Jennifer Mercieca

Jennifer Mercieca

Historian of American political rhetoric. Founding Director of the Aggie Agora, non-partisan, pro-democracy. Writing a #teamrhetoric book about #Election2016.

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I've been saying: Trump is playing infowarrior politics and Dems are playing normie politics and it's asymmetrical.

Read this really informative piece on how propagandists are taking advantage of our trust for local news: Americans Trust Local News. That Belief Is Being Exploited.

He really said “cleaned out.” He really did. Cleaned out. He said it. Out loud. Cleaned out. CLEANED OUT.

Trump is really winding up the us/them polarization. "What they're really, really doing is fighting you. And we never lose." It's war rhetoric. Trump is attacking America. He's been attacking America since 2015.

"hitting the kind of incendiary themes — immigrant invaders, the corrupt media — that play best on platforms where algorithms favor outrage and political campaigns are free to disregard facts."

Folks, I get it. He is terrible & likely criminal. But authoritarians want to erode the rule of law. They try to erode your faith in the rule of law. Chanting “lock him up” feels good, but it’s also an act of desperation that says that you don’t believe in the rule of law.

“The best thing for being sad, is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love,"