A rose by any other name would smell as sweet?

What is in a name?
A name is a reflection.
A reflection of mindset,
social classification
through which the world
is made known to us.
A name is identity,
a name is object
to our subjectivity;
Selection of one name
in favour of another;
Terrorist or freedom fighter,
conqueror or oppressor,
dirt or soil.
A name is history,
a name is context.
Patriot or chauvinist,
nationalist or xenophobe,
loyalist or colonist.
A name is a story,
a name is politics
What is in a name?
– The voice of the speaker.

Mai L. Nissen, 19th of February, 2015

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