posted on Aug, 15 2015 @ 09:04 AM
I'm glad you brought up these two examples.
Racism is a fresh wound, like the Holocaust. We still have many millions of people in the US who could be free and prosperous (even rich and/or
respected) instead of poor, devoid of a constructive life pattern for generations upon generations of Jim Crowism. And since the New Depression,
millions of black people in the US are down again - hence the violent reaction to the police affairs.
Plus in the whole wide world ... in Europe we have sharp fences against colored immigrants now, people shooting brown color Gypsies for racial terror,
and the entire continent of Africa, home of most black people's ancestors, ripped off - though we sell them our arms and buy their minerals for our
mobile phones. From places worse than the worst nightmares of Europe, though not as industrially efficient.
Slut etc... well, exactly how much women make compared to men everywhere except two or three Scandinavian countries?
I can be snubbed or called names for having Christian ancestors in my country of birth, Hungary. I would not be really hurt. I was called a goy in a
Jewish family in America (under friendly terms). I resented that a little but let it go.
However, I would think fifteen thousand times before I would ever call a Jewish fellow who acts in a disgusting way "a disgusting Jew" in Central
Europe. Because my friend, in this place, the holocaust still has not been processed, many people from the majority society assent or voice Nazi-like
views, and the majority society is white and Christian.
I would probably think the same way about a racist slur towards Arabs if I lived in Israel, but the situation is vastly different here.
PC - linguistically it exists though politically it is a misnomer - it might appear as a band aid over a cancerous wound plus it may be pretty stilted
at times. I sort of disliked it when I had to start suddenly calling black people in the US African-Americans, partly because it's damn long, partly
because they didn't call themselves that. But the direction isn't bad. History shows that language does evolve like that from generation to
A hundred years ago an educated Englishman was supposed to call Indian people pagan idolaters. Now we have Indian scientists, engineers and doctors in
leading places of the world...