When a group of conservative religious people, usually Christians, propagate rumors that something is satanic, demonic or evil. The propagators usually attack something for children, believing that children are gullible enough to accept every single thing as gospel truth. During satanic panics, major propaganda is spread, as the believers attempt to spread the message. In the majority or all these cases, the panic is irrational, but readers frequently accept these rumors as gospel truth.
Satanic panics started around the 1970s, when there was a rise in fundamentalism. They took full effect in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. Today, few remain in the outside world, but the community is still prevalent on the internet.
Satanic panic examples:
The Illuminati conspiracy was started by some person who claimed to be a Satanist, but was later proven a faker.
Alledged backmasking in popular music, notably rock.
Some players of Dungeons & Dragons took the game too far and died, leading many to believe D&D was inherently evil, and that the game involved calling real spirits to possess people.
The Smurfs was apparently burning down villages in Puerto Rico and teaching children witchcraft.
During the Pokemon craze, several Christian groups alledged that the game was about channeling evil spirits into children and that the type system (ex. fire, water) was teaching people into becoming neopagan witches.
Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby, was apparently gay for being purple, carrying magic bags and wearing a tutu, and therefore alleged to make kids gay.
Harry Potter was apparently telling children that witchcraft is real and encouraging children to become sorcerers.
Yu-Gi-Oh was programming children to become Satanists and Freemasons.
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USA/Canada/Australia: Normally offensive way of referring to people of East Asian descent. The term "Asian
" is normally used to refer exclusively to them.
UK (and most places elsewhere): Normal, politically correct way of referring to people of East Asian descent. In Britain, the term Asian
usually refers to people of South Asian descent (i.e. Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, etc.)
(Imagine a Cambodian named Matt moved in next door.)
American 1: "Hey! Did you meet our new neighbor Matt?"
American 2: "You mean that oriental guy?"
American 1: "Woah man! What do you have against Asians?"
British 1: "Hey, did you meet the new neighbour? His name is Matt."
British 2: "Is he the new oriental guy who moved in to that house?"
British 1: "Yep. He's from Cambodia. He's quite nice."
1. A racial slur for Chinese people
2. What ignorant people use to insult anyone who looks East Asian, because they don't have the brains to tell ethnicities apart.
3. Occasionally used as a reappropriated term, used by some Asian-Americans as a term of endearment (similar to how nigga
is used by some), though its usage is still rare.
4. The sound of something sharp latching onto a hard surface.
5. A narrow opening
1. KKK Member: We Arayans are better than you chinks.
2. YouTube video: "South Korean K-Pop Hits of the Decade"
Idiot commentator: "OMGGG YOUR STUPID CHINK MUSIC SUKKKSSS"
3. Asian-American #1: Wow, look at that cool new Chinese who joined that school. He's getting all the girls.
Asian-American #2: What a cool chink.
4. *Chink*. The grappler latched onto the rock cliff.
5. There's a chink in your armour.
North America's 4th largest suburb, located east of Toronto, with a population of around 738,000.
Mississauga is a large suburb that is desperately trying to act like a city.
Hey look! Mississauga has a gigantic modern skyline! Look at that! Let's go there!
Wait, they're all residential skyscrapers! And all the traffic is going to Toronto!