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Old 12-21-2012, 12:46 PM   #67
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Re: Just how real is violence? And where does Aikido stands in all of this?

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
My point, made several times already, is that I dislike the use of the word "regulate" to refer to the capricious and sociopathic acts of a powerful person just as much as I dislike the use of the phrase "ethnic cleansing" to refer to genocide. Call a sociopath a sociopath and be done with it.
mary, you are just not up to speed with the modern day subtle psychological manipulation of the mass. take "ethnic cleansing" for example, "ethic" is a nice positive word that everyone can relate too. "cleansing" is another nice positive word that triggered happy mood to folks who enjoy good cleaning, long shower, with scented soap, and so on (ya, i like scented soap ok! you got problem with that!). so you put those two words together and you got a nice, warm and fuzzy phrase that folks just enjoyed hearing it, instead of the word "genocide" which brought up image of death camp, concentration camp, and so on; and really make you want to throw-up and outrage feeling swell up. so if you repeat the nice, warm and fuzzy phrase like "ethnic cleansing" long enough, folks actually start to like it, because it gives them the nice, warm and fuzzy feeling.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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