Tag Archives: Rhetoric

Lame Political Clichés: “Speaking Truth to Power”

This is another awful and completely ridiculous slogan for the politically inept and disempowered: “Speaking truth to power!” This one is in the same vein as the “voices heard” type of obsequious appeal to the master class. Please don’t say … Continue reading

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Lame Political Clichés: “Voices Heard”

I have heard this cliché one too many goddamn times these past few days. Could there possibly be a more pathetic, cringing, groveling phrase than: “We want our voices to be heard.”?! What good is that – to have your … Continue reading

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Delusion and deception in Obama’s State of Union

by Patrick Martin Two weeks ago, the World Socialist Web Site published its initial review of the results of the year 2014 and the prospects for 2015. We wrote, “In examining the strategies and policies of the ruling elites of … Continue reading

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The God of Eloquence and Persuasion: Controlling the Minds of Men

*This selection taken from http://www.kernunnos.com/deities/ogmios/ogmios.html: A Celt, in a discussion with Lucian, explained how the Celtic Ogmios, personifying the power of speech was represented by Heracles rather than Hermes. This Celt made various references to Greek myths in the course … Continue reading

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How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street

The enemy is on the defensive. Are we now going to fall for their bullshit rhetoric? –more bluntly, their lies! Politicians are professional liars and charlatans. NEVER forget that! – Prole Center     By Chris Moody (Originally posted on … Continue reading

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