Yes, the word 'conformity' has the stigma of being used only by alternative-loving teenagers. But really, think about it. It is conformity that breeds judgemental behaviour and tribalism, and thus conformity that allows bullying, wars, oppression, lack of honest thought, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia...
The term 'taboo' is the warflag of conformity. Wherever something is taboo, conformity has been at work and minds are closed. The very concept of taboo is backwards, and should be challenged in all scenarios. Few are capable of truly scrutinising the values that they have been brainwahsed to adopt. To evidence this truth, I've collected a few common sayings that have long been circulating our Western world, on the topic of difference.
1. We have more in common than there are differences.
2. Let's forget our differences.
3. Diversity is one of the great things about this country.
4. There's nothing wrong with being different.
5. They're still human / Their blood's still red at the end of the day.
All of these are commonly given as positive and peaceful notions. Were I to speak to almost any given person, assuming they weren't racist, I could insert any of these sayings into a conversation on race and expect to be agreed with. This would thus prove his indoctrination, because they can't all be true; they contradict. Quotes 1. 2. and 5. assume difference to be a bad thing whilst quotes 3. and 4. assume different to be good or neutral respectively.
I hope I've come to a place where I might find some exception to this rule of programable people. What do you think about the whole thing?