Words matter. E. B. White was well aware of the power of words. His novel, Charlotte’s Web, uses words to generate change.
It seems that today’s media and politicians either aren’t aware of the harm that they can cause by words or they are aware and their intention is to cause harm.
Sharron Angle promoted Second Amendment solution to what she perceived as the “Harry Reid problem”. Looks like someone took her up on using this solution only they used it on Gabrielle Giffords, instead.
Senator Coburn claims that it is a good thing that he can’t carry a gun on the Senate floor. His comment could be enticing to some crazy to do harm to a Senator.
Rush Limbaugh wants Obama to fail which means he wants America to fail. The GOP obstructionists are doing their best to tear apart our democracy and destroy our economy.
John McCain and Sarah Palin kept quiet when members in their rally shouted, “Kill him”. Their silence could be construed as tacit approval.
Rick Perry wants to be President of the United States of America although he said that Texas should secede from the union. How exactly does that work? Which USA would he govern if elected President? His action and his words just don’t jive.
Now for some words of kindness. Words that changed the life of a little pig.
This is our Open Thread. Do you want to add to this list? Harmful words? Kind words? Or just words? :) Speak Up!