One problem with being a betrayed teacher, an unpublished writer, an inventor whose innovations are perverted while they are stolen is that I benefit from little feedback. I chose my words with care, with flair, with style, originality: trouble is, despite my labors, I may mean something very different, and incompatible with, common diction: and not even know it!

I just got smacked by an example: “revolution.”

I’ve felt myself to be a revolutionary all my life. First of all, I’m an American: we fought a Revolutionary War, are proud of it.
Of course as an adult I’ve striven to achieve change through improved design, not by coercion: that’s the fundamental meaning of my Free Learning Exchange (1970): change all of society’s basic institutions by offering un-gated information: an internet, a public data base, free feedback: a topless equality. Change, fundamental, improvement, maturation, optimization … Tolstoyan Christian revolution: pacifist.

But the biographical DVD on Victor Hugo I’m watching restricts the meaning of revolution to violence!

Please, pay attention to the speaker’s meaning, the writer’s meaning: maybe he’s re-making the dictionary: the dictionary certainly needs to be remade: intelligently, with consciousness.

pk Glossary

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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