The first wedding that I’ve been in my twenties
Thinkin’ maybe someone is not somethin’ to own
Maybe the government got nothin’ to do with it

Biking Frank Ocean Ft. Tyler, The Creator & Jay Z

This song has one of the smoothest melodies I have heard so far in 2017. This highly contrasts what you expect of a song with Jay Z in it. I choose this fragment of the song because it references a highly  controversial issue, government dealing with civil liberties. One of the greatest achievements of the constitution is the continuous respect of civil liberties. Nevertheless, marriage has been presented with countless barriers through out history. This song was released a the same time when the government has issued some controversial comments over same sex marriage and the ultra conservative marriage traditions VP Mike Pence has with his wife  bombarded the media. Is important for a democracy that the rhetoric behind art is used to critique the government. That makes a true democracy.

 

“The task of building and maintaining a team is never done”

 

In Leading the autobiography of Sir Alex Ferguson with collaboration of Michael Moritz. This type of phrase contributes to building of a team with simple language. The readers of a soccer manager do not tend to be erudite philophers, insetad they are soccer fans that try to work on leadership skills or simply love this type of sport.

“You learn the essence of libertarianism in kindergarten:

Don’t hit other people,

Don’t take their stuff,

And keep your promises.” (Boaz 145)

In The Libertarian Mind,  David Boaz introduces the libertarian mindset to new readers. The rhetoric of this book is set to captivate new audience and add adepts to this philosophy. In this particular fragment Boaz makes the text approachable to every reader. Brilliantly he understands the rules every kindergarten receives and creates a text that is approachable to all the audiences. The importance of the text is that it contributes to the deeper understanding of a wide arrange of audiences.

At the trial, he never gave an inch when it came to this part of the story, although he agreed that today, when “times have changed so much,” the Jews might not be too happy to recall this “pulling together and he did not want “to hurt their feelings.” (Arendt 48)

 

Hannah Arendt in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem narrates the trial of Adolf Eichmann one of the most prominent figure of Nazism in WW2. He was the Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführe, he planned many of the atrocities and human rights violations the Nazi regime perpetrated in their 12 year Reich. Hannah Arendt was highly criticized due to the tone and the rhetoric used in this book.  Arendt spoke without any slant toward the Nazi official, she was highly impartial and did not portray the man as a monster. She was in pursuit of a more noble cause, explore the banality of evil. This exert caught my attention due to its irony. In this part of the book Arendt is describing the plan Eichmann tried to develop of granting a sovereign state to the Jewish populous far away from mutterland. Eichmann approved mass deportations and even affirmed it was good for the economy to take control over jewish businesses this way. So it results quite ironic that after committing those atrocities he would not talk about it to prevent “hurting the feelings” of the Jewish population. In this passage Arendt incorporates three quotes from Eichmann in his trial; is imperative to remark how the author skillfully constructs the sentence. Quoting those precise words of Eichmann enriches her argument and makes a strong point. I added a link of a fragment of Eichmann trial in Jerusalem.

 

“Occasionally you meet someone with a thousand-year heart.” (Brooks 174) The Road to Character

This sentence impacted me dearly, after reading it I could not stop reading it again and again. It’s true how rare is to meet someone that has a pure heart and worth having high esteem too. Having this sentence at the beginning of one of the most important paragraphs of the chapter sets perfectly the tone of what the
author is trying to describe later on. It is a relatively short sentence but full of meaning. The way the words are formulated permits the reader to focus on t
he rarity of the event. Using the world occasionally and the hyperbole “thousand-year heart” to mention how peculiar is to find this kind of person marks the importance of the event. Is amazing how well the message is delivered. The use of figurative language is crucial for effective rhetoric the same happens with short and powerful sentences.

 

 

Politics is about: “who gets what, when and how.” Harold Lasswell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjapkY9ODPQ

This phrase is written by the famous political scientist Harold Lasswell. It has great syntax depth. It’s depth derives from the way he arranges three of the five Ws. This strategy permits him to effectively deliver a complex idea into a catchy phrase. Using three common words to define such a complex concept as Politics makes his idea approachable to everyone who reads it.