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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:34 PM

Political Correctness is not Political but driven by Adam's 'Invisible Hand of the Free Market'

Top of the list of most Trump fans is their hatred of Political Correctness(PC)

And they all believed that once Trump was elected they could once again revel in their open racism, misogyny, anti-homosexual, anti-anything but Fascist-Christian rhetoric.

What they were too stupid to realize was that the government does not weigh in on speech and was not the driving force in Political Correctness. You can say whatever racist screed you want and the local sheriff will not come beating down your door.

Your employer? That is another story. As this country becomes more diverse, no business can accept allow openly racist working for them. We see news story after story where some newly empowered racist sets upon someone they hate, it is filmed on a phone and they lose their job. Be it Starbucks, Pools, Restaurants, theaters or even on the street. If a person goes off as a total bigot and are identified you will lose your job.

This in my mind is the most powerful social tool that decent people have to fight against the resurgence of bigotry. Film the Motherfuckers. Post it everywhere.

The only reason my ancestor gave up slaves is because they lost a war and hundreds of thousands of men. The only reason my ancestors allowed African American to vote was the threat of Federal Action.

What we have is just as powerful. Show yourself as a total racist prick in public...lose you job.

Even if the Republicans continue to hold political power, business will still respond to public indignation.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:45 PM

1. Exactly, it is a natural progression

of society to become aware of ugly values and practices and to seek to reform them, not just legally or politically but socially and informally... the cultural market.

Of course conservatives claim PC is the result of the liberal media and white nationalists claim it is the result of Jews ... basically the RW's "let the market speak" values go out the window when it can no longer serve their aims.

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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:46 PM

2. public opinion is more powerful than government or courts

in the long run. There is a silver lining with a confirmation of extremist judge. More women are waking up and states move further to protect reproductive rights. Young girls who have never heard about things like abortion are now learning more about rights as it is inescapably discussed on every news, radio, households, etc. and it will only get more overwhelming. Expect all kinds of contraceptives and Plan B meds to be freely available across nation either walking pharmacy or shipping - big pharma canít wait. Reproductive freedom will become more casual and accessible than ever before which in turn may tamper overturning roe v wade cause roberts may step in. He was least expected to keep ACA but he did but roe v wade has way more jusicial foundation than ACA had.

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