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Re: Code of Conduct: picking up

Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> 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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