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Those of us advocating for fundamental social change can't simply think real hard and write a proclamation which will convince vast numbers of people to join the cause. We can't just announce a ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
I understand that many progressive activists are "Enlightenment people" - they believe that all you need is a rational argument to win others to your point of view. I'd even be willing to grant you ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:35 AM PST with 10 Recommends
There are quite a few people interested in social change who are reluctant to choose the words they use based on which words elicit what response. To some, they only associate this kind of word ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM PST with 5 Recommends
First, thanks for the comments and suggestion of books & advice I got after the last article. Suggestions on other diaries would also be appreciated. Framing What We Say Using cognitive science, ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:57 PM PST with 5 Recommends
I got a White House email dated 7/21. It spoke of Pres. Obama's economic vision - "a vision that says America is strongest when everybody's got a shot at opportunity". It goes on to describe it as "
by workingwords
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Part of the reason why our opponents tend to be better at using words to their advantage is that they spend big money on talented mercenary writers. They know how to do verbal gymnastics to make ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:57 AM PST with 4 Recommends
The tide of plutocracy is moving further and further inland. Over the last period of time they've changed a bit in this or that place, which has given the wealthy stronger control there. With that ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 12:16 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
We're constantly bombarded with wording that favors the rich. The major media is full of it and most major politicians speak it. You get it in ads and public relations materials. You'll hear it ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 08:05 AM PST with 3 Recommends
In the 1970s the conflict over British rule in Northern Ireland was heated in sentiment and violent in many encounters. There were many songs written in support of Irish independence. In the ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Many progressives are reluctant to present their cause as a matter of morals in addition to a matter of facts, learning and science. The willingness - if not preference - of conservative to argue a ...
by workingwords
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM PDT with 1 Recommend