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Words evolve in use, organization and meaning

The Slow as Molasses Press
Words evolve in use, organization and meaning
Much in our own language would be misunderstood by someone from two or three centuries ago and the reverse is also probable.The evolution today is so speedy that we need subtitles to understand diversities of speech in our own languages
Language itself is hardly fixed whether general or specialized
Think about what words really are
While dictionaries assume the meanings of words, they do not stress the underlying nature of words
We use words to say what is literally on our minds

We think in signs - in the realities that float up within us and that we describe or represent in words
We may not have the "right" words but they are the necessary bridge to the formation of thought
So individually and socially we evolve words and language to complete thought
The phrase "take care" became almost universal after the 1960s, indeed I date it to when the Cat Stevens song "Wild World" appeared with its pr…

The Abundance Hypothesis - Round One

The Slow as Molasses Press
Abundance is inherent in Reality
This is the prime hypothesis that can move us past the wreckages of communism and capitalism
Abundance is the energy and availability of all that exists including us and all matter
Past ideologies have assumed that we must harness andsecure finite wealth by means of political power and armed might

Past legal systems have lodged ownership either in states or in the coffers of individuals
Past legal systems have protected and hallowed the notion of property as wealth
Past legal systems have given individuals and the state immense power to deter any violation of the sanctity of property

There can be no justice on earth until it is conceded that reality is inherently abundant
Until we concede that reality is inherently abundant all false justifications of ownership remain sanctifiedand an excuse for violence
Virtually our entire history can be explained as a gloss on the false assumption that there is not enoughto go around
The anomalies o…