I have to give credit to Vox Day (@VoxDay) and his book “SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police”, specifically Chapter 10, in helping me reframe many of the discussions I’ve attempted to have with various colleagues on Facebook.
Yes, I can already feel your eyes roll. I was THAT naive to believe everyone operated on the Dialectic level.
Overly Simplistic Definitions:
Dialectic – inquiry into metaphysical contradictions and their solutions. Aristotle tradition of inquiry.
Rhetoric – language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
Pseudo-Dialectic – speech that uses some Dialectic keywords but in nonsensical / contradictory ways to amount to Rhetoric substance
If you’re a masochist, read on, and see if you can locate examples of each type. One is in picture form, and the other is in copy-pasta form.