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  •  "Attack" is a dangerous new Republican meme (2+ / 0-)
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    OldDragon, Matt Z

    I have recently noticed the frequency of the word "attack" being used by the Republican media, pundits and the candidates against the president and the Democrats. Like the word "capitulate," they keep repeating it until it becomes a material reality.

    Here are some words and terms from Romney's short comment that are not coincidential:

    "President is taking aim"
    "president likes to attack fellow Americans"
    "attacking people" vs. "attacking problems"
    "I will stop the attack on fellow Americans"
    "I'll stop the attack on people"

    Romney knows what the president meant but his rhetoric is pre arranged to create a false reality in which the president does not only "attack" Romney but also the American people. Romney takes his initial claim of the successful ones being under attack to the global level: All Americans. All by rhetorical "association."

    What is really sinister about this word "attack" however is that it has double meaning. In one hand it makes the president appear violent while on the other hand it plays the dog whistle to certain disturbed ones, inciting possible "attack." Therefore, a disturbed person could feel "defending" himself while attacking the target: the president and the Democrats.

    Let's be aware of these word/language games from now on.

    Lets expose them and make the exposure viral.

    No ifs or buts about it.

    They are doing it.

    Language deception is powerful on the psyche of the weak and thus very dangerous.

    Period.

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Thu Apr 19, 2012 at 10:16:00 AM PDT

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