Remember when the Bush Administration changed “Global warming” to Climate change”? the reason? Spin Doctor Frank Luntz told the Bush Administration that it would lessen the impact the words Global warming carries, after all global warming seems too gloomy (because it is) while climate change brings to ( Conservatives ) mind blooming daffodils and cooling mint juleps while sitting under a tall Oak as the slaves work the plantation fields.
Words have IMPACT.
Words are being used now to deny a fundamental right to our LGBT brothers and sisters. “MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN” This is the rhetoric of exclusion, this is the tool of dark hearts and the scalpel that the Right-wing hopes will butcher the love.
As for me, lacking a better word, I support love for all human beings and their right to form legal unions as they wish. Every time intolerance reared its ugly head I fought back with the message of inclusion, we liberals are tolerant. The thing is the word was been sticking in my craw for a long time why should I say I tolerate people? who the hell has a right to say that? I never tolerated minorities, women or the LGBT community.
To me everyone is the same, there has never been a line of division, there has never been hate. So why say tolerate? From now on I’m intolerant of tolerance we are all equal end of story, no one should ever have to fight to be equal. We are all ONE. I just need a better word, you got any ideas out there?