I’m sure you’re right. I didn’t have any of that in mind though. I’m not a both-sides guy.
No no, I was referring to more basic stuff. edward barnays mastery of emotional media, which was a honing of PT barnum-esque / tent revival preaching 1800s emotional appeals to bring our thinking to certain ways, but bernays’ adoption in various governments and corporate marketing has turned it into a science and that’s the fishbowl we’re in and can’t escape because we were all born into it
Even your own writing style is full of that kind of emotional appeal; the desperation. It’s all part of that aspect I’m referring to.
It’s not the end of all things to write that way; it’s rhetoric but honed and mastered and we breath it.