“Enemies of the people!”

The British Daily Mail declared the judges that ruled that parliament has to be consulted before Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty can be invoked to start the exit from the EU as ‘enemies of the people’, there were also other labels applied, which I will not repeat, because this is a decent blog. Better…

“Immigrants take our jobs”

That’s a statement that you hear or read in one form or other very often. It is a generalisation of course, to which you can respond with presenting one instance to the contrary: Answer: “Do you know the baker at twenty second street? He’s an immigrant and he restarted the old bakery. Now he employs…

“Cooperating with Trump is like appeasement, remember Chamberlain”

Implicitly, Mr. Trump is compared with Hitler, and all his actions are discredited, by comparing, for example Theresa May, with Neville Chamberlain. Technique: “Taking the moral high ground by condemning your opponent as fascist”, number 32. Answer: “You’re too dumb to realize just how dangerous he is” Technique: “Ad Hominem” insulting or discrediting your opponent, the…