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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-10 11:29 PM
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2. You are correct. Unfortunately it's also a means of giving power to

others.

For example, because it's considered impolitic to use the "n" word in even discussions, people's use of it give's them power to hurt others. And the people who insist it not be used grant that power.

But we live in a world where, if people knew too much they wouldn't be as easy to control. And if we could
discuss such things freely, we might get over all that, and we would have to go find something else to battle over.

Like who has the money and how they control the frame the rest of us live in, perhaps?

So who's interest is it really in to worry about what some kid in a pickup with a confederate flag uses for words
in an impolite conversation, when the big battle is why neither one of us can get a decent job while big bonuses are
being paid to people who, frankly, use any damn words they want to about others?

And why can't the organizations and people who want to push this reliquish that power and free us to go after the really
important stuff? Maybe they think they will lose what little power they have?

Powerful questions you are asking there.




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