Wednesday, May 18, 2016
“...These politically correct language initiatives are misguided and harmful. They create highly entitled professional “victims” who expect to be free from any offense, and they engender a stifling atmosphere where all individuals walk on eggshells lest they might commit a linguistic capital crime.” ― Gad Saad, Author
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you." You think that perhaps I've gone off the reservation? First, you shouldn't use that word because it certainly may be offensive to someone out there, and, secondly, hang on because my forecast going forward is that we ain't seen nothing yet.
No. I am not running to be elected curmudgeon of the year. That word describes a bad-tempered or surly individual. I'm not either of those but I thought I had better use the word before it becomes declared illegal under the Geneva Convention, or, better yet, The Democratic Party Convention. You do know I'm joking. Right? In my very first ever blog I mentioned my intention to follow the guiding principle set forth by the late, great, Yogi Berra: "You can observe a lot just by watching." That's what I have been up to in my daily dialogues. I observe. I think about what I have seen. And, I communicate what I think about it. Does that make me always right? Oh, how I would love to say that it does but my nearly 70 years sojourn screams a resounding no to that question. Commentary. Opinion. Thoughts. The only time I know I am on solid footing is when I quote directly 'thus says the word of the Lord'. My thoughts about what He has said may be off but His Word is true. Here's an inspired declaration concerning God's Word: "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." (Hebrews Chapter 4, Verses 12-13) That should give us all something to consider, including yours truly. Take care and may God bless is my prayer. Amen. ....More later.