Stopper wrote:Yeah, that's really nice, if only everyone could just get along, racial insults wouldn't matter. I want to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony ... Sorry for the sarcasm, but we do all live in the real world, no?
First off, I never started to sing the Coke song, nor was I trying to. I'm simply stating the plain fact that by banning a word is what gives it the shock value and level of taboo that it does.
In the 60s, Star Trek broke ground when Capt. Kirk said "Let's get the hell out of here." at the end of City of the Edge of Forever. Now, everyone says hell. Phrases like "Screw you," "up yours," "Sit and spin," have become innocuous when at one time or another they were too taboo to say in polite company.
By fining and denouncing usage of the word "f*ck" for example is what makes it so naughty to use. I mean, it's edited out of the forums with a filter for Christ's sake. If we all acted like adults and just got over ourselves, a comedian won't have to apologize for saying 'nigger' on stage.
Racial heritage means nothing in a realistic context. Just because you're black and are the same skin color as Martin Luther King Jr. doesn't make you any more superior to any other group of people anywhere. f*ck culture.[/altruism]
Realistically, if everyone used the word on a constant basis, it would just become a word. Phrases such as "God damn it," "Jesus H. Christ!" and "Holy Hell" are completely acceptable when at one time taking the Lord's name in vain got rocks thrown at you until you were dead.