The New Jargon

From: Jim Whitehead (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 13:27:17 PST

>From Phil Agre's Red Rocks Eaters list:

"I am talking here about people who are emotionally abusive, and
who have obviously invested effort in learning a whole technology of
emotional abuse that they are deploying in a systematic way for (what
they regard as) political purposes. I am talking about people who
express themselves in snide, sarcastic, scornful tones, who express
themselves in innuendoes, who invest incredible effort in provoking
an intemperate response so that they can portray themselves as victims,
and who engage in complicatedly indirect forms of rhetoric that deniably
presuppose things that are false."

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