It has come to my attention how the word, “Liberal,” and the words that follow are being used on some blog sites in the way and manner that a Good Ol’ Southern Redneck would roll the “N” word over his lips or in the same manner the Nazis utter through their curled lips the word, “Jew.”
Now to be fair I have seen the word, “Conservative,” used in the same “Generalized Statement,” but not with the same venomous aspect attached to it.
A “Generalized Statement” use of this word because as to what does it really mean; other than to dehumanize a group of people who within the person’s mind using it, means to them.
To give another example of the young men sent to Viet Nam would use the words “Chink,” “Gook,” “Zipper Heads,” etc. to dehumanize those they would have to shoot and kill to survive and be able to come home to his own family and friends. It was a means of mentally dealing with, a self defense to handle what they had done or had to do.
Which brings me to wonder, what names did the Serbs call Bosnians, to instill the dehumanizing aspect that lead to the justification for the “Gang Raping” of a nine year old girl to prove they were tough, right, and had it all together? I am sure I heard these words when I was a young Navy man in Yugoslavia before it imploded but I don’t remember it now. Maybe someone could help me out with this.
What word is so powerful those Gang Raping young girls, their sisters, mothers, grandmothers, also rounding up all males then mass executing them just outside the town they lived in? Is this what our political process has degraded to? I am sure the source and genesis of this “Liberal” derogatory application started with Rush Limbaugh. A self-loathing drug addict that is really so unhappy with himself but projects that loathing onto someone else…the target being the Generalized Statement, “Liberal.”
Many have picked up this bad habit and are using it without any thought of what could be the consequences….like the ethnic cleansing of Yugoslavia. What a sad state these people bring to open and logical discussion where progress is the product. They really have it together don’t they?