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“Law and Order” and Other Dog Whistles

Dog Whistle:  Coded or suggestive language in political messaging to garner support from a particular group without provoking opposition.  The concept is named for ultrasonic dog whistles used in shepherding. Karl Marx famously declared:  “Religion…is the opium of the people.”  Today that label might be applied to sports fandom, celebrities, Facebook, Twitter or other entertainment.… Continue reading “Law and Order” and Other Dog Whistles