Monday, September 19, 2011


This video is just incredible. I've seen it a million times, but it always gets me. Mr. Rogers' brave speech affirms that words have the ability to sway peoples' opinions. Without using sophistry or fallacies, Rogers calmly lays out his case. You can tell the Senator thinks he's a little goofy at first, and kind of makes fun of him, but Mr. Rogers stays cool and continues to speak in his same plodding, deliberate pace. I've heard that the faster you speak, the more intelligent you seem, so I assume his slow talking is a disadvantage. I am wildly uncomfortable feeling this optimistic, unguarded, and gee wow, but I can't help myself.

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