A two-edged sword...
Tue Oct 3, 2017 4:39am

I think maybe the "PC" movement went too far. People weren't allowed to say or express what they thought or felt if it wasn't PC, so now we see the backlash. On the other hand, there are good reasons for people in general to refrain from using offensive or provocative language.

But why is it somehow impermissible to use the "N" word, unless you are black, but it is still permissible for anyone to use the "B" word?

I think we could all agree that both terms are offensive and meant to degrade or dehumanize blacks and women, simply by virtue of being black or female. But somehow it is okay to call someone a bitch, but not okay to call someone a nigger... unless it is a black person using the term. One doesn't have to be a female, however, to use or call someone a bitch. While white comedians are not allowed to use the N word, in any context, black comedians are allowed to call whites "crackers" and women "bitches" or whatever... in any context they wish. Why is that?

That may be a big part of why we now have Donald Trump as President. He gets to say whatever he wants. He can call white supremacists (who carry guns and torches and hurl racial epithets, inciting violence) "some very fine people" while calling black athletes "sons of bitches" who are kneeling in front of the flag peacefully protesting against the injustice of violence and police brutality against blacks.

America... what a country.

    • Sort of....Sprout, Tue Oct 3 10:04am
      When one is acting in the role of an employee, especially when uniformed in their employers colors/uniforms/etc, I do think that the employer DOES have a right to some say in limiting speech under... more
      • That is NOT the topic of this discussion.Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 3 6:24pm
        NO ONE disputes that employers can limit free speech by putting future employment on the line. However, NOTHING I posted had ANYTHING to do with that argument. It was SPECIFICALLY about Left vs Right ... more
      • As far as I know....wondering, Tue Oct 3 2:53pm
        there is no rule in the NFL about standing for the national anthem. Tradition, yes... rule, no. Perhaps the owners of the individual teams could make such a rule... I don't know. But again, kneeling... more
        • Yes, he should be "fired", but that is NOT the topic of (nm)discussion... Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 3 6:32pm
        • I have heard some folks say that there is a rule... And while for some sitting or kneeling or standing with a fist raised, or some other behavior than the TRADITIONAL posture does not necessarily... more
          • didn't you read the damned thing?
          • I agreewondering, Tue Oct 3 3:34pm
            They certainly could make a rule. That doesn't mean that they have to. And they could fire players who break the rules. If people don't like the rules or behavior that they see, they don't have to... more
            • A proposal Pikes, Tue Oct 3 4:33pm
              A man will tell his barber things he won't tell anyone else. Not even his wife. Same goes for a bartender. Trump doesn't drink. However he and Kim Jong Oon have a fondness for their barbers.... more
    • A two-edged sword... — wondering, Tue Oct 3 4:39am
      • Very true. Freedom of speech, according to different sides,HAS limitations they impose... Sia☺giah, Tue Oct 3 6:31pm
        NONE of which make ANY SENSE when push comes to shove. Those whining about the NFL protest are vindictively PUNISHING football players and teams for exercising their freedom of speech, while the very ... more