Soldiers and Fans

“When we treat politics like sport or war, then we treat ourselves as fans or soldiers, cheering or booing or following orders.  When we treat politics like that, then those who hold differing views from us are not wrong, they are evil. They are not mistaken, they are enemies.”  ~Jennifer Mercieca, Historian of political rhetoric (source)

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  1. …while it describes the current state of politics, this statement also reflects on the Orwellian nature of political discourse and its direction…

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