" If you can't say something nice...don't say anything at all"-Thumper's mom ( Walt Disney's Bambi )...and; What is the real meaning of that word?
Lately some people have been trying to convince everyone that talking in a derogatory manner is just really not being so very politically correct. According to these people, "there is too much political correctness and it's time to just say what you feel" no matter who it hurts or what damage it does otherwise you will look and sound weak; http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/16/3732921/ted-cruz-political-correctness/
The problem with this argument is the seemingly free reign it gives to those who feel they can now finally speak out loud things that should be kept to ones self if thought at all.
Someone somewhere decided that the meaning of political correctness needed to be changed to benefit their message.
If you feel you must say offensive things out loud just say them and own up to your statements. Don't defend them by trying to change the English language.
Better yet have a moral compass and don't say them in the first place; https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/12/12/what-scalias-controversial-remarks-about-african-americans-expose-about-u-s-higher-education/
Now we turn to the definition of the word TRUTH;
After watching the republican debate the other night, I was amazed at how many of the candidates made statements that were blatantly untrue. Even when called to site the basis for the comment they just doubled down as if their unwillingness to admit they embellished or outright lied would somehow make them look stronger as a candidate; http://www.salon.com/2015/12/17/carly_fiorina_is_a_liar_and_everyone_should_finally_just_say_it_loudly/
It of course is not just Ms. Fiorina. Donald Trumps entire campaign seems to be made up of nonsense and comments that have no basis in fact whatsoever.
The real problem is not so much that they are saying these things, lets face it politicians lie.
It is however disturbing that they are often not called out to correct themselves and worse yet that when they are they bluster on about anyone and everything else on the planet to misdirect the conversation until everyone just gives up.
If we have devolved so far that we no longer will defend the truth, and by that I mean the actual truth not what someone believes to be the truth, how will we ever survive as a nation, as a people as a world?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And that's the truth...
Noodle and crew