“A philosopher operates with deductions. A sophist operates with paradoxes. A “public intellectual” operates with buzzwords.” – Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.” – John Adams
Word of the week–sophistry-(noun)-the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving. Subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation. Synonyms-specious reasoning, fallacy, sophism, casuistry.
Thinking it’s a soda pop world
is pure sophistry that
disregards common sense.
read between the lines
coz there’s no reward
for missteps with words.
Fallacious disputes never
a win-win, and often reason
is accused of being a thief.
Yeah, well let’s sip
another cup of joe while
removing reason from
lockup and do what’s
needed to skedaddle
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