Eastwood thinks political correctness has made society humourless

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    Eastwood thinks political correctness has made society humourless - Yahoo! India News


    I agree with Mr. Eastwood. What say you?
     
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    I saw him in an interview a few months ago, and it was refereshing to hear him speak about polititics. You can sure tell he's "old school."
     
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    Dirty Harry is 79?
     
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    One of my favorite jokes (might not translate well in print)

    How does every black joke start?

    [Then look all around you to check for black people]
     
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    Yea, I'd have to agree with Harry. All the political correctness has taken the fun out of being human.
     
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    It's only fair to make fun of people with hearing problems if they have a cochlear implant like Mr Limbaugh and ears the size of Mr Obama.
     
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    hey thanks for agreeing with me 07.....:razz:
     
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    That's mighty white of him.
     
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    Um you do realize that all that PC bullshit doesn't stop racism but rather makes it more likely?
     
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    Humour changes and it has nothing to do with pc. What was hilarious to previous generations is met with stony silence or quizzical looks now. Humour doesn't travel well either, since it's usually deeply embedded in a culture. Good humour doesn't need a victim though, it's usually predicated on the basis of surprise, not demeaning a particular sub-group of society. When it's constructed like that the reason for it has to be examined.

    For example, I understand that Polish jokes used to be popular in the US. They relied on the stereotype of the dumb Polack. They were similar in construction to the Irish jokes that started to circulate in the UK at about the time of the resurgent of the troubles in Northern Ireland. Interestingly enough though in the Republic of Ireland their progenitor was the "Kerryman" jokes. Kerry had a reputation of being a bit full of itself, it won the All-Ireland Gaelic football and hurling championships and of course is considered extremely scenic and attracts a lot of tourists. So the rest of Ireland invented the Kerryman joke as a way of getting even. The Brits adapted them to attack the Irish and to portray them as stupid while at the same time the IRA was bombing the mainland.

    I like jokes about Christians myself. I can dig some up if you like. :lol:
     

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