Opinion Polls: Delphi's Polling Place

Hosted by Showtalk

Opinion polls on all subjects. Opinions? Heck yes, we have opinions - but we're *always* nice about it, even when ours are diametrically opposed to yours. Register your vote today!

  • 4385
    MEMBERS
  • 91671
    MESSAGES
  • 56
    POSTS TODAY

Discussions

Should the word Mother be replaced with Birthing Person?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jun-8 by Showtalk; 2281 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-16

Showtalk said...

It’s too vague and it could be confused with a midwife

Pardon the PC French, but isn't that term mid-berthing person? (* LOL *)

FWIW

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jun-16

We don’t talk about it, so no stress.

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jun-16

I don’t know! A wife is technically not a mother, although one could be both.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-16

Showtalk said...

I don’t know! A wife is technically not a mother, although one could be both.

So then we have a PC-IC situation...

Politically Correct, but InCorrect!!!

Hey... I didn't create the stupid ideologies... just trying to figure things out that the real idiots created!

FWIW

  • Edited June 16, 2021 12:05 pm  by  WALTER784
Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

Jun-16

This one doesn’t make sense.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jun-17

Showtalk said...

This one doesn’t make sense.

Well, non-politically, neither does political correctness!

FWIW

Meriana said:

No, the word Mother should not be replaced. To do so is, in my opinion, demeaning, and disrespectful.

Bingo. That's a winner.

The thought Police have finally over-reached, hopefully far enough that a lot more people can see the slippery slope they have gone down.

Showtalk said:

Older people won’t learn it or remember it, but if all children are taught different words and usages in school, eventually they will be speaking an entirely new language.

Newspeak.

‘Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. Already, in the Eleventh Edition, we’re not far from that point. But the process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead.  Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak,’ he added with a sort of mystical satisfaction. ‘Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?’

... and then the lesson on what is really behind the woke political correctness of today.

‘Except ——’ began Winston doubtfully, and he stopped. It had been on the tip of his tongue to say ‘Except the proles,’ but he checked himself, not feeling fully certain that this remark was not in some way unorthodox. Syme, however, had divined what he was about to say.

... what the woke radical left really thinks of us - substitute Prole for Redneck or Patriot and there ya go - pertient in 2021 as it was in the more dystopian timeline a few decades earlier.

‘The proles are not human beings,’ he said carelessly. ‘By 2050 — earlier, probably — all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared. The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron — they’ll exist only in Newspeak versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be. Even the literature of the Party will change. Even the slogans will change. How could you have a slogan like “freedom is slavery” when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking — not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.’

...and eventually they eat their own.

One of these days, thought Winston with sudden deep conviction, Syme will be vaporized. He is too intelligent. He sees too clearly and speaks too plainly. The Party does not like such people. One day he will disappear. It is written in his face.

Meriana said:

When all the politically correct stuff began, I said it could, and eventually would, affect our freedom of speech. Demanding that word contained in documents be changed, that a single person should be referred to with plural pronouns so as not to hurt his/her feelings, and that words used in everyday language be omitted in favor of whatever the "woke" people insist on is definitely affecting freedom of speech.

Just like the passage from "1984" by George Orwell in the conversation between Winston Smith and Syme about the Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak Dictionary.

TOP