DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RACE
Everyone may want to pay close attention to the power of language in the establishment and maintenance of the social order, both in small interpersonal as well as wider socio-political spheres:
The struggle for definition is veritably the struggle for life itself. In the typical Western two men fight desperately for the possession of a gun that has been thrown to the ground: whoever reaches the weapon first shoots and lives; his adversary is shot and dies. In ordinary life, the struggle is not for guns but for words; whoever first defines the situation is the victor; his adversary, the victim. For example, in the family, husband and wife, mother and child do not get along; who defines whom as troublesome or mentally sick?...[the one] who first seizes the word imposes reality on the other; [the one] who defines thus dominates and lives; and [the one] who is defined is subjugated and may be killed.[
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Indeed and in FACT the other cannot compete and as a added factor to the equation the other has no cognition that a competition is in play.
@Al--A large number of people have no clue that mental technologies are put into the population on everyday.
I think the issue of language and/or knowing without really knowing finally set in for me a couple of weeks ago, while sitting in traffic during an evening commute. All the ideas and thoughts I believed were my own were implanted over a period of time and were more than likely intended to destroy me.
Reading this thread caused me to recall the proverb, "The pen is mightier than the sword." I never truly comprehended the meaning of that adage. Now having a better understanding of the power of words and language, I think of another saying I used to hear as a child; "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Is this true? Can words never hurt?
How does it affect the female population to accept their god, lord and savior to be a man? Does believing this have a lasting effect? No one can deny role of the female, yet Christianity's holy trinity still does not include the female. Even the Christ, said to be the son of god had to be birthed through the female. Is that not enough evidence of the power and importance of the female, that a god had to enter through the female to exist? What other things, ideas, concepts and beliefs have we accepted as truth and deny the true power of ourselves by accepting the idea created by someone else all through the power of language and the use of words?
@Adisa-What you have shared is applicable to the concept of what people call race.