closing. What is referred to as "woke" or "PC" in those instances is weaponized intersectionality. (If you don't know what intersectionality is, it's something to google for greater detail, too long to delve into here.) The original premise of it was a social theory of societal power structures, and in and HONEST forum with OBJECTIVE debaters it has merit, without question.. However in the current political climate it has became a tool of those seeing personal power. Hiding behind "protected social classes," they usually don't really even care about, to silence their opposition by the constant repetition of "racist, sexist, bigot, Nazi, et all." Those terms have degreaded to nearly meaningless social media buzzwords, "dog whistles", meant to signal the tribe to attack someone of an opposing viewpoint. Also known as cancel culture in some instances. Authoritarian control of perception at it's worst since social media basically allows instant mobs attacks against anyone, at any time, over anything.
 

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I just hate it when people get offended on someone else’s behalf, especially when that someone doesn’t really have a problem to begin with.
 
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