Mad at some?

Tell us how those not affiliated with those people are just as culpable. Make up stuff and claim it is true.

Add invective at each opportunity. 

This is the way it rolls from the White House down to the commoners.

Don't worry about being open minded anymore.

Nobody is listening.

Responses will be closely monitored for ingratiating agreement.

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Comment by alsoknownas on August 30, 2018 at 9:39am

Hyperbole is not the same as adding significant detail to a discussion.

Readers and thinkers know that.

Typists miss the point.

Comment by Ron Powell on August 30, 2018 at 11:34am

Bigotry is much more difficult to understand if you've never been on the short end of the bigotry stick....

Bigotry is weaponized negative hyperbole usually targeted at minority groups that cannot respond in kind with the same effect and/or impact....

If a discussion is about the hyperbole that is bigotry, hyperbole is not an inappropriate or unforeseeable response or reaction....

Comment by koshersalaami on August 30, 2018 at 12:46pm

I don’t know if I would characterize bigotry as hyperbole because what exactly is being exaggerated? I don’t think we’re dealing with core truths whose exaggeration would be considered bigotry. 

If we’re talking about hyperbole about bigotry rather than as bigotry, that’s a different question. The inherent danger there is loss of credibility on the part of the person engaging in hyperbole because this allows both targeted audiences and blatant opposition to dismiss the source as being prone to exaggeration, either exaggeration of the events in question or exaggeration of the effects/consequences of those events, leading at the very least to an assumption by the audience that they should not be taking the grievance nearly as seriously as it is being presented. The focus shifts from “horrible things are happening” to “the screamer is screaming again”. Repeated hyperbole is a great way to reduce the effectiveness of the messenger. 

Comment by koshersalaami on August 30, 2018 at 12:52pm

I’ll use an analogy for what I’m talking about that everyone commenting so far is uniquely equipped to understand completely. How can heavy metal and related genres get boring? And they certainly can. They’re assuming that impact is through loudness, through actual auditory impact. It isn’t, it’s through contrast. That’s why we use dynamics. When loudness is isolated it stands out and has a great deal more impact than if it’s buried in other loudness in much the same way that a twenty story building is monumental in a village but inconspicuous in many cities. 

Comment by Ron Powell on August 30, 2018 at 1:33pm

"I don’t know if I would characterize bigotry as hyperbole because what exactly is being exaggerated?"

Of course you wouldn't...

You need to think more deeply about what I'm saying, how I'm saying it, and why...

Comment by koshersalaami on August 30, 2018 at 1:35pm

I think you need to answer the inherent question. 

If what is being exaggerated are the characteristics of a few to a population in general, the issue with that isn’t that it’s exaggerated so much as that it’s simply false. That would make hyperbole not the germane issue. 

What am I missing?

Comment by Ron Powell on August 30, 2018 at 1:35pm

Again: "Bigotry is much more difficult to understand if you've never been on the short end of the bigotry stick..."

Comment by koshersalaami on August 30, 2018 at 1:41pm

AKA may not belong to a minority but I do. 

Comment by alsoknownas on August 30, 2018 at 1:47pm

I am not of the mind that bigotry is as described here. I see bigotry on these pages often, masked as concern, then presented as fact.

The inaccuracies are glossed over then discussions follow as if it never happened.

Comment by Ron Powell on August 30, 2018 at 2:47pm

@Kosh; Your definitional reference is too narrow.

For example; Stereotyping is hyperbole: 

hy·per·bo·le

noun

: language that describes something 

as. better or worse than it really is

Synonymscaricaturecoloring,   elaborationembellishment
embroideringembroidery
exaggerationmagnification,  
overstatementpaddingstretching

-----Miriam-Webster Dictionary

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