Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
Words have always been and will remain the most powerful weapon of humans.
Simple words like "charge" or "stop" or "fire" or "help" ... "I love you" ... "I hate you"
or perhaps ..... "I don't know if he's a Christian" or "He's the most dangerous President we've ever had" or "His theology is strange and evil" or "that ape in the white house"
It is because of the use and misuse of words that humanity is in such disarray. The meaning and purpose of words is constantly changing ... influenced by what is spoken and what is heard. But most of all by whom writes them and speaks them.
Listeners bear responsibility also ... for believing what they want to hear rather than the truth.
So it is in American politics that we have some who falsely questions the validity of others ... but even more insidiously they question what we each hear and the meaning to each of us personally. Most of us succumb to friendly persuasion ... the mind bending psycho words broadcast by the corporate owned, sponsored and managed media.
The general populace is perpetually confused while waiting with baited breath for the end of the commercial break and what lies on the other end ... in no small way our state of mind is thanks to OUR neglect of the public school system and the need for most Americans to work long hours to make ends meet. Who has time to learn or think? ... or the opportunity to learn and think for ourselves no less! The populace at large are forced into labor aka forced labor aka slaves - working to survive - living from paycheck to paycheck - financial slaves.
This is not happen chance, but by design. There are reasons most children aren't given the opportunity to climb the social ladder. Those plutocrats at the top won't say it ... but they have decided there is not enough room! Concerns about race and ethnicity have prevented the contruction and improvement of an adequate social safety net and social ladders. The ruling minority have their private schools and universities and the means to pay for them.
Education has always been the ONLY major barrier to real democracy.
How many of us know and feel the pain of the finite innuendos of such words as "pro-life" and "pro-choice" for example. We leave it to others who profess to be experts to tell us the meaning .... in this case religious leaders - but lately politicians as well. What about unemployment and welfare .... ? are these words a stigma should we not be concerned about the unemployed and those who depend on welfare?
Many of us trust the false words we hear each day - we are too tired to think .. the barrage of words we listen too each day is over-whelming. It is easier for many to relinquish understanding the truth to what others tell us to think. We are not a democracy when we cease to think for ourselves ... but we should be and could be. Vote.
In 2012 we are confused because some religious leaders are blending in theocracy with the management of our Government .... which is OUR institution meant to protect US from each other and not prevent us from sin or tell us how to pray or for whom to pray.
Where does the public domain end and the private domain begin? Within our minds.
What role do social issues play as opposed to religious issues .... and what about the social sciences such as economics.
Is economics a false science that has failed humanity?
I say yes. Economics as we know it assumes that nature is up for grabs first come first serve .... and somehow if their is a God - I beleive that ws not the plan for human beings.
I found the following to address the issue of the misuse and abuse of words in a poignant way:
Humpty appears in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass (1872), where he discusses semantics and pragmatics with Alice.
“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’ ” Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’ ”
“But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument’,” Alice objected.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master .... that’s all.”
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.
“They’ve a temper, some of them—particularly verbs, they’re the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That’s what I say!”
All of this verbosity reminds me of the GOTP debates and candidates or more accurately the words of the GOTP remind me just how words can be abused, misused and damaging.
I don't personally believe in religion either as a social issue or a social science ... and even more so feel strongly that economics is a false social science and anti-thetical to the very tenets of all religion but even more so human decency.
Economics as we humans know it on earth is inherently evil and profoundly unfair.
These are my words. How powerful are they? Only time can tell the truth. Nature belongs to all of us.