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Un-American what a word Is it even a word According to Noah Webster it is and it is defined as uncharacteristic of America What does that mean Where did this word come from who came up with it and why did the government and society use it so often I believe that American politicians loved to make up words just so they could feel important in the eyes of society Un-American was of course the brain-child of the politicos who worked in Washington They used the word to describe the evil people who existed in society those who believed in new and radical ideas or protested against something that they saw as wrong Define evil people well that could take awhile considering anyone who was not a conservative or had any beliefs outside what the government or conservative society believed in then you were defined as Un-American The groups that defended the use of this term were the extremists in the country who were working to rid the nation of communists and communism That is how the terminology of un-American was born Of course this word was not only popular among extremists but found its way into the vernacular of everyday people They could use this word loosely among each other to describe anyone who did not fit into their realm of thinking The reasoning behind why this term became so popular is because it started as a defense against communism People in society wanted to label someone as un-American so that person could be ostracized from their community It was a way to single out people who were different or had different beliefs Unfortunately since there were other social uprisings during many times in history it was used to encompass all kinds of speakers politicians writers actors etc and it was no longer used for just communism It began to be used to label liberal authors who wrote of their opinions on
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