Final Assignment

Final Assignment

In this class learning the new skills we have been taught, they have been very beneficial for this class and others. It is a way to really let your reader know what an article is about and how you think about it when using the coming to terms process. Also, what I have learned was the use of metacognition. This process helped me realize the best way to understand another writer’s work, and how to define their meanings of their…

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sunday 26th HW

sunday 26th HW

The Brandenburg Test is a process to depict whether a statement should put consequences on somebody. According to the test, when a statement is both intended and likely to produce violence, the sayer would then be punished in some way. But the clear and present danger test was overruled by the Brandenberg test. This test is described to take action when a statement causes a sense of panic in a community. They are different because the new Brandenburg test takes…

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Hw Thursday 23rd

Hw Thursday 23rd

Kyle Messenger In the social media world, there are a lot of news platforms, blogs, articles, and regular people who post fake news stories. Even though something of what seems so wrong actually, can become just an entertaining hobby. There are many types of news out in the world that is fake but it is easy to create. How, well all you have to do is, play the game. I took a survey or game, no pun intended. It was…

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Activity 2 Due April 19

Activity 2 Due April 19

Contradictory- When the theorists believe in conspiracies based off of events that are mutually contradictory. Overriding Suspicion- Extreme suspicion that births there own theories that can be a belief in anything. Nefarious intent- The theory is intended to describe the function of an event as a criminal act. Something must be wrong- When the theorists get proven wrong about an idea they come up with something else to cover that idea but let their end conclusion stand without change. Immune…

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Activity 1

Activity 1

In the world of the internet. When it comes to conspiracy theories, they tend to be on the front lines of pushing this stuff out to the world. One person who tends to make the most money and get the most attention is Alex Jones. The prodcaster of the show Infowars, a show that deliberately speaks lies to its wide range of viewers and for some reason, people keep going back to him. When it comes to Marcel Fontaine, his…

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HW- April 9

HW- April 9

Kyle Messenger In 2016, there was an incident at a pizza/ping-pong joint in Salisbury, N.C. What happened was a man named Edgar M. Welch went to Comet Ping Pong and brought his rifle inside because of the conspiracy that was hot on the media at that time. The conspiracy regarding the restaurant was known as the “Pizzagate.” This theory was that the people inside of the restaurant were molesting children. The reason why this became a headline on the news…

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Hw- April 5

Hw- April 5

Kyle Messenger Van’s definition of conspiracy theories states in his article that “ A conspiracy theory is the suspicion that a group of actors have joined together in secret to plan evil attacks.” (Page 2-3 para. 6) This definition is very correlated with Merlans definition as they both state how it is perceived to be a group who is secretly trying to harm people. Prooijin’s and Mark describe the origins of conspiracies by explaining how they are caused by lethal…

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Hw- Anna Merlan Article Q’s

Hw- Anna Merlan Article Q’s

Kyle Messenger What is Merlan’s operating definition of a conspiracy theory? [Right There] Merlan’s definition throughout the article of conspiracy theories explain that they are claims persuaded by dark suspicions typically from leaders or the government. Or, groups that are working secretly against the common good of people. For a couple reasons, one is the overall cause of terror in people. The next is to cause power to their own selves. Merlan says that conspiracy thinking has been part of…

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Paper 2- Aesthetics Are the Difference

Paper 2- Aesthetics Are the Difference

Kyle Messenger Eng 123 Eric Drown March 12, 2020 Aesthetics Are the Difference Music has been a part of our culture forever. But, there are trends of certain kinds of artists switching their styles and essentially joining a different culture. This scenario has become an interesting conversation amongst white or female artists in rap culture today. For the most part, these kinds of artists tend to decline their success once entering this culture. Is it because of their skin color?…

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