Saturday, September 12, 2009

Depletion of the Descriptors

There are those who will cling to charges of racism, regardless of the truth set before them; they feel it's their most expedient argument for it exploits basic flaws in the human psyche that civilized behavior has long since buried.

To see racism where it is not is to diminish racism where it is, just as the charge of "Nazi" diminishes the horror and evil of the real thing.

Words and concepts are powerful things and we should use them wisely. Unfortunately, we have not; we have oft wielded these powerful words and concepts capriciously, thus watering them down to an unrecognizable state.

In the future, how will one communicate the nature of unspeakable evil when all of the powerful words have been reduced to jargon?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

St. X - 32
Trinity - 7