POLITICAL CORRECTNESS | George Carlin

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS | George Carlin



in an earlier book brain droppings I wrote some things about politically correct language but I left out a few areas I neglected three important groups of people who have had this awkward dishonest language inflicted on them by liberals I omitted those who are crippled ugly or stupid and so to adjust these earlier omissions I'd like to make a brief return visit to that playground of guilty white liberals political correctness political correctness is America's newest form of intolerance and it's especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance it presents itself as fairness yet attempts to restrict and control people's language with strict codes and rigid rules I'm not sure that's the way to fight discrimination I'm not sure silencing people are forcing them to alter their speech is the best method for solving problems that go much deeper than speech therefore those among you who are more politically sensitive than the rest of us may wish to take a moment here to tighten up those sphincter muscles because I'm going to inject a little realism into the dream world of politically correct speech especially the words we use to describe one another perhaps you've noticed that when the politically correct liberal rule makers decide to rename a group of humans they view as victims they begin by imparting a sense of shame to the groups existing name and so somewhere over the years the word crippled has been discarded no one mentions cripples anymore that's because in yet another stunning attempt to stand reality on its head cripples have been assigned a new designation the physically challenged the use of physically challenged is an obvious attempt to make people feel better the idea being as long as we can't cure these people let's give their condition a more positive name and maybe it'll distract everyone its verbal sleight of hand the same is true of the ungainly phrase differently-abled I believe that if a person is going to insist on using tortured language such as differently-abled then he should be forced to use it to describe everyone we're all differently abled you can do things I can't do I can do things you can't do Barry Bonds can't play the cello yo-yo ma can't hit the curveball they're differently abled it should be explained to liberals patiently the crippled people don't require some heroic designation it's a perfectly honourable condition it appears in the Bible jesus healed the cripples he didn't engage in rehabilitative strategies to improve the conditions of the physically disadvantaged can't these liberals hear how unattractive this language is how poorly it sits on the ear personally I prefer plain descriptive language for instance and this is a suggestion that will bother some people but I'm serious about it why don't we just call handicapped people defective you know we don't mind talking about birth defects we don't flinch from that we say Gunther has a birth defect in that a concession to the fact that people can be defective then what would be wrong with calling those people the physically defective at what point in life does a person with a birth defect become a person who is differently abled and why does it happen I'm confused then there are those who don't quite measure up to society's accepted standards of physical attractiveness the worst of that group are called ugly or at least it used to be the PC lingo cops have been working on this too and to demonstrate how far all this politically correct evasive language is gone some psychologists are actually now referring to ugly people as those with severe appearance deficits okay severe appearance deficits so tell me psychologist how well does that sort of language qualify for being in denial these allegedly well-intentioned people have strayed so far from reality that it will not be a surprise for me to someday hear a rape victim referred to as an unwilling sperm recipient back to ugly regarding people's appearance the political language police already have in place one comically distorted term lookism they say that when you judge a person or rather size them up wouldn't want to judge someone that would be judgmental if you take their looks into account you're guilty of lookism you're a lookest and those valued people who fight lookism many of them unattractive themselves tell us that one problem is that in our society those who get to be called beautiful and those who are called ugly are determined by standards arbitrarily set by us somehow there's some fault attached to the idea that we the people are the ones who set the standards of beauty well we're the ones who have to look at one another so why shouldn't we be the ones who set the standards I'm confused I would say the whole thing was stupid but that's my next topic and it was selling a cheap transition so stupid it's important to face one thing about stupidity we can't get away from it it's all around us doesn't take a team of professional investigators to discover that there are stupid people in the world their presence and its effects speaks for itself but where do these stupid people come from well they come from American schools but while they're attending these schools they never identified as stupid that comes later when they grow up when they're kids you can't call them stupid which may be contributing to the problem unfortunately kids stupid or otherwise come under a sort of protective umbrella we've established that prevents them from being exposed to the real world until an 18 their parents spring them on the rest of us full-grown there are stupid kids and I do wish to be careful how I negotiate the minefield of the learning disabled and the developmentally disadvantaged in other words those with special needs all of these being more examples of this tiresome and ridiculous language I just want to talk about kids who are stupid not the ones with dings one of the terms now used to describe these stupid kids is minimally exceptional can you handle an minimally exceptional whatever happened to the old reliable explanation the boy is slow was that so bad really the boy is slow some of the other children are quick they think quickly not this boy he's slow it seems you made enough to me but no he's minimally exceptional how would you like to be told that about your child he's minimally exceptional oh thank God for that we thought he was just kind of I don't know slow but minimally exceptional Wow wait'll I tell our friends political correctness cripples discourse creates ugly language and is generally stupid I haven't quite finished this section I'm sure I needn't remind you PC people that the Opera isn't concluded until the full-figured woman offers her vocal rendering I know I really had to strain to get that in and thoroughly ashamed but before I leave this section I wanted to make the point that on a practical level this language renders completely useless at least one perfectly good expression in the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king becomes in the kingdom of the visually impaired the partially sighted person is fully empowered sad and you

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  2. I'm honestly surprised the SJW's haven't attacked George Carlin's legacy at this point. I mean he's the perfect opponent for those cowards to attack they can attack him without fear of retaliation since he's dead. Afterall we all know thats the only way SJW's can actually win any debate.

  3. Leftwing facists always attack me when using george carlin to make a point ..
    Saying things like this ….Sorry to disappoint you but carlin was a leftwing democrat ..
    I know I used to be one too..

  4. When George says things meant to be funny people laugh, when I do the same thing they chase me down the street and punch me in the face !!! Differently Able !!!

  5. Never felt like he imposed his views on people, yet he is so agreeable. It’s shit you know is there but can’t really find the words to explain.
    I also like that he never took sides. He formed his own view, and explained it – millions and millions of people loved him for it too. Strength in numbers.

  6. "Have you ever stopped to consider how a blind person knows when theyre done wiping their ass?…these are the things i think about when im at home and the power goes out"-Carlin

  7. Inb4 alt righters use this to justify being a douchebag on purpose without reason, oh wait they’re already here.

  8. Please never forget that BIDEN received a $1.5 BILLION bribe from China to help China with their artificial islands problems vs. the U.S. government. Because Biden would have had to declare that "gift", Biden took his son to China so the bribe would be given IN HIS SON'S NAME, WHO NOT BEING A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, DID NOT HAVE TO DECLARE IT. Please never forget this corrupt act.

  9. We ALL judge. Present company included. We observe people's clothes, accents, haircuts and tattoos and we form immediate judgments.

  10. Nothing has come as close to summing up how I feel about the special snowflake dumbasses who find everything in the goddamn world to be offensive. Political correctness is good in small doses, but these idiots have brought it so far to where you can't be yourself anymore. Nothing is free from comedy. Nothing…

  11. Funny how liberals try to claim him as "one of their own". Meanwhile when Carlin trashed liberals, he always referred to them as "the liberals", or "them liberals". (Never US liberals). Besides that, Carlin didn't even vote. Unless you count that one time back in 1972.

  12. I agree, but on the other side of the coin there's this statement. The word is not the thing. So, if you wanna use the word crippled, that's fine by me, but then don't turn around and mock someone who's crippled because you can't see them without projecting the label upon them whether it's politically correct or not. Mature folks make sensible deals like that. If you want stark language, then be responsible with it!

  13. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be forced with headsets on and listen to George all day until he gets it…lol

  14. I guess I fall into the stupid bunch because I’m not sure what a liberal is or what a conservative is. Every now and then I think I’ve got it, but then realize I was wrong. Anyway, PC will fall by the wayside like most stuff does. Just be patient and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year; or what ever.

  15. How about, the "Strong woman" fetish; women today, [especialy black women]seem to believe women can't be weak, vulnerable or broken; as if, that were a horrible or unrealistic thing.

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