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OPINION CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, August13,2015J5 continued from page 4 people, stepping out of our comfort zone to learn how others think and feel, watching our humor, being aware of different communica- tion styles and being respectful of different opinions. And, maybe the most important, following that good old Golden Rule. In other words, be- fore speaking or acting in a way that might of- fend someone or make them uncomfortable, thus casting yourself in a negative light, stop - and put yourself in their position. A writer on the blog site Queer Guess Code believes we shouldn't practice political cor- rectness, which in some instances could really be viewed as censor- ship. The writer, who goes by "yourlesbian- friend," believes non- "In other words, before speak- ing or acting in a way that might offend someone or make them uncomfortable, thus casting yourself in a negative light, stop - and put yourself in their posi- tion." John McCallum PC statements are real- ly indicative Of a larger, deeper problem that covering up with politi- cally correct statements not only does not solve, by eliminating discus- sion and acknowledge- ment, but also makes it worse. "But by forcing peo- ple to use specific termi- nology or avoid certain conversation topics, we are going about it all wrong," yourlesbian- friend writes. "Staying 'politically correct' is not medicine for the problems that exist - it's a band-aid to cover up the wounds. In ad- dition, its goals are all wrong. Political cor- rectness doesn't teach people to be mindful of problems in the way they think; it teaches them to avoid 'offend- ing people.'" It's an interesting point. By trying to be, or enforcing political- ly correct statements, we run the risk of de- flecting discussion and thought towards the real issues, which can range from intolerance to ignorance to outright hatred, onto the phrase itself. The focus then be- comes about the words, and not the beliefs behind them. And at which point, the eye rolling begins Here, we can insert Lorenz's argument, which essentially states that to create and enjoy the benefits of a good, kind and compassionate and therefore produc- tive and growing soci- ety, we need to make time to learn about each other and then transfer ourselves into that new, outside world. Rather than worry so much over the lan- guage, we instead need to lo0k past the lan- guage to the ugliness that created it. So Trump's state- ment in a way becomes two-fold. When he, and anybody else, says they don't have the time, or desire, to be politically Public needs to know Iran nuclear situation Whatever posi- tion one takes on the Iran "agreement," it is already becoming an issue of what exactly does it mean to the country as a whole. It was Disraili who exclaimed in the latter days of the British Empire that Britain had no permanent enemies and no permanent friends - only per- manent "interests." What exact- ly that meant at the time in terms of military strength, was measured in how many first line battleships and bat- tle cruisers should Britain have against any "potential" fu- ture enemy. The formula came out as two to one. We are not in- terested in battle ships or cruisers any more. We are very much interest- ed in any present or future acquisition of nuclear weap- ons by any country deemed "danger- ous." Diplomacy has still a long way to go. The agreement is not another Mu- nich. There is no wav- ing of a piece of paper from an old and dying man de- claring "peace in our time." We do, however, need to know the full extent of the nuclear de- velopment in Iran - now and in fu- ture yearS. Disraili was right! Graeme Webster Cheney correct, what they're really saying is they don't have the time or inclination to learn about their fellow hu- man beings, to run the risk of putting them- selves in somebody else's circumstances and thereby exposing their own weaknesses. When he refers to women as"fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting ani- mals," as Kelly noted in her question, what Trump is really doing is simply being insulting. Neither, in my mind, is very presi- dential, no matter who says it. Even if they are only referring to Rosie O'Donnell. John McCal- lum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress. com. Dr. Cazan & Dr. Menke,,,c AIRWAY HEIGHTS DENTAL CNTER Military families welcome, inviting new patients, sedation provided, experienced providers and staff/ P.O. Box 1570 13326 West Sunset Hwy. 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