"We are all tattooed in our cradles with the
beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You
cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in
his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them."
Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Social stigma is severe social disapproval of personal characteristics
or beliefs that appear outside of social cultural
often leads to marginalization.
Words in parenthesis ( ) are
Social stigmas can be physical (leprosy, anorexia
scars or tattoos) or
disabilities (mongolism), disorders or
illnesses (acne), as
well as illegitimacy, skin
color or membership with a specific
nationality, religion (Pentecostal)
or lack of religion (atheist) or they may harken to
fictional characters such as Vampires or
stigma may be created by proclaiming oneself to be of a certain ethnicity
(mixed or minority), religion (Heaven's Gate),
political party (Nazism,
Wahhabism) in any of a myriad of
geopolitical and corresponding sociopolitical contexts in various parts of the
What is accepted in one social culture may be seen as totally
aberrant in another social culture.
The perception or attribution,
rightly or wrongly, of
criminality in all social
cultures carries a strong social stigma.
Criminals (illegal drug users,
pedophiles), those refusing to abide
by the rules of conduct of the social
culture, will be branded with a stigma.
Individuals that are perceived to have
poor "manners" or
"strange" behavior are
many times stigmatized as criminals even though no criminal intent or actions
have been committed.
Tribal stigmas are traits
of an ethnicity, nation, or religion that is deemed to constitute a deviation
from what is perceived to be the prevailing normative ethnicity, nationality or
religion or all three.
Although the specific social categories that
become stigmatized can vary across time and place, the three basic forms of
stigma (physical deformity, unacceptable personal behavioral traits, and tribal
outgroup status) are found in most cultures and time periods.
most likely the tendency to stigmatize has evolutionary roots.
Individuals that are perceived to function poorly in the group
environment are seen as uncooperative and therefore untrustworthy.
Coöperation is the
trademark of successful social groupings.
Of special note here it
must be pointed out that individuals who perceive a disjunction of the social
culture from actual real conditions and speak out may be stigmatize even though
they have a valid, if unpopular, point of view.
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new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based
on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme
leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of the
Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out in detail on
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religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."
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intent here is to reduce the violence that is already occurring due to the
international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The
international corporate cartel already controls the world economic system,
corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex
and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on
coöperation. Coöperation does not occur at the point of a
American social mores and values have declined precipitously over
the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more
power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general
through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been
preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological
operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the
destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt
international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and
coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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