Challenging the loaded weapons of language

Turning words into weapons

Welcome to my first Blog post.

This blog is officially opened with a stubby of finest Oz beer and a quote from an insightful linguist. The quote is to remind me to always check my brand of reality and of course the realities of others who want to influence us………

 “Our reality is a product of ourselves , in large part a reflection of the categories, moods and juxtapositions that our language provides us with or makes possible.” 1

1. Language the Loaded Weapon – The Use & Abuse of Language Today – Dwight Bolinger (1980)

My intent is to:

  • raise questions about dubious official narratives designed to direct public opinion
  • have some fun
  • lead readers to interesting places
  • help disentangle often simple argument designed to look too simple or way too complex.
  • have the occasional vent.
  • learn more, teach more, share more

This type of writing is often considered a serious thought crime, tagged as conspiracy theory or cowardly attacked by trolls, drongos and powers greater than me in order to cauterized dissenting discourse from the public arena. Lets see if if I can continue to think and if anyone cares enough.

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2 Comments

  1. Ken Hall ? Made similar observations about how language “creates” reality. Some fascinating stuff on comparisons how subtle meanings encoded in different languages influences all other meaning. In Dutch, they say “I have love for you”, very different from “I love you”

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    • Lets explore this further Rene. I like your take on the nuances of different languages and how meanings can get lost in translation. Congratulations and a huge Thank-you for being my first Comment! May there be many more. I would like to call them openings for conversation then they don’t have that ‘last word’ feel.

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