- Category: Occidentalogy
- Written by Saman Mohammadi
“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” - Philip K. Dick
"Men must have spoken freely long before they formulated the idea of free speech. Perhaps the idea itself was developed in reaction against attempts to take it away from them -- or in a fight to regain it.
One way to get at the answer -- and dig into the thoughts of a vanished civilization -- is to examine the words they used. A thought or concept clearly held finds expression in a word that embodies it. If it wasn't on their tongues, it wasn't in their minds. The way to delve into their minds is to look into their vocabulary." - I.F. Stone. (1).