We hear it continually.
It pervades the social atmosphere.
Seeping in like an odorless gas, it invades every crevice.
Its toxicity eats away at our collective conscience.
And Its destructive symptoms cause us to spew more bile substance – its contagiousness spreading like a plague from one victim to the next.
None of us are asymptomatic, because if you listen closely, you’ll see it on social media, in headlines and articles, on news sites, on college campuses, in office hallways, in churches, mosques and synagogues, at dinner table conversations, during protest marches, and in just plain everyday speech.
An insidious use of a word – with a mortality rate that threatens to destroy us all.
I’m talking about the use of the word “they.”
It’s not the word itself but the way it’s often used.
It’s what’s at the heart.
A single actor makes an outrageous statement, and immediately it becomes about everyone who works in the entertainment business.
“Those Hollywood Elitists, THEY are trying to destroy America with their radicalized agenda!”
A church leader fails.
“Those Christian hypocrites, THEY are all just charlatans, getting rich off deluding ignorant followers!” Continue reading