a nation of victims

a nation of victims - Truong1 Dragon Truong Slater 5...

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Truong1 Dragon Truong Slater 5 February 2008 RWS92B “A Nation of Victims” ¶1. George W. Bush is the mater of emotional language. ¶2. Bush uses dependency-creating language to gain dominancy over his opponents. ¶3. Bush uses empty language as a card stacking device to make his opponents surrender. ¶4. An example of Bush using empty language is when he spoke in the 2000 presidential debates. ¶5. Bush uses personalization as a testimonial and transfer device. An example of Bush using dependency is in his post 9/11 speech to the Congress. ¶6. Bush uses “we” to focus the attention on to himself. ¶7. An example of Bush using personalization is in his speech in support on the war on Iraq. ¶8. Bush’s favorite linguistic technique is negative framework. Negative framework depicts the evil side of the world. ¶9. Bush uses the negative framework as a name calling device to make people cower into helplessness. According to Martin Seligman, helplessness is intensified by beliefs of
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