A winner was selected! Congratualtions, Dan.
Thought to ponder
What if a wall is not built with brick or stone, but rather with fear and hate?
What if that intangible wall changes the core values of a society, even the way words are used?
The definition of the word honor, as found on Google.
An example of honor, of being worthy of being addressed as Honorable, in 2018 America:
1-Year-Old Shows Up In Immigration Court
“children who have had to appear in court without their parents present”
“children are not guaranteed court-appointed lawyers”
Children as young as 1 appear in immigration court
“ask if the (one-year-old) boy could understand the court proceedings”
It’s an interesting use of the language to describe honor this way, with this real information. It takes honor to use the intimidation of a courtroom on a toddler separated from a parent. Someone Honorable allows such an event to occur.
This thought is brought to you by a, by definition, savage. A word that now feels like a high compliment, as it is a civilized society which put infants and children on trial without a parent, guardian, or lawyer… something my savage ancestors of the Lenni Lanape were not known to do.
National Novel Promotion Month took place in May. I missed it. Better late than never!
Today was a list of winners and a review of what was covered this week.