Thinking about what Annabel Park wrote last night (on the Coffee Party FB page) reminds me of the power we give language and the ways in which language is used by those in power: to distract us (at best), or adjust our thinking (at worst).
Orwell captured the idea best with his notion of doublespeak and today it seems frighteningly prescient... particularly the idea that so many find strength through ignorance. We all owe it to ourselves to educate and be educated, to know history (and not only our own), and to engage in thoughtful discussion. Only through truth and knowledge does the future brighten. -- M. Charney
Via Michael Charney