Lakoff Inspired “You Didn’t Build That”
George Lakoff (rhymes with). Bill Jacobson has the details at LegalInsurrection.com. By now you have heard the Obama and Liz Warren speeches about how no one got rich on his or her own. … This narrative is cribbed almost verbatim from the narrative of George Lakoff, a progressive [liberal] linguistics activist and Professor at Berkeley,” and he has been advising the Democrats on how to change and use language in order to hide who they really are. That’s what it boils down to. Lakoff advises Democrats on how to say things that mask and cover up who they really are.
“Like Warren, Lakoff was one of the academics who helped frame how the Occupy Wall Street movement presented itself. Lakoff’s writings and theories seek to transform progressive politics and he is a frequent speaker on how progressives can reframe the political debate. Lakoff developed a linguistic narrative that [liberals] needed to counter conservatives by focusing on the role of government in enabling individual success, a narrative in which no person became successful on his or her own.”
It was Lackoff (rhymes with) who got this started, and Warren and Obama are using what he said.