sábado, 26 de janeiro de 2019

Dizem que na África do Sul é assim!
Felizmente que é apenas lá que isso alegadamente acontece ...


segunda-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2019

Benefits of having an enemy.

Conflict: "A form of social interaction involving direct struggle between individuals or groups over commonly valued resources or goals. 

Differs from competition because individuals are more interested in defeating an opponent than in achieving a goal."

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Benefits of Having an Enemy

"Conflict approach: 
One of the major theoretical perspectives in sociology: emphasizes the importance of unequal power and conflict in society. 
Weberian conflict theorists stress inequality and conflict based on class, status, power
Marxian theorists emphasize conflict and inequality based on ownership of the means of production."

An enemy or a foe is an individual or a group that is verified as forcefully adverse or threatening. The concept of an enemy has been observed to be "basic for both individuals and communities". The term "enemy" serves the social function of designating a particular entity as a threat, thereby invoking an intense emotional response to that entity.

"Enemy" is a strong word, and "emotions associated with the enemy would include anger, hatred, frustration, envy, jealousy, fear, distrust, and possibly grudging respect"

"The characterization of an individual or/and group as an enemy is called demonization. The propagation of demonization is a major aspect of propaganda"

"The enemy," as the object of social anger or repulsion, has throughout history been used as the prototypical propaganda tool to focus the fear and anxiety within a society toward a particular target. The target is often general, as with an ethnic group or race of people, or it can also be a conceptual target, as with an ideology which characterises a particular group.""The existence or perceived existence of a collective enemy tends to increase the cohesiveness of the group"

"Panic: A frightened response by an aggregate of people to an immediate threat."

"The Necessity of an Enemy will give you the tools to change your perspective – and find meaning and purpose in all of life’s trials."

"A threat (real or fictitious) creates an enemy - and a defeat of that enemy creates satisfaction of those who felt threatened before"