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  •  Koch labels: (3+ / 0-)
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    OldDragon, Stude Dude, biloxiblues

    "Americans for Prosperity"
    "Freedomworks"
    "Citizens for Sound Economy".....
    "Tea Party" (after the historical events in Boston even though the two could not have been more unrelated)

    ...We all understand the trick of the Kochs' trade now, don't we?

    I call it 'word packaging.' The 'package' contains the three basic appeals of Aristotle's rhetorical persuasion:

    Pathos, Ethos and Logos. Known tools of "mass persuasion" for thousands of years. Pathos appeal to emotions. Ethos the sense of public ethics and trust, and the Logos to public reasoning.

    The labels above contain all three in abundance. No wonder they are capable of appealing to large numbers of people.

    Those three appeals of rhetoric are known to be very powerful, indeed.

    Some use it to convey the truth.

    Others, like Koch bros, use it to fool masses.

    "Citizens United":...? This package was able to persuade and fool men who are supposed to be among the best educated and the best prepared, like the judges of our supreme court. They fell.

    "Citizens United":...? Who came up with this package of dung, anyone knows?

    Seems to be from the same cave where the others came form.

    It is too obvious who the packaging company are.

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

    by zenox on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 05:37:16 PM PST

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