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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Viciousness, Oppression and Bullying

Viciousness, Oppression and Bullying are the Opposites of Freedom and Virtue

Liberals didn't invent Political Correctness. Actually "Political Correctness" is another term for the abuse of language. We did invent words like "1984", "newspeak", and "social dominance orientation' to describe it. In return our socially dominant types invented the pejorative "policial correctness" to characterize our depiction of oppressive speech.

"PC" is a fear reaction to Threats

We let our bullies get us so tied up in knots I heard a commentator say the other day "we need a new word to describe the bullying." That's because the gangstas in the top gang gangs started making fun of the word "PC" and of those who fought their social dominance, that those bringing up the subject have become afraid of them. But there is a nice technical, descriptive word for bullying and social dominance. It's as old as civilization and as visible as ever. It's that "Chicken Pyramid" "pecking order" I keep talking about. The Strongest get up on top and crow. Everyone else gets pecked.

Bullying:

verb
gerund or present participle:
bullying
use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
"a local man was bullied into helping them"
synonyms:
persecute, oppress, tyrannize, browbeat, harass, torment, intimidate, strong-arm, dominate; More

So Bullying is a "present participle" for oppressive behavior. We are talking about Oppression when we talk about bullying. And when we are talking about folks using bullying to maintain social hierarchy, power, low wages, misogyny, with all it's enabling phobias. We are talking about violence and oppression. 'nough said.

Oppression

noun
prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control.
"a region shattered by oppression and killing"
synonyms:
persecution, abuse, maltreatment, ill-treatment, tyranny, despotism, repression, suppression, subjection, subjugation; More
antonyms:
freedom, democracy
the state of being subject to unjust treatment or control.
synonyms:
persecution, abuse, maltreatment, ill-treatment, tyranny, despotism, repression, suppression, subjection, subjugation; More
mental pressure or distress.
"her mood had initially been alarm and a sense of oppression"

So PC is letting the rich and powerful bully us into tolerating their oppression

Is letting the powerful and wealthy bully us into not talking about this as oppression. And the OPPOSITE OF FREEDOM

And the opposite of virtue is viciousness, which is also a synonym for abuse and cruelty.

These people cannot preach "private, separate advantage" and wage warfare on others and call themselves virtuous.

Further reading:
Understanding Social Dominance [http://holtesthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/01/understanding-social-dominance-theory.html]
Are you a Social Dominator? [http://holtesthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/01/are-you-social-dominator.html]
Understanding Altemeyer and Social Dominance [http://holtesthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/01/authoritarians-and-totalitarians.html]
Why the Myths are Bad [http://holtesthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/01/why-myths-are-bad.html]
Fighting Authoritarianism [http://holtesthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/01/fighting-authoritarianism.html]
John Locke on Tyranny:
Tyranny is also Bad Process: http://holtesthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/02/tyranny-is-also-bad-process.html
First Published 3/24/2015, Minor edits later on for links and similar

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