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Cultural Coercion, does it affect you?

Updated on January 26, 2010

My view on trends concerning coercion

Dear hub readers,

I am writing this little piece as an experiment to see what I can do in the field of writing. I am realizing now that the more friends, visitors and readers a person has, the likely they are to succeed at having a following. I am not the best writer and sometimes struggle just to put something together that is almost worth reading.

I find this topic to be very fascinating, seeing how it effects almost everyone on the planet in some fashion or another! Where do I start?

Cultural Coercion;

When a certain group of any society causes another group or perhaps the rest of that society to think, act and dress a certain way and pledge alliance to the same cause, or ethically reprehensible activity. A form of coercion that is an offspring of psychological coercion takes place, which is said to be a type of deception, using whatever means necessary as a cataylst.

Cultural coercion's aim, or should I say motive is to create unwanted change and it's purpose can range from selfish gain, political power,sociological control and affliction to a population of people. Group power, wealth, control and deceptively causing people to change thier thinking in that what they are proposing could make them healthier, or possibly even save their souls and their lives are other features of this manifestation.

Coercion in itself is an often subtle practice of persuading others to believe that what you are presenting to them can be good for them, yet it may not be, depending on how much the reciever of the ideas accepts the concept and how much they are willing to let it affect them.

This practice of coercion is widely used in media, government and many social classes and has been practiced now for many thousands of years. It has many different names and is far reaching in societies even today.

There are many examples of coercion in practice right now and sometimes it runs in conjunction with conspiracies that are taking place. It is better that I do not mention specific entities or groups who participate in such activities, because it could lead to unwanted troubles. But trust this, there are things going on all around us that have the power to persuade us into a different kind of thinking and possibly changing the whole way we think.

I am going to start with this much about the topic and as I study more history on this discipline I will try and add to what I've come up with. If you should happen to stop here and read, please do comment and become a fan. My little fan club needs members and wow, it's free, but it will only cost you a few minutes of thought and contemplation.

Enjoy, and may you have a glorious day!


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      Tonatyday 5 years ago

      We helpful to obtain at the top of lifetime yet as of late I've truly developed a amount of resistance.

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      christinecook 8 years ago

      One hub a week is a great goal.good luck with it all.remember Jesus,the multitudes followed him,write from your heart,let Him speak through you

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      Artin2010 8 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Thanks everyone for your comments. I hope to soon write some more on this topic. Stay tuned for a Part 2!

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      Madalain Ackley 8 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      I really do like this hub. I'm just offering a little bit of advice. Why not shift the focus of this article to how hubpages have the affect of social coercion. I think it would be easier to read. You can ignore me if you like. I won't be hurt.

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      LViddamoy 8 years ago

      Nice Hub Artin, definitely gets you thinking about how it does affect us.

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      rmcrayne 8 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      Artin, I suggest you get someone else to read your work outloud to you. If no one is available, read it outloud yourself. Maybe write more like you talk. I've actually gotten a lot of positive feedback through the years for "you write just like you talk". WHile I would not say this is 100% true, you get the idea.

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      tdarby 8 years ago

      Artin2010. One Hub a week is a great goal. Keep up the great hubs. I like the concept of this hub. I think all of society, and every sub group within it influence its members to one degree or another. In reference to a sales call I once made, a friend told me, "you are either selling them or they are selling you". There is a lot of wisdom in that statement. It seems in every interaction with other people, we are either convincing them of our reality or they are of theirs. This isn't always a forceful, or coercive, convincing; but it does seem to be there nonetheless.

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      Artin2010 8 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Thank you for stopping by and reading. Believe it or not I am just a student of Philosophy and very new to Hubs.

      I've challenged myself to at least create 1 hub per week.

      Didn't want to make my goal unachieveable!

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      Williamjordan 8 years ago from Houston TX

      interesting Hub Hope to read more about this subject.Welcome to HUBPAGES.