The Language of Love…Corrupted
“Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.”
Come, Thou Fount by John Wyeth (1770-1858)
The gift of Language, spoken and encoded language, is a gift from The loving, merciful and jealous God to His highest creation, mankind; The Decalogue, The Ten Commandments, even written by the Hand of God.
He imparts, inspires, and ignites those ‘melodious sonnet[s], sung by flaming tongues above.’
Although other created beings communicate, no other created being is bestowed with this ability and spirit to ideate, encode, decode, elaborate, and transmit its thoughts, intentions, sentiments, purposes, history, hopes, and dreams to another.
What God intends for blessings, Satan manipulates for deception, bondage, death, and destruction.
“The debasement of man begins with his principal means of communication,
with the manipulation of language.”
Ashley Montagu in foreword to Huxley’s Brave New World
Words aptly spoken by a masterful wordsmith, such as Edmund Burke, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Russell Kirk, or Ronald Reagan can set captives free, bind the broken, refocus a people with hope and principle, tear down walls, and secure a future Godly Statesmen or citizens see as theirs to bring about.
Thus, Lincoln applied the following Scripture to The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of The United States of America.
“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”
The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, the ‘Classics’, libraries, tablets, databases, warehouses, media, and minds are filled with evidences of the masterful use of language. Yet, many locales are now becoming equally filled with a verbal “slight of hand”, a hocus pocus, a corruption of man via the manipulation of language: The confusion of Babel.
Words, that in the past had accepted denotations (clear cut meanings), have become increasingly manipulated to be associated with unsavory connotations.
Denotation is defined as: The actual, explicit meaning or object denoted by a word.
Connotation is defined as: The act of indicating or attaching implied, implicated meanings to words.
Implicate is defined as: To show to be involved, as in a plot or crime; To fold or twist together; entangle.
Language, man’s primary means of communication, has become manipulated, twisted, layered, and entangled to the extent that many words no longer possess their original explicit meanings. Many words have transformed to double meanings, debased with binding untoward implications few care to consider, clarify, verify, question or to “go there.”
Consider the following corrupted words of doublespeak and their implied translated connotations:
Change = Marxist waves dethroning God and destroying individual Capitalism
Liberal= Progressive pragmatism married to socialistic hedonism; centrally planned despotism enslaving those conditioned to love their servitude
Transform= Cut ties with past, and traditional Judeo-Christian values, and replace them with a controlled society managed by global planners.
Innovation= public relations term used as propaganda to engender acceptance of Accelerated synthetic “Change” methods affecting such areas as: database infrastructures, education, workforce development, healthcare, sociology, economics, technology, legislation, immigration, regulations, taxation, and “politics”. By the way, All communication becomes “political” speech, when it involves the body politik, the polis, the people; particularly, when centralized government regulates and controls what the people failed to control themselves.
Collaboration= group think, herd consensus, collectivism, centralization, standardization, globalization, tolerance, removal of absolutes; engenders folks to think it is “their idea”, that they are being “heard” (=herd), embrace the consensus collaboration “idea” and act as advocates in behalf of the latest Hegelian wave.
Freedom= Licentiousness, “freedom” from traditional moral conscience, constraints of Rule of Law, as exemplified by the French Enlightenment Rousseau type of anarchy…which will demand a Napoleon or a Hitler or a Committee to control, supplanting Liberty under God for stability under a despotic bureaucracy.
Global Capitalism= Crony Capitalism lacking veneration for God, men and committees playing God; The synonym of the joke of Communism: “man exploiting man.”
Tolerance= One-Way street: The impassioned herd stampeding to the Bastille, the Judeo-Christians heading the “wrong” way on the One-Way Tolerance Street.
21st Century College, Career and Citizenship = The Brave New One World conditioning citizens to love their servitude, soma, stability, sexual “freedoms,” cubicle skills, consumerism, and equality of ignorance.
Equality= leveling servitude, controlling conformity, conditioned, unquestioning equal allegiance to the controllers. Also implicated with Social justice, Human Rights, “prejudice”, racial mush, sexual orientation, and other such homogenizing entangling babel.
Implications abound while the waves all lead toward gravity, seeking the lowest level.
Consider the debasement, yet, database-building implications, at the hands of smart phones, i-pads, laptops, ethernet, and Internet use for “communications” and “education.”
Texting, tweeting, email, and social media are not developing Davids, Solomons, Shakespeares, Platos, Madisons, Dickens, Dostoevskys, Twains, Austens nor a host of other wordsmiths that could impart “melodious sonnets” to themselves, let alone anyone else.
Not to mention the ubiquitous cybersnooping inherent in these digital technology “freemiums”, mediums, apps, on-line chat rooms, word processing, messaging, e-learning, cloud computing services, and academies and a people so prone to wander from the course and courts above.
“O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.”
Come, Thou Fount by John Wyeth (1770-1858)
If we are going to transmit the Truths, knowledge, values and beliefs that have blessed us as individuals, families, and communities– and as a nation, we must restore the language of love.
We must listen intently in our conversations, look folks in the eye, and ask for clarification of meanings —explicit and implied, and verify just what intended “communication” is to have transpired.
We have generations separated not only by technology’s addictions, hearing loss, habituated sensory systems, globalization, and Dewey’s dissolution of Absolutes. We also have generations and cultures disrupted by an intentional deceiving doublespeak of chameleon language.
Folks interpret words to fit their own personal desires, political, pragmatic, and economic agendas, prior experiences or conveniences of conscience. Many would rather feign an ignorance, applying “plausible deniability” rather than seek the Truth and act responsibly upon these truths.
Ignorance may indeed be bliss…until The Omniscient calls you on the Stand for having forsaken your first Love.
We must stop, reflect, analyze, and think before we, by our acceptance, or nod in a conversation, condone a Babel we do not recognize we are assisting to build.
If we do not take the time, focus our energies to research, reflect, communicate, and clarify the intended transmissions of our communications– we will not have a language fit for courts above or an independent nation below; but rather a debased language, a debased people, and towers of unified databases, buildings, cataloging, profiling, pilfering, engineering, and controlling man made Towers of Babel.
Towers soon to be over run by Apocalyptic visions, which those who have failed to study The Books, master the language, and the communication, are failing to recognize.
“Wise men speak because they have something to say;
fools speak because they have to say something.”
The greatest act of love came through The Greatest Lover, The Creator of Language, The Eternal Word, communicating in living print, indwelling Spirit, and in spoken Word. The Author of Wisdom, Who had something to say….
“And God said…..In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Genesis 1, John 1:1
And continues to speak.
“For The LORD gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
If you don’t understand, and you don’t know what to say…
You do know where to look.
The U.S. Constitution, Reader edited by the Hillsdale College Politics Faculty
- cwfpac.com Gary Bauer’s Campaign for Working Families