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brainfreeze
28-12-2008, 04:41 PM
I find this word grabs me negatively. Was the person who coined the term aware of this? Was the intent to cause a reaction?

It's kinda like the word Jew. Nothing wrong with Jews themselves, it just comes across as anti-simetic to call someone a Jew, "YOU JEW", see what I mean? Same with calling someone out by their colour!

bemore
28-12-2008, 04:47 PM
Ive seen the word knocking about, thought it quite an amusing term and have used it myself. As of where its come from??? Thats a good question.

dreamweaver
28-12-2008, 04:47 PM
According to this source, the earliest known usage is by Barbara Anderson, quoted by Bob Davis in the Wall Street Journal in 1984: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/700854

eternal_spirit
28-12-2008, 04:48 PM
The good shepherd? or was it the bad Shepard? Priesthoods with frocks and flocks, leaders and flocks. People who follow the herd.
Alternate spelling - sheople.

brainfreeze
28-12-2008, 04:51 PM
According to this source, the earliest known usage is by Barbara Anderson, quoted by Bob Davis in the Wall Street Journal in 1984: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/700854

Thanks for the link. Now I know why I have a knee-jerk reaction at the sight/sound of the word. I can't stand it!


Sheeple is a term of disparagement....enough said.

sophia_h
28-12-2008, 04:51 PM
It has outlived whatever effectivness it may have had
and is now just another buzz word epithet used by those
who need to feel a smidgin of superority.

:p


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realfake
28-12-2008, 05:30 PM
It's an insult to sheep if you ask me.

chattanova
08-02-2009, 07:58 PM
http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/3/2/8/f_1sheepm_c302905.jpg

jojo
08-02-2009, 07:59 PM
i thought it was icke who 1st said "sheeple"? no?

endlessvista
08-02-2009, 08:00 PM
It's an insult to sheep if you ask me.

I agree.

psych641
08-02-2009, 08:10 PM
why is it so easy to get people to call other people sheep....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEsrbSC1vhw&feature=PlayList&p=6FA556FA94AC85FF&index=0&playnext=1

note: there should be a youtube pop-up on this post.

armoured_amazon
08-02-2009, 08:15 PM
I've used the word myself but because it comes across negatively I try not to use it now. Besides, there's nothing wrong with being part of a flock, finding strength in comrades facing the same battle, being meek and gentle, unlike the snakes that attack us. :)

I just use 'the masses' now when referring to those that are not yet questioning their reality.

element
08-02-2009, 08:17 PM
It's another label to think that you are superior.
The chosen ones are beyond the state of sheeple, religion-like.

:rolleyes:

steevo
08-02-2009, 08:22 PM
I use the word sheeple on these forums now and again. And I am not in anyway superior to anyone else. I am part sheeple myself,and I dont find the word offensive.

I am aware that the PTB would like to ban certain words though. Slowly but surely reducing our vocabulary. A phrase that I'm sure they would like to ban is "freedom of speech".

baron von lotsov
08-02-2009, 08:33 PM
I find this word grabs me negatively. Was the person who coined the term aware of this? Was the intent to cause a reaction?

It's kinda like the word Jew. Nothing wrong with Jews themselves, it just comes across as anti-simetic to call someone a Jew, "YOU JEW", see what I mean? Same with calling someone out by their colour!

I think it came from the elite and is used to describe our gullibility.