1.4-Failure

Most Rhetoric? Excuses.

Most rhetoric consists of the search for excuses with which to justify your reproductive strategy while maintaining the rhetorical pretence of moral objectivity – largely by way of asserting we are all equal in ability and value to one another and possessed of equal incentives. Yet this technique is dependent upon the twin biases of empathy with others to inspire agreement, fear of shaming to disincentivize disagreement.

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