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  •  That's absurd (0+ / 0-)

    Why should I not have the right to determine what I mean by my own words?  By what process have I ever allowed anyone else to determine my meaning and my intent - irrespective of what I say it means - and again, entirely irrespective of context?

    It is incredibly arrogant for anyone to presume to speak for me, when I can very well speak for myself.  I wouldn't do such a thing to any other person.  Why should it be acceptable for others to do it to me?


    Truly knowledge is power. And knowledge of spiritual things is spiritual power.

    by Mystic Michael on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 11:15:42 AM PDT

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    •  Thank you for your contribution (2+ / 0-)
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      doroma, Miggles

      Humpty Dumpty.

      "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."

      "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

      "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master— that's all."

      Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 12:01:23 PM PDT

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