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To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
I am not aware how you succeed politically when you insult women, who far more than men consistently provide you with great margins of support.
Obviously, Kanye and I are very different in the way we express ourselves publicly. He’s so passionate… about art, about culture, about creativity. And he’s really good at it. And that honesty manifests itself in ways that are not politically correct, not socially acceptable sometimes.
The one thing we have that the other parties do not have is a political integrity. No one thinks you join the Green party because you’re politically ambitious, or have your own agenda.
No, I’m not politically correct. I never wanted to be, and I never will be.
All of my children are ideologically and politically in sync with me, they all have authentic Christian faith. It’s something I’m very grateful for.
The entire world is talking about a leadership crisis in India. There is monumental corruption. Investigations into cases of corruption are politically calibrated.
N. Chandrababu Naidu
You wouldn’t expect ABC or any of the mainstream networks to take a position on immigration, health care, anything. But at Univision, it’s different. We are pro-immigrant. That’s our audience, and people depend on us. When we are better represented politically, that role for us will recede.
Very often when we talk about war, conflict or terrorism, we talk about it very politically. We forget that there are people involved.
You may call me a Klansman if you will, but, potentially, every white man is a Klansman, as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying.
I don’t think we’re politically correct when we’re private. I don’t know what ‘politically correct’ means.
I have done things politically, and I’ve been running a business at the same time, but I sort of joke that to some extent I do more than most legislators have done in their whole careers, and I’ve been doing it as a part-time job.
Worldwide, our young generation shares the same issues socially and politically.
Respectfully, ‘Awkward Black Girl’ was never meant to be politically correct. We poke fun at ignorance.
Politically, Obama’s amazing streak of self-destructing opponents who have lain beneath his feet during his unlikely political career appears to be holding.
The privileged man, whether he be privileged politically or economically, is a man depraved in intellect and heart.
Technically and financially, it might still make sense to give up on Ares I and simply write off the money spent on it, but politically, that’s probably impossible.
My legal name is Mulroney Lapham, but politically, ‘Mulroney Lapham’ just didn’t work. Too much for a lawn sign.
Even after women got the vote in 1920, the idea that they stood for home and family helped to keep them from being seen as politically dangerous in the way that working men and male minorities were.
Heather Cox Richardson
Well, just being stupid and politically incorrect doesn’t work. You can be politically incorrect if you’re smart.
I wasn’t raised to make history. In high school and family, no one around me was politically involved, and few of my friends planned to attend college or even thought about it.
The apology, that is constantly put forth for the injustice of government, viz., that a man must consent to give up some of his rights, in order to have his other rights protected – involves a palpable absurdity, both legally and politically.
My being bought as a politically outspoken artist is a more potent advertising tool for Apple than a 100 more explicit ads.
My views are politically incorrect. Such as why we allow children to say what they think. It’s not how to bring up children. And now people give their children choices, like what they want to eat. Kids can’t deal with choices.
So many of the schools are just politically correct mirrors of each other. If you go to this school versus that school, you’re just going to get a different version of the same political correctness and liberal indoctrination.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
While negativity is politically useful, it is also demoralizing unless it is accompanied – and to some extent overshadowed – by elevated and inspiring ideas about the American future.
Where prominent writers are expected to have a socially, politically responsible voice, musicians sometimes find meaning only in the voice which produces melodies with vocal chords.
I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama.
A security cam is one small part of a much larger universe of cams. The much larger effect, socially, politically and economically, is going to come from a much larger trend.
I’m a take-no-prisoners type of comic, and I’m lucky because my fans get me and never have a problem with the politically incorrect themes of my act. But I am continually amazed by how a certain section of our society seems to be so freakin’ sensitive about jokes.
Politically at that time, with Thatcher in Britain and Reagan in the White House, it wasn’t looking too great for the Left. And we were always on the left.
On college campuses, in newsrooms, and now in the highest corridors of power, with Barack Obama in the Oval Office, the politically correct Left is wielding its weaponry with the confidence that it can take down any group, anyone, or anything.
Slavery, though under modifications which rendered it little more than the apprenticeship of our day, was permitted under the Mosaic dispensation; but it is contrary to the whole tenor of Christianity; and a system which lowers man as an intellectual and responsible being is no less morally than politically wrong.
It is impossible to objectively define how free a market is. This is a political definition. Government is always involved, and those free marketers are as politically motivated as anyone.
I have a couple of jokes that are politically oriented, but it just sickens me to do them.
Think tanks are chiefly supposed to provide independent expertise to policymakers. But they also seek to be politically relevant.
I have no doubt that Glenn Kessler is a nice guy, but the job of ‘fact’ ‘checking’ the Washington Post’s ally Joe Biden will not rest with anyone so politically biased in his favor. It just won’t.
Some things are really sacred and important to other cultures, so you have to be aware, politically, about those things before you just adopt them.
Consistently, Baidu has censored politically sensitive search results much more thoroughly than Google.cn.
I think a lot of things are shoved in our face, politically and historically, for money, and that’s the motive.
Prohibiting any words not approved of as ‘politically correct’ – that’s not progressive. Putting ‘trigger warnings’ on books, movies, music, anything that might offend people – that’s not progressive, either.
I’m always getting into trouble because I’m not politically correct.
In any situation that we find in our lives, when there is something that we feel should be better, we must exert effort to try and make it better. So it’s the same socially, musically, politically in any department of our lives.
The only way back toward a democracy and economy that work for the majority is for most of us to get politically active once again, becoming organized and mobilized.
My father spent all those years building his brand. I happen to be his namesake, and I also happen to be the president of the largest Christian university. I think I have a responsibility to be a good citizen. The least I can do is to lend my name and whatever influence I have to make a difference politically.
Jerry Falwell, Jr.
Our long-term prosperity depends critically on the ability of world leaders to make politically difficult decisions at a time when the global economy is still vulnerable on so many fronts.
My feelings towards Scott Card are pretty mixed. Politically, he and I are pretty far apart.
I’d rather be biblically correct than politically correct.
When it comes to the health of our families, Barack refused to listen to all those folks who told him to leave health reform for another day, another president. He didn’t care whether it was the easy thing to do politically – that’s not how he was raised – he cared that it was the right thing to do.
Of course in show business there are two ways to play it and I am not politically correct so I am not going to get endorsements or anything like that.
Mohammed was not an apparent failure. He was a dazzling success, politically as well as spiritually, and Islam went from strength to strength to strength.
Labels, boxes, and politically correct terminology all seem small and irrelevant when being compared to the violent and brutal attacks on the lives of people who are different than what society says we should be.
The populists are right in one key area: voters want jobs and equitable growth, and can hardly be faulted for that. The challenge is to find a more inclusive growth trajectory that can be sustained economically, ecologically, and politically.
I’ve watched the world crash and burn in every sense. I’ve watched the record industry crash and burn; politically I’ve watched it crash and burn, financially crash and burn.
There is no music that can’t be used politically, but the motives behind the creation of that music can be non-political.
Shallowness and ignorance have been our lot in the mass consumer societies we inhabit, where we were too distracted to act politically, apart from periodically deputing political elites to take life-and-death decisions on our behalf.
We must give Trump credit for asking many politically incorrect questions and challenging mainstream Republican dogma on immigration.
According to me when former governors join the political mainstream, the whole cause propagated for autonomy of the institutions, itself gets impacted. When they dwell into statements which are politically loaded, rather than during their tenure as a governor, it is far easier to analyse those statements.
Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong.
I’ve been studying the Constitution for myself but also as a way for me, as a Democrat, to comprehend the Right. I think it’s important that people who are politically active understand both sides.
I’ve found that people feel very free to say insulting things, not about me personally, but about the things I believe. It’s sad, because I really could care less where people are coming from, politically, religiously.
I think it’s very important of course that you’re politically aware of what you do.
The phrase ‘private option’ itself has become politically toxic.
I don’t like ‘transgender.’ It got so politically correct. I like transsexual – it sounds like a 1950s scandal magazine.
Like me, most of my fellow artists struggle within the confines of what is ‘politically correct.’
If you look at it closely, ‘Mankatha’ is a politically incorrect film. It explores the darker side of the human mind, and I think, while watching it, people are, in a sense, redeeming themselves of their own guilt.
It’s not that I’m afraid to be tagged with the label of right-wing or even centre-right; I just don’t believe it properly describes either the choice that we face politically or what I’m trying to say.
I am not alone in thinking that we are at a tipping point ecologically and morally and politically. Democracy cannot survive without a vibrant middle class, yet the policies of one of the parties has been committed to wiping it out for 30 years.
One of the things that goes with getting older is that one becomes more conservative – and I emphasise that when I use the word conservative I do not mean politically.
Now, I know among the politically correct, you’re not supposed to use facts that are uncomfortable.
It is, I guess, politically correct, widely believed, that to say that American health care is the best in the world. It’s not.
Maybe politically it wasn’t wise but when people have different view points I think the public has a right to hear it and the public has a right to make decisions based on those view points.
In 2008, Damian Green, then shadow immigration minister, had his parliamentary office raided without a warrant, by the Metropolitan police, after he was implicated in leaking Home Office documents that were politically embarrassing to the then Labour government.
It’s impossible, I think, however much I’d become disillusioned politically or evolve into a post-political person, I don’t think I’d ever change my view that socialism is the best political moment humans have ever come up with.
I want immigration reform to come into fruition, and I want it to be comprehensive, and I want it to have a path to citizenship, and I want to be involved politically every day.
England has collapsed politically, monetarily, constitutionally, and economically. It is not reasonable to demand from them to trigger Article 50.
Israel’s creation was politically amazing and caused by a number of unusual events. And I understand. For centuries, Jews endured horrible suffering, and like other people, deserve the right to self-determination, but the way Israel is going now frightens me. Jews make awkward colonial overlords.
I have tried to help build a framework that recaptures the First Amendment as a principle to empower all Americans, politically and personally, through access to plentiful, diverse communications spaces.
We have quite a few political songs: ‘Channel Z,’ let’s ‘Keep This Party Going’ on. Our lyrics aren’t too hit-you-over-the-head, but they have political undertones. We’re active politically.
The politically correct illiberal left far too often side with the extremists.
We can’t be politically correct – right or left – in the war on terrorism. Period.
The commonly accepted definition of terrorism is that it is politically motivated violence directed at civilians by entities other than a state. These kind of attacks can come from the far right, the far left, racists of every stripe, as well as jihadists.
We need to be politically engaged, but peculiar in how we engage. Jesus and the early Christians had a marvelous political imagination. They turned all the presumptions and ideas of power and blessing upside down.
I’m not here to affect you politically or socially. I’m here to make you laugh. I use the news as the palette for my jokes.
I am sure there is a right way and a wrong way and in today’s life, there are many different rules of being politically correct.
So actually war is politically profitable, financially profitable, morally depraved.
Sovereign wealth fund money should be welcomed. The only way not to welcome that money is when it’s politically driven.
Politically active people felt more and more disenfranchised, particularly during the ultra-New Labour years.
What has truly impeded ESPN from overcoming its financial mistakes and inability to adapt to technological advances? The decadelong culture war ESPN lost to Deadspin, a snarky, politically progressive sports blog launched by Gawker’s Nick Denton in 2005.
In my position, I could be a debutante. But we only got to this position by being a politically active family.
There’s no getting around it – I am a politically incorrect, racially insensitive, culturally controversial comic, but at least I’m self-aware.
Several times I drew a critical cartoon and then, at the last moment, stopped myself from putting it out in print. I thought it would be misunderstood, be a politically incorrect thing to do.
I don’t think I’m severely politically active. I care deeply, and I have my strong personal beliefs. I think America is dancing on thin ice. But I think it’s bigger even than a political issue. I wonder about the evolution of the human race and spirit and what our goals and reasons for living are.
I’m very politically active, but that has nothing to do with my charity.
The way people deal with me – they’ll go overboard in trying to be politically correct and make a mess of it. Everyone’s so worried about what they’re saying to everyone else, that they don’t talk very much.
I refuse to totally grow up. I’ve always been someone who says and does things that push politically correct boundaries.
Hillary Clinton is tough, clever, and formidably well briefed, and has been politically ambitious all her adult life.
It would be normal for anybody running a high-profile, politically controversial operation in China to anticipate worst-case scenario, and to do everything possible to guard against them.
We now live in a very polarized nation, divided not between Republicans and Democrats but between those who want to defend our liberties and those who want to defend politically correct stupidities.
I deal with gay and black conservatives who don’t want to be called Uncle Toms of their politically correct Marxist multi-cultural unit structure. And they come to me saying, ‘What can I do?’ And I say, ‘Lay low.’
The student community of Presidency College was also politically most active.
I’m from a very politically and socially conscious family. My mother always made a point of making us look at what was going on around us and take stock of our part in it.
I was scared, because I knew that in the political arena, you have to satisfy so many different types of people at once, and I wasn’t sure that I could speak for everybody and be politically correct.
My European constituents are among the most politically engaged people I represent.
We’re so politically correct; we take things so seriously.
Politics has always been personal for me. You know, growing up, I was in a very politically conscious household. We engaged with intellectuals and artists and academics from around the world who were thinking critically about politics and the intersection of politics and public life.
If you make an authentic political film, which talks of real people and real events, in a politically conscious country like India, it is but natural that people will react to it in different ways and there will be a collage of opinions.
Culturally, politically, everywhere you look… Read the newspaper. Go online. Our world has gone to hell.
Few writers in history have ever been ‘politically correct’ (a notion that rapidly changes in any case), and there’s no reason to imagine that gay writers will ever suit their readers, especially since that readership is splintered into ghettos within ghettos.
I was just oblivious to the fact that the country scene was socially backward and politically opposite of everything I am.
If you support diversity and think shows should give a portrayal of what America truly looks like, then performers with disabilities must be included in that equation…People have been very good at being politically correct.
Robert David Hall
Most Evangelicals claim to be politically non-partisan, and say they only identify with the Republican Party because the Republicans are committed to ‘family values.’
Never say never, but the thought of electively cutting oneself is beyond my grasp, and I also object to it politically. Denying the lines on our faces makes a comment about age and wisdom I don’t care to make.
Hunger is a political issue, and there are several things politically that are keeping people hungry – not funding food stamps adequately, not funding school lunches adequately. So there is a political solution to the problem of hunger.
Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the territorial state; economically and technically, we live under the auspices of worldwide communications and worldwide markets.
Christian Lous Lange
So, I’ve never been politically correct, even before that term was available to us, and I have really identified with other people who don’t want to be read as just a black poet, or just a woman poet, or just someone who represents a cause, an anti-Vietnam war poet.
Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
People are always going to disagree politically, because we all come at the law from a different perspective with different needs.
Dustin Lance Black
We want a vernacular in art. No mere verbal or formal agreement, or dead level of uniformity but that comprehensive and harmonizing unity with individual variety which can be developed among people politically and socially free.
When the situation politically became intolerable within South Africa, we used the arts as a weapon for change.
I do tend to take time off. A year and a half ago I went to film school, and before that I had taken years off at a time to be involved politically or this or that.
Overpaying the banks for their toxic assets could contribute capital, but that may not be politically feasible or attractive.
I am not a fan of Mitt Romney, but I admit that he is, politically speaking, a good candidate for president. He has no personal baggage. He’s as handsome as they come. And he’s a talented orator.
I like the platform to show your art and everything that goes along with that. To show your voice and hopefully find films that are more politically driven, films that maybe inspire.
People are not happy with women in actual power, yet we seem to be happy to take women on as figureheads, objects, like queens. It’s a powerful yet politically powerless role.
My experience politically has always been that one-word definition of politics: money. Keep your eye on the buck. And that tells you where the American people are going to be.
I don’t believe that we should never not talk to people we don’t agree with politically. If you can make that person laugh, it’s the first step to getting him to listen to change their mind.
I don’t have to come back politically, but I would like to do something that will help the people of Thailand. There must be a process under which I can come back. I want to come back to clear the chaos in Thailand, the civil war in Thailand.
Politically, of course, the U.S., despite the flaws in its systems, is still a democracy – we like to associate with democracies. And strategically, the U.S. is a counter-balance to China, a rising China that is not yet a democracy.
Let’s face it: pop music in its myriad permutations will always be sexually presumptuous, racially controversial and, frequently, politically charged.
Progressives know there is something very wrong when a nation divided politically has one major network operating as a propaganda arm of the Republican Party and 90 percent of talk radio is dominated by right-wing extremists.
Kaepernick chose to kneel during the most politically divisive time in recent history. The country was completely divided.
I’m not a politically correct person.
When it was not very comfortable, politically, for me, I said things which lots of people didn’t like, some of them may have liked. I said my beliefs, my truth, and my convictions, and that’s how I am going to continue to do in the future.
The real problem with the Republican Party is that for decades it has shifted constantly to the right politically. Consequently, the Republican Party is picking up a very different demographic than it used to, a less well-educated demographic of people who are more prone to authoritarianism.
As Beverly Hills becomes more Iranian-Jewish, it is becoming politically conservative.
I think my confidence stems from my honesty. I’m brutally honest – about everything and even myself. I tell it as I think it. I’m not politically correct. I’m definitely not diplomatic. I get bashed up for what I say, but I don’t know any other way.
The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets – an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.
The United States survives so long as at least one of its major parties is politically and intellectually healthy. I don’t think the Republican Party, or I should say the Republican Party as the vehicle for modern American conservative ideas, survives with Donald Trump.
Those who politically theorise the artificial concept of ‘whiteness’ infer that anyone who has white skin cannot escape their unconscious bias. If you object, you are accused of failing to come to terms with your white privilege.
The philosophy of individualism owes a great deal to the tradition of novel-writing and novel-reading. In its development and in its aesthetics, the novel is not politically neutral; it has been a participant in history all along.
People who are disenfranchised politically and people who are poor often don’t vote. They often don’t elect politicians, so the politicians who are supporting them are really being very charitable, because they’re not going to give them billions of dollars in campaign funds.
Joyce Carol Oates
You cannot be politically correct in a war.
Every nation on this planet has its issues with race, and I am not sure if everyone has figured out how to deal with it. America has become more politically correct.
You don’t see people that are willing to say ‘You know what, you might be different politically, but let’s find some common ground, let’s find ways that we’re actually similar.’ We just assume immediately that we have nothing in common, what can even talk to that person about.
The sad fact is that actual artistic oppression – book banning in its many modern forms – is a matter of course in the entertainment industry, especially when the underlying product is declared politically incorrect or runs contrary to the interests of Hollywood’s political altar, the Democratic Party.
Crony capitalism is much easier than competing in an open market. But it erodes our overall standard of living and stifles entrepreneurs by rewarding the politically favored rather than those who provide what consumers want.
There is always, of course, a limit in a democracy as to what is politically possible, so you have to respect that limit. But in my experience, governments tend to be too timid.
I know it’s politically incorrect but I enjoy things like the kick boxing and cock fighting.
We live in a world in which politically fascistic behavior, if not the actual philosophy, is unquestionably on the rise.
If you’re an evil company who’s casting minorities to be in your commercial to get the politically correct card, it’s like putting a band-aid over a bigger problem. But I think it’s an incredible start.
Our lives are politically wound.
I think most people have that crazy uncle they sit at Thanksgiving dinner with: someone they disagree with politically but love them anyway.
My favourite game is Postal because it is so politically incorrect.
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
William E. Gladstone
There are many causes why a people politically ignorant cannot be roused to action. Perfect political ignorance must be accompanied by indifference to the general interests of society, and thus one of the most powerful motives which can act on the human mind is totally destroyed.
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
I don’t care whether I am politically correct or not when I tweet.
I was politically complacent during the Blair years. Things were good and people thought things would be good forever.
Quite a few people feel uncomfortable when faced with the claim that the Jews are the world’s smartest people. In our politically correct era, one is not expected to argue that one group within humanity has an advantage over all the others.
I was raised in a home where we grew up where we discussed issues. I’ve always been really politically aware. My wife and four kids are very aware. They make me more attuned to a lot of things I would not think about. Especially women’s issues.
Stan Van Gundy
One of the great things about Churchill is that he had the guts to say the unpalatable, to level with the people, even if it cost him politically to tell them the truth.
One can be a great poet and be politically stupid.
Trump flourishes the more the White House press corps is riddled with political activists posing as journalists. But the country might fare better with more informed questions from reporters able to think through issues less politically.
If you’re gay or religious you’re always hearing this word tolerance. It’s a pathetic word. It’s actually just a politically correct word for the term intolerance.
If you’re going to call a book ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History,’ readers will expect some serious carrying on about race, and Thomas Woods Jr. does not disappoint.
It’s not easy, especially in our politically polarized world, to recognize both the structural and the cultural barriers that so many poor kids face. But I think that if you don’t recognize both, you risk being heartless or condescending, and often both.
J. D. Vance
The audience is an absolutely critical part of ‘Question Time’ and selecting that audience is a big and very important job every week. What we need to do every week without fail is make the audience politically representative of the picture across the nation.
And I think for some – not all – but for some Democrats, the issue of immigration is better politically if they just leave it the way it is now because they can use it against Republicans.
Being at the top of your game intellectually, philosophically, politically, is not a forever thing.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically.
What’s politically correct a lot of times is not funny.
The Real World’ perfectly captured the politically correct, multicultural zeitgeist of the 1990s, and it was exhilarating to be at the center of a pop culture phenomenon.
In a politically diverse nation, only by finding that common ground can we achieve results for the common good.
In Mexico, I think I’m considered conservative. Not politically – in terms of form and experimentation.
Despite repeated calls for reform from nations like the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, the court has become an ineffective, unaccountable and politically motivated bureaucracy. There are serious concerns about corruption and misconduct at the highest levels of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor.
Robert C. O’Brien
We’re all biased, right, in many different ways – politically, religiously, ideologically, the way our family raised us – and that’s fine. Nobody wants to live in a world where everybody thinks exactly the same. The key, though, is to try to figure out where your biases are holding you back from solving problems.
Stephen J. Dubner
It’s true that redistributing income to the needy is politically easier in a growing economy than in a stagnant one.
We have to ensure politically that what’s doable can indeed by translated into law, but what’s not doable mustn’t become European law. Otherwise, the auto industry will work somewhere with higher carbon emissions – and we can’t want that.
‘Looney Tunes’ was not a children’s cartoon. I don’t care what anybody says. It was very politically charged, very racial. And then they tried to soften it up for kids later. But it was for the adults.
I’m politically incorrect. I don’t get into politics like that. I speak about what I know and what effects me personally, and effects my folks.
Mr. Trump’s election has caused a tectonic shift in advertising – just as it has in media more generally – and themes that might have once seemed innocuous or patriotic have suddenly become politically charged, controversial, and divisive.
James B. Stewart
My son has made me more politically active when it comes to LGBTQ rights. When he came out, I worried about what the world was going to be like for him.
Fragility, violence, and conflict are complex. Fragility is influenced by a wide set of factors, many of which are deeply entrenched, such as high social and income inequality. The lines between criminal, inter-communal, and politically motivated violence are often blurred.
Living in Beijing, writing about politically sensitive things now and then, you get used to the idea that somebody, somewhere, might be watching. But it is usually an abstract threat.
The Internet is a politically contested space.
Times were very hard if you were a poor, politically correct Jewish girl living in the east end of London during the Blitz and you were trying to eke out a living as a hairdresser.
Growing up where I did, I came from a politically progressive family so I was aware of social issues, but it seemed like a very separate thing from film.
Spike Lee is one of my biggest influences. What I love about Spike, other than he’s just a fun guy to hang around, is that Spike is fearless. As much as people talk about him being politically outspoken, let’s not forget that he’s one of the best screenwriters, ever, in addition to being a visual master.
Cheo Hodari Coker
I’m also politically independent so I’m not a fan of either the Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress.
It takes some courage to write fiction about politically controversial topics. The dread is you’ll be labeled a political writer.
Communism is a monopolistic system, economically and politically.
There are many elements needed to secure economic growth. Certainly, people must be politically free to innovate, invest, build, and create things, and they must be incentivized to do so by knowing they can keep the rewards for their efforts.
They tell me I’m on ‘Politically Incorrect’ with Ollie North. That should be a lot of fun.
Again and again as president, Reagan let it slip that he concurred with fundamentalists’ belief that the world would end in a fiery Armageddon. This did not hurt him politically. The kind of people offended by such talk had already largely abandoned the Republican Party.
I feel very happy to be living in Berkeley because there are a lot of people who are politically active here.
If you wear your hair straight or natural, it’s all fine with me. It doesn’t mean that you aren’t politically conscious or that you don’t have good thoughts about progress.
Politically speaking, Miami-Dade was once a Republican stronghold, thanks in large part to older Cuban voters who became more politically influential following the Bay of Pigs invasion. In contrast, Democrats used to rely on votes in North Florida and the Space Coast in an era of much softer partisanship.
Bob Marley was one of my favourite artists. He sang politically conscious lyrics, yet he sang love songs, too.
I would rather be politically dead than hypocritically immortalized.
I realized I have to be politically correct and easy. I was taking myself too seriously, I had become rude.
I feel like we’re in the era now where politics is pop culture. Everybody has an opinion that’s politically based. We see what the Trump administration has done, and I’ve never seen my culture this engaged in the political process.
Charlamagne tha God
The idea that we humans are good-natured, politically correct, nonjudgmental beings is pure fantasy. We are, at the very least, judgmental.
I injured myself politically when I took on Jesse Jackson’ in the 1988 presidential campaign. I was too strident. I didn’t recognize the emotional tie that he had with all black voters.
The ‘progressive’ tax-and-spend agenda has been put on trial. The policies not only lead to much slower growth but also benefit the rich and politically well-connected at the expense of everyone else.
We need to preserve jobs in America for American citizens first, and none of the other presidential candidates are – are addressing this issue. It’s not politically correct, but it is one thing we could do right away to have jobs in America for American citizens first.
We have seen a degradation from the highest levels of authority politically in this nation, including through the department of justice, for the rule of law.
You talk to tax attorneys who are not politically motivated, and they will tell you they would never advise their client to release any tax information in the course of an audit.
It is work and personal worth which make a State great both politically and industrially, and in my estimation they are to be found in largest proportions in the Democratic party.
Franklin Knight Lane
I come from a place that is very politically sophisticated and progressive. New Zealand was the first place to give women the right to vote.
I hope to do big action movies and strong dramas, and to produce films. I also want to get kids more involved in what’s going on in the world and to be politically active.
All too often our leaders shrink from their responsibilities and choose to do what is politically expedient.
My father is the opposite of politically correct. He says what he means, and he means what he says.
We’ve never been as active politically as we have been as artists. But politics always brush up against the arts, oh, about every four years in this country.
I got more and more politically active and just followed the course of feminism and sexual liberation.
Devout Anatolian masses rising from poverty have transformed Turkey politically and economically.
Being a parent of a boy who wants to wear sparkles and grow his hair long – especially when you don’t know where it’s all going to go – it’s hard stuff. I’m not being politically incorrect in acknowledging that, am I?
I would say that I have become more radical as I have gotten older. I started out very radical when I was young, like most people, but I became less actively politically engaged in the middle of my life.
The influences in my life were all kind of politically, socially implanted. And then there was Watergate.
I’m not going to join any party. If I do vote again, and if I do become, you know, politically active, it will be independent.
There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.
Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization. I am here today as the Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong.
People who fundamentally disagree with you politically or socially are not bad people. I can’t expect that other side to have compassion for me if I can’t put myself in their shoes, too.
Jonathan Van Ness
We are not politically naive.
Chris de Burgh
Not all artists have a responsibility to be socially or politically aware, but they do have a responsibility to make great art. They have to find some truth and put that in their music.
I’m a hate figure for a certain kind of half-educated politically correct person.
The issue of immigration is one of the most complex and politically difficult issues because there is so much passion on all sides.
The fact is that the rich are getting richer while the poor are being left behind. Women remain under-represented in boardrooms and under-engaged in the global workforce. Environmental change is leaving the poorest countries vulnerable. Voters are becoming more and more politically polarised and partisan.
This society cannot go forward, the way we have been going forward, where the gap between the rich and the poor keeps growing. It’s not politically viable; it’s not morally right; it’s just not going to happen.
Life was easy was back in the days before human resource departments controlled business and someone decided we all should be politically correct.
Jerry Della Femina
Just because people think politically different to you doesn’t mean they’re inhuman.
I see nothing easy in Washington. I see either analytically simple things that are politically complex or those that are politically complex and analytically complex. I mean, look at immigration reform, you know? It is, I think, analytically easy, but politically very, very complex and very difficult.
I am not politically correct. I am all about the facts, I am all about the truth and I am all about Godly pursuits and what this country was built on, and I am not apologetic about it.
I was labeled ‘P-E-A,’ which is patient expired on arrival. I guess that’s the politically correct way of saying you didn’t make it.
The gun lobby is certainly politically powerful, but it loses as many races as it wins.
The young people of India will build a strong and powerful nation, a nation that is politically mature and economically strong, a nation whose people enjoy both a high quality of life as well as justice.
I really think that elected officials should be focused on how you create sustained economic growth, how do you create jobs and all of these issues that made people – segments of our society believe are really important are diversions politically.
My hope is that out of all the anger and seeming hostility that we hear in some of today’s music will come some sort of coalition that will become politically involved.
In order to practice dialogue, you need to be able to set aside your assumptions and try to listen more than you want to talk. It’s not always politically correct to be able to do that, but it can give you a better sense of the reality.
Mohammad Javad Zarif
I don’t think there was really a time when I have not been politically aware.
Embarking upon war is always dangerous for national leaders because it makes them more than ever at the mercy of events. When domestic opinion is acutely divided, however, war can be politically lethal for its makers.
We must not be afraid to define our enemy. It is Islamic extremist terrorism. I did not say all of Islam. I said Islamic extremist terrorism. Failing to identify them properly maligns decent Muslims around the world. It also sets up a fear of being politically incorrect that can have serious consequences. And it has.
I’m not politically motivated. I used to be – passionately. I used to be very Left wing. Then I went very Right wing, and now I rest somewhere in the middle.
We are fundamentally politically agnostic and an apolitical organization.
Nowadays, politically, everybody is promising everything. That’s the only way you can get elected.
Syria is geographically and politically in the middle of the Middle East.
I have come to the conclusion that Ben Carson is a bit nuts. I say that not because I disagree with him politically, but because he doesn’t seem to know what the truth is.
Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.
I do have a problem with developments that hyper-exploit politically vulnerable communities for profit. That it continues is a shame upon us all, because we are all responsible for the future that we create.
Anthemic rock music is inherently fascist – anything intended to move huge masses of people is politically offensive to me.
I think this whole discussion about what is politically correct – sometimes you have to name the name. You can’t hide it. Politeness is good if it’s not hiding the truth.
If they wish to alleviate the sufferings of the exploited classes, let them live up to their pretensions, let them abandon the academy and go out there and work politically and economically and in a humanitarian spirit.
Without an understanding of history, we are politically, culturally and socially impoverished. If we sacrifice history to economic pressures or to budget cuts, we will lose a part of who we are.
I have always stayed away from works that objectify women or is misogynistic or politically incorrect.
I put myself and my company at the C.I.A.’s disposal for some very risky missions. But when it became politically expedient to do so, someone threw me under the bus.
In my fiction, I pursue this idea of intimacy, but also – philosophically, politically – I just feel like that’s the interesting question for me. How much can we share with other people? I’m not interested in human individuality; I don’t even know what that means.
Politically, the ultraorthodox represent a small portion of the Israeli society.
For millions of women and men around the world, the playwright Eve Ensler is a beloved figure. She represents the epitome of the politically engaged artist, someone who uses her creative brilliance to illuminate injustice and give voice to the voiceless.
There’s a presumption that somehow you calculate beforehand whether something is going to be good politically or not. I simply don’t.
For decades, conventional wisdom in the United States held that it was only a matter of time before China would become more liberal, first economically and then politically. We could not have been more wrong – a miscalculation that stands as the greatest failure of U.S. foreign policy since the 1930s.
Robert C. O’Brien
I am political. But not politically active. I’m not my dad. I’ll never write polemic, as he did.
I feel very much ideologically, politically if you like, and emotionally part of the European cinema.
I think people are tired of politics as usual. We’re tired of everything being scripted; we’re tired of every comment being politically correct.
In addition to sponsoring the Defend Israel Act, I am a proud co-sponsor of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, which will protect the state of Israel from politically motivated attacks in the United Nations and economic discrimination here in the United States.
I’m very much a humanist. I’m very much pro-choice. I’m very much politically correct.
Google is a private company. It has the capacity to utilize its massive power for whatever political agenda it chooses. But for it to pretend to be an advocate for Internet freedom while simultaneously disadvantaging messages it finds politically incorrect is deeply hypocritical.
Men and women do not easily submit to a power that does not weave itself into the texture of their daily existence – one reason why culture remains so politically vital. Civilisation cannot get on with culture, and it cannot get on without it.
I don’t try to be politically correct.
Futurism eventually got marred by its link to Fascism, but early on, it was totally avant-garde, and I wanted to dream a phantom link from the early futurists to the politically radical Italy of the 1970s, a time of fun, play, subversion – if also violence and mayhem.
Dan Rather is guilty of not being skeptical enough about a story that was politically loaded.
Korea remains in a very difficult position, politically, diplomatically and economically. Thus, it is very important to strike a balance with global powers. How well balanced Korea will be will determine what kind of roles we could play in the future.
Pond scum stinks. And so do the Obama administration’s enormous, taxpayer-funded ‘investments’ in politically connected biofuel companies.
Politically it’s easy to salve one’s conscience, no matter that salving it rarely makes the problem go away. You join the Labour Party, write articles attacking the privileged, give the money you spend on opera tickets to homeless charities, and vow never to go to anything that can be considered elitist again.
I think that people like Bloomberg, they’re complete thugs. No question about it. But on the other hand, it must be said that they are politically savvy. They don’t get into those positions of power – in the case of Bloomberg, both economic and political power – by being anybody’s fool.
No one but John Oliver is going to be able to figure out the code of making a 20-minute monologue on futures, securities, and currency speculation interesting, funny, and poignant politically.
We will always miss Balasaheb, but I will work hard to ensure that his absence is not felt politically.
I think that Barack Obama faces a level of divisiveness, and I don’t mean on a national level in terms of the North and the South and the Civil War; I really mean just politically.
When I came into the league, I was very politically correct, because I didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes. Now, I’ve gotten to the point where I know you don’t have to be like that.
There is such a desire to give everybody a piece, we’re probably wasting a great deal of homeland security money trying to be politically correct, when we really need to make sure that our cities get the money they need.
Deep inside, we all want to blurt out every obnoxious, politically incorrect, unpopular truism we think lurks inside us.
From the day I started to think politically and to develop my own moral values, from my earliest youth, I have been an ardent defender of Israel.
I spent so many years of my life as a stage actor and when you do all these plays, a lot of really great plays are very politically driven. They deal with deep social issues, and that’s the kind of stuff that I love, as an audience member.
I would say Politically Incorrect is my favourite right now.
I’m not politically committed at all in the popular sense; that is, to any party. I’m committed to whatever’s best for the normal working person. I’m not a great fan of politics.
I just think that it’s strong and it’s important that we recognize what the Christmas season is about; it’s about the birth of our Savior, and there’s a lot of pressure today to be politically correct, but people are realizing, too, that you have to be open to express your faith what you want believe.
All attempts to appease the Nazis between 1934 and 1939 through various agreements and pacts were morally unacceptable and politically senseless, harmful and dangerous.
The ultimate goal of the gun ban ‘scientific community’ is to make the ‘gun ownership is a disease’ mantra into politically settled science.
It’s nice to go back and look at the original version of Cyborg in the 1980s, when he was created, and seeing how politically and socially charged they were: it was no holds barred. If DC ever made a return to that social awareness and that sort of context, I’d be super-thrilled to see that.
No matter where you stand politically – even if you’re unsure of what your political ideology is – it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.
My life would have gone along perfectly well, politically speaking, if it hadn’t been for girls.
P. J. O’Rourke
The mess in the world is a strong driver because, at the end of the day, it’s the increasing unacceptability of the divergences and rifts in the world economically, socially, politically, and culturally which lead everybody to say, ‘We have to do something.’
The huge, turgid work of history, sinking under the weight of its own ‘politically correct’ thesis and its foot- and source notes, is not the British way of writing history, and never has been.
I’d been politically active ever since my parents wheeled me in a stroller in a ‘ban the bomb’ march in Boston in 1963.
I grew up in Illinois in an environment where my parents were very politically active in the civil rights movement.
I am pretty expressive with my emotions. I don’t think something and say something else. I don’t know if it’s something I should be proud of or to watch out for. Maybe I am not politically correct. I don’t know if that’s a crime.
I’m politically inclined towards the left, but I don’t like to be in anyone’s gang; I’m a bit of a loose cannon.
In the Independent Group, we have the seeds of a new political movement that can reinvent our broken politics and provide a home to people who are politically homeless.
I was never really a bohemian. I was a sloppy guy who liked cheap apartments and the arts, and who was very left-wing politically as the 60’s progressed, though it took me a little while.
Manufacturing evidence to justify arbitrary, politically motivated detentions is a common tool of the illegitimate former Maduro regime.
Politicians are constantly stuck between what is politically expedient and politically beneficial and what is the responsible or right thing to do. It’s a tension we all go through.
I have no desire to be a politician. The role of chairman is not a politically aligned role, although it’s all based in Canberra so I’m over there a lot.
I think women do write politically all the time. Margaret Atwood does; Doris Lessing does.
When I think about women of color and their place politically in the world and culture… they’ve had two layers of just garbage to overcome. To me, a black woman is a woman-woman.
It is crucial that there is a government in Madrid secure enough to engage with Catalonia politically rather than continue the denial and legal obstructionism of the Rajoy years.
For the European Union, Russia is as important politically and economically as China is to the U.S.
‘Narcos’ was a very strong experience, not only artistically and politically, but as a human being.
Being politically correct means saying what’s polite rather than what’s accurate. I like to be accurate.
Going to any place that you view as more politically oppressed than your own country, there’s a weird tendency to assume that the whole existence is determined minute by minute by the political reality, but of course, that’s not the case for any of us.
John Jeremiah Sullivan
I’d be curious to find out, but I don’t think people in the entertainment industry are proportionally more or less serious politically than anyone in the landscaping industry.
I have a problem with superheroes in general because, politically, superheroes are cops. Superheroes work with the government to uphold the law. And who do the laws work for?
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it’s reflected in his writings.
From the moment Donald Trump was inaugurated, Washington Democrats have been myopically focused on politically targeting his administration and impeaching him.
When things socially and politically get difficult, punk music suddenly comes back again, and there’s just a really healthy pivot away from music that’s not humanly understandable.
I think stutterers are funny. And I know it’s rude and politically incorrect to laugh at stutterers. But I think it is okay because I know why they’re funny. They make people nervous. People think, when on earth are they going to get the word out, so they start laughing out of their own nervousness.
James Earl Jones
I’m not that politically educated.
To me, saying you’re not a feminist should be like saying you’re a racist. It should be that politically unacceptable.
It’s great that I get accused of not being politically correct. People need to take themselves less seriously. This world is so screwed up as it is, we’ve all got to relax a bit more.
I think, politically, I’m pretty left-wing, and I try to be very neutral in my work.
Pretty much all I say politically is I encourage people to register to vote.
If you’re going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can’t be politically correct when you do that.
I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either.