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    Help

    https://www.etymonline.com/word/help

    A domestic servant of American birth, and without negro blood in his or her veins ... is not a servant, but a 'help.' 'Help wanted,' is the common heading of advertisements in the North, when servants are required. [Chas. Mackay, "Life and Liberty in America," 1859].
    This certainly sounds racist but racism didn't materialize until 1928.

    https://www.etymonline.com/word/racism
    racism (n.)
    by 1928, in common use from 1935, originally in a European context, "racial supremacy as a doctrine, the theory that human characteristics and abilities are determined by race;" see racist, and compare the various senses in race (n.2) and racialism. Applied to American social systems from late 1930s.
    I suppose just to be sensitive to the minority condition we need to eliminate HELP from our vocabulary.

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    Re: Help

    So, we should yell "Fire!" in lieu of "Help!"?
    “Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses. It is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
    H.L. Mencken

    "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
    H. L. Mencken

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    Re: Help

    Quote Originally Posted by osoab View Post
    So, we should yell "Fire!" in lieu of "Help!"?
    Situation dependent.

    Clinton, Obama and Biden face a firing squad. Clinton is first. At the last second yells "TORNADO" and everyone ducks. He gets away. Obama is next. At the last second he yells "EARTHQUAKE" and runs to freedom. Biden is last. Just as the rifles are leveled he yells "FIRE".

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    They went to war with Human Nature, Cold and Flu Season and the Weather!
    Corporation, a fiction legitimized by government, is part of big government
    Their men were like women and their women were like Jews

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