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How do you reclaim the word "rights?"

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How do you reclaim the word "rights?"

From one of my freedom lists

I originally posted this at Mountain West Freedom Network.

There are all sorts of ways.

Such as twisting the argument so that they are undone by their own efforts.

But of course, we shouldn't do anything like that, should we? And we should never, ever give demonstrations where it might do some good...

Or at least get people to think about the words they say and the ideas they believe.

After all, when you come down to it, rights and freedom and liberty are just words that could never, EVER possibly rip tyranny out by the roots.

Even it is just a small tyranny, like deciding which ideas are "allowed."

Words are just words.

But sometimes, just sometimes, words have power.

Sometimes words are more. MUCH more.

Sometimes the right word in the right place at the right time can change minds.

Sometimes the right word can sleep in a mind for months, years, decades. Until it explodes with a transformation so great that nothing stays the same and the robot awakens.

What do I know? Just because I want to find the synthesis between mankind and ideas, between faith and technology, between what was and what will be doesn't mean that I actually have a chance of doing it. Just because my tools could be words carried by electrons that link you, me, and countless others in a living web of information and ideas unrivaled in human history doesn't mean I could possibly do anything worthwhile.

It's just words.

Just because I might be doing it now. As you read. As you think.

One step at a time.

One touch at a time.

One voice at a time.

What do I know sometimes?




Posted: Tue - October 28, 2008 at 12:32 PM

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