The Fog Of Semantics 1

A Fellow Creature


Bulldoze ranforests
Slaughter a lamb

Swat a fly
Targets terminate


Thin a herd
Hunt a bear
Harvest a deer
Wasp nests exterminate


Pacify a village
Drone 'terrorist' camps
Weed a garden
Mice eliminate.


Mow a lawn
'Cropdust' a field
Fell a tree
'Invasive species' eradicate.


Execute a prisoner
'Control burn' a meadow
Scotch a dandelion
Foreign leaders serially assassinate.


Club a seal
Butcher a pig
Boil a living lobster.
Locusts decimate.


Harpoon a whale
A butterfly impale
Vivisect a rat
A fish asphyxiate.


Stone an adulterer
Puppies drown
Cows down
Gay men decapitate.


Starve a people
Strangle a goose
Dartgun a manta ray
Ants annihilate


Electroshock an inmate.
Rendition an 'enemy'
Zap a dragonfly
By vaccination obliterate.


Fish 'catch' suffocate

Trim a bush

Squish a bug.

An adulteress lapidate*


Nuke Japan
Snuff the kittens
Polycidally bomb Iraq
A population liquidate.


Elephants poach

Squash a roach.

Prairie dogs dispatch

Bulls brand and castrate.


Ice a foe

drone a target

muzzle a child

a woman violate


An oyster shuck

Then shoot a duck

To torture is to 'enhanced interrogate'

To kidnap is to 'sequestrate'.


Trap a gopher

A butterfly impale

With waterboarding asphyxiate

In solitary men isolate


Masking words for kill..

meatmongers' and

war propagandists' skill.

"Euthanize" healthy dogs ..

their lives abbreviate.


Spray a beehive

prune a plum tree

With bombs immolate

The truth expurgate





a child violate


We all know the atrocities of Hitler. Fewer know that Churchill deliberately starved the Indian population of Bengal during WW2.


Jesse Ventura: Thou Shalt Not Kill is not asterisked with exceptions.


The US Dept of Agriculture and Dept of Interior often set 'control burns' which when the wind turns direction kill even more humans animals and plnats than intended.


*Lapidate... stone to death...punishmenet for adultresses but not adulterer


Here are some synonyms for 'kill': abort, ambush, annihilate, arson, bane, bloodlet, bloodshed, blot out, blue-pencil, bottle up, brain, bump off, burn, carry off, chloroform, choke, consume, cork, coup de grace, crucify, crush, cut down, cut short, damp down, deaden,  defeat, delete, denouement, deprive of life, destroy, devastate, dispatch, dispose of, do away with, do in, do to death, down drop the curtain, drown, electrocute, end, erase, euthanize, expunge, expurgate, extinguish, finalize, finish, finish off, game, get rid of, gill, give the quietus, hit, hurt, ice, immolate, kibosh, knife, knock off, KO, l make away with, martyr, massacre, mercy kill, murder, nail, neutralize, nip, nullify, occupy, poison, polish off, prey, purge, put down, put to death, put to sleep, quash, quell, quench, ravage, ritual killing, rub out, sacrifice, scrag, shoot, silence, slay, smash, smother, snuff out, squash, squelch, starve, stifle, still, strangle, strike, strike out, subdue, suffocate, suppress, switch off, take life, torture, turn off,  void, waterboard, waste, wipe out

This is dedicated to Rand Paul, Ron Paul, and other voices of governmental and personal nonviolence


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Sweet Tooth

Immaterial, indiscreet, unfulfilling, yet so complete

Take another, take a seat, you might not ever move.

Drifting off into a trance, each time risking one last dance

Your subscription to addiction fueled by an unnecessary prescription.

Fading fast, yet time moves slow, never meant to last, so we let ourselves sink low

Incomplete, insatiable...all in some way, unnaturally disintegrating each and every day

So pop the pills, stop the pills, before you're set to lay

Use your will, restrain the thrill, before the kill gets its say.

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What's in a Name?



It’s amazing the amount of power someone can have over you


Simply by knowing your name.




They know your name,


They say your name,


They make your name their own.


They smirk your name,


They cry your name,


They whisper it, alone.




Be careful the next time someone asks you for your name,

For once you give it out, it is never yours again.


There are no secrets that are safe,

In fact, 'safe', is much a thing of the past

When it comes to a 'secret',

Best to just keep them for the good things,

The ones that last!


2:58 PM 6/25/2013 ©

Author's Notes/Comments: 

About how people can be stupid when it comes to honesty. (not truth, which is something all together different)

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