Intentional Confusion

Parroting cliches can be a useful part of learning by rote, and is indeed incorporated into schooling, but what happens when through confusion cliches are misused? As we see regularly on the news, inappropriate metaphors can lead consumers to jump to wildly incorrect conclusions. These conclusions in turn lead to horrible assumptions about citizenship and public policy. Lacking a foundation in logical and critical thinking, of course, means consumers are oblivious to this dilemma, which is probably what was intended.

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~ by Jay Taber on June 16, 2010.

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