Blog 60 | Twist Words

We live in an environment of media manipulation. Any scrap that floats into the public eye can be contorted, twisted & re purposed to serve all manner of different ends. If this is an inherent risk when creating any media, why put substantial effort in trying to craft a seamless character, a pure narrative. If any truth you try to express has the potential to be re-framed & re-interpreted, whether accidentally or maliciously, you might as well speak your truth as best you can, as often as you can, and let the message find it’s way to the people that will hear it as it was intended. These thoughts I keep here are, for the most part, transparent. The minimal editing I do is to clean up grammar or write more succinctly (he says, with shoddy grammar & run on sentences). I fear things I’ve written here being dug up & used maliciously in some potential future. I’m sure there are ideas I’ll put here that I will contradict in the future, ideas that I may wholeheartedly disagree with in 10 years. But the fact that they’re published makes them fodder for any manner of misinterpretation. This fear causes hesitation. Today’s blog is my rationalization for why one should push forward regardless of the potential for misinterpretation: it is inevitable. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.