The Register offers up an essay by erasure of a report by erasure of a ****-**** by any other name.
Lawsuit as rhetorical trope.
This lawsuit is playing to two audiences — the courts, and the right.
For the rest of the world, it’s a performance piece.
All these secret societies – all these adolescent politicos. https://ift.tt/2Jw6bMu
The lawsuit even goes so far as to suggest that the accounts weren’t just the work of people intent on making fun of him, but rather were part of a conspiracy, perhaps backed by his political opponents, and claims that Twitter was negligent in allowing the cruel jibes to continue.
“The Twitter attacks on Nunes were pre-planned, calculated, orchestrated and undertaken by multiple individuals acting in concert, over a continuous period of time exceeding a year,” the complaint, made public ahead of being filed, stated.
Rhetoric at center.
I understand that those on the far right — people like climate-change deniers, Milo Yiannopoulos and others — are frustrated that universities are not always inviting places for their ideas. But if they want their ideas to be taken seriously, then they must make more persuasive and factually-based arguments for the validity of those ideas. People who stand on a university platform or whose work appears in the pages of well-respected journals have earned — not demanded — their right to be there.
Extensive opinion piece comes at a kairotic moment.
The People vs. Donald J. Trump
He is demonstrably unfit for office. What are we waiting for?
An article interesting both in methodology of Q, and in the implicit use of results: to manage administrative secrecy.
- Donald Trump is unlikely to forgive the laughter of the UN | The Guardian – So many commentaries on the UN speech.
> The lead writer of the speech was reportedly Stephen Miller, now the primary bridge between the White House and the American far right. It showed. The address was a manifesto for nativism. – (rhetoric trump politics globalcapitalism )
- Koch Network Pushes Back on Trump’s Washington | Time – Read the disclosure first, then the apologia for Koch and co.
> Disclosure: Time Inc., TIME’s parent company, was acquired by Meredith Corp. in a deal partially financed by Koch Equity Development, a subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc. – (rhetoric apologia politics )