[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 488: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4762: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3897)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4764: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3897)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4765: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3897)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4766: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3897)
skirtcafe.org • View topic - What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Non-fashion, non-skirt, non-gender discussions. If your post is related to fashion, skirts or gender, please choose one of the forums above for it.

What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby Fred in Skirts » Sun May 19, 2019 5:45 pm

Note reference to the "Main Stream Media"...72 years ago!!️
What is meant by the modern term referred to as "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"...The definition is found in 4 telegrams at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri.


The following are copies of four telegrams between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945.


The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received at the end of the war - not a word has been added or deleted!


(1) Tokyo,
Japan 0800-September 1,1945


To: President Harry S Truman
From: General D A MacArthur


Tomorrow we meet with those yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute instructions?


(2) Washington,
D C 1300-September 1, 1945


To: D A MacArthur
From: H S TrumanCongratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!


(3) Tokyo,
Japan 1630-September 1, 1945


To: H S Truman
From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz
Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically correct mean?


(4) Washington,
D C 2120-September 1, 1945


To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz
From: H S Truman
Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of **** by the clean end!



Now, with special thanks to the Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I finally have a full understanding of what 'POLITICAL CORRECTNESS' really means.....
:kiltdance:

"The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle."

User avatar
Fred in Skirts
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 2561
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:48 pm
Location: Southeast Corner of Aiken County, SC USA

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby moonshadow » Sun May 19, 2019 8:25 pm

-Moon Shadow
User avatar
moonshadow
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 4380
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:58 am
Location: Appalachian Mountains (VA)

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby Ralph » Sun May 19, 2019 8:45 pm

I hate to play the Snopes card here, but... no, those are modern sentiments artificially placed in the mouth (or telegrams) of dead people.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-truman-faux/

Crossing my fingers and praying we don't have a "Snopes is a paid propaganda wing for George Soros" conspiracy rant, but if you're so inclined to do so, at least read their references. They explain why it can be proven, as much as you can prove a negative, that those aren't Truman's words. The phrasing, use of neologisms like "mainstream media", punctuation that was never used in telegrams, etc. all scream of someone unfamiliar with writing style of the early 20th century.

The problem with "political correctness" is that it means all things to all people. To some (primarily on the left), it's a good thing, meaning that we should speak respectfully to and about all people -- even our enemies. With that definition of "politically correct" we would not use inherently derogatory words to describe someone's race, sex, nationality, physical abilities or lack thereof, intelligence, etc. I don't understand why people kick against such things; Christ himself urged us to treat even our enemies with respect.

But to others (primarily on the right), the phrase means something far more sinister. It evokes a world of Orwellian newspeak where we are not allowed to mention another's race, nationality, religion, physical characteristics, etc. for fear of offending the most hopelessly sensitive generation ever. It's not just a request for voluntary civility, but a government mandate clamping down on our First Amendment rights. A world where every demographic is a protected class except white Christian males, who are fair game.

Yes, some people go out of their way to take offense at the most innocuous comment. And yes, some people can't understand why mocking another person for being different is bad. So my suggestion is we at least make a conscious effort not to be deliberately hostile, AND not be so quick to assume every word is intended as an insult.
Ralph
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 321
Joined: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:07 pm

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby moonshadow » Sun May 19, 2019 9:13 pm

Ralph, how dare you contaminate the internet with facts and reason!

:P :lol:

All in good fun Fred, you know we love you! :)
-Moon Shadow
User avatar
moonshadow
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 4380
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:58 am
Location: Appalachian Mountains (VA)

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby Fred in Skirts » Sun May 19, 2019 11:06 pm

Last edited by Fred in Skirts on Mon May 20, 2019 3:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
:kiltdance:

"The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle."

User avatar
Fred in Skirts
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 2561
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:48 pm
Location: Southeast Corner of Aiken County, SC USA

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby crfriend » Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 pm

-- It's not just a job, it's an adventure!
User avatar
crfriend
Master Barista
 
Posts: 10680
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:52 pm
Location: New England (U.S.)

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby dillon » Mon May 20, 2019 12:29 am

As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
dillon
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 2695
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:12 pm
Location: southeast NC coast

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby Fred in Skirts » Mon May 20, 2019 3:29 am

:kiltdance:

"The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle."

User avatar
Fred in Skirts
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 2561
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:48 pm
Location: Southeast Corner of Aiken County, SC USA

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby crfriend » Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 am

-- It's not just a job, it's an adventure!
User avatar
crfriend
Master Barista
 
Posts: 10680
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:52 pm
Location: New England (U.S.)

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby dillon » Tue May 21, 2019 1:10 am

As a matter of fact, the sun DOES shine out of my ...
dillon
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 2695
Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:12 pm
Location: southeast NC coast

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby Sinned » Tue May 21, 2019 11:22 am

Anyway, Fred, why let truth get in the way of good humour? Whether the conversation took place or not is immaterial - it serves to point out hypocrisy and ridicule what should be ridiculed. I remember Homer saying, "Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true. " Keep 'em coming, Fred.
I believe in offering every assistance short of actual help but then mainly just want to be left to be myself in all my difference and uniqueness.
User avatar
Sinned
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 3836
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:28 pm
Location: York, England

Re: What is "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"

Postby Fred in Skirts » Tue May 21, 2019 7:58 pm

:kiltdance:

"The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle."

User avatar
Fred in Skirts
Member Extraordinaire
 
Posts: 2561
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:48 pm
Location: Southeast Corner of Aiken County, SC USA


Return to Off Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yandex [bot] and 1 guest