Reader’s Edition for first part: Swear-words are tricky, undependable in their order, less trusted to the meaning and enigmatic by dualistic fate. Why these words act so uncertain rather to be certain? Why the organized state of any swear-word dispersed in time? Why they carry multiple meaning that could appear equally allegorical and straight, serious and ironic, funny and obscene to the target? Why do we use swear-word to hit anybody and be the same time satisfied our mind by using the word?
Do swear-words represent our mental agony? Is it logical to think, these words represent such individual’s world where self-selfish-desire superseded the selfless desire? Where mind provoked to think itself worthy, competent and paramount to other? Where individual’s mind judges its ability promotes itself as always potential over other? Does a swear-word be the reflection of individual’s egoistic admission that he has lot potentials to prove himself excellent in comparison of other in a society? Does a swear-word reflect individual’s mind to treat him as always correct in morality and be the authority of any moral action?
Is it fact that swear-words considered beneficial and positive to one for defends opponent, and same time seems negative to the opponent? Does a swear-word be sovereign to its repercussion or the repulsion of individual and group in society? Where association-pattern of human society ascertained what be the fate of the swear-word and the person who uses it? Maybe other treated him a complete asshole or maybe a prick for his uses of words we consider foolish, offensive, objectionable and obscene. He could be an individual ordinary person, a well-respected member of the society, an intellectual, maybe a celebrity in specialized field, be the community leader and probably he is the president of world’s most powerful state. It’s very uncertain to guess whose action will be annoyed one consider a person complete asshole, prick or fit for the slang word that is we used to entitle the yonder person.
Dear readers, above questions peeped out my mind due to the recent affairs happening in familiar surface and the world too. World is eventful by its contradictory actions, where each action contained its own reaction, which could be appeared well for maximum and probably considered bad by the opposite. Good action generates easeful refined words and bad action do the opposite generates filthy, rude, unrefined swear-words. Good words reflect gentle state of mind, where individual’s mind feels itself happy, satisfied, contented, humble and grateful for the action, because particular demand or desire is being satisfied by the action there.
Does a swear-word be the reflection of individual’s egoistic admission that he has lot potentials to prove himself excellent in comparison of other in a society?
Swear-words reflect opposite, where mind gets unrest state for the action done there. That means something is happening there which an individual mind not prepared to bear. Applied annoyed swear-words to a person means an individual mind wanted to entitle the action of that person as Assholic or Prickholic. The action provoked an individual think about the person as an asshole a prick and lot other slang used by human in everyday life. As I experienced over past few years the frequency of swear-words alongside the frequency of mild and placid words rises significantly by time, where it is tougher to guess who the target of these words be. Is it the person, whose self-decided action injured other’s self-interest? Alternatively, is it other, whose self-decided mind treat itself injured or contaminated due to the action of that person?
Readers, I mentioned my doubt here regards the experience I have in personal and social areas of life. Suppose, one of my elder cousin think that I’m a complete asshole, because yet I not able to understand the simple thing that reality is not going straight as I think, where money does matters to maintain everything easily. My cousin believes I’m wasting my time for the bullshit words and symbols. He thinks I’m yet not “bustling my balls” for the masculinity that prove me a “man” at all. I still hanged on the hooks of fragile words, acted like an introvert bastard and tried to swill the intellectual rubbish, which is futile to realize the real meaning of life indeed.
My cousin is an outspoken macho man, already prove his ability in moneymaking business, he is essential for his family and be the society too. His success gave him confidence to judge other as asshole or not. Albeit, I don’t sure least he informed or not that, there is other in society who thinks same about him. I know one of his closest business partners who treat my cousin as asshole, because he always overpriced himself and underestimate others. I know his daughter indeed, a sweet bird of God’s creature once told me, —his father is smart in moneymaking but asshole to spend the money for others; he is extremely speculative to spend the single penny even for his only daughter’s sake.
Anyway, swear-words always make contradiction and perhaps it is relative, where meaning of word changes by timely fashion and appliance of the word varied a lot according individual’s perception. Example again, Nobel Laureate neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel talked about his memorable childhood in his book. He described his fear of facing the holocaust in Second World War as a Jewish. Kandel memorized the rising moment of Adolf Hitler and his grand reception in Jewish-influenced Vienna. He described the assholic duality of mainstream news media and Viennese before and after arrival of Hitler in the city, where “after scenario” was reverse to the “before”.
Maybe other treated him a complete asshole or maybe a prick for his uses of words we consider foolish, offensive, objectionable and obscene. He could be an individual ordinary person, a well-respected member of the society, an intellectual, maybe a celebrity in specialized field, be the community leader and probably he is the president of world’s most powerful state.
Viennese news media was not generous to Hitler’s virulent nationalism and aggressive mentality against Jewish people in Europe. Media was peeved for his one-sided nationalistic propaganda. Christian majority of Vienna (despite their backward position compared to the Jewish) be peeved and treated the Nazi Swastika as a threat for humanity. Somehow, a communal harmony existed in Vienna on that time. Viennese citizens were enthusiastic to the Jewish people due to their habitual faith on Vienna’s knowledge oriented culture and humanity. Situation radically changed overnight after the grand public meeting held in Vienna, where a large number Viennese was partakes the meeting and mesmerized by Hitler’s speech.
That meeting brought significant changes in Viennese mind. Communal harmony replaced later by the new harmony of flashy nationalism and shocking hostility against Jewish people, where the mainstream-media change their rule rapidly. They started to glorify Nazi Swastika as a signage of national unity, a golden chance to recover the confidence, so that socioeconomic growth of Viennese can supersede the Jewish community to treat them as inferior.
Here it is tough to say who is a real asshole there. Adolf Hitler himself or the majority people who was mesmeric by his assholic Swastika to get dominance over others and the world would be! Every action has its own chain reaction. Nazi rising in Germany had self-reason on that moment of unrest, where hate-culture appeared to the scene with its diabolic negativity, where meaning of swear-words was might have changed by the beneficial consideration of neo-nationalism. Adolf Hitler treated as a threat to the Jewish people and his opponents of the world. They treated him an Assholic-Prick, who is eager to ride their ass; whereas the majority people in Germany defiantly treated Jewish and the opponents of Hitler as assholic-prick, because they think these people are twisting their ass since very long time and now time is coming for revenge.
Yonder situation is a clear indication that swear-words could confuse by the beneficial relativism of any action, where individual calculates the benefit first. Beneficiaries were not same there and personal or social interest of them was not same as well. Which treated beneficial for one maybe treated detrimental to other. In that context, symbolic wording of Goodness, Benevolence, Righteousness, Altruism and Humanity always fractured by the demonic symbolization of self-satisfaction, self-gratification and self-selfishness to achieve the benefit against target opposition.
Today’s world is not exceptional in the milieu. Borderline yet smoked by confused desire for self-satisfaction and self-interest of individual minds, as it was being in Nazi-time. Recent emergence of communal, sectarian regime in India, tyrant dictatorship in Turkey and North Korea, iron-manic ruling policies in Russia, Brexit referendum in Great Britain and a new rising of racism in America after Donald Trump’s victory back the smoky borderline again, where symbolization of slang words and its frequent uses among political agents now increased by time. Reason is perhaps not tougher to guess, it is because conflict of self-desire, self-satisfaction and self-gratification increases here to the parallel. World seems back again to the old confusion where majority’s good appeared bad to the minority and minority’s good be appeared shocking to the majority.
Today’s World seems back to the shocking conflict again. Envious self-desire among rural-oriented white labor class vs. emigrant labor class (once it was Christian vs. Jewish) appear in the scene. Resentful self-interest among white middle class vs. emigrant middle class (like German middle Class vs. rest), American war industry based Milicracy vs. middle eastern oil industry based Jihadist (bit comparable to the Nazi Milicracy vs. Colonial Master’s Milicracy), American trades vs. China trades (reminds conflicts between colonial capitalism vs. socialism vs. German capitalist socialism) gradually takes dominance in world panorama. Morality is not certain here, it varied according the benefit of action has taken by each interest group to the end.
World seems back again to the old confusion where majority’s good appeared bad to the minority and minority’s good be appeared shocking to the majority.
It means disparity is increased over time and self-interest of any individual group interrupted or wounded due to the other individual’s self-interest. Means society is not goes to by normal pace. One segment of society is now battling against other segment where they frequently applied swear-words as weapon to blame to hit each other. That means segment of society, any group or individual like to see them as hostile to the opponents, where they think themselves an assholic-prick to ride opponent’s ass.
It’s hard to change the mindset of individual and group when conflict-of-interest gets strength in a society. It could break or supersede the basic principle of Social Contract and that is happening now in the whole world. Today’s world stands on such disparity where state-machinery just proved them defunct, where sociopolitical systems appeared dysfunctional, they are not able to balance and neutralize the disparity at minimum level, where globalization of economy failed to check the disparity by ensuring justice and equality for all in a society.
People in all over the globe yet driven by separation-principle. Citizens of any state quickly separated themselves first due to the economic applications. They are habituates to cage and adjust themselves into the capitalistic monopoly, religious adversity, nationalistic apartheid and centralization of knowledge, even the intellectuals been habituated to cage them into the system-influenced obscene jargon. Progressive part of the society (who consider them liberal, forward, non-communal frontier of human civilization and defines their action as intellectual movement in civil society) perhaps forget their organic rule in a society as intellectual. Their intelligentsia played Traditional Intellectual’s rule instead the Organic.
According Antonio Gramsci we could say, Traditional Intelligentsia prefers to see itself in a class, categorize its identity in a class (where it rotates in academia, seminar, televised talk show, silly procession with fancy placard etc.) and stayed far beyond the mass-society, though they used to analyze and narrate the mass-society by using their armchair words. Movement or protest of intellectuals, civil society apparatus and humanitarian organizations against state-policy seems futile when intelligentsia failed to consider the paradigm-shift of people’s mind due to their Traditional distance to the mass.
We see it in everywhere now. I exemplify it by the latest. The progressive part of society now declare their unity with the people who is now occupied the busy streets of America protest Donald Trump’s assholic decision about emigration-laws and so on. It’s certainly fine maybe, but they should careful to consider the fact that a significant number of white majority voted Trump to their president, because these people keep their trust to him that he could beneficial for them saving their self-interest, which the Democrats failed to do.
Declaration of unity is perhaps just here, but intellectually it is more important to motivate and involve the white majority against Trump’s decision, rather be treated them imprudent, aggressive and racist. It is not the liability of white majority (the man and woman who voted Trump) partake the protest, rather be it’s a liability for those progressives who assembled loser to raise their voice, albeit, the progressive part yet even not able to deliver single manifesto which could motivate Trump’s supporters to reconsider their fault again. Because, it is necessary to stimulate Trump supporters to think reverse before everything is going to be messy.
Movement or protest of intellectuals, civil society apparatus and humanitarian organizations against state-policy seems futile when intelligentsia failed to consider the paradigm-shift of people’s mind due to their Traditional distance to the mass.
We should remember reality is complicated here according the self-interest of both parties. One party thinks they lose a lot owed to the social security and financial policy was taken by previous regime and lost their pride as a pretty old American (maybe concept is wrong here but it’s the reality now); other party thinks they have right to live here as emigrant or citizen, because they serve the country a lot. When question of self-interest, self-benefit and self-pride captures the scene intellectual progressiveness should changes its rule as Organic instead to act one-sited bigot Traditional, which is absent in the latest protest.
Current conflict is not like the battle between American industrial elite vs. black or emigrant labor class. Significant number of rural and sub-urban white middle class is involved there to think themselves deprived in their own locality. Equation is not straight here. Same thing be applicable in case of Trump’s whimsical standpoint about terrorist and the Mexican wall. Reality is America suffer now for its own fault. The country is suffering for its long-time foremanship to the less developed, for its billion dollars nasty war-mechanism, for taken one-eyed principle about land settlement issues in Israel; America is suffering for its disparity between wealth distributions to the citizens, for its business elites who consume maximum wealth of the world but invested very little for their countryman.
Moreover, America is suffering for its witchery mainstream media, which is dedicated to produce nonstop lie and false propaganda since long days; where media think itself as a chessman to decide state policies, a switcher of power-changer in the country. Most probably American media (be the western media too and their followers in less developed country) forget that journalism is not a parachute jumping. True journalism not born here to manipulates the news, it born here to serve the news of the people for the people and by the people.
Freedom is unlimited for media journalism and limited by self-restrained principle that where be the limit to stop. John Milton was a commentator of freethinking, he advocated lot about freedom of speech in his book “Areopagitica”, but restrained the limit when he appointed by state as media adviser. When freedom of press is wording to manipulate words, people’s distrust increased to the parallel. They avoid mainstream wording and takes alternate source to make news. The last poll about mainstream media’s acceptance in America reflects the truth again. Only 32% American believe that media tells true about any issue, they think media yet continued the lie-business to confuse people about truth.
That is the crisis where every wrong movement increases the possibility being assholic. Trump is not alone there. America’s past activity and the players should be treated great asshole for the recent conflict and unrest. Media was not a trusted source and reflector to realize the notoriety or fault-line of open market economy. This economy is the main reason of trade discrepancy, bankruptcy, factory layoff, unemployment, social anarchy and expansion of Jihadist terror in all over the globe. The loss was huge compare the benefit and not possible to recover by Obamacare and so on.
True journalism not born here to manipulates the news, it born here to serve the news of the people for the people and by the people… Media was not a trusted source and reflector to realize the notoriety or fault-line of open market economy.
Media was not critically analyzes the loss. Barack Obama is most probably the luckiest state-head ever, elected two times by create and hold a silent division in American’s mind as white and emigrants, and strangely not blamed or criticized by the media persons for a hidden player of global unrest and for the aloofness of rural, suburban white middle class people. His self-interest geared up emigrant’s self-interest little but he failed to “arse up” the white rural even the black minority in his country.
Conflict of benefits was pollinated before the emergence of Donald Trump, pollinated by long list of American presidency where that man used it to raise the virulent nationalism again. It means globalization is not an effective benefactor for equality and justice; instead, it tears down the balance between capitalist class system and down the morality that, capitalism needs reality check between class structures. Obama’s reformation should be treated a disaster in American perspective, because he tried to hotchpots a neo-economy which creates division rather to be unity. He tried to act bit socialist, bit capitalist, bit globalist in his extolled regime but failed to neutralize the hidden rage slept in American class conflict. Trump triggered the switch to outburst and he did it without hesitation, because it was only the weapon for him to reach White House.
The protesters (intellectuals and mediator organizations) could easily mark Donald Trump as an assholic-prick, but it exigent more to consider the paradigm-shift of people’s mind, where individual and group confronts each other in a smoky frontier hide their self-desire to get the benefit of doubt perchance. The emergent of Donald Trump signaling that previous wording of laws, decrees and sanctions needed to be rectified and refined for the sake of justice and equality. It’s an emergency to rectify the Contract again, if we desired to save humankind, save it from the obscene desire of using swear-words against political agents and Traditional Intelligentsia by folks. Otherwise, blaming each other an assholic-prick could be permanent.
Which treated beneficial for one maybe treated detrimental to other.
Readers, honestly speaking, I felt dizzy to justify me in my familiar surface, society and state too. I asked me many times, am an asshole or the assholic-prick? I’m yet not sure. Maybe I’m an asshole due to the confused state of everything, due to my introvert inability to adjust with societal wording. It could be true, probably I the assholic due to keep the dualist attitude about state policies and maybe the prick in my subconscious mind, —wanted to ride on other ass but act as innocent in front of others.
Anyway, I’m not sure all about mine. Probably Mr. Aaron James and Toad’s Hall could assure us who be the asshole and who is not. I’ll try to discuss on it in next part.
…Which treated beneficial for one maybe treated detrimental to other…
Next part Link: Swear–words and Assholic Mind (Second Part) ⇒ Kirno Sohochari