In these times, we should continually remind ourselves of the power of words, alone. Ask questions: What do they serve? Whom do they serve? Where are they leading?
“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.”
“In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words [or Medium] in which to express it.”
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”