5/8/20 Maggie Davis
A Moral Outrage<br><br> Published

The Plandemic Video: a textbook example of effective propaganda, explained<br><br>

Why It’s Important To Push Back On ‘Plandemic’—And How To Do It<br><br>

Aristotle introduced a concept over two thousand years ago that remains more relevant than ever: modes of persuasion, or rhetorical appeals. The three main appeals speakers can use to persuade others are ethos, pathos and logos.<br><br>

1. Ethos is an appeal to the credibility and authority of the speaker, how they come across. <br><br>

2. This video successfully employs “pathos” and “ethos” to persuade people.<br><br>

3. Logos is an appeal to facts and logic.  This is where the film falls flat—but it doesn’t matter to many people because it so successfully uses ethos and pathos. <br><br>

Many people try to avoid drama or debates on their social media accounts, and I respect that. But this video is not a time to “agree to disagree” because the stakes are too high. It’s a matter of life and death. The false statements in this video can cause deaths. <br><br>

I know many people just don’t have the energy right now to push back—we’re all strung out, burnt out, stressed, and tired—so be strategic about what you can tolerate. You might need to say, “I’m sorry, I care about you as a person, but I cannot allow you to share dangerous, harmful misinformation about a life or death situation, so I will need to unfriend you until the pandemic is over.”  <br><br>