Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

Semantics

Originally posted on July 24, 2016

As we enter the election cycle, I call upon an old cartoon by Gary Trudeau, regard-ing the old British Petroleum oil spill. He notes snappy words and dismisses dull words or those with negative connotations. Spin doctoring. Manipulating.

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As we hear rhetoric about making America great (without any specific plans), we are asked to suspend critical thinking. Obviously “he” (or they) have specific plans, or perhaps not. Perhaps they just throwing words at us that will get them elected? 


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