Agree here, but I also think that Lakoff-cited pathos is manifested in different ways.....
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...but mainly in the one Sy was talking about, i.e., 'you tax those rich guys, that could be me one day,' or 'why do you penalize success?'
Can't tell you how many times I've heard guys who don't understand marginal tax rates blather about how there's no incentive to make $60,000 if they're going to be in a NEW TAX BRACKET THAT PAYS TWO FUCKING PERCENT MORE ZOMG.
But the Lakoff thing probably lies underneath it, if there's anything to it.
I hear you on Republicans' "consistency" and all that, and ultimately I think the way things are rests on idealism in the left. You should purge Al Franken from your ranks, and Jim Jordan as well, but only one side is going to do the right thing. So... doing the wrong thing is rewarded simply because one side refuses to recognize there are any rules, even the ones they've been using to pillory the opposition until about 2.5 years ago.
So then we get very close to saying QAnon is admirable because their determination has pushed them more or less mainstream. I dunno man. Weird times.
And I don't think there's an historical analog as I keep saying. This ability for all of us to talk to each other at once has some profound impacts I think few get. Russia gets it for sure.
“Don’t overplay. Don’t overplay. Less is more. It will always be: less is more. Nobody is ever going to remember all those fancy solos - even the guys that play them, most of them won’t remember - so play some licks that people can walk away humming, that people can identify with." --Steve Cropper
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