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Considering Points to be Made - How Vocabulary and Its Manipulation Helps Define the Times

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jan 11, 2022 at 17:26

This observer being one of those whose development period employed virtually almost all of the listed terms and words, many learned from actual usage and requiring familiarity for functioning in the societal settings of a definitively American (in the Western exceptionalist frame of reference), the circumstance that many if not all are now considered either moot or irrelevant in this later modern context represents to this observer the loss of what made America exceptional and worse, what this observer's generation received as a legacy from the previous generation that is no longer considered worth saving. Among the losses was the original understanding of faith; faith being more than the original religious term's meaning; but further in the context of the ability of the American citizen's trust of the representational form of governance, now defeated in democratic betrayal by powers of self-interested thieves of politcal power. Add to the list death of politcal trust and integrity. How bad can this be? Who does anyone think is negotiating the safety of the nuclear balance of powers that be when so many fingers hover over the football of the codes of destruction: integrity of protection, neither Russian, Iranian Islamic Regime, Chinese or other Asiatic influences, or even current American, now exists. How is it that nuclear parity is not on the list of terms of the past?

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