I know I have written about this quite a bit of late. I know I run the risk of beating a dead horse. I also run the risk of drawing the matador into my arena. But I feel the need to intercede in the bull fight with a white flag seeking some peace so that perhaps the discussion can proceed.
How I wish the discussion were not reminiscent of a bull fight. What is it were more like sitting down at a conference table and having the reasoned discussion. I want to know where I have failings without someone using daggered language (I do not know if this term even exists, but daggered is more dangerous and painful than pointed language) to accuse me of some subterranean motive.
All aspects of this discussion should serve to remind us all that words have power. Words have consequences as well. Words can wound and stab us. Words can also provide a healing balm to those wounds. Let's work to be balm.