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Destroyers of Language

What has happened to language? We developed it to make us strong. Now it’s used to make us weak. It’s a chaotic mess used to deceive, manipulate, obstruct, steal and destroy. That it’s occurring over such a large spectrum is a good indicator of major upheaval to come – be it world war, civil war, or a totalitarian state. Language is always the first casualty.

Yes, there have always been those who use language in negative ways for their own ends. This is nothing new, but it’s become an invasive and popular practice that rewards and advances those who regularly do it, and confuses and punishes those who do not. Everything has been turned on its head and truth is avoided like the plague.

It was easy, really. Change the language, and you change the meaning. Change the meaning, and you change results. Change results, and you change the world. At least, that’s the thinking.

Enter the “fake news” mania. The major news sources are no longer functioning properly. They have become the puppets and property of the state, whether they can allow themselves to admit it or not. We’re like animals in a zoo to them. We must be “fed” what is true – whether it’s good for us is not important.

This has also spread to most other sectors of society where a policy of language manipulation has been adopted. The goal, of course, is to lead people down a trail of false hopes and unattainable goals, or present them with confusing language that is damn near impossible to decipher. Language has become nothing more than a tool used to mask the true objectives and outcomes of the corrupt.

Pay close attention to what the politicians say, and the way in which they say it.  Public speeches or statements are crafted to present an impression of goodwill, cooperation, and concern. But they never say what they really mean, or really mean what they say. It’s a game. Its real life Monopoly and the stakes are high. All bets are off.

Listening to a politician or public persona speak can be incredibly painful experience unless, of course, you’re stupid enough to take what you’re hearing at face value. In truth, language has been so thoroughly damaged and changed that it’s become necessary to dissect not only every phrase, but every word – literally. We must constantly be searching for the hidden meaning behind what is said. The only time language is employed with any honesty is when it’s forced.

Likewise, nothing is to be written using plain, easy to understand language. That puts too much power in the hands of the average person – an unacceptable situation – and so the language is made incomprehensible to most. Specialization in any area is needed to understand and navigate its complex web, and it’s very questionable just how much the experts themselves really understand.

Ever try deciphering and understanding tax codes or insurance claims statements? Anything containing any type of legal language is not meant to be understood. But how much do the lawyers themselves really understand? Do lawyers have to turn to other lawyers to figure out the meaning of what other lawyers wrote? Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Perhaps, but crazy is the new normal, and the crazy are running the show.

And these crazy people have a real love of mazes. Constructing linguistic mazes is essential to their success. It is somewhat of a struggle for them though. Notice the frantic need to keep constructing ever more nonsensical mazes in a desperate attempt to control narratives, outcomes, and people. This can be interpreted as a good sign. It means they know they aren’t in total control and are experiencing fear as a result. We should be taking advantage of this.

Here in the Western world, especially, destroyers of language are paid well. It’s a full-time job with many perks and bonuses. For those whose internal compass doesn’t run along such devious lines, navigating linguistic mazes is nothing short of a nightmare full of dangers. Now, thanks to political correctness, such hazards have seeped into everyday society. Say what you mean and mean what you say and you’re frowned at and considered abnormal, even criminal. Reward the criminal and punish the honest.

The destroyers of language are leading us down into the abyss. If there’s any hope of crawling back out of it we must start with reversing the damage they’ve done – and it begins with language. We must adapt a constant state of challenging the narrative and exposing the lies – repeatedly. Tear down their words, expose the lies behind them, and call them to account. The language they’ve been destroying we must work to rebuild. Is this risky and dangerous? Yes, it is, but it must be done, or we will lose everything.

 

Politics

A Distressed Government

Government has become many things – all of which are showing serious signs of distress. It is crumbling. They know it, and are afraid. Perhaps this goes a long way in explaining their irrationality.  Fear now permeates the very fabric of governmental existence. Hypocrisy, recklessness, denial, and criminality are rampant. Government has evolved into a monster of epic proportions that is now turning on itself and eating its own. Paranoia has set in.

Government has long been a purveyor of fear. Whipping up fear amongst the public and directing it where they want it is a favored tactic. But they’ve become a victim of their own policies. In deciding who they want us to fear the most they are seeing enemies everywhere, enemies of their own making, as they work feverishly to distract us from their real agendas and nefarious covert actions.

Government has become home and haven for the elite criminal class. They’ve cloaked themselves in a veneer of respectability, but the cloak is wearing thin. They make their own rules with a reward and punishment system that’s the reverse of that which is applied to us. They think nothing of the harm they do to others. It’s this very narcissistic arrogance which will, in the end, be their undoing. How sad they’re so deeply mired in their own filth that they’re unable to dig themselves out.

Government has become a living symbol of lost hopes, dreams, and opportunities. People are tired, stressed, numb, and at a loss. Through television, political double-speak and false promises, people are being bombarded with a false reality that doesn’t mirror their own existence. They need to keep false hope alive so they can continue to profit from us in every way possible, for as long as possible. It’s interesting to ponder what’s going to happen when there’s nothing left to take. Perhaps it’ll end with them taking out each other. From the looks of it, that’s already begun. Now that would be a show worth watching.

Government has become an elite university specializing in deceptive, manipulative, and threatening language – their stock in trade. Diplomacy and honest dialogue are viewed with derision, and they sneer at those who are skilled in it. They don’t conduct themselves in the manner of seasoned statesman, but as immature, spoiled children. It’s all about the show, the glitz, and sleight-of-hand magic tricks. Snake oil salesman highly encouraged to apply.

Government has become practiced in relying on omissions and denials, especially when it comes to pointing accusatory fingers at others. They commonly fault others for what they themselves are guilty of. Crucial pieces of information are always withheld or obscured. They cannot win against the truth and they know it, and so the truth must be avoided at all costs. This is what makes relying on the mainstream news so dangerous. They believe what they’re told to believe, and relay what they’re told to relay. Their job is no longer truth in reporting, but propaganda.

Government has become cumbersome. It’s top-heavy and ineffective. The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. All the various departments, bureaus, committees, branches, etc., etc., are all so busy doing their “very own important work” that the world outside their doors is neither here nor there. It’s like a very large puzzle with a lot of missing pieces, or has an elevator that doesn’t go all the way to the top, or is a few bricks shy of a load, or a few peas short of a casserole. Get the metaphorical picture?

Government has become a planet unto itself – straight out of The Twilight Zone. (Theme music, please). I sometimes wonder, when these people speak, just who it is they’re speaking to. It certainly isn’t to anyone who possesses a questioning and independent mind. They’ve modeled themselves into ridiculous perversions of how government officials should be. Perhaps they just enjoy the sound of their own voice so much that it matters not to them how they’re perceived, and even less if they’re believed. But their act is getting old, and they aren’t drawing the crowds they used to.

Government has also become its own worst nightmare. Their behavior has become so erratic, obsessive, and nonsensical that they fail to see that the real danger comes from within – from them. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. They’ve lost control of their own plot. Just watch the crumbling of the political parties as one example. They’re destroying themselves from within with scandals, infighting, a refusal to face reality, and an unwillingness to change. I often think we’re witnessing, in real-time, a true descent into madness. They’ve cloaked themselves so thoroughly in their own deceptions that they cannot see what is in front of their faces.

Comparisons are often drawn between George Orwell’s book 1984 and government today. But I think the truth is worse than that. I think that book was read, greatly admired, and adopted many years ago as the government’s bible; the end goal. A book of fiction turned into the ultimate reality. It isn’t going quite as smoothly as they envisioned though. People are beginning to wake up, and allies are getting fed up. But never forget that fear makes for a dangerous foe, and fear is playing a crucial role in government’s actions. How very scary it is to live with such people in control.

World

We the Audience Members

 

Being an audience member is fine when attending an event, such as a Shakespearean play. Attendance is optional, and if the performance is poor you can always leave before it’s over. You will not get your money back, but the experience is not going to have any long term effects on your life. It can be put behind you once you leave, and you don’t have to ever return to it.

Being an audience member is not so fine when the performance is happening on the local, national, and world stage. Attendance is not optional, it’s mandatory. We cannot exit the theater because it’s all around us.

We are reluctant audience members forced to witness poor performance after poor performance. Negative feedback is frowned upon, and disruptions can lead to retaliations. There is, after all, a huge divide between the performers and the audience, and much that separates the two. Not only that, but while these “performers” get all the kudos, we the audience members get the bill. And what a hefty bill it is.

You can count on these performances being poor, because that too is mandatory. Lying, finger pointing, misdirection, crying foul, and hypocrisy are not only encouraged, but expected. They are either unaware of how ridiculous they look and sound, and how unbelievable they come across, or they don’t care.

Unfortunately, these repeatedly poor performances have had a benumbing effect on some audience members. A standard of poor performance has been set that has some taking their cue from this and imitating it within their own spheres of influence, with less than acceptable results. The few who are brave enough not to play by these rules can expect ridicule, poor reviews, and denunciations from their peers.

Performances are so consistently poor that for the most part these performers must generate their own fans. Certain sections of the media must support them to protect their own personal interests. Young people are also apt to be drawn in due to their limited life experience and inclination to get caught up in the moment and the rhetoric. In addition, when it comes down to it these performers must support each other to protect their own positions.

Disappointment in these performances is a given, with some audience anger, frustration, and embarrassment thrown in at times to top it off. They try to lure people in with the promise of better performances to come, but it’s always more of the same. They show up and the results are dismal. Hopefully this cycle will eventually run its course with better performances to come, but until then be wary of eating too much of their popcorn. It’s hard telling what they’re putting in it.

World

Hard to Imagine Massive Change

Massive, unsettling change – it’s hard to imagine it happening to our civilization isn’t it? We wake up every day with the expectation that our world will be as it was yesterday. Creatures of habit and routine, we depend on this for our sense of safety and stability. It’s hard to imagine waking up and finding that the world as we know it is no longer. Since it’s hard to imagine, it’s easy to deny the possibility, but that doesn’t mean that we should.

The world is experiencing a period of transition. We are struggling to make sense of, and find solutions to numerous issues and problems. But we are attempting this with outmoded systems and mindsets that no longer produce effective results, only more of the same. It’s like the saying goes that “the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting different results”. Take a look around there is a lot of this going on.

We tend to view drastic changes and events in other areas of the world in a disconnected way. We aren’t feeling the pain or reeling from the life changing societal events that others are. America has been relatively stable for a long time and this has insulated us. Collectively we have forgotten much, nor do we care to be reminded. We think we are safe, and for right now we seem to be, but how safe is it to assume this can’t change?

We tend to scoff at the possibility of major upheavals, believing that it cannot happen to us. We rely on the powers that be to overcome anything that threatens our way of life and our safety. How can we be so convinced that there will never be another world war, a devastating epidemic, an economic collapse, or any other major occurrence? The field is wide open. These things have happened before and they can happen again.

Think about how life would be different if something devastating did happen. What would a new reality look like, and could we survive in it? These aren’t pleasant things to think about. This is not meant as a gloom and doom prophesy, but to point out that these are possibilities that we may be faced with at some point. There are lots of powder keg situations in the world, any one of which could act as a trigger for catastrophe given the right conditions.

No one can see into the future and know how things are going to play out. Most people just want to live their lives and not think or worry about such things. But if the worst happens then we may wish that all we had to do was think about it, because then we’ll be forced to adapt, and that could be much worse.

Transition periods can go either way. We will either successfully work through it, or we will fail. Transitions are painful though. They involve a lot of change, something most are resistant to. But if we want to survive, then we must change. This is especially true considering that we now possess the capability to destroy ourselves. This is particularly hard to imagine, but it is a fact not to be taken lightly. The status quo cannot be sustained indefinitely – it’s becoming increasingly unstable. History is full of beginnings, endings, and turning points and no society is exempt from this – including ours.