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Hateful names and words that mean nothing! Spreading bias in society.
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Referencing the photo above
- Adopting throw away pets. Meet Freddie the Freeloader
Selecting a cat should be a positive event. Sometimes they select us.
- Debating points of view. Nothing is simply Black or White especially political promises.
Basic rules for debating? Courtesy, unbiased, and common sense seem to be lacking in debates these days.
Hateful words that mean nothing
Name calling and insults have no relevance in a debate.
Using hateful words, slurs, or innuendos only further the divide between people.
Love and hate are both contagious, the one we choose defines us best.
Those who do not possess the basic intelligence to think and reason for themselves simply yell, call names, and threaten anyone who disagrees with their points of view.
These are the insecure in our society who need constant re-assurance and affirmation of what they were taught to believe; regardless of whether those beliefs are reasonable, logical or even factual.
Fear is the motivating factor that drives them to lash out and hate all who have opposing views. They see these opposing views as enemies to their physical and psychological world of existence and apparently consider themselves to be living in a house of cards, that may crumble from the weight of those opposing views.
This personality type generally belongs to some kind of a "cult" along with others of similar mentality, and narrow mindedness, in their belief system. They do not adjust well to any deviations, changes, confrontations, challenges, other ways of life, points of view, or anything else they might see as' threatening' to their core beliefs. They especially cannot accept diversity as a part of the real world.
Using the world "cult", or "cultus" in reference to any religion is more appropriate because it is an all encompassing word that includes ALL religious sects as well as other organizations that possess a united core doctrine of tunnel vision with a noticeable lack of the ability to understand abstract thought processes (adopting rigid teachings, instructions, positions, principles or policies) that their members must adhere to and follow blindly in order to belong.
It is a system of belief that embodies religious (devoted) formality and has an object of worship and veneration. It requires great devotion to a person, a spirit, idea, object, movement or work: and yes, this also includes embracing any political party affiliations, or organizations with a specific radical agenda, such as the KKK, Black Panthers, NOM, ISIS, white supremacist, etc.).
The reason society has placed a negative connotation on using the word "cult", or any other word, is the perceptions of one's own "cultus" as being superior to all other "cults", which in itself is a sheer fantasy. [A rose by any other name is still a rose].
- Maladies (dis-eases) of the Soul; Directly affecting society today.
Understanding diseases that effect our spirit. Diseases of the soul and the mind directly effect the body and others around us
Lacking any social value
After reading many articles on hub pages (and admittedly being guilty of not commenting on many of them for various reasons; but mainly because my comments will not add anything of value to their content) as recently pointed out to me by another writer.
Especially if that content is imbued, or embedded, with something that is foolish, nonsensical, or futility; (such as serving no useful purpose, or occupied with triviality, or lacking in logic, or without any social value at all).
Calling names and bible quoting to make a point are complete turn offs, that are counter to there being any possibility of having an adult, reasonable, and/or intelligent debate on their subject matter.
But, the purpose of this article is NOT to critique anyone else's articles, but rather to point out those words that are the most despicable and annoying to the point of not even deserving of the reader to finish reading the articles they are being used in.
Some of 'my' favorite turn offs, but not all inclusive, and in no particular order, are the following words that are most likely to make a person stop reading an article. They are mostly misused, misunderstood, misguided and by themselves have little or no relevance in any article unless they are defined by an example of how they are meant to be applied in that specific instance.
They have no blanket, or universal, meaning that would justify their usage by themselves, or just for the sake of name calling:
- communist, communism
- fascist, fascism
- democrats versus democracy
- socialists, socialism
- liberals versus progressives
- Muslims as a derogatory name
- faggots, fag, queer, etc
- bigot, bigotry
- conservative when used to describe, or attempt to justify, religious beliefs, or morality
- nigger (a perversion of the original word "niggard" depicting a meanly covetous and stingy person) and mainly directed at any member of a dark skinned race who is considered a member of a socially disadvantaged class of people
- prejudiced (without clarification)
- phrases taken out of context
- bible quoting (this has no relevance to non Christians as well as other more evolved Christians.)
The sins of society gone awry
The name calling
So, the advice here would be:
if one does not own a dictionary, buy one, and use it to understand the names we are calling people and to justify, or clarify, their usage when we feel that need to use them.
Otherwise the usage of these words simply defines one's own ignorance.
Although nasty hateful words are nothing more than the result of air vibrations from someone's mouth to another person's ears, they are intended to evoke a response, or inflict some type of negative impact on those who hear, or read, them.
One would have to assume that if someone calls another person names, they intend to hurt that person and probably is indicative of their own personality, or persona, of being a bully, abuser, a danger to others (physically as well as emotionally), or to society in some degree.
- Religious and Secular laws defined without prejudice
Crimes against humanity and crimes against religious establishments, are two different concepts.
More inappropriate language
We do have a constitutional right to speak what ever we want, but does that constitutional right intend to include bullying and inflicting pain and suffering on people in inappropriate places or circumstances such as:
- calling mourners vile names at a funeral?
- making moral judgments against groups of people, or individuals, who we disagree with?
- Invoking our first amendment right of free speech, while negating the personal rights of others?
- public speaking to induce violence against individuals, or groups of individuals, or minorities by voicing our intolerance and hatred, and ignorance?
- calling writers names for their points of view if they should differ from yours?
- Or simply yelling "fire" in a crowded room when there is none.
We have managed to twist and corrupt our very constitution to defend these actions that go against those very core principles of the constitution itself -- the right of everyone in this country to pursue happiness, freedoms of thought, religion, and equality, etc...
It is a corrupted version of that core constitutional principle when we, as a society, pass laws to take away rights of individuals in the minority just because we do not understand their plight in life, or because we are too ignorant to acknowledge and understand diversity, or because our religious beliefs tell us it is OK to hate and hurt others out of ignorance.
This type of action should be considered an 'assault' and be punishable by law the same as any other assault is. There is no reason to believe that our original forefathers intended the freedom of speech to include verbal assaults, verbal abuse, or any other forms of verbal attacks on others for any reason.
Our country was founded on diversity. If anyone is unfamiliar with that word - look it up in that dictionary that you obviously do not possess. This may be a complete new concept for some (using the dictionary), but it may also prove to be an eye opener to understand our own insight into what is in our own mind, our hearts, our thoughts, and why we have this negative inner need to judge and hate others, just because some cult tells us it is OK to do so.
THE ONLY EVIL IN THIS WORLD IS IN THE HEARTS AND SOULS OF THOSE WHO HATE, AND THOSE THAT TAUGHT THEM TO DO SO.
by: d.william 10/14/2011 updated 03/05/2016
Why can't we just learn to live together in harmony?
© 2011 d.william