What are some of your politically incorrect beliefs?

Microsoft Desitechie
Feb 10 92 Comments

Political incorrectness doesn't mean being a bigot, but willing to accept facts as they are, such as believing that statistically speaking some races.commit more crimes due to prevalence of poverty.
On the flip side, it could also mean challenging widely held beliefs.

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  • Facebook roc836!&
    Definitely fat acceptance. Obesity is gross and a serious health issue. Even overweight acceptance that isn’t obesity is still a problem. Travel almost anywhere else and you don’t see disgusting prevalence of fat like in America. Kind of have to admit that maybe the appearance shaming I’ve seen in Asia to the extent that it’s directed at weight is probably socially beneficial, specifically and generally. And aside from arguably rare specific conditions that make weight control difficult IT IS ENTIRELY WITHIN ONE’S CONTROL. Some have to work harder than others, but that’s life. Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, and neither is just being plain fat.
    Feb 1020
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      facebook, the people I knew growing up did not suffer lack of willpower generally, they suffered from working long shift-jobs where they only place open was 7-11. They were considered trailer trash by society and blamed for being poor too. They didn’t get “perks” and had to ask their manager to even go to the bathroom and so they’d run to vending machines for their lunch.

      People ate fatter, greasier food and less vegetables in the 50s and 60s but there was no obesity epidemic because people got off work at 5, there was job stability and mobility and fast food and engineered snacks did not exist yet.

      Regular Americans are stress-eating themselves fat with the help of companies like the makers of Doritos who spend tons of money to ensure that their chemicals in the shape of food are tasty but unfulfilling so that “you can’t just eat one”.
      Feb 10
    • Facebook roc836!&
      Isn’t that a much more empowering view?
      Feb 10
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      I think everyone needs a lesson in being poor. With all due respects to Facebook, I feel he's living in an entitled bubble. :(
      Feb 10
    • Facebook roc836!&
      Alright, blame others. I’ll grant it’s harder now than before if that is what you want, but that just means one has to work harder now. If they don’t, that is fine, but so is recognizing that they are fat
      Feb 10
    • Facebook roc836!&
      If a person takes to heart my view, he is the master of his destiny and life.
      Feb 10
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      No, I'm not taking your view to heart. I'm just extrapolating this to society and even our highly educated law makers. People can't put themselves in another's shoes and don't recognize that if they were in the same fat person's shoes, most of the time they might have ended up in the same situation.

      Of course there's no excuse for a rich person with potential to live a healthy life.
      Feb 10
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Ok, “wishes and positive thinking are more important than concrete material factors” ... we’ll have to agree to disagree.

      If one person is fat... then yes, they should focus on ways to improve their health... but when a whole generation or economic group become fat, then that should be a clue that something bigger is at the root of the problem.
      Feb 10
    • Facebook roc836!&
      Also I’m not for fat shaming. Let people live their life. If you disagree with how they do it then reason with them as you would in trying to change any viewpoint or practice
      Feb 10
    • Facebook roc836!&
      I can also perhaps support system-wide changes to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy weights on average depending on the nature of the reforms.
      Feb 10
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Those kind of reforms are important. US has none. Have you been to Europe? I've not seen anything terribly unhealthy available for under 2 euros. Here you hardly have a choice!
      Feb 10
  • Facebook Probe
    Elderly people should be required to take more strict driving tests and be banned from driving until they can pass.

    Women should also be required to sign up for selective service if men are required to.

    Fat acceptance is disgusting, there is nothing attractive about obesity.
    Feb 106
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Women should require selective service? Can you please explain
      Feb 10
    • Facebook Probe
      Either no one should be required to sign up, or everyone should (preferably no one). Not just men.
      Feb 10
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Ok, understandable. It should be based on an abilities test, not gender. Likely the bias will still be more men, but at least there's no gender hard coded in the selection process.
      Feb 10
    • Amazon / MgmtKYuG83
      Agree 100%. Women should be every bit as likely for involuntary conscription into the military as men.

      I honestly am very disappointed at the women demanding equality, when what they really want is equal benefits and privileges, but not equal duties. Until women are vociferously demanding to be drafted and die in wars as much as they are demanding equal pay, I have to take their pleas with a grain of salt.

      That said, I genuinely hope for equality in privileges AND duties.
      Feb 10
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      There are plenty of women in the army. Yes not as many as men, but those in there are as dedicated. Google "women in army".
      Feb 10
    • Amazon / MgmtKYuG83
      They aren’t required to sign up to be drafted in the selective service — which was what my entire post was about
      Feb 10
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    • New / Engsparked
      Diversity is a good thing; diversity for diversity’s sake accomplishes nothing but resentment
      Feb 10
    • New / Eng/ /
      Diversity is good. It makes everything less effective and delays full automation of our jobs. Fucked up public education falls in that category as well.
      Feb 10
    • New tLFu71
      Diversity is a cancer and anything to do with a bias towards diversity is cancerous. I want winners on my team no matter what they look like, not a loser check box hire. America used to want to win and be full of winners now it’s just diversity cancer thanks to toxic liberalism.
      Feb 10
    • Uber Chonk
      “I want winners on my team no matter what they look like” - sounds like you want diversity too. For a good time women and minorities couldn’t be considered “winners” only because of their gender or race.
      Feb 10
  • Qualtrics nvYd50
    Imposing a 50% of execs are women rule is never going to work everywhere because the demographic of the people that want those jobs and have the experience is not 50% women.
    Feb 102
    • Intuit b7x1s
      Not sure if I agree with the demographic part of your statement. It’s possible there’s enough women that want positions to make 50% female boards.

      Whether or not they have similar credentials to their male counterparts is another discussion.
      Feb 10
    • Facebook Fejj
      Make it 100% women, fuck toxic masculinity
      Feb 11
  • PayPal hot4heels
    People should be responsible, have to work to earn things, and if you are offended by something thats your fault.
    Feb 106
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      That’s right - get rid of capitalists because they earn money by making others work.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft expert123
      Capitalists also work hard by doing research and making decisions regarding the company strategies and who to hire. You think it's so easy to be the boss?
      Feb 10
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      It’s not easy to be a Dictator either - but they still get toppled.

      If it’s not easy for those who control and profit off our work, we can take that power off their plates for them.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft expert123
      It's not the fight for the power. You get to choose who you can work for. If the pay is not good, simply walks away and work for another company. Also, there is nothing stopping you from starting your own business and become a capitalist yourself.
      Feb 10
    • Uber Chonk
      ^ besides not already having capital
      Feb 10
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      ^exactly.

      Expert, if you support people taking or leaving jobs freely, do you support generous government assistance for the unemployed - even if that unemployment due to quitting?

      That would be the only way to make employment and terms of employment a choice for most people. It’s not a choice when most Americans have less than $1000 in savings and would be ruined by missing two paychecks.
      Feb 10
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    Fire your bosses and run the economy democratically.

    The US military bases should all be shuddered.

    Police should be disbanded.

    The SF financial district buildings should be converted to housing and vertical farms.

    There should be no restriction on migration.
    Feb 102
    • Twitter Oomnj
      Those are just the most politically correct talking points from a Berkeley 101 class.
      Feb 10
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Ok, sorry I didn’t go to University of California, Fox News Straw-man.

      Ok, write these up and post them to your company’s message board. Let me know how it goes.
      Feb 10
  • JB Hunt C63mTsBqJi
    Social security is a Ponzi scheme. People need to have more babies, or the system won’t work anymore.
    Feb 101
    • Intuit b7x1s
      Unless we funded it differently (aka not payroll taxes) I think this is mostly true. SS demands a large labor pool to work in its current state.
      Feb 11
  • Amazon / Engtylium
    I believe if you voted for trump, you are probably dumb and racist. Not the type who calls people the N word. But the type who doesnt care if someone else gets called the N word, as long as you are not impacted.

    I believe fox news and MSNBC is so biased its making america dumber.

    I believe its racist to stick with just your own racial group. Even if its comfortable. Despite the fact that most people do this.
    Feb 100
  • Salesforce tensorchic
    Stop funding the middle East and messing in their governments. Same for South America.

    Tax breaks for single people as well. Honestly, loneliness is bad for health and they too have expenditures poor things.

    Factory farming should be banned. It does not exist in europe, Australia or middle East. Why here?
    Feb 100
  • Intercom h3y
    Y’all, don’t.
    Feb 101
    • Oath / MgmtAtinlay
      It’s a trap!
      Feb 10
  • Visa nMmJ31
    I hate religion.
    Feb 101
    • Oracle not_larry
      The opposite would be politically incorrect these days.
      Feb 10
  • There is nothing wrong with eugenics as long as we're only breeding out congenital diseases and not trying to optimize for specific physical traits.
    Feb 1113
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Isn't breeding a constitutional right? This would violate that
      Feb 11
    • Is breeding a constitutional right? Should it be?
      Feb 11
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Yup it should be. Thankfully it is in most places which have a priority for human rights.
      Feb 11
    • I disagree. Human rights are important but breeding isn't one of them.

      And you didn't answer my first question of whether it is a constitutional right. I think you know the answer to that.
      Feb 11
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Right. And the state should decide if you should have sex with your partner and have a baby? Really? Based on their judgement of you?
      I'm sorry but I don't carry such authoritarian views.
      Feb 11
    • Who said anything about sex?

      You can carry whatever views you want, I'm not trying to change your mind because I'm not authoritarian.
      Feb 11
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Ok the sex was superfluous but is a part of making a baby. My point was: why should the state be involved if a couple wanted children? Who are they to be involved?
      Feb 11
    • If there is a high chance the couple will produce children with some very serious congenital disease and doomed to a life of suffering, (e.g. something that puts them in a wheelchair for life, not just some random physical trait that has no bearing on quality of life) then I think the state has the responsibility to prevent that suffering and to prevent the strain the baby will put on the medical system.

      But with gene editing tech, hopefully this becomes a moot point.
      Feb 11
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      Some of the most brilliant people in the world lived on wheelchairs. Being disabled happens. Also no amount of tech can guarantee no false positives. Depriving a couple of this when they want it, because of some p-values is criminal.
      Feb 11
    • OK you have your opinion and I have mine. Let's hope our democratic institutions hold up.
      Feb 12
  • Intuit b7x1s
    I don’t care about people who couldn’t afford their property taxes if their homes (in CA / due to Prop 13) got reassessed. They could take their fat capital gains on their property and downsize.

    We need younger people able to buy large enough homes to encourage a more stable birth rate. People don’t want too have kids because health care and an extra bedroom in a home is cost prohibitive in expensive areas.
    Feb 107
    • Microsoft Desitechie
      OP
      Isn't it a good way to keep population in check?
      Feb 10
    • Intuit b7x1s
      Yeah, but we’re already below replacement rate. To keep our population stable, we’ll need to rely on immigration.

      It also poses longer term difficult economic problems, like funding social security when your worker base shrinks and your retired population grows.

      So yes I agree with you, but also our economy depends on at least a slightly positive population growth rate.
      Feb 10
    • Uber Chonk
      Though it would suck to lose you house because a bunch of richer people decided that the area you’re in is suddenly “desirable”. You’d also lose most of the benefit of selling at a major profit since you’d likely be forced out before the property values substantially rise. Value would rise slowly until the poor owners are forced out, then rise sharply once the rich move in.
      Feb 10
    • Intuit b7x1s
      Poor people generally wouldn’t hold out for the superior long term returns. They’d see a small jump and sell. I agree with you, though, that it would negatively impact people on fixed incomes.

      A lot of states give discounts to seniors on property taxes. But we need to do more to help our youth. They get nothing.
      Feb 10
    • Chonk, how can people force you out of your house if you own it?
      Feb 11
    • Uber Chonk
      Without Prop 13 property taxes would rise with the value of the home. People with fixed or low income will hit a point where they can’t pay their property taxes and they will have to sell their home or have the state foreclose.

      This can happen when something starts increasing property values like some developer putting a WholeFoods nearby, for example.
      Feb 12
    • Yeah too bad. If the area is getting developed that costs money, so if they live there I don't see why they shouldn't pay their share.
      Feb 12
  • Living in a certain city is not a right. I don't care if you grew up here but if you can't live here and provide for yourself then maybe you need to find another city where you will be successful. There are other great cities to live in!!!
    Feb 101
    • Uber Chonk
      Family, friends, and community ties are luxuries the poor can’t afford ☹️.
      Feb 10
  • - Stereotyping based on race is ok as long as you think critically enough to understand its limitations.
    - There should be no tax breaks for religious institutions (lit. politically incorrect).
    - A non-insignificant percentage of people identifying as gay aren't actually. They're just drawn to the subculture.
    - Hillary was right about "basket of deplorables". If you voted for Trump you're either an Appalachian idiot who got swindled by a New York con man or an edgelord beta who thinks Trump is cool for not having a filter.
    Feb 100
  • Google iv3a8k
    Rich people DO deserve some tax breaks.

    The biggest tax-evaders are megacorps like FANG, who pay effective rates comparable to people on welfare. Go after them instead.
    Feb 114
    • Intuit b7x1s
      Who is included in your definition of rich? Some combination of annual household income or net worth might be a good metric to use for determining.
      Feb 11
    • Google iv3a8k
      It's mostly income, relating to the whole 70% marginal income tax that was floated in Congress.

      It's going at most hit a small handful CEOs, movie stars, and pro athletes. Meanwhile the Buffets and Bezos-es of the world will see no effective change since they live off cap gains and take advantage of all sorts of byzantine loopholes.

      Most people eat it up because they think billionaires get paid a giant cardboard check every two weeks. The reality is magnitudes more complex.
      Feb 11
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      How is that politically incorrect when it’s been the policy in both parties since at least the early 90s?
      Feb 12
  • +1 on the fat acceptance and excuses for being fat.

    I don't believe in being big-boned. I've never seen a fat skeleton.
    Feb 100
  • Twitter Oomnj
    Haha OP trying to snitch on you all.
    Feb 100
  • New / Engsparked
    It is society’s responsibility to ensure you are safe in your community, not that you “feel” safe
    Feb 100
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    No thank you for your service. The service wasn’t for us, just our rulers.

    Thank you for your likely intent in wanting to defend people.
    Feb 120
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    -It’s impossible to fully transition to the other sex. Trans men never will be fully men and trans women will never be fully woman
    -Black nationalism is a bigger threat than white nationalism. There’s a scary amount of acceptance for blacks talking in an “us vs them” attitude rather than the MLK attitude of judging people by character
    -Society is oversexualized. Sex is great, and sex outside of marriage is fine, but I think the media goes way too far with the “sex sells” approach. Instagram in particular has a lot of content shown right on the front of the search page that’s no different than soft core p0rn
    Feb 102
    • Intuit b7x1s
      Isn’t the first point more of a fact than anything?
      Feb 11
    • Facebook roc836!&
      Some people find facts uncomfortable
      Feb 11
  • Google DWaU03
    I believe / hope that America is doomed.
    Feb 100
  • Indeed cyhy46
    Nice try, FBI. I don't want some rogue Blind employee whipping up a twitter mob against me and getting me fired.

    Most of my beliefs are politically incorrect, which is _still_ really weird to me given that when I was in college, in 2010, each and every one of my 'politically incorrect' beliefs was normal, common, and widespread in my college. But times have changed and now they're not. That's why I moved out of California.
    Feb 140

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