- "All things, once conceived
within the womb of the mind of man, are in effect, fertilized
potentialities. They exist from that moment on as
a gestating reality." - CM
- It is important for all those now entering
the debate concerning "Morgellons, AKA the Fiber Disease" to
understand that one of the more considerable inconveniences that we, as
a group, find ourselves up against in the struggle to quantify this affliction
is a paucity of appropriately descriptive and accurate linguistics with
which to organize, compartmentalize and index it with.
- Not unlike the phenomena that occurs
when a primitive tribal society confronts and attempts to quantify its
sudden and unanticipated encounter with a technologically advanced mechanized
society, we now find ourselves cast head first into a foreign dimension
where dwells the dragon of descriptive verbal quandary.
- Here we cross over the frontier into
a twilight world of future-shock. This is a realm where thousands of years
of painstakingly assembled linguistic tools are beggared. In the collective
Passover into this world of language "antimatter," ... more becomes
less ... and antimony reigns supreme.
- This is also a land where even the richest
of human tongues suffer a collective interface "bankruptcy" and
are effectively precluded from their basic reason d' etre. We find our
most powerful social tool unable to coherently and effectively communicate
the nature of that which our senses perceive. Such is the magnitude of
the failure of language in this instance.
- We discover, as a result, that we are
disagreeably placed at a descriptive loss to correctly conceptualize what
it is that we find before us since we have no completely accurate past
definitions or terms to draw upon.
- This dictum holds true for much of what
is now presented before us in the guise of Morgellons.
- As a result of this unpleasant situation,
(In much the same way as any technologically challenged culture would have
to do) we find that we are forced to beg, borrow or steal inadequate terminology
and modify it as best we can with conditional modifiers, unsatisfactory
adjectives and bandage adverbs.
- Hence, it is common to find the frequent
use among researchers of the hyphenated word...'-form' When discussing
or attempting to communicate, define, or quantify information concerning
- Any such hyphenated tendencies are immediate
and preclusive testimony to linguistic inadequacy. They come to us complete
with all attendant nuances and escape clauses.
- Yet even these semantic exigencies of
last resort are creative desperation's that tend to fall short more often
- At best, they lend themselves, (unfortunately)
to monumental confusion.
- It is time to invent a lexicon made of
the same fabric as this condition.
- That may mean that it is also time to
seriously stretch the rubber band of accepted convention and to begin to
think outside the box.
- Therefore, lexical poverty's are the
best that we will be able to marshal until a better understanding of the
exact nature of what we are dealing with is obtained and appropriate terminology
is then either coined or adapted to fit.
- As the reader may likely surmise at this
point ... This Morgellons "organism" exhibits proclivities and
behaviors that are...from beyond the pale and certainly outside the medical
- Several telling and pertinent examples
of the current descriptive insolvency we find ourselves afflicted with
in relation to this disease can be found in none other than the very name
we have assigned to it.
- Morgellons, AKA: the Fiber Disease.
- In fact, this disease is so alien to
the modern tongue and so adumbrates the modern vocabulary that the closest
possible moniker that could be found to tag it with was a 300 year old
plague of questionable origin that no one now living had ever heard of
- Even that act of linguistic desperation
falls short as no one really knows for sure exactly what it was that was
described 300 years ago, nor do we know if it is, in fact, this disease
that confronts us now.
- We only know that it 'sounds' similar.
Hence we are forced to commit a questionable and inadequate linguistic
theft in order to communicate the fact that the 'gods must be crazy.'
- Let's take a moment and quickly examine
just one of those hijacked descriptive phrase: .... 'fibers"
- Again, our language is beggared for true
accuracy by the oddity of this disease as accumulating research is indicating
more and more that the objects we term "fibers" bear no actual
physical similarity whatsoever to the classic definition of "fibers"
The aforementioned objects only 'look' like fibers, but they are NOT fibers.
- Keep in mind that English is one of,
if not THE richest descriptive languages on Earth.
- Our native tongue has over a quarter
million accepted words in its inventory. Yet, this most prolific of communicative
art forms is struck down dumb and linguistically bankrupted by the misnomer
of...."The Fiber disease that we call Morgellons," ... An anomaly
which, due to the nature of this most uncertain of afflictions, is actually,
in effect, neither.