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What is with the recent addiction to the use of the word "thug"?

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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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First, I am not really on either side of the issue, because I generally don't care about people, or what happens to them.
BUT,
I am so interested in WHY people do what they do. Recently(in my opinion), there has been a huge uptick in the use of the word "thug". Like, constantly. Why is this?
Is it excitement of the opprotunity to cause an emotional reaction with a shiney new "N word"?
Just wondering what you all think, lemme know!




posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: Jefferton

Standard dehumanizing tactics. New words, same intentions.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:39 PM
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originally posted by: Jefferton
First, I am not really on either side of the issue, because I generally don't care about people, or what happens to them.
BUT,
I am so interested in WHY people do what they do. Recently(in my opinion), there has been a huge uptick in the use of the word "thug". Like, constantly. Why is this?
Is it excitement of the opprotunity to cause an emotional reaction with a shiney new "N word"?
Just wondering what you all think, lemme know!


You answered your own question. Its a way for racists to keep blacks down, without saying 'n-word'.
Bring on the excuses.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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Saying thug...

Gives people a mental hard on.
A mindfilled semi.
A psychological erection.


If their keyboard was in their underwear they'd release all in their pants.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: Jefferton

I saw the media focusing on the thug word too. CNN i think. They are definitely comparing it's usage to the hateful N word. Why I just don't know. Do we really need another word? Far too many to spell correctly now!

Leave it up to the media to create any type of trigger words or statements that define others.. I liked "Truthers" another good on was JLo... anyway I say ignore them as non issues. I'm sure we can all agree that we can tell the difference between protesters, Demonstrators,Rioters and other assorted criminals..



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: scattergun
It really does feel like a new buzzword. I even find myself reacting to it, which is strange because, as I said, I generally don't care. Lol.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: Jefferton

I have no idea how it can be the shiny new N Word. Unless you can find some way to apply the word thug to Toya Graham. Nope no way to use that word in connection with her or the vast majority of the race. It was simply apply to people acting like thugs they can be white black yellow green or purple it's a description of actions and not a racist word.
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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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Rap icon Tupac used that word.

"When my heart beats, it screams THUG LIFE."

White people didn't start it.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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I think its just something everybody can hate. Its not racist to say and everyone knows exactly what you're talking about. People were protesting / thugs were looting and starting fires. Thug encompasses any race. And in my opinion "Thugs" deserve nothing but a concrete cell at best (everybody would be better off of they were all eliminated from society) they provide nothing beneficial to society and there is little hope of reforming them. a reply to: Jefferton



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:45 PM
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Frankly....

It is not "OK" or PC to say N@g$!#...
As sad and wrong as that sounds, The real Thugs are behind the scenes, pulling the strings... Laughing while the poor fight the poor, behind ideals and agendas that are not even their own. They send in the Pros and stoke the fire, knowing that it will lead to only the Mighty's benefit. They split us apart because they are afraid of us together.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Oh I know, it just seems like it is being used like a weapon lately.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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Screaming Jesus just ban all words so nobody is offended.

Grow a pair people!



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: Jefferton
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Oh I know, it just seems like it is being used like a weapon lately.



Maybe, but what's that old expression?
"When the shoe fits, wear it"



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Well you see that all Tupac's dreams came true leading the Thug life....lol



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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I like to call people thugs because it makes me feel like a bigger person. It helps me dehumanize people I don't like in order to feel better about the bad things that happen to them.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: Jefferton

Because when the idiocy level of people in high-profile incidences increases, appropriate words are used.



thug/THəɡ/
noun
1.a violent person, especially a criminal.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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The race card gets more play on TV.





In hindsight maybe Obama should a used the word Gangsta. Their younger culture idolizes that word.
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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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Didn't the term thug come from India?

Could someone show me a definition that says thug means black?



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
Didn't the term thug come from India?

Could someone show me a definition that says thug means black?


Yes, the origin of the word comes from the Thuggee Cult in India.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

Made the news out in Arizona so not too sure what your talking about.



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