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True -- and that's why all this brouhaha polemic of Democrats vs Republicans elections is such a nonsense. I'm afraid it's ditto with Labour-Tory in the U.K. After all, it was Tony Blair who introduced Tuition fees. When they tried that when I was a student at Newcastle Univ in the 1970s, there were student riots. It's also one big reason why I left academia in 2000. I'd had enough of students demanding a higher grade because they were "paying my wages". Bye bye.

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Josh said:

True -- and that's why all this brouhaha polemic of Democrats vs Republicans elections is such a nonsense. I'm afraid it's ditto with Labour-Tory in the U.K. After all, it was Tony Blair who introduced Tuition fees. When they tried that when I was a student at Newcastle Univ in the 1970s, there were student riots. It's also one big reason why I left academia in 2000. I'd had enough of students demanding a higher grade because they were "paying my wages". Bye bye.

I quite agree, Josh, re the Labour and Conservative Parties in the UK. Perhaps, though, in the US the difference in policy between the Dems and Reps regarding health care/abortion rights is what makes a Dem victory worth fighting for, not that I'm any kind of an authority on the subject, however.

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MAGA, anyone?
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ajay said:MAGA, anyone?
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Make Austerity Great Again?

Chomsky is right. Ideologies (propaganda) use phrases that are vague (and therefore hard to refute) but which at the same time appeal to the emotions, to the extent that people will fight to Make America Great Again, without having a clue what they mean by that. It just sounds good, and as a rallying call it works really well for those who want to manipulate the masses.

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Josh said:

Make Austerity Great Again?

Chomsky is right. Ideologies (propaganda) use phrases that are vague (and therefore hard to refute) but which at the same time appeal to the emotions, to the extent that people will fight to Make America Great Again, without having a clue what they mean by that. It just sounds good, and as a rallying call it works really well for those who want to manipulate the masses.


That's a bit wooly, Josh, especially in your usage of the word 'ideologies'. If you had written:

'Chomsky is partly right. Propaganda is sometimes, but not always, the use of slogans that are vague (and therefore hard to refute) but which at the same time appeal to the emotions to the extent that, for example, people will fight to Make America Great Again without having a clue what they mean by that. It just sounds good, and as a rallying call it works really well for those who want to manipulate the masses.'

I would have been fine with it. However, sometimes a slogan in a cause can mean something. For example, the Bolshevik slogan in 1917 was 'All Power To The Soviets', a slogan which separated them from the Mensheviks, made their position clear to the workers and was indeed a worthy slogan.

https://johnriddell.com/2017/11/28/all-power-to-the-soviets-a-slogan-that-launched-a-revolution/


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