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The Word That Begins With "N"… Or How Censorship Can Create Violence

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posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 09:56 AM
Let me explain to you how the media glorifies a particular word without saying it.

I will not say the word here because I don't want to be flagged (reported), and until you're done reading this and had some time to think it over your eyes will still widen at the sight of this "evil word".

There are many words that begin with "N" but only one of them is extremely offensive to African Americans, and rightly so.
But it doesn't have to be. The reason this word is so high on the "political correctness offensive meter" is because the media puts it on a high horse by not only not saying it but making it blatantly obvious of which word they are trying not to say.
So then when they do "accidentally" say it, it brings our attention to it more than any other word because of the power that was built up before it.
And they love attention, that's where the money's at.

How do you feel about the W-word?
It means nothing to you but in the 1600's if you were to say the W-word, all hell broke loose when something as simple as a word came out of ones mouth. And Why? Because it was such a powerful word due to its use in secret societies. It wasn't the kind of word that was just thrown around, it was a secret or censored word and when it came out.. it created chaos and drew so much attention that we still read about it in history books today.

So you can probably see now; Its the censoring of a word that makes it more powerful, and shows its true power when it finally comes out in its full articulation.
The longer you hide that word from the public, the stronger that word becomes.

There are many words in history that have lived through this and its not that one is more powerful or hurtful than the others. Its simply a matter of how much power the word has been given over time.

So now lets look at two other words that have seen more freedom and therefor have less meaning in modern times.
First we have the world renowned "F-word". The internet is covered in this word, you can find it almost everywhere and chances are that you have a friend or know someone that uses this word as a verbal punctuation. On television it is replaced by a beeping sound to alert you of its presence without treating you to the full experience, save that for the uncensored version that you must pay for.
Its a word that has so many meanings but has lost all meaning and has almost become normal vocabulary because of its overuse.

Then we have the "R-word". This is probably the newest of the previously censored words that has come out and lost meaning.
It used to be used as a term for mentally handicapped people, then it became a derogatory term for mentally handicapped people, then it turned into a rarely used but highly offensive general term of abuse, and now? Now it can be used to express ones level of happiness, to define a scenario, express the quality of something, etc.
And because it has broken free of the shackles of censorship, one can usually use this word in a conversation without being stopped, criticized, and changing the flow and direction of the conversation.

So you see now? You see the power that YOU have?
You want to leave it up to the media to give power to a word that sparks hatred and violence?
Its something to think about.

edit on 14-4-2012 by Fishticon84 because: (no reason given)

edit on 14-4-2012 by Fishticon84 because: spelling error

posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by Fishticon84

Privately owned stations and forums are NOT a vehicle for free speech.

posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 10:12 AM
I would hate to be a dark skinned spiritual woman with a learning disability back in the 1600's.

Life would suck hard.


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