I'm all but certain I've blogged about this before, but a Facebook conversation brought it back to mind, and I feel the need to continue the discussion.

on Facebook, I used the term "sovereign citizen" and someone commented that that is an oxymoron. I looked up the term "citizen" and had to conclude that he was right. I should be saying "sovereign individual" instead.

which brings us back to the words we use. who controls the words controls the discussion. why do we use the same fucking words we used for centuries, like the names of months, of weekdays, of cardinal and ordinal numbers? why doesn't each generation question, change, revitalize the vocabulary so we don't continue stuck in the same paradigm of Norse, Greek, and Roman gods and rulers?

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