“Is this another one of those awful preachy ATS topics where you tell me how enlightened you are and how ‘awake’ you are?”
No that is not what this thread is about. I shall not claim to be of any higher enlightenment than any of you nor will I claim to be any more
‘awake’ than the rest of you. This is not a political rant on how tptb are keeping us suppressed, it is not a WikiLeaks thread, it is not a TSA
thread, but this thread is about the degradation of political thought occurring daily on AboveTopSecret and elsewhere in our world.
Forget the entire Left-Right thing for a moment here. Forget the labels and which side you are on or not on. That is not what this is about. What
this is about is the consistent use of words that are short and easy to understand. Words that can be flung around like feces in a monkey’s cage,
these words appear to many people to be not much of a big deal but over a sustained period of time using a word in its inaccurate form the word begins
to expand into new meanings.
For decades the term ‘Fascist’ was thrown around to label people such as President Bush, the Republican Party, Christians, Catholic Church,
Socialists, Liberals, Conservatives, basically anyone you do not particularly like just call them a Fascist! The same goes for the word Nazi which has
been used in an improper form for so long its true meaning is becoming nearly irrelevant to the human cycle of thought. These words when used
improperly are simply designed for division and are the last ditch resort for anyone who has no intelligent form of debate.
There is a long list of words that are taken out of context in political arguments:
These words are no better than scapegoating a person or group of persons for their ethnicity, gender, religion, or politics. Nothing constructive has
ever come out of such a preposterous sentence as an example demonstrated below:
“I hate Barack Obama because he is a Fascist Muslim terrorist who wants to destroy America.”
“How can you support Israel? Anyone who supports Israel is a Zionist!”
In what way are those examples constructive in any debate or discussion? Before you continue preaching words of ignorance I recommend you just do a
quick search on Google, Bing, Yahoo, or whatever search engine you want and type in the definition of that word you know is only used for political
division. I will even provide a link for you right now to come back in reference to at the bottom of this OP.
The point of this thread is to learn that particular words can eventually become skewed from their original meaning and thus lose its true and
hard-hitting purpose. It is basically like the story of the ‘Boy who Cried Wolf’, you are crying wolf when using these words out of context. If
you want to argue that “well Obama is a Socialist” and you researched what the word means I do ask you to instead of just throwing out one word
explain your reasoning without using the word. This will not only preserve the word for its official use but it will show that you are more
intelligent than if you throw around words that might not fit some persons true definition.