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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #50
64. apples and lug nuts.
there is no correlation between 'wacko' and 'the n word'. Wacko is a description of observed attitudes or behaviors of a person, such attitudes and behaviors being so far removed from common experience that they stand out. It is particularized to the specific individual being commented on. It is not a generic term, derogatory or no, applied to a class or race or otherwise disparate group which is reflected in that particular.

IOW, no matter a person's mental health diagnosis, that person would have to be nuts to take a comment about Beck personally.

Incidentally, I've known a lot of people who are nuts - locked ward type - and they would be the last to infer that 'Beck is a wacko' in any way reflected on them. In fact, they are far more honest, and far less sensitive, to such terms than most "sane" people because they have to face and deal with their illness on a daily basis.
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