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General News    H4'ed 1/10/20

How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda ; cutting through lies and euphemisms to see things as they really are

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 Yesterday, I posted my essay "Words Matter!"  Today, comes this warning to ensure that "we do not accidentally end up repeating the kinds of talking points that make war more likely!" To resist the absolute barrage of misinformation-- to hear ourselves think over the pounding war drums, it is vital to watch out for  Euphemistic language!  Our access to much of the world is through language alone. We see a tiny sliver of the world with our own eyes, the rest of it has to be described in words or shown to us through images. That means it’s very easy to manipulate our perceptions. If the flow of information is controlled, it is possible to alter someone’s understanding of the things that they can’t see firsthand. We must listen carefully & Scrutinize the Arguments: There will be plenty of attempts to distract us with irrelevant issues." Don't miss this wonderful article.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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