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Everyday Erinyes #122


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, marginalization, dehumanization, language, animals, evolution, forbidden words, secrecy )

Joanne
- 337 days ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. Mostly about language, and how it can be used against us.



   

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JL A (281)
Saturday May 19, 2018, 11:57 am
Very worthy choice Joanne! Chomsky and others have tons of research on the complicated relationship, filled with strong correlations, between language and thought with each at least influencing the other...and why Eskimos have exponentially more words for snow than we have in English.
 

Pat B (356)
Saturday May 19, 2018, 12:35 pm
Slowly but surely, our rights, privileges, language(s), and our core values as Americans, is whittling away, day by day. The foreign relations with our allies, is also being chopped on the block all the while, this administration bows down the tyranny of this individual (dt). He has used this language on the campaign trail, but also with and to the press, and world leaders, relentlessly, in his speeches, and tweets. It concerns me greatly of his using his spiteful/hurtful words, and those close to this ID, say nothing.

It is up to us, to speak up and out and rise up against this. A wonderful example of this, is the NY lawyer who is reportedly being kicked out of his office space....after his hateful behavior towards Spanish speaking workers in a restaurant...
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/388238-ny-lawyer-who-threatened-to-call-ice-on-spanish-speakers-kicked-out-of-office

Thanks, Joanne and Furies for a great post.
 

TomCat S (128)
Saturday May 19, 2018, 1:37 pm
Thanks and Amen JD. See mt comment at the site. ๐Ÿ˜ป
 

Freya H (345)
Saturday May 19, 2018, 8:26 pm
Language is very easy to manipulate. Words can become weapons.
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 19, 2018, 8:32 pm
Love the Furies post. I agree with Pat's comment 100%. We really do seem to be losing our rights and privileges. I'm trying my best to do all I can do to voice and stand up for our rights.
Thanks Joanne
 

Lona G (66)
Sunday May 20, 2018, 8:18 am
Great article, Joanne. Much to think about.

Thank you too for pointing to our own responsibility in this as senders and receivers of language and all the good and bad that comes implied with it.
 

William C (0)
Sunday May 20, 2018, 5:50 pm
Thanks.
 

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday May 20, 2018, 6:43 pm
THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE!
BTW, that New York lawyer's building, whether he was there at the time, or not, was serenaded by a Mariachi band, and lots of people, singing "La Cucaracha," the other day!
dumpy's rhetoric is responsible for many, many instances of violence against minorities. It is amazing that no group of people achieved a "fully human" rating in the surveys! Perhaps it is because so many people recognize just how inhumanly stupid so many people are๐Ÿ˜‰.
 

Dot A (180)
Tuesday May 22, 2018, 8:48 am
Great and meaningful posts here! Thanks, Joanne for keeping this at the forefront of our news and shared information. We are all in danger, but there are too many who can be brain-washed with clever antics, lies, and slip of the handy maneuvers. I think most here we don't worry about, as much as the people who would not be found on this site. Therein lies the problem, which we still need to address, more and more daily. btw here's a link for more reading if interested: (hope it works) -
http://www.newsweek.com/robert-reich-how-tyranny-begins-533560
 

David C (78)
Tuesday May 22, 2018, 2:33 pm
thanks
 

Angela J (61)
Tuesday May 22, 2018, 9:06 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday May 29, 2018, 12:54 am
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 3, 2018, 12:09 am
thank you
 
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