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Comment #5613212 by Eamon Mac Gowan

Eamon Mac Gowan Nov 9th 2016, 1:41 PM #

We are beating the “liberal” thought police all over the world, first Brexit and now this truly wonderful event.
2016 will go down as the year of liberation from PC tyranny, and people will be able to speak freely once again.

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    Favourite Neil Mcdonough
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    Nov 9th 2016, 2:11 PM

    @Eamon Mac Gowan: People can speak freely, what are you on about? Or do you mean that people now feel free to air their misogynistic, homophobic and racist opinions?

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    Nov 9th 2016, 2:31 PM

    Eamon I wouldn’t start getting ahead of yourself there. The U.S. has voted for a black, liberal president the last two times, people don’t change their leanings that’s drastically. If people were really listening to what was going on and not the headlines, it was obvious Clinton was going to lose this election to him. That being said, only a minority want his actual policies, I guarantee you he knows that and will immediately become more moderate.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 2:33 PM

    A great day for the alt-right

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    Nov 9th 2016, 2:40 PM

    That’s exactly what he means. Political correctness is merely treating others with decency and respect.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 2:42 PM

    @Neil Mcdonough:

    “People can speak freely, what are you on about? Or do you mean that people now feel free to air their misogynistic, homophobic and racist opinions?”

    No, people can’t speak freely and that’s a major issue. Look at universities in the US where HR departments are making political correctness courses mandatory for staff. Look at the imposition of safe spaces and trigger warnings there which serve only to protect opinions from being challenged.

    Sure even in the UK now pointing out that certain ethnic groups are responsible for disproportionate levels of crime on social media could easily land you in front of a judge.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 3:16 PM

    And Jason you think that’s going to change significantly? There is still only a small portion of extreme left and right, the majority of people are in the middle who see the importance to always progress forward, that make up still hasn’t changed. I think there’s little doubt that if Sanders ran against Trump he would have won hands down. I wouldn’t think this is an attack on the left but rather an attack on the establishment and political corruption.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 3:34 PM

    @Linda: He was a neoliberal, not a genuine liberal.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 4:02 PM

    @Linda:

    mass-immigration is not progress, that is why you are seeing a backlash.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 5:25 PM

    Well, my money was on Clinton losing this election. I don’t think it was policies but her corruption that did it. My money is now on the U.S. getting a massively toned down, scaled back version of Trumps policies. However I do think we’ll look back on this as the point in which money, the elite and the media started to lose their stronghold of politics.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 5:41 PM

    @Linda: The Democrats have only themselves to blame, if they hadn’t screwed Bernie they’d have won by a mile.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 6:13 PM

    I completely agree! I think he would have made a great President.

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