have you paused when someone invokes the amorphous “they” in a conversation, or lecture? as in, “you know what they say”.
they are insidious. the word, the interlopers, it’s pervasive nature unto itself…
consider these other musings, of my own…
that word is broadly used around almost anything uncertain, sort of like almost any reference to government and Wall Street.
it’s probably worse with government, especially when it’s invoked as, “the government”. such bodies are meant to be form or function, not an end-all reference as if it’s the best or only example.
here is how we can tie it all together to make you feel really uncomfortable:
“they say the government controls Wall Street”.
“they say the government is a helpless pawn of Wall Street”.
so… can you name the
dude, bloke, puppet-master that actually runs the government? whom is actually in-charge of Wall Street? how is the ultimate decision made? is it all in the hands or at the feet of a shadowy group of old men, or smoking rabbits? or, is it really about a black pipe-smoking dog? where do they get their training? are they actually Muslim youth Soccer coaches? don’t they actually have the most influence? what if Atlas really is shrugging?
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork