Found Words – George Lakoff

I saw this dude speak a few years ago at UCLA. He was really intelligent about the linguistics in politics and ways that words get redefined to fit into certain patterns of sense making. As someone who is, in many ways, very individualistic, I often wonder what makes me feel so much more drawn to progressive political views, and what might explain some of my internal debates and inconsistencies. I definitely think that empathy, as this article describes, is a major part of that.

Not so sure about the uses of “progressives” and “conservatives” in some parts of this article, but the general idea is interesting.


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