9.08.2017 Thought of the Day

Linguistic gifts, which ought to rank at or near a position of first-among-equals in the panoply of human adaptive legerdemain, in the United States of America—truly a nation of hucksters if ever one such existed—receive a skeptical or even downright suspicious welcome here instead of garnering gratitude and appreciation: in a world that celebrates trickery and fraud to the extent that every single ‘major-party’ candidate to lead the free world since at least Abraham Lincoln has ranked as a world-class conman—or, in the case of Hillary Clinton and her ilk, conwoman—this distrust for the world of words makes perfect sense at the exact same juncture that only by reformulating the realms of language to favor regular people can anything that even vaguely resembles positive transformation transpire.