Originally Posted by wojt
if you elect someone president who is not politically correct, I'd wager you normalize it to a degree. IMO POTUS is most important cultural figure in the world and what he embodies affects not only politics in USA but in the entire westernized world. I think world needs an asshole, it would be better if it was somebody more normal and nuanced than Trump. But hey if alternative is HRC you don't risk that much tbh.
The national government doesn't really do that much to push what gets called "PC" these days. This stuff is coming from within the culture itself. It's parents, local school systems, gutless corporations who pander to any outrage. It's not even a left wing thing, the Christian right does it all the time (see: the war on Christmas and dumb bullshit like Starbucks cups). The way out is for people to stop reacting to the outrage machine, and that kind of stuff isn't going to get tamped down by Trump the Uber Troll.
IMO POTUS is most important cultural figure in the world and what he embodies affects not only politics in USA but in the entire westernized world.
This is interesting, because it's a succinct summary of why I'd never, ever vote for Trump.