Episode 31

This week:  Vice covers the DPRK, the State’s war on Snuggeries, communication through smiling and Keene’s hired attorneys attempt to appeal the Robin Hood case.

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One response to “Episode 31

  1. On redefining words…

    In the case of “kidnapped and put in a cage,” that isn’t a redefinition. That’s a description of what actually takes place, presented without the connotations of legitimacy “arrest” has.

    In fact, “arrest” is a made-up word, albeit an old one, that means “to kidnap someone and prevent their independent travel, but only when it’s done by a state agent.” Since it has been around for centuries, and so has the brainwashing around these terms, saying “Eric got arrested for peeing on a tree” doesn’t get the (correct) emotional response that “Eric was peeing on a tree when he got kidnapped and put in a cage,” so there is a good reason to use the description of events instead.

    That’s my two bits. Good show, guys. Rock on!