I did not write this! Full credit below.
This is such an important topic, and something I think absolutely everyone experiences but may not realize what’s being done.
Educate yourself on these tactics and make choices about if/how you respond. These are, perhaps, the single largest and most sinister tactics of media/social media in today’s world. The use of these tactics is changing our society in ways that are catastrophic to our societal structure. They are destroying the way we relate to each other as human beings. They are so sinister that we will have a world we can no longer recognize or fix before we ever know something terrible happened. This is being done to millions of people by a Constitutionally-protected free press and on every social media platform in existence.
Here is a link to the full post. It is worth the 5 minutes it might take you to read it. I hope you will. https://lifelessons.co/critical-thinking/kafkatrapping/written by Michael Frank, a New Zealand blogger, and really intelligent writer.
7 linguistic tricks people use to deceive and manipulate you
In this article I’ll expose seven linguistic tricks people use to deceive you:
The Kafka trap might also be called the SJW trap.
Author Eric Raymond coined the term Kafkatrapping in his 2010 article in which he presented a style of argument that is common today with SJW’s, but has it’s origins in The Trial a book written in 1915 by Franz Kafka.
In The Trial the protagonist is arrested and accused of serious crimes which are never specified. He receives no explanation or description of the charges, and his refusal to acknowledge that he must be guilty is what makes him guilty. The only way to stop his abuse is to admit that he is guilty.
Keep reading here: https://lifelessons.co/critical-thinking/kafkatrapping/