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    Is the left becoming to PC? (none / 0) (#1)
    by Slado on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 03:43:09 AM EST
    The Atlantic - liberals vs liberals

    The above article references the recent Chait article that made the assertion that the rise of PC thought is stifling debate.

    I bring this up because while I love coming on this site and commenting I often feel this tactic used against me.   Certain thoughts and links to non progressive sites are dismissed out of hand because they don't fit a certain PC narrative and the fun (the debate) stops.

    Even while I enjoy commenting my favorite activity is to read your comments along with the info in the original posts.

    And I must say I see what these articles are referring to all the time between posters on this site.  If you don't hold the latest PC idea on certain issues you aren't debated you are dismissed.

    Am I crazy?  I bring it up to see if others see this pattern in our natural discourse and even at TL.

    Keep in mind we on the other side have our own issues like being unable to separate moral and political or fiscal issues making too many on the right look like kooks is just one of many so don't attsck me like I think I'm on the side of Angels.

    I am honestly curious to get feedback from progressives on this topic.

    Feedback (none / 0) (#2)
    by MKS on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 04:26:06 AM EST
    If you cite Fox News,  it is a non starter.

    Being dismissed:  This is a cite with "Left" in its title.  Some debates have been had so many times, to raise the same tired GOP talking points is...well, pointless.

      Cite new evidence from a credible source, and you probably get a better response....

    From my perspective, I believe I understand the GOP all too well.  Appeals to Reason and Compassion that liberals tend to want to make are ineffective.  Conservatives are not moved by Reason and Compassion but by Power and Money.

    Beat the GOP and they become reasonable.


    Fox News (none / 0) (#3)
    by Slado on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 06:26:04 AM EST
    Aren't you basically proving my point by making that statement?

    I looked up the definition of liberal and Google says...

    Open to new behaviors or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.

    So then I looked up Progressive and Google says...

    Favoring or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas.

    If you won't even consider reading a link or considering the general message are you open to opinions?  

    Just seems that too many on both sides are locked into looking at the world through tunnel vision of their own making and miss stuff because they never look around.

    It's why I love this site.  It challenges my views but can also strengthen them because in both cases I expose myself to the message straight from thee horses mouth and not through a filter of my own partisanship.

    Thanks for the feedback.