Speaking out and speaking right seems to be the underlying theme in today's Seattle Times.

Browsing the 10-inch thick Sunday edition, I saw several truly engaging pieces, one of which struck a chord in me that resonates with all that I believe in the power of words. Especially racially charged ones.

Fortunately, there's an online version.

I could not help but wonder what will happen 50 years in the future when one is allowed to say anything one wishes, using whatever language one sees fit to use, abusing honourable concepts such as 'freedom of speech' and blaming it on evolution and/or popular culture.

And then there's this piece. And this.

What in Pete's name is going on with people?