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Friday, October 29, 2004


I think its just you... its not condescending, rather describing a state of reality. If he holds that Bush has lied to the American people, or at least pulled the wool over our eyes, then asking us to 'wake up' is reasonable and not condescending.

I think it IS condescending to ASSUME that your audience is asleep! It doesn't say much for your perception of their powers of reason either.

(On the other hand, I'd have to be drugged up pretty heavily to listen to Kerry and think his ideas make sense for America...)

It's just you. The 'wake up' bit was what we call 'oratory', and was tying together the theme of optimism (as in 'wake up to a new day') with the actual act of waking up and going to the polls.

Perhaps you'd have preferred something modelled on Spinoza's Ethics ('from Ax. 1, 2, 4; and Theor. V and VII, we deduce that....')?

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