Daily Rhetricks

Daily Rhetrick: October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018

Why My Freedom is Better Than Your Freedom

This exchange on Twitter last week offers a keen insight into the way freedom is double-spoken on the right wing.

 

 

Slippery slopes aren’t always fallacious, so we’ll set that aside. We’ll also not dwell on the red herring that automatic voter registration in no way compels voting.

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Daily Rhetrick: October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018

INTENSIFYING THE FLOATING SIGNIFIER

Yesterday at noon in the White House, surrounding by Jim Brown, Monique Brown, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and a crowd of reporters and camera people, Kanye West spoke for ten minutes straight, a monologue patched together with passages such as this:

“I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I was connected with a neuropsychologist … Read more

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Daily Rhetrick: October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

UNACKNOWLEDGED PROJECTION

I can’t quote it exactly, but one of La Rouchefoucauld’s maxims goes something like this: The faults we see most readily in others are our own.

Today that personal dynamic is called projection. Projection is the unconscious psychological coping mechanism that foists off on others one’s own undesirable internal feelings. Yesterday in an articleRead more