The English language has evolved from the rule of the English throne...
meaning that it inherently relies on the concept of one acknowledged human ruler.
That underlying aspect and philosophy of the language has undergone transformation and evolution ever since it become exposed to the cultures of the Americas... which have always recognized the inherent equality of all humanity in their attitudes, practices and languages.
Just as the authority of the King was usurped once his subjects became exposed to Americas' shores...
the authority inherent in his lingual usage of the word "I" has also been destroyed.
There is no Native American language having a direct translation for the word I. It is more simply done in the Spanish language, where "I" becomes "Yo"... this being possible because the Spanish language also comes from an aristocratic ruler.
Since American Democracy rejects the existence of a supreme human ruler it logically follows that the American English language cannot allow the exists of a literal I.
I becomes all of us, I is really We from a personal perspective.
The existence of I is suspect on several levels, really. To begin with, as a word it hardly exists... in point of fact it is merely a letter.
In addition it barely exists even as a sound. "I" is the same as "Eye" and the same as "Aye".
For all we know, when George Washington was confronted by his father for chopping down an apple tree he may have responded, "Eye cannot tell a lie".
"And that's very important for, I think, the people to understand where I'm coming from to know that this is a dangerous world. I wish it wasn't.
I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign-policy matters with war on my mind. Again, I wish it wasn't true, but it is true. And the American people need to know they got a president who sees the world the way it is. And I see dangers that exist, and it's important for us to deal with them."
THE OVAL OFFICE, FEBRUARY 7, 2004
BROADCAST ON NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS”
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2004
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