Sunday, January 26, 2014

a 21st century with parsed meanings...

The word accurate is one of those parsed meanings words that depends on who is determining the meaning in a particular case.

Accurate used to mean "correct" which was determined by the majority opinion of the fact that what is cited is accurate, and this held true for citing an event which took place and which was verifiable by the ones who were in charge of making the determination, usually the governmental authorities who documented it at the time it took place. 

One word that is now is always parsed, that sterling word, truth, in this 21st century has turned into a word with a subjective point of view.  What is true to one individual that is not an authority but commands the ear of the media, can now be in doubt, and even deemed a falsehood.  Also, truth is cited by opposing groups to mean not a shred of truth and a falsehood.  Usually, the word truth operates best when it is set out to be adjudicated in a court of law by  a jury or judicial opinion.  Of course  not all judges make the same determination, and if this is not an offense with double jeopardy, but a citing of some instance when this truth was given a Supreme Court heads up, or is in route to the highest court in the land, then the more opposing views of the truth the better.

Which leads me to believe that this 21st century era prefers the subjective versions of the meanings of a value word, like, accurate, and truth, but if this leads to all sorts of misguided acts by individuals that are determined to marshal others in the power structure to see their subjective assessment, and therefore act on their behalf when what they have done does great harm and injury, though it may be subjective as to whom is injured, so be it.

Some say, we are living in a wonderfully progressive democratic world where all the wrongs are not wrong if it is determined subjectively that it is a right.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

nemesis is a word with a repetitive sound...

It seems that expert PR tactics work for those who are chosen by the powerful media to be recognized, and those journalists who use their columns influence like minded others to write the words that spring from the mouth of a currently maligned "do gooder" and then others of a "like mind" produce the visuals that in this 21st century creates  a bandwagon kind of public service campaign for someone who toutes himself as a "do gooder" and who aims to be recognized for his "good deed."

So the President of the United States now has a nemesis that is positioned to bring a huge uptick in the public opinion polls that could cause a change of mind by no less than what some may call the most powerful leader in the global world.

The fact that even the Fox Cable channel has given Edward Snowden a heads up during a news anchor's recent "fair and balanced" about a man whom the President has refused to acknowledge as anything but a "fugitive" from the American justice system—both the "fair and balanced" persons (contributors to Fox Cable News) opined that Snowden did the USA a favor by bringing out the scope of the NASA's phone etc. surveillance etc., and the one, who works for the online news organization The Daily Beast opined that it is clear that our country should not prosocute a man who did the right thing, and claimed that public opinion is now in favor of welcoming him back to the USA—as Snowden is simply a public service whistle blower who rightfully took what he had given his oath not to reveal, and did so at great personal harm to himself.

This now nemesis of the President of the USA has new powerful media connections, and it seems that Snowden is also applauded for his contributions by Barbara Walters, and is so opined by this Daily Beast online Fox Contributor, as a good person who is a public service spokesman for responsible government who has very responsibly given the NASA owned documents on flash drives to many journalists who are poised to reveal even more.

A nemesis is, according to the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary a formidable usually victorious rival or oponnent—could it be that the Mr. Snowden is poised and positioned to replace Julian Assange whose reputation is in doubt, and who is currently evading, while domiciled in a foreign embassy, a warrant issued by Interpol re allegations of sexual harassment by a woman currently residing in another country.  It would be ironic if Edward Snowden would be given recognition by the President of the USA, perhaps with a newly created "thank you medal."

After all, public opinion polls are important to shoring up a lame duck President's legacy.

A nemesis like Snowden could even return to the USA as candidate for the Senate, Congress, even eventually for the highest office in the land—then truth would be stranger than the fiction I have written for my 1st 2014 words and meanings blog.