The word holograph bugs me

Posted: August 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
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holograph \HOL-uh-graf, -grahf, HOH-luh-\, adjective:

1. wholly written by the person in whose name it appears: a holograph letter.

I remember when my dad told me that the president and other leaders employed speech writers. I felt betrayed. These words were less genuine now. The man speaking was not reading his speech. He was less of a leader. Just another cog in the machine. To this day I still feel like most others do about leaders less than impressed.

To make a speech that one has not written is awful. Even though accepted it is still wrong. I really think a big problem with the world is a lack of sincerity and gives politics a disingenuous sense. How can we trust someone to lead that does not even write his or her own speeches.

Maybe I am still that naive young person but shouldn’t all your work be of a holographic nature?  I can’t help but recall the famous lines from Hamlet by Polonius in Hamlet. When he encourages his son to be true to himself. To make a speech and never credit the writers makes one belief a leader would take credit for other work done by other people and when I think of it. Isn’t that what most leaders do now?




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