Was musing in the shower this morning about how leftist words and phrases have been co-opted by TED-a-like capitalist tech-deifying talking heads in order to sell technological solutions to non-technological problems.
And wondered if we might do the reverse and steal their tone and pacing to sell leftist ideas to the same audience. The, like, concerned, earnest, calm-voiced white man.
@benhamill There's a racist history behind the whole "refined" thing. It was used as a way to justify trusting a "properly-speaking" white man over his "uncouth" Black slave.
The Cockney accent and how it's frowned upon is a remnant of the days when the British monarchy had done the same to separate the nobles from the masses.
Our goal shouldn't be to adopt their way of speaking, but rather, to encourage people to speak their own way.
Like the whole "facts don't care about your feelings". The thing is, [objective] facts _don't_ "care" about your feelings. And to someone coming into the discussion without all of the context, it seems like whoever is saying that is in the "right"/on the side of sanity.
But those spouting this line are often solely using it to dismiss the feelings of one group, often by promoting fallacious "facts".
@Jayjader @benhamill Oh, for sure. We've already adopted the "facts don't care about your feelings" one, tbh. Likewise for stressing the "basic" part of "basic biology" that TERFs like to claim so as to signal there's more to gender than just the basics.
But we what we did in order to point out that we're never gonna win over a bigot. Anything we do has to cater to and win over the outside observer.
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