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PC'd to death!

I can't find much more to add to this... other than I think he did a great job of keeping his cool...

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I can't find much more to add to this... other than I think he did a great job of keeping his cool...

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I fully agreed with every thing he said until the very last line.

"Get the heck out!" seemed to be the antithesis of the argument he was making, but "Oh, hell, that is just my opinion.".

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I could not agree more. There is nothing correct (politically or otherwise) about the ridiculous stupidity of "PC".

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I fully agreed with every thing he said until the very last line.

"Get the heck out!" seemed to be the antithesis of the argument he was making, but "Oh, hell, that is just my opinion.".
He asked that all learn English, assimilate, etc. IF they don't want to do that, "Get the heck out!" Sounds reasonable to me. This country wasn't founded to be England West, France Light, North Mexico, or East Asia. There was a reason people left the country they were in. They must not have liked it, or they'd still be there. They shouldn't expect to go someplace new and make it "just like home".

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They shouldn't expect to go someplace new and make it "just like home".
And yet, 95% of all Americans I know living overseas do everything they can to make it "just like home." I met so many military folks that simply never left the base, because it was "weird out there" or "they drive on the wrong side of the road" or "they talk funny" (so you just yell louder in English? ). "Besides, I can get everything I need at the Commissary or AAFES and I feel safe here." And those were the folks stationed in peaceful countries that are our allies, not off in some war-torn hell hole.

As for the "PC" problem, both sides have it wrong. It simply boils down to respect. One side has taken it so far that a single word or a look can cause offense, so you keep your head down and your mouth shut so as to not offend anyone in any possible way. And the backlash, as we've seen here, is to say "screw 'em all, damn freaks!" which is really no better and doesn't actually solve anything.

Whereas if folks would learn to respect other's differences without prejudice or ridicule, then maybe we'd all learn something from each other. And maybe, just maybe, learn to stop attacking things that we don't understand.

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And yet, 95% of all Americans I know living overseas do everything they can to make it "just like home." I met so many military folks that simply never left the base, because it was "weird out there" or "they drive on the wrong side of the road" or "they talk funny" (so you just yell louder in English? ). "Besides, I can get everything I need at the Commissary or AAFES and I feel safe here." And those were the folks stationed in peaceful countries that are our allies, not off in some war-torn hell hole.

As for the "PC" problem, both sides have it wrong. It simply boils down to respect. One side has taken it so far that a single word or a look can cause offense, so you keep your head down and your mouth shut so as to not offend anyone in any possible way. And the backlash, as we've seen here, is to say "screw 'em all, damn freaks!" which is really no better and doesn't actually solve anything.

Whereas if folks would learn to respect other's differences without prejudice or ridicule, then maybe we'd all learn something from each other. And maybe, just maybe, learn to stop attacking things that we don't understand.
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And yet, 95% of all Americans I know living overseas do everything they can to make it "just like home."
Scary thing is, I agree with Meese, too. What's become of me?

I guess I should have stated the obvious. If we go someplace new, we shouldn't expect those living there to adapt to us. It doesn't work that way in other countries. Why should it here? Why do I have to press 2 to continue in English or estraya for Spanish? Along those same lines, why am I not asked to press 3 for French, or # for Dutch and so on?

That last one was not a rhetorical question. Does anybody have the answer?

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