To be clear, there’s nothing special about what’s in the screenshot box of text below. The topic could be anything — and that’s precisely the point. We may use language in a particular way as a means to an end, but is the end we create a better for it?
The post “Contagion” that you boosted ~ I’m curious about your personal opinion: Do you believe the author’s imagery and rhetoric bolster or are essential to the argument?~Me
Essential – as in, would be deemed important in a court case – probably not. But it certainly get the author’s point across in no uncertain terms, doesn’t it!
As a rule I don’t make choices using feelings as my criteria; facts alone – using intellect – are the only way to make good decisions. I believe that 100%. Then again, though I don’t make choices based on articles containing “imagery and rhetoric” intended to trigger emotion, such reading is useful for piquing my curiosity to the point where I consider further study to research facts that I may have not been fully aware, or that fit into the overall picture differently than I had assumed. So while not, essential, definitely useful.
Good question, Joe 🙂~”Person on the Internet” who boosted the post
I appreciate the level-headed answer, but I have to confess I never heard the author’s point; I only heard bias, derision, divisiveness, and maybe hate. 😕
If in time I drop following your account, know it’s not your opinion on one issue or another that’s the cause ~ I respect the associated rights; rather, it’s that I have a inherent distaste of people who use language in such a way, and by choice I don’t follow accounts that promulgate it.
Peace always 🙂~Me