What are some of your politically incorrect beliefs?Feb 10
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.
- 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.
- 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”.
- 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.
- 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 104
- 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.
- 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.
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- Qualtrics nvYd50Imposing 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.
- PayPal hot4heelsPeople should be responsible, have to work to earn things, and if you are offended by something thats your fault.
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.
- 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.
- JB Hunt C63mTsBqJiSocial security is a Ponzi scheme. People need to have more babies, or the system won’t work anymore.
- Amazon / EngtyliumI 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!!!
- IBM cabo-san- 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.
- 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.
- Rich people already pay a lot in taxes, yet we vilify them.
- 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.
- 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
- Indeed cyhy46Nice 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.