The Most Dangerous Word in the World
by Jeff Berwick
In Ayn Rand’s Anthem the one-letter word that was outlawed and punishable by death was “I”. But, even without punishment, the word “I” has become much less used in today’s world and stands in direct contrast to the most dangerous word in the world.
The most dangerous word is only one letter longer than I. It’s small, but is responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths, billions living in slavery and mass impoverishment. It is the word that should be abolished.
The word? We.
People should shudder whenever they hear the word “we” uttered by anyone in politics or the media. Almost without exception, whatever follows that word is going to take away your life, fruits of your labor or your liberty.
The first time I conciously realized how dangerous this word is was a few months ago. I was in the Soviet Republic of Canuckistan, also known as Canada, a place where the word “we” is used with great abandon. I had flipped on the TV for a few minutes and found myself watching the “news”. The worst kind, actually, local news.
The big story of the day was that out of a city of more than one million people, someone had died!
Apparently someone was swimming and got hit by a motorboat and died. The government was called in to investigate, of course. As they interviewed the locals I knew what was coming – probably from years of seeing the same script repeated over and over – it was all but inevitable.