Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Language

The greatest lies can be found in the most beautiful pose. The most blatant of untruths in the most clever turn of phrase.
Truth does not always equal beauty when it comes to language.

Language is magick, or one of the closest things that we have to it. Language can alter peoples thoughts, can stir emotions. It can cause people to rise up and attack, or to be lulled into peace. It can propogate itself in new forms, it can twist reality by the mean of definition into neat little categories or broad generalisations. It can lay dormant in some old text book, like a seed in the soil, waiting for someone to pick it up and read it, the ideas contained within springing alive and flowering.

Always place the filter of objectivity between yourself and what you read and hear.