If Words Don’t Matter ( A Note to Hillary Clinton)

Dear Hillary,

If words don’t matter, then why has every dictator throughout history tried to control them?

If words don’t matter, Then why does the word “nigger” hurt so many people here in America?

If words don’t matter, somebody should tell Don Imus.

If words don’t matter, then why are there thousands of gay school kids hurt by the word “faggot”?

If words don’t matter, then Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech doesn’t either.

If words don’t matter, then we don’t need to know what the meaning of “is” is.

If words don’t matter,then maybe we aren’t the superior animal in the animal kingdom.

We are language

We are words

So, if words don’t matter, then neither do we.

Your pal,

Damian Mann

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