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Old 5th February 2020
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Originally Posted by jimjazzdad View Post
I submit that there is nothing sensible about modern sensibilities. Come to think of it, nothing modern either. Political correctness is nothing more than revising history to suit the present sensitivity. It seems we want to embrace the newspeak of Orwell's 1984...
I have a hard time believing that this is a “modern” phenomenon. I wasn’t around in centuries earlier than the 20th but I would very surprised if there wasn’t “politically correct” subjects and opinions back in time. It’s part of us being social beings - we have a need to fit into the herd.

And on another note: I also have a hard time understanding why it’s wrong to make some kind of effort to avoid saying things that are hurtful to fellow human beings. We are all in this together.