One must acknowledge that the normalization of the right-wing media’s hortatory use of propaganda and its fever dreams about the good old days has led its viewers to grow comfortable with their own indifference to the Country’s subjugation — and even murder — of black people.
And more recently, what was indifference is now tacit, and sometimes quite throaty, approval.
- Giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech.
- Exhortation or advice; incitement; encouragement.
- That which exhorts, incites, or encourages.
encouraging, exhortatory, inciting, protreptic
From Middle French hortatoire, from Latin hortor (“encourage”).
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Hortatory. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/hortatory. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.
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