Marc Cooper: The Devolution of PJ Media

boxhead7/07/2010 10:15:23 pm PDT

re: #670 Aceofwhat?

Possibly. But what’s the benefit? I mean, talking smack for fun amongst friends is a time-honored tradition.

Outside of that, though, what redeeming value do “those words” contain such that we should spend time rehabilitating them? My preference is that our culture moves to the point where we understand in an abstract sense that the terms existed, and represented something ugly…but we’re otherwise disinclined to use them.

Did that make sense? It sounds right in my head…but it’s a sensitive subject…

It makes sense, but it a group moves past the negative, and does not equate a word or tern as bad, they may not realize they are offending.

Reminds me of a South Park episode where folks were trying to change the South Park flag which was picture of a black lynching. The kids were against changing it cause it was their flag. Chef, was aghast that the boys were not sympathetic to his point of view. The boys explanation was that they did not even see the flag as a black vs white thing because such racial animosity was not even in their world. Once Chef understood this, he no longer cared what the flag was.