We have always been at war with Eastasia


“[Archbishop of New York] Dolan equated the move to allow same-sex marriage to life in China or North Korea, where “government presumes daily to ‘redefine’ rights, relationships, values and natural law.”

“Please, not here!,” Dolan wrote. “We cherish true freedom, not as the license to do whatever we want, but the liberty to do what we ought.”

Words are building blocks that signify certain discrete things, but that specificity is an illusion since it is also fluid as a stream and can become quite fungible when made into Argument. By themselves they are neutral, blameless, definable. Coming out of the mouths of the motivated though they can be harmful or even graver to my mind, obfuscate. 

I wish I could say to that pompous man in the fancy vestments, “actually, I have Thomas Jefferson right here.

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