• Allero@lemmy.today
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    1 month ago

    Trump unintentionally said a very based thing.

    Only a psycho would challenge an institution of power in a runup to the election, or in a position of governance.

    At the end of the day, one of the reasons armies even exist at this point is because any politician who may have political will to truly challenge the army and demilitarize would face an armed resistance and violent overthrow, which necessitates the proliferation of an institution that by itself is hugely harmful and parasitic.

    The power of the rulers is held on violence, and any attempt to change the status quo will be challenged by the people extorting us all using the real power, equipped with weapons able to kill everyone on Earth.

    In some ways, it’s the army that controls the rulers, not the other way around. And the former will do everything to keep holding to their control - and to keep existing even when they shouldn’t.

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      Trump didn’t say a based thing, ps*cho is an ableist slur, and only an asshole would use a slur like that.

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        There are some people who have mental health issues. Some people with mood disorders. Some people are neurodivergent.

        And some people are just fucking psychotic. You’re not better than others because you use a more tactful word

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        From that point of view, possibly yes. But is there a better alternative in English?

        For someone who acts very stupid and dangerous. Something like “daredevil”, but with clearly negative connotations.

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            Historically fool was also used for people with metal disabilities. Same as idiot, dolt, simpleton, dumb, and virtually every other word we have for “crazy” and “stupid”

            Besides which, crazy people aren’t necessarily stupid people, so fool wouldn’t work for that.

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              I don’t think Mr T feels that way. It’s about learning to draw the feeling of your insults from a new source. See, we have a language of reference to cultural ideas just like Star Trek’s Tamarians. Darmok and Jalad at Tenagra. Ours is just less concrete. When you use the word ps*cho, it hits hard because you’re drawing on cultural hatred and fear of psychotic and ASPD people. Society doesn’t feel as strongly about court fools, and that’s why nobody feels their sense of hatred light up in reaction to the word. But if the only reason your insults hit hard is because everyone hates mentally ill people, you’re using the wrong insults.