MOCKERY PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUE
Media Will Air It -- Plenty
Ridicule: Tactic of Persuasion Without Facts.
Hyperbole in Political Speech
- Mock. The Verb. Ridicule, deride. See overview of related terms at ://www.answers.com/topic/mockery/
- Mock, the Adjective. Simulated; false; sham; a mock battle.
- Mockery. A presentation for laughs.
This happens when a candidate substitutes ridicule of the other for information, as to the candidate's own positions on domestic and foreign policy.
We have competing standards at work in our culture. Do what is fair and just (concepts in our country's founding documents); or do what produces the most profit, the greatest advantage to oneself, regardless of fairness and justice. We haven't worked it out yet as a nation. Money follows the expedience. And the money gap between people and mogul-dynasties is broader now than ever, we understand.
- The statement. On the merits, or emotion. Objective, with content, fair and just. True. No subliminal messages. Facts.
- The body language, tone, volume. Distracting, sending message to grab the emotions, negativity.
- Setting: Equity? Basic principles of fairness. Traditional. Read about Equity, and Equity's historic maxims, or principles. Find the one requiring "clean hands" - see Joy of Equivocating, Maxims of Equity, Clean Hands. Scroll down to find it. Then apply the principle, that each person seeking recourse in any area, must himself or herself not be guilty of bad behavior.