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Ringach ceasing primate research due to threats
64 Experiments | Propose your hypothesis
misfratz From: misfratz Date: August 23rd, 2006 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
WTF? Communism is a specific political/economic idea which has nothing to do with animal testing. I hope you are joking?
demon_cock From: demon_cock Date: August 23rd, 2006 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe "communo" as in "they live in a commune". They probably do, damn hippies! :P
demon_cock From: demon_cock Date: August 23rd, 2006 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, completely missed the whole ACTUAL word communist there. Think I need more sleep.
From: semiconsciously Date: August 23rd, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I'm was just being a smart ass and drawing parallels between the use of the terms "communist", "fascist", and "terrorist" as they've been used politically in the Western World.

As Orwell argued, such words are lazy metaphors intended to draw upon emotional reserves rather than to evoke thought. Those words mean "bad", whereas the words "democracy", "free", "justice", etc. mean "good".

America is not a Democracy, it's a Federal Republic, and it was founded by terrorists.

I'm making a plea for people to think about the terms they're using within a social context. Words mean more than just their definition; they carry and excess emotional context that can be easily manipulated.
64 Experiments | Propose your hypothesis