“You got it all figured out yet?” “Got what figured out?” “Anything.” “No.” “You?” “Fuck no.” He dribbled beer down his chin and wiped it with his sleeve. I glanced around the sports bra…. I mean sports BAR. Damned auto correct! It was getting late and I was about done.
A young guy was showing off a youtube video of an old geezer in a MAGA hat. He has these great gnarled knuckles wrapped around the handle of a custom made cane that helped him navigate with that curved back and heavy framed coke-bottle glasses hanging on an impossibly bulbous nose. This old bastard was suddenly and brutally attacked by three tolerant twenty-somethings and this old guy came unglued. It was quite a battle and the three could have taken him but he knocked one of them out and was doing damage to the second when the third tough guy took off like a bitch.
Crazy old bastard! Doesn’t he know he is supposed to love and accept the rights of bullies that want to encroach on his rights? Anyway, I watched the video 3 times and headed out.
The guys were discussing the craziness and why people are acting like this as I left. I thought about it while waiting for sleep to bring dreams of darkness and I decided I got it figured out.
There is a special language that is easy to learn much like Pig Latin. The difference is clear though. In Pig Latin the language is changed to be unclear and the fun is to learn to make it clear and respond in like.
In THIS special language however, the words are not changed. It is just that only special kinds of words are used that create a special experience where everyone hearing your statement thinks they understand exactly what you said and meant… AND they will tend to agree completely and feel good EVEN THOUGH YOU SAID NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE.
Even if the listener disagrees in every way with you (and still thinks they understood what you said) they will still usually not be moved to action because a part of the sub-conscious still finds agreement and pleasure in your speech.
Sometimes a person will be so disappointed in what you said because they heard what they thought you said….Not WHAT you said. And… Sometimes they will rise up passionately and follow you because of what they THOUGHT you said…. Again, NOT WHAT YOU ACTUALLY SAID….. because you said NOTHING!!!!!
When mixed with presuppositions, ambiguity, metaphor, and slippery logic, uniquely skilled users can tell the clear truth and people will believe an unstated lie or the user can lie, leading the listener to only hear a truth…. even if the truth that is heard has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with what is being spoken about. If it sounds smart, people will repeat it. If it sounds stupid people will repeat it. (George Bush anyone?)
Also clever is the changing of the meaning of words in mid stream. For instance, the word Fascism. Prior to 2009 the meaning of fascism was what it has always been and suddenly, AFTER 2009, it means Right wing conservatives or anyone who disagrees with a liberal point of view. It is astounding what I can find in the library on such tactics! There are other examples and due to basic laziness I did not include them.
There are different names for this type of ‘code talking’, usually Political Talk or fluff language. I like to call it ‘Parsel Tongue’ from Harry Potter.
This language is used professionally by attorneys, preachers, psychics, hypnotists, song and speech writers, poets, and politicians.
Although it is instantly easy to assume all who use this knowledge and skill set are using it in nefarious and dishonest ways, some of us use it to listen close and unwind the puzzle and bring understanding to the labyrinth. The basic learning takes a few days and after a hundred hours of intense listening and watching you can learn to listen in color.
I’m getting close to the point.
In the last few years 2 politicians clearly DID NOT speak in this vague nothing-language and both caused an uproar, one much more than the other. Trump and Palin.
Here is what I think happened.
When you speak Parsel Tongue, No one really knows what you are saying. Whether you know what they are saying or not, or even know what you agree with or not, there is usually a numb feeling of hopelessness that hold your passions at rest.
HOWEVER…. If you speak plain honest language… People know EXACTLY what they agree with or not.
Add to that the fact that if you watch a plain spoken speech on split screen with the News Media reporting on it in Parsel Tongue, you can see the plain stupidity of the blatant lies.
Since the standard person listens with their emotions instead of their ears and don’t have the training to hear the weaving of dishonesty and are so conditioned to only believe what the most hysterical among them is screaming, it causes an imbalance.
Add to that that for the first time in anyone’s life a person in High Office is speaking in plain, unambiguous language, the shock of this rare occurrence is taken as a thing to be feared instead of embraced.
speaks in a language….. that PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND!!
NOW STOP APPLAUDING AND BRING ME MY P.H.D GODDAMMIT!!