From: Lawrence deBivort (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 18 Feb 2005 - 12:18:38 GMT
I don't think the 'PC meme' is new. It is just the desire not to offend
people who have power. In the 'old days' power was often more concentrated
(in a king, religious figure) and so ideas expressed around that figure designed to maintain or curry favor were 'PC'. Now, when we have decided that everyone's opinions count, PC has come to mean offending no one.
The backlash against the PC meme is an interesting one, isn't it? We sneer
at statements made for PC reasons, yet we all tend to go along with PC in
our own statements. Also, when we announce that we are going to say
something not PC, we seem to cloak ourselves temporarily in protection
against the accusation of not being PC.
Regards to all,
Lawry de Bivort
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> Might we apply the same idea (where we can determine the relative force
> between two objects through observation) to the relationships between
> and men? For example, it is clear that the "force" of the PC meme on the
> average individual is greater than the force of the individual on the PC
Well, the "force" is from the sum of all the other individuals who hold the
meme, so you would expect one individual to be very influenced by it under
the law of gravitas.....
my Q though, is where did the PC meme come from, and how has it managed to
gain such strength in certain habitats.
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