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ESSAY: Beyond Superficiality: The Power of Calling Out Bad Behavior

"Labeling a person as simply 'bad' cuts through the noise, serving as a clear, ethical, and accurate way to denounce their negative behavior, surpassing shallow mockery of their looks etc." Michael Corthell In our interactions with others, we often encounter individuals whose actions may leave us frustrated or disappointed. While it may seem tempting to resort to name-calling such as "jerk," "asswipe," or "fool," and worse it is crucial to explore the ethical and moral implications of such behavior. ''By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?   Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.'' - Jesus, Matthew 7:16-17 This essay aims to look into the reasons why using the phrase "bad person" is a more morally and ethically sound approach compared to engaging in derogatory name-calling. The Power of Language: Language carr

Propaganda: The Tactic of 'Name-Calling'

Name-calling: abusive language or insults by Michael Corthell Name-Calling is a childish propaganda device that works to make us form a judgment without examining the evidence on which it should be based. Using this tactic the propagandist appeals to our hate and fear.  He does this by giving negative names and labels to those individuals, groups, nations, races, policies, practices, beliefs, and ideals which he would have us condemn and reject. For example, ''Muslims are bigots and full of hate because they supported Proposition 6'' is an attempt at Name-Calling designed to stir up hate and dull reason in individuals who have put little thought into the issue. When you start Name Calling, your argument is lost. The use of Name Calling without presentation of their essential meaning, without all their pertinent implications, comprises is the most common of all propaganda devices. HOW IT WORKS: This propaganda poster, created by the United States in t