Re: King Donald
- Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:27:12 -0500
- From: "Wolf K." <wolfmac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: King Donald
On 2017-02-01 14:41, Disaster Master wrote:
On Wed Feb 01 2017 14:35:43 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time), Wolf K.
On 2017-02-01 10:51, Disaster Master wrote:
3. The word 'muslim' doesn't appear anywhere in the EO.
Ah, a literalist.
As opposed to.... what exactly? A delusionist?
Nope, just someone who understands how language works. In addition to
the usual Lang & Lit stuff (metaphor, simile, etc) you should know about
the seven types of ambiguity, satiric and non-satiric masking, allusion,
semasiology, register, jargon, etc, and use that knowledge to figure out
the multiple levels and tangles of all discourse, and political
discourse in particular. A good guide to how to do this is Orwell's
"Politics and the English Language", which is just as relevant now as it
has ever been. Here's one source:
Have a good day,
It's called "opinion" because it's not knowledge.
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