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Originally posted by Spiramirabilis
reply to post by TasteTheMagick
it matters to me - I'd like to hear your answers
but answering them is up to you
peoples minds and emotions can never be hurt by words?
or is it that peoples minds and emotions matter to you not at all - you place no value on these things - the only way anyone can ever be hurt is physically?
Telling a small child that they are stupid or useless would propably dent their self esteem,and cause emotional distress and is considered abuse.However in the context of this thread,where you are dealing with mature adults,words should be just words. Do you think that it is a complete suprise to an African American to discover that they are indeed black? Or does it suprise a Japaneese American when someone refers to them as oriental? These are generalized references to encompass origon.
As I stated in an earlier post about the person who was third generation African,that has immigrated to this country.He is as much African American as any African American.What does his skin color have to do with his area of origon?
Take off the rose colored glasses.Words only carry the impact you allow them.
if words are so inconsequential - why all the fuss? how dangerous could it really be to lose the right to use something that has absolutely no meaning - no influence - no impact whatsoever?
Originally posted by TasteTheMagick
reply to post by Mynaeris
Oh that's ridiculous...I've used the word "fetch"...and not when I'm talking to a dog either. People can be so dumb sometimes, it's almost scary.
There was something on the news a while back that your post reminded me of. There was some event in France and there were two black guys involved. The woman on the news was too embarrassed to call them black and so she called them "African-American"...they were from France.
...Personally, my anger with the PC attitude of things fully blossomed while I was in high school.
I had just moved in the middle of my freshman year and the new school had a slogan for the year. That year it was: Where Everyone Belongs.
Now, this school is NOT where everyone belongs. It likes to enforce the forming of cliques and gives some cliques higher status than others. You're allowed to wear a cross, but you're not allowed to wear anything that shows you believe in any other religion. There was a lot more, but I won't pad this post.
Now, after being harassed a lot by the staff and stuff like that, I wrote a blog entry on myspace about how the slogan "where everyone belongs" didn't really apply.
It was an essay type thing, I didn't swear, I didn't make any kind of attacks. It was on my personal myspace page.
They tried to expel me, didn't work, but they tried.
What is the problem if you find someone elses stressful situation funny? Does it really matter? Is it really going to cause a problem if I find someone elses stupidity funny? I'm not going to baby someone just because they might be embarrassed.
however, I can see where the rule is coming from because that kind of think can pork up a forum insanely fast. After that, there isn't really discussion anymore, just mindless arguing over nothing.
I don't necessarily agree with it, but I come too this forum by choice and the staff can make whatever rules they like. My choice to come here is my acceptance of following their rules while I am here.
When I'm in public in my every day life, I'll say what I like.
...We all speak a different way, some of us cryptically, some of us in metaphor, some literally. It's part of what makes language a truly beautiful and fascinating thing.
Originally posted by daddyroo45
This country's citizens have been made to suffer intolerable political tolerance. In the socioliberal environment we have had to endure there is no room for free thought.Socioliberalism is a one size fits all delusion where we are all supposed to be cookie cutter citizens. Act the same get paid the same and speak the same.
Socioliberals need to get a life and stop worrying about what everyone else is doing.