Re: Code of Conduct: picking up
Norbert Preining <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Do, 28 Nov 2013, Brian Gupta wrote:
>> but I'll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite authors, which
>> may help put things in perspective.:
>> Which made me oddly happy. I started imagining a world in which we
>> replaced the phrase “politically correct” wherever we could with “treating
>> other people with respect”, and it made me smile.
> I just tell a story
> A friend told me once a story why he prefers Austrians over ******
> (actual nationality deleted): Because ******* always speak nicely,
> we like our neibours, immigrants are good for us, we welcome them,
> etc etc. And then they burn their houses, bomb their meeting rooms.
> Austrians are famous for hating all the foreigners, they are stealing
> our jobs, they are putting the trash into the wrong boxes, they are
> noisy. But hey, my neighbour, he is not like that, he is such a nice
> guy and we hang out together all the time and often have long chats.
> I prefer to be on the side of those who speak maybe sometimes badly,
> but act properly.
Arguably there's nothing wrong with that, but...
> Those defending the attitude of political correctness are those
> who are speaking nicely, but when it comes down to the person,
> things change rapidly
.. this doesn't follow from (or relate to) the first paragraph at
all. It is nothing but a generalized and insulting assertion made by
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