Words can be very powerful. And the manner in which something is phrased even more so. People who write propaganda know this and use it to great effect.
What blows my mind is the number of people who are writing fiction who do not or can not grasp that concept. How can they hope to write a great story, if they can not choose their words and express themselves in such a manner as to not be offensive?
But, what really blows my mind are the people who excuse their inability to have a conversation without attacking the other person with the justification that that's the way they are and their not going to be mambypamby about how they express themselves.
Seriously, they're writers, and they can't figure out how to express their opinion without attacking someone?
How does that work?