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Thursday, October 11, 2018

On social media, the country seems to divide into two neat camps: Call them the woke and the resentful. Team Resentment is manned -- pun very much intended -- by people who are predominantly old and almost exclusively white. Team Woke is young, likely to be female, and predominantly black, brown, or Asian (though white "allies" do their dutiful part). These teams are roughly equal in number, and they disagree most vehemently, as well as most routinely, about the catchall known as political correctness. Reality is nothing like this. In a report published Wednesday, "Hidden Tribes: A Study of America's Polarized Landscape," most Americans don't fit into either of these camps. They also share more common ground than the daily fights on social media might suggest -- including a general aversion to PC culture.

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The PC garbage is a way for angry people to control others.

Most thinking people see this and reject it.

#1 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-10-11 08:30 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"On social media, the country seems to divide into two neat camps: Call them the woke and the resentful. Team Resentment is manned -- pun very much intended -- by people who are predominantly old and almost exclusively white. Team Woke is young, likely to be female, and predominantly black, brown, or Asian (though white "allies" do their dutiful part). These teams are roughly equal in number, and they disagree most vehemently, as well as most routinely, about the catchall known as political correctness."

But now the good news. Team Resentment is dying. Team Woke is just awakening and will take over EVERYTHING within the next few years.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-11 08:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

#2 You clearly...VERY clearly...did not read the article.

#3 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-10-11 09:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Most members of the "exhausted majority," and then some, dislike political correctness. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that "political correctness is a problem in our country." Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages.

Youth isn't a good proxy for support of political correctness -- and it turns out race isn't, either.

Whites are ever so slightly less likely than average to believe that political correctness is a problem in the country: 79 percent of them share this sentiment. Instead, it is Asians (82 percent), Hispanics (87percent), and American Indians (88 percent) who are most likely to oppose political correctness.

#4 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-10-11 09:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#3, that's Dotard Danni for you. She's probably still got hothead paisan plastered all over her walls.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-10-11 09:46 AM | Reply

--Team Woke is just awakening and will take over EVERYTHING within the next few years.

The left has been saying that since the 60s.

Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive, now
You get yours, baby
I'll get mine
Gonna make it, baby
If we try

The old get old
And the young get stronger
May take a week
And it may take longer
They got the guns
But we got the numbers
Gonna win, yeah
We're takin' over
Come on!

Five to One --Jim Morrison

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-11 09:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

our grandparents just simply called this "having Manners".

way to go, "conservatives". You built this rebrand

another value bites the dust, thanks to our self-proclaimed guardians of "traditional values"

#7 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-11 10:06 AM | Reply

The article clearly states the offended snowflakes in this tale of victimization, are morons and losers

In other words, they are mustangs kind of people

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-11 10:09 AM | Reply

"our grandparents just simply called this "having Manners".

Your grandparents were racist slave owners. Because they were OLD! Your not fooling anybody on this Thursday.

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-10-11 10:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Your grandparents were racist slave owners"

Does that make you feel better about yourself?

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-11 11:00 AM | Reply

You should join Danni in the reading room, Chuffy.

#11 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-10-11 11:13 AM | Reply

#7 & #8 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

No amount of bears claws and eagles feathers can sooth your grandparents shame.

You must walk, not ride, out of your fathers land, and meet the peyote spirit.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-11 11:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You should join Danni in the reading room, Chuffy.

#11 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2018-10-11 11:13 AM

The next time they actually read a threaded article with be the first.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-11 11:41 AM | Reply

"Does that make you feel better about yourself?"

So it's true then. Aha, I knew it.

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-10-11 01:18 PM | Reply

"On social media, the country seems to divide into two neat camps: Call them the woke and the resentful. Team Resentment is manned -- pun very much intended -- by people who are predominantly old and almost exclusively white. Team Woke is young, likely to be female, and predominantly black, brown, or Asian (though white "allies" do their dutiful part)."

So much window dressing.

It's whether you can only identify with an America that's white and speaks English, or can also identify with an America that accepts people from all over the world as being one of us too.

I saw the handwriting on the wall decades ago, and took Spanish over the other languages in K-12 because so many Americans speak Spanish.

In today's globalized economy and with Trump fixin' to order Col. Jessep to stand down because we don't need him on that wall any more, I'd pick Chinese.

And for both of those, the Deplorables would call me a race traitor.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-11 01:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I thought this was interesting:

With the exception of the small tribe of devoted conservatives, progressive activists are the most racially homogeneous group in the country.

#16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 01:59 PM | Reply

And for both of those, the Deplorables would call me a race traitor.
#15 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

A race traitor for being able to speak more than one language?

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 02:02 PM | Reply

Except conservatives. They need PC culture. Its been only 2 years and they already can't handle being treated fairly any longer. It hilarious though.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-11 02:03 PM | Reply

Most thinking people see this and reject it.

#1 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Precisely why conservatives are the ones begging for it. They can't handle the truth.

#19 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-11 02:04 PM | Reply

It's funny to watch Dr. Jones pretend that it's conservatives who like PC culture.

Of course, if that genius could be bothered to read the embedded piece he'd see the opposite to be true.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 02:06 PM | Reply

"It's conservatives who like PC culture"

You have your own set of codes.

When I say thug what comes to mind? Or does it not even have a gender, nevermind a skin color?

What was it you called a carbon tax the other day? A massive government expansion.

To be fair, I don't think you realize what you're doing when you do it. For whatever reason I still think of you as just a bit naive. Not nearly as deft and deliberate a dissembler as the Usual Suspects. Which is a good thing. You just keep yourself safely removed from introspection on how and why you came to believe the things you do. Which is not such a good thing.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-11 02:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Are you high jeff? There's only one side of the political aisle that is still crying about being called "deplorable", which is such a mellow insult that the rest of us still consider it PC.

Its hilarious how quickly the right went from "hating" PC culture to begging for it to come back. Less than 6 months. The realization that they will be treated according to their abhorrent character was too much and they've now gone so far as to propose criminalizing protests.

#22 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-11 02:32 PM | Reply

The right hates civility so much they rebranded it as "political correctness" just so they could destroy it. They enjoy seeing people they don't like treated like crap.

#23 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-10-11 02:35 PM | Reply

Nonsense. The left invented the term "political correctness" and used it to describe themselves for years. Now they don't use it as much became it has rightfully become a term of derision.

#24 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-11 02:42 PM | Reply

#22 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

That was incoherent and illogical at the same time.

Nice work!

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 03:03 PM | Reply

Nonsense. The left invented the term "political correctness" and used it to describe themselves for years. Now they don't use it as much became it has rightfully become a term of derision.

#24 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Exactly. Now they just throw everything under the rubric of "social justice".

#26 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 03:03 PM | Reply

"The left invented the term"
YEAH!

"liberals" back in 1347!
Remember "Lingua Franca", "Pardon my French", and "excusez le mot"

But anyway, calling Mexicans -------- and calling women "sweetcheeks" is just a total lack of manners and socially rude. No matter what century

#27 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-11 04:09 PM | Reply

That was incoherent and illogical at the same time.

#25 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

You must be illiterate. That explains a lot. I'll be sure to dumb it down next time. Are emoji what you want?

#28 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-11 06:59 PM | Reply

Dr. Jones,

Here's a piece of unsolicited advice: If you want to be an effective troll you need to mix in some serious comments. You need to at least feign being reasonable once in a while. You've become a 1-trick pony. All you do now is troll. Clumsily at that.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-11 07:07 PM | Reply

#30 | Posted by Heinrich at 2018-10-12 02:05 AM | Reply | Flag:Sock Puppet Account of TOR

#31 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-10-12 03:22 AM | Reply

"Here's a piece of unsolicited advice"

says the guy who said "Mark My Words" when proclaiming OBAMA was going to legalize all the immigrants before leaving office.

HAHA

#32 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-12 10:31 AM | Reply

Personally, I can tolerate PC people much better than crude animals.

#33 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-12 12:31 PM | Reply

"Nonsense. The left invented the term "political correctness" and used it to describe themselves for years. Now they don't use it as much became it has rightfully become a term of derision."

Bill Mahr's old show was called "Politically Incorrect."

nuf said.

#34 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-12 12:33 PM | Reply

Bill Mahr's old show was called "Politically Incorrect."
nuf said.

#34 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2018-10-12 12:33 PM | FLAG:

Bill Maher can kiss my tushy spot.

#35 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-12 12:35 PM | Reply

In 1793, the term "politically correct" appeared in a U.S. Supreme Court judgment of a political lawsuit.

In 1934, The New York Times reported that Nazi Germany was granting reporting permits "only to pure 'Aryans' whose opinions are politically correct."

As Marxist-Leninist movements gained political power, the phrase came to be associated with accusations of dogmatic application of doctrine, in debates between American Communists and American Socialists. This usage referred to the Communist party line which, in the eyes of the Socialists, provided "correct" positions on all political matters.

William Safire states that the first recorded use of the term in the typical modern sense is by Toni Cade Bambara in the 1970 anthology The Black Woman.

Since the late 1980s, the term has come to refer to avoiding language or behavior that can be seen as excluding, marginalizing, or insulting groups of people considered disadvantaged or discriminated against, especially groups defined by sex or race. In public discourse and the media, it is generally used as a pejorative, implying that these policies are excessive.

The contemporary pejorative usage of the term emerged from conservative criticism of the New Left in the late 20th century. This usage was popularized by a number of articles in The New York Times and other media throughout the 1990s,[and was widely used in the debate about Allan Bloom's 1987 book The Closing of the American Mind,and gained further currency in response to Roger Kimball's Tenured Radicals (1990).

#36 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-10-12 01:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#36 | POSTED BY MUSTANG

PC continues on and expands to match the narrative flavor of the day.

Expect to be shouted down and labelled.

#37 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-12 01:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since the late 1980s, the term has come to refer to avoiding language or behavior that can be seen as excluding, marginalizing, or insulting groups of people considered disadvantaged or discriminated against, especially groups defined by sex or race.

How horrible, being PC is the worst crime imaginable.

#38 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-12 01:47 PM | Reply

"Expect to be shouted down and labeled"

as should be done to people with no manners.

#39 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-12 01:50 PM | Reply

Next those libs will be telling us to stop raping girls and shooting blacks.

Who do they think they are?
America is the land of the free! (White males only)

#40 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-12 01:50 PM | Reply

The problem with PC is the exponential growth in the ever fractionalized number of groups of people considered disadvantaged or discriminated against. There seems to be no end of ways people label themselves in an effort to be a minority of one.

#41 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-10-12 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

YEAH!

Moostang is right

Asians should have never called themselves "------"

It's thier own fault

#42 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-12 03:01 PM | Reply

people with no manners.
#39 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

Rich!

#43 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-12 03:09 PM | Reply

--The problem with PC is the exponential growth in the ever fractionalized number of groups of people considered disadvantaged or discriminated against. There seems to be no end of ways people label themselves in an effort to be a minority of one.

True. They all are going for the gold in the Oppression Olympics.

#44 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-12 03:09 PM | Reply

#41 Dang right Stang!

I begrudgly stopped using the N word, but now they complain when I call them ------, ----, poofs, -----, banana benders, rag heads, rug riders,-------------, -----, nips, ----...

There is going to be no one left for me to treat like crap. How am I going to take my self hate out on others?

#45 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-12 03:32 PM | Reply

How am I going to take my self hate out on others? Posted by bored

Just be a very woke individual so you can accuse random people of being things based on their appearance and history of their perceived ethnicity.

#46 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-10-12 03:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I have a lot of self hate to deal with and my gun collection isn't enough. I can't afford bullets after I lost my job, all because the wet backs kept showing up for work on time and sober. Who can compete with that.
Build the wall! Fat, lazy, drunk, hateful and stupid is my heritage and I will defend it to my last wheeze.

#47 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-12 03:37 PM | Reply

#46

Hilariously stupid strawman.

#48 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 03:37 PM | Reply

#46 I know what you are saying, Mexico isn't sending their best people! Brown people are likely rapists, stealing our jobs and voting illegally. Good Christian white people don't commit crimes. Build the Wall!

#49 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-12 03:39 PM | Reply

#49 | Posted by bored

As a member of the patriarchy, you're part of the problem. I feel oppressed merely from this online discussion.

#50 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-10-12 03:41 PM | Reply

Hilariously stupid strawman. #48 | Posted by DirkStruan

oMfG tRiGgErED!

#51 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-10-12 03:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#50

There you go again, using words you don't understand.

#52 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 03:42 PM | Reply

oMfG tRiGgErED!

#51 | POSTED BY GONOLES92 AT 2018-10-12 03:42 PM | FLAG:

Triggering is a real thing. Compassionate people recognize that. Immoral ------ like you mock it.

#53 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 03:44 PM | Reply

--Compassionate people recognize that. Immoral ------ like you mock it.

Sanctimonious stalinist.

#54 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-12 03:52 PM | Reply

Sanctimonious stalinist.

#54 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-10-12 03:52 PM | FLAG:

Oh, I'm not being sanctimonious.... what you are seeing here is a decent human being talking to a disgusting, immoral -----. You should go ahead and learnt he difference... and develop a conscience yourself while you are at it.

#55 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 03:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"--The problem with PC is the exponential growth in the ever fractionalized number of groups of people considered disadvantaged or discriminated against."

Aside from straight white Christian men, what groups do you think are truly being marginalized and discriminated against?

#56 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-12 04:08 PM | Reply

#56 | Posted by snoofy

Those who identify as Camo-colored Apache Attack Helicopter.
Backstory: I identify as an Attack Helicopter. While I was originally misgendered by my oppressive parents as a boy, I always dreamed of soaring over the oilfields dropping hot sticky loads on foreigners. People say to me that a person being a helicopter is impossible and I'm ------ dumb but I don't care, I'm beautiful. I'm having a plastic surgeon install rotary blades, 30 mm cannons and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles on my body. From now on I want you folx to call me "Apache" and respect my right to kill from above and kill needlessly. If you can't accept me you're a heliphobe and need to check your vehicle privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.

-demonstration-

#57 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-10-12 04:17 PM | Reply

#57

And now with the transphobia, huh? You must be a hit at parties.

#58 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 04:30 PM | Reply

#59 Dear Jesus, Dirk,

Gonales92 and Nulli are eating you alive on THIS thread of the same story! I'm SO sorry to have taken you to task so harshly (albeit correctly) in the OTHER thread.

My advice to you is to get at least four quarts of your fave beer and spark up a fatty to settle your nerves.

I admire your persistence; I just wish you weren't persistently WRONG all the time.

#59 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-12 08:34 PM | Reply

"Gonales92 and Nulli are eating you alive on THIS thread of the same story!"

Work on your reading comprehension, Kakabean.

#60 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 08:37 PM | Reply

#60 It's okay, Dirtstain, I don't necessarily think your the biggest, most fatuous moron on the DR, but you're certainly the sportiest. I admire that.

#61 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-12 08:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#61

Says the guy who doesn't know Stalin from Trotsky it Mao from Pol Pot.

#62 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 09:00 PM | Reply

I get it, Kakabean: you fake scholars and "former liberals" need to stick together for defense.

#63 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 09:03 PM | Reply

#62 I guarantee I know a lot more about it than you do, junior.

#64 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-12 09:04 PM | Reply

#63 You mean like you, Snoofy, and Indie?? Ha-ha-ha!

Physician, heal thyself!

#65 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-12 09:05 PM | Reply

62 I guarantee I know a lot more about it than you do, junior.

#64 | POSTED BY KARABEKIAN AT 2018-10-12 09:04 PM | FLAG:

Proven more and more false by each post you make on the subject, Kekster. Go back to 4chan with the other alt right trolls. They'd just Love to hear your odes to cultural "purity."

#66 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-10-12 09:08 PM | Reply

#66, Hey, Junior, you know what famous Leftist you're NOT like?
Eugene V. Debs.
He didn't hate anybody. You could learn a lot from that guy.

#67 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-10-12 09:26 PM | Reply

"You mean like [Dirk], Snoofy, and Indie?? Ha-ha-ha!"

It's funny seeing people respond to these three, since I have all of them blocked. They never post anything substantial, or even entertaining.

#68 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-10-13 10:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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