Where the human mind is not fed with any doctrine at all, it is simply at the mercy of the first mean sophistry or two-penny cynical generalization that it may hear from a fast schoolfellow or vulgar employer.
G. K. Chesterton
When a human mind is fed with a doctrine of whatever kind the process of thinking is halted, leaving the victim vulnerable to manipulation.
Ironic, that Chesterton falls into the very sophistry of cynical generalizations he decries.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.