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Thread #98509   Message #3824767
Posted By: Jack Campin
06-Dec-16 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
The "folk process" is not only alive, it's more significant than ever. That was what won Trump the election: the propagation of lies, misrepresentations and ever more mangled messages by his support network. Compared with that, a typical Jacobite balladeer was as straight-up as a court stenographer.

(If you've read a bunch of 17th century religio-political broadsides you'll see exactly where alt-right rhetoric comes from - truth, insight, elegance, wit and style didn't come into it; the only point was to be as brutally insulting as possible).