False equivalency, exaggeration, and hyperbole distort debate.
We used to “call a spade a spade.” Now, a spade has become
A terrorist attack by
who want to
destroy democracy and take away our freedoms.
More likely, though, a spade is still just a spade.
It might loosen the soil, or maybe aerate the roots adding fresh oxygen.
But a spade brings nutrients that promote growth.
And, after all:
It’s just a spade.
Like a spade, the words we use matter.
Calm the conversation.
Call a spade a spade.
Ancient wisdom from the Book of Proverbs offers that:
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver’.
Let’s work towards that, together.