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So recently I was labelled as being "uneducated" and a "sociopath" for using the word retard as an insult. I was kind of offended to be honest because in my opinion the word 'uneducated' can be a classist as well as ableist insult when used in the context that is was when directed at me for using the word 'retard'.
originally posted by: Lucidparadox
a reply to: deknubed
Let me get this straight.. what I got from this is..
You like to call people retarded as "light" insult, and you don't like that people tell you it's offensive.
Yet, you are offended that people call you "uneducated" and you are offended that you've been called a sociopath.
I don't know what you want us to say man...
Well if I call you a retard or let's say imbecile - I am simply saying that I think you are stupid/wrong
but the insult uneducated implies that I must be wrong
but the insult uneducated implies that I must be wrong if the insult came from an educated person and I think that there is something very wrong with that because a lack of education does not make my opinion any less valid than someone that has a higher education.
Like I said above - the liberal media loves to tell us that the majority of Trump supporters are uneducated and what they are saying is that we are stupid and that we should be dismissed because all the intelligent people disagree with us. Know what I mean?
I'm out to offend liberals.
Well I could just as easily use the word imbecile to insult a liberal that I am disagreeing with but I find that the word retard is more likely to trigger them and bring out the hate that is in all of their hearts - and when you do trigger liberals into insulting the uneducated you are exposing that hate that is in all of their hearts as well as outing them for the absolute hypocrites that they all are in relation to the uneducated and everyone else that they see themselves as being below them.
I am uneducated and I do not have a particularly great vocabulary but from what I do know the word “retard” has been used to dehumanize and dismiss the person that it is directed at. To me it seems very similar to using the word 'uneducated' to insult a person. If a person is 'uneducated' and 'ignorant' then the 'educated' can pile all of the vile hate and micro-aggressions onto that individual that they like and apparently this is justified - because the subhuman 'uneducated' person is 'uneducated' after all and deserving of hate and insults and dismissal.