AOC’s Critics Are Pretending Not to Know How Language Works
A great deal of communication is based on metaphor and playfulness.
AOC says "concentration camp" and it's an abuse of political language but Trump on having people punched in the face or Palin says "Don't retreat, reload" is just theatre and wordplay? The right can't apply a double standard on language, I argue here.
"The idea that Ocasio-Cortez is coarsening public discourse in all of its recreational nastiness is based on an almost willfully immature take on how language works," argues
Try as I might, I cannot care about this. However,
had the perfect take.
Pointed article by
. "If the right can’t take what it dishes out, it might reconsider its comfort with metaphors of violence."
This is the most obvious sentence in the history of the Atlantic: "A great deal of communication is based on metaphor."
Gordon Mohr ☁· ͜⌞·☁
forgive all sides their metaphorical language