Words have power. Whether they are written or spoken, even words created during sign language; all words have power. We decide the power of the words and the impact they have on us. Remember the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Honestly, this saying has always seemed like malarkey. Words can and do hurt us. Maybe not physically but they can carve away our self-esteem or they can cause us to act erratically .
For ten years PaisleyPerspective has had the goal to bring words that are positive and informational. This was not always done consistently and there are large spans of time without content. However, when words are put together and shared with you they have been intended to be uplifting and positive. PaisleyPerspective seeks to always bring positive messages and motivation to the followers and readers of this blog. We have posted about cultural or political matters; and always have done this with the upmost focus on being thoughtful about our words.
Today, January 6, 2021 here in the United States there is extreme unrest regarding the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. Currently while this is being typed the U.S. Capitol is being stormed by supporters of the 45th U.S. President. The President has not taken well the fact that he did not win the election and is encouraging his supporters to do dangerous actions. This is alarming and this is when words can hurt. Words that encourage dangerous actions or words that do not seek a peaceful action have substantial power. This was not the planned focus for this first blog post of 2021 but seeing the breech in order at the U.S. Capitol propelled the writing of this message.
PaisleyPerspective will always work to speak on issues that are happening in this nation and world. No matter the political party, the actions of the leader of this nation should take in consideration the significant impact of their words. Words matter and who they are spoken to matters as well as how they are spoken. Unrest due to the results of an election found to be fair and accurate is not a peaceful exchange of power.
Thinking back to George Floyd and Eric Garner gasping the same words “I can’t breathe.” These are words that were ignored by law enforcement. The same people who took an oath to serve and protect. Not merely to serve and protect some but all citizens. The words spoken by the 45th U.S. President in response to Floyd’s death and other Black citizens killed due to excessive violence, matters. Words indeed matter in all instances, they matter because words lead to actions that can be devastating and dangerous.
Finally, PaisleyPerspective is not only focused to bring positive messages but we are recommitted to bring truth to you with purposeful words. Words that call out abuse of power and words that hold people accountable for their actions. PaisleyPerspective is rededicated to use this platform for words that matter and encourage actions that are positive, meaningful and for the greater good. We want to thank you for sticking with us over the last 10 years, hold us accountable for bringing words that matter.