Video: “Being ‘PC’ Is Really About Not Being A Jackass”

By Andrea Plaid

Check out this really righteous video from two-time National Grand Slam Poetry champ Guante about what “being PC” is really about:

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  • Kraas

    Just because you are using political incorrectness in your comedy doesn’t mean it’s on the same level as “Blazing Saddles”. This vid was excellent. I also like this remark about PC from a video by Oancitizen: “Political correctness, also known as BASIC F*CKING HUMAN DECENCY.”

  • Melanie Victoria

    This is an excellent explanation of what it means to be “politically correct.” I cannot say it any better than he did. Although I quite enjoy swearing myself, if I need to disparage an entire group of people in order to do so then I am exerting privilege and upholding oppressive belief systems; no matter how innocently I meant my comment to be. As the author suggests, we are not opposed to vulgarity- but let’s have equal opportunity vulgarity!

  • Jan Bossing

    I started out not knowing quite what to expect! Then I was shocked a little bit; gasping, even. Then I was crying. Thank you, Guante. How’d ya get so smart and so sensitive, so young? I am in total awe!

  • Rachael Leeson

    Amazing! So spot on, so beautiful, and thoughtful, and perfect. Required viewing for all people, beginning now.

  • RCHOUDH

    Great video! And good job on mentioning what can really push people’s buttons!

  • MC

    I was disappointed that he didn’t do his spiel in poetic form. But cool stuff, bro.

  • ahimsa

    I *love* this video. I immediately bookmarked the link for future reference.

    And I laughed when he said something like, “You want to push people’s buttons? Talk about white privilege, rape culture, …” Since I just recently “pushed some buttons” when I mentioned these topics in another online forum, that line really hit home. :-)

    • Kraas

      The problem is that those buttons don’t exist for the people that the kind of trolls he’s talking about want to anger. This guy is brilliant, though.

  • Juan Miller

    He makes a great point about how people who revel in being “un-PC” think they’re being cool and edgy, when in fact they’re being about as mainstream as you can get. If you really want to shock people, talk about white privilege – yes!!!

  • FreeX

    THIS! And Much Love.

  • http://ichoosethesun.com/ ichoosethesun

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I have been attempting to articulate this sentiment for years. It’s not about being politically correct – it really is as simple as plain ole respect.