Sunday, July 15, 2012

Language as a Lure for Prey

By Dan Hagen
I have always thought that to people like Mitt Romney and Dick Cheney, the truth or falsity of a statement is as purely irrelevant as the atomic weight of strontium.
Words are simply NOISES you make to get people to do what you want.
They're like predatory reptiles, making whatever sounds are necessary to lure the prey within reach. The MEANING of the sounds is entirely beside the point.

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