Originally Posted by Piobaire
The fact LD had to go back to a crazy instance in 2008 to even offer me up something remotely like a left leaning incident goes to show how rare it is for those folks to get put out of a job, etc.
It's really not. I didn't go to crazy lengths, it's just that I devoted like 15 seconds total to googling. People are obviously free to form their own opinions. I'm not really inclined to spend hours searching for anecdotal examples that aren't going to change anyone's default beliefs, especially since there's never any way of knowing what happened just before the video started. I could well be wrong, but the fact that I didn't post a bunch of links evidences nothing but my own laziness.
I don't EDIT: dis
agree with the existence
of the phenomena you're talking about, just the degree/magnitude. Are you more likely to get in trouble at work for saying something that the current zeitgeist regards as offensive and morally blameworthy (whether accurately or through some perceived association with genuinely shitty things like racism and sexism)? Sure, duh. But the disparities aren't anywhere near what people suggest, especially if you're talking about people getting fired from jobs in the real world and not just ending up on the wrong side of the Facebook meme war. Just as there's reality to the SJW normative narrative and the excessive use of terms like racism, there's reality to the fact that people who are generally racist, sexist, or just desperate to validate their inherent persecution context overuse the term and concept of "PC" to suggest that any calling out of ignorant or offensive speech and behavior is evidence that the SJW Illuminati have become our new overlords.Edited by lawyerdad - 12/15/15 at 7:23pm