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  •  If you don't agree with the thesis, what do you (3+ / 0-)
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    think of George Carlin's video?  It basically encapsulates the thesis, almost perfectly.

    •  George Carlin (1+ / 0-)
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      is working in a different genre than an M.A. student. He doesn't need to footnote his work, and he  is more effective rhetorically if he simplifies the nature of the propaganda system.

      But unless I was writing an article on comedic rhetoric (or whatever he was doing in this appearance, which is closer to spoken word than comedy), I wouldn't cite Carlin as a source.

      In any case, people do need to be told that they've been duped. Because some of them have -- and because even those that haven't been could stand to be jogged out of their complacency every now and again. Carlin isn't going to achieve that by doing standup riddled with scholarly equivocation.

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 06:17:20 AM PST

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