The Strawman
The Strawman

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missrebeccaann I earned a Ph.D. in misplacing car keys
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A straw man (or strawman) is a form of argument and an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent.[1] One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man".

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The Strawman

I built a strawman of perspective, out of fear and hate. I built him out of issues I know you can relate. The strawman is a ruse for my vanity. A spotlight is what I crave for all humanity.

My strawman gives me purpose; on a podium, I stand. An audience attention is something I demand. I talk about propaganda. I talk about pretend. I talk about my strawman, I want to break and bend.

I'll destroy what I've created this I have no doubt. Setting fire to my strawman with a flame you can't put out.

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