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Good analysis, but you don't quite get the point. Political correctness is a way of shutting down dialog using personal attack. In this way it is a perfect embodiment of Alinski's Rules for Radicals: Never engage on facts, but call anyone who disagrees with you names: racist, homophobe, nativist, imperialist, hetero-normative, or sexist. Take your pick -- or better yet, use them all. This brands them as evil rather than just wrong. You don't have to listen to evil people, do you?
When I was a young skull full of liberal mush back in college (almost 40 years now -- sigh), I was full of idealism and marched down Broadway for civil rights. Then, I drove a cab for a semester. I was robbed four times, every single time by a black male (one time it was a couple, but the guy had the gun). I quickly learned to avoid black fares except when I couldn't (as in the line in front of Penn Station). With the robberies, I barely made anything because you 'leased" a cab for the night, and owed the money for the rental whether you made any money or not. I got over my "white privilege" after that, but as a poor working-class boy, I'm not sure why I thought I had any to begin with.
Facts don't matter here. Nobody is interested in facts. This is pure Saul Alinski -- Rules for Radicals: don't debate the facts. Personally attack your opponent. "You are all racists, so we can't listen to anything you say. End of discussion." See how that works?
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Should Profiling Be Banned?

KrankyMike Wrote: Dec 17, 2014 8:42 AM
Hubcaps, Williams? Really? You are staring to show your age. Few cars have hubcaps any more. Those that do are not worth stealing. Next you'll be talking about stealing 8-track tape players. (OK -- I'm almost as old as you are. Take it from me, ya gotta watch this stuff.)
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The CIA and Its Torturers

KrankyMike Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 4:17 PM
Nothing that the CIA did was torture. What the North Vietnamese did to John McCain (and many others) was torture. What Saddam Hussein did to his captives was torture. What the Japanese did in WWII to prisoners of war was torture. What the Nazis did to prisoners in WWII was torture. What Muslims do to prisoners is torture (flogging, amputation, stoning, etc.). What Mexico did to a certain US marine was torture. You people who call water boarding torture have no clue.
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The College Rape Club

KrankyMike Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 1:39 PM
To those who think that abstaining from sex will inoculate them from a rape charge, I have bad news. There are women (usually on the dodgy side of the law or sanity) who will use a rape charge as a weapon, just as many women now use an unjustified restraining order as a divorce tactic. Unfortunately, the knee jerk reaction of most authorities is to believe every charge. I was accused of rape by a woman I had never even met because of a conflict I had with her boyfriend. The ordeal I had to endure to prove my innocence was surreal.
College is NOT a time to learn about other people. It is a time to learn how to be a conformist robot of the secular humanist femino-normative enviro-worshiping power structure. Duh.
Why is anyone surprised by this? This is radicalism 101 from Sol Alinsky. Never engage your opponents on substance. Attack them personally as racists, homophobes, sexists, imperialists, or whatever. Most people never bother to inform themselves; they just react emotionally.
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The College Rape Club

KrankyMike Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 9:50 AM
Indeed it is, but my lawyer told me that it has become increasingly common, especially as there is no penalty in most states for a false accusation, and no record for the accuser. The underlying assumption seems to be that "something" happened even if we can't pin a rape on you. Even an arrest will follow you forever.
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The College Rape Club

KrankyMike Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 8:56 AM
I usually have some wiseguy remark to make on these occasions, but having survived a false accusation of rape myself, I find that my funny bone is strangely muted. I didn't even know my accuser until she accused my. My crime was to have a tussle with her drug dealer boyfriend about propping open the back door of our apartment building for the convenience of his customers (my apartment had been broken into and all of my electronics stolen). Fortunately, the charges were dropped even before I was arrested or my career would have been over. Normal women would never falsely accuse a man of rape, but there are entirely too many with dodgy legal or mental histories who think that it is a dandy weapon to wield against men. My lawyer told me so, and that I was lucky (after I handed him a check for $1560). Essentially, I was fined for being a man.
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