Tag: narrative

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Well, we see the predictable rollout of the Democrat message re: Anniversary of Death of George Floyd – will tomorrow start the GOP’s rollout of The Anniversary of the Riots of 2020? The coordinated messaging on the complicit Dem leaders in those communities ravaged by these riots? The soft encouragement from many Democrat officeholders and […]

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Neither conformity nor non-conformity are value propositions in and of themselves outside the context of the object or the impetus of the subject. To do as others do simply because others do is no more informative than not to do as others do simply because they do. The problem with conformity today as it reaches […]

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Narratives are more or less an explanation. They allegedly provide the listener or reader of the story (narrative) with descriptions of what happened in the event or string of events and then provide that reader with prescriptive measure on how to repeat or avoid (change) certain inputs in order to get the desired output(s). In […]

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These are impoverished people, who’ve had everything taken from them but the clothes on their backs, desperate for a safe haven to protect them from imminent harm. Right? For the answer, I give you Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship: Preview Open

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Six Photographers Each Told a Different Story about the Same Subject

 

As a pretty fabulous illustration of the power of media to direct narrative, Canon Australia hired six photographers to shoot portraits of the same man, wearing the same clothing, in the same setting. The twist: each photographer was told a different backstory about the man. One was told he was a self-made millionaire. Another was told he was a recovering alcoholic. Another was told he was a self-proclaimed psychic. Etc. They were then given the task of “capturing his true essence” which is, of course, utter poppycock.

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Would it be useful to the Ricochetoisie to have an ongoing topic thread compiling the false and totally bunk political memes that they come across online, along with links rebutting the hipposcat with extreme prejudice? To illustrate, this meme has been popping up on my Facebook feed a fair bit recently: Preview Open

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