What is it anyway? Is it just talking nice to people. Trying not to offend? Or is it a gag order, hushing dissent by means of labels? Are we sparing people from hatred, or spreading it?
This topic has been mentioned in numerous threads so I figured it could use one of it's own.
To me it's the great lie of our time. It's a way to stab you in the back while looking into your eyes.
To me it's a way to shut people you do not like, by labeling them a bigot or a racist when they may be none of those things. It makes things taboo, barring the way for honest conversation.
What say you?