A college professor loved the phrase "Language is and abstraction of an abstraction." He would frequently turn away from the board and say to us just that phrase.
Here's my take on what he means: We abstract from the world with our minds. We abstract from our minds with spoken language. We abstract from spoken language with written language.
My conclusion is that everything written on Indymedia is the cube root of reality.
On the other hand, nothing that the conservatives write about bear any relation to reality at all.