Chris and oratory
Whenever Chris wants to make an argument regarding his opinions, one way he’ll attempt to move people is through orating his reasoning onto them. Since Chris lacks some of the basic skills needed to make an effective speech, rarely ever plans out anything he makes, has serious communication problems, and never does research, his speeches always turn out lackluster at best and horrifyingly naive at worst. This could be due to his autism, since communication effectiveness is often affected by it.
- 1 Chris as a public speaker
- 2 Common traits of Chris' Speech
- 3 Notable Speeches from Chris
- 4 Activism
- 5 In the comic
- 6 See also
- 7 References
Chris as a public speaker
Chris often struggles to speak in a coherent manner that can convincingly hold an argument, some of the reasons are as follows:
Inability to communicate properly
Chris has been known to sometimes have issues making his points clear. His heavy speech impediment, brought on by autism, makes him incredibly hard to understand at times. He also, unfortunately, often seems to space out or lose focus mid-sentence, and repeat a lot of his points when he can't think of anything to say. His orations often include adaptations from other people's or character's speeches, since Chris seems to have a difficult time being creative and being original, and so they often turn out somewhat disjointed and weak. He almost always seems to get it right whenever his speech involves rage or wanting someone to die, since all Chris can think about in those speeches is getting his goal accomplished as soon as possible. This indicates a very physically-focused style of thinking, also possibly a symptom of his autism, that prevents him from communicating theoretical ideas easily.
In many of his speeches, Chris also tends to use very fancy sounding words to make himself look more intelligent than he actually is. Chris seems to think that by using obscure words, or by making up phrases composed of existing words and affixes, his speeches mean more than they actually do and people will think he knows what he's talking about. Unfortunately, however, this often has the opposite effect, especially if Chris is using the word in the wrong way, as he is known to to, and if the person listening to the speech isn't already familiar with Chris' strange vocabulary, they'll be completely lost.
Lack of self-awareness
|“||"Be the change you wish to see in the world"||”|
|A quote which Chris should have taken advice from|
Despite wanting to change the world, Chris rarely ever seems to attempt to change himself, whether for good or bad. One of the most important aspects of a public speaker is their willingness to not only change the ways others think but to also change themselves. Therefore, an effective speaker would always be aware of wherever their argument or reasoning falls flat. Instead, Chris, who often speaks and thinks with a somewhat inflated ego, never looks into his overall character. He tends to treat his good qualities with care and attention, and completely overlook a majority of his bad ones. The only times he mentions his bad qualities is whenever he feels he needs the pity of people more fortunate than him to make himself feel useful. Because of this complete lack of self-awareness, it is very hard to actually follow any type of advice Chris will give, given his inexperience in these same things.
Never doing research
In order to get their point across, a strong orator must know a lot about what they're trying to prove to their audience. This means doing extensive research on that given topic and evaluating their current stance on the topic whenever contradictory evidence comes to light. Chris, unfortunately, often neglects this part of the process to bad habits. Because of how little research Chris does to make a point, and having lived a very sheltered childhood, Chris seems to base his points on many logical fallacies, childlike beliefs, his past experiences, and baseless assumptions. Even when he does do research, the arguments he makes will typically fail due to him misrepresenting or misinterpreting claims made in his sources. Whenever he does research, his preferred source seems to be Wikipedia, which many people do not recommend as a secondary source, given how anyone can edit its articles. Even if Wikipedia itself was a credible source that could be used to make a strong argument, Chris will often cherrypick whatever proves his point the best, ignoring all of the other parts of the article.
Habit of lying
Most importantly, for any public speaker, they need to be someone that can be trusted by the general public. Given how often Chris lies, it is difficult for his speeches to have credibility, and so lose a lot of their communicative power. Some examples of his lies, specifically those in his spoken presentations (comprehensive list here) are as follows:
- Chris said that Blanca Weiss received the medallion, and sent it back. This was of course a lie, since Chris had made a new medallion, and the old one had been publicly destroyed.
- Chris has made occasional claims that he really doesn't hate homos, despite several instances of him showing otherwise.
- Whilst technically not lying, Chris's moving of the goalposts when it comes to Liquid Chris's credibility as the true and honest CWC is incredibly damaging to Chris's image as an honest and credible person. This includes the SingStar Challenge.
- Chris went to great lengths to tell the fans that he would never show gore and violence in his comics. However, he breaks this statement by killing Evan in a very gory fashion in Sonichu #10. He later insists in his first chat with Jackie that it was justified because Alec "gored it up first." Episode #17, which was written long before Asperchu even began, ended with Rosechu stripping naked, clawing a man's head open, electrocuting him, and leaving him in a puddle of his own blood.
Common traits of Chris' Speech
Chris often has a very black and white view of people and evil, tending to view people as his "enemies" if he doesn't like them, even if the situation is vastly more complicated in nature. This, and his lack of tact when it comes to his stronger emotions, be they love or hate unfortunately cause Chris to lash out at people with insults, death threats and obscenities. This behaviour even got his "CChanSonichu" YouTube Channel taken down at one point. The extent of what Chris might say to his offenders is ultimately unpredictable. Sometimes, Chris will only go off on a tangent on how much of a dirty troll his offenders are, and will rage, thinking that that will work as an effective way of changing their minds about conducting the behaviour that was angering him. Other times, Chris will absolutely despise a person's guts so much, that when he orates about their dastardly deeds, he will want the person in question to either suffer or be wiped off the face of the Earth entirely.
Chris sometimes will threaten his audience in an attempt to get them to do something to better themselves, or that will in some way benefit him. In the video, THAT IS MY HOUSE, he demands all of the trolls to delete everything they found out about Chris' house off the internet, and even goes as far as threatening the law onto them. Also, during the Clyde Cash saga, Chris has made several attempts to blackmail Clyde in a series of videos where he's threatening Clyde to stop trolling him. In some of these other videos, Chris tries to make Clyde look like a pathetic weakling and makes himself look like a Herculean chick-magnet, while he was threatening him to have a fight with him.
Bias and one-sided arguments
Chris has certain behaviours that can be seen as very stubborn, his refusal to change himself or his beliefs are often a detriment to him. This means that regardless of what evidence you give to him that suggests he’s wrong, he’ll always try to find some kind of information out of thin air or fallacious argument to further verify his beliefs. Whenever he gives a speech, often times he doesn't ever think about why other people might not agree with his opinions, or he won't think about the kind of people that might not benefit from his opinions. This seems to be a symptom of some level of narcissism which he has developed over years of enabling by his parents.
When majoring in CADD, Chris never ended up taking any classes in rhetoric, so Chris oftentimes falls into logical fallacies in his many rhetorical pieces. His arguments usually end up very unsubstantial as a result, with no relevant evidence in many instances. The following examples illustrate the logical fallacies common to Chris's videos and speeches, and give examples for each.
Chris may sometimes, misguidedly, rely on insults and ad hominem arguments to argue a point. This is where someone may say something, such as accusing him of being homosexual, and then Chris, instead of arguing against that point using reason, will insult the person's character. This of course is a fallacious method of argument and does not verify Chris' sexuality at all.
For instance, in the video Kill De Jack, Chris is arguing that:
- The homosexual ads are inappropriate for his website, and should be replaced with something else.
- Clyde Cash's billboards contain false information
- Chris is straight.
However, the arguments he uses are: Jack makes Chris sick, Chris mocks Jack, Chris says Clyde is lazy, Chris appeals to an imaginary audience, saying he's not the only one sick of the ads, Chris says Jack is a snivelling coward, Chris says Jack is poor, Chris slanders Clyde and attempts to de-platform him, and then flips the bird at Jack. Not a single valid point was made.
If Chris is arguing against something airtight, he may choose to misrepresent the argument, and instead argue against a malformed, flawed version of that argument created in his mind. These were used a lot against the troll who intellectually challenged him the most: Alec Benson Leary, who wanted Chris not to use Evan Christopher George's Simonchu character, which Chris had gender-bended into Simonla Rosechu. It was very hard for Alec to keep the argument on track, as Chris was so frequently using Simonchu as a strawman, saying "Evan can have his Simonchu", when Alec was clearly talking about Simonla, which makes the Alec Benson Leary calls particularly hard to listen to, since Chris's incessant use of this fallacy was so annoying.
Moving the goalposts
Chris has a habit of not thinking his demands though, or otherwise let his ego get in the way of reality, this will sometimes cause people to easily prove themselves correct by Chris's standard, thus winning the argument. However, in retaliation, Chris will, instead of admitting defeat, redefine the specifications and requirements of evidence, which makes the process of being proven wrong an endless cycle of being presented with evidence and demanding more. This allows Chris to believe that any of his misguided delusions are true without allowing evidence to prove otherwise.
A fantastic example of Chris's employment of this fallacy was in the Liquid Chris saga. Chris would set goals for Liquid Chris to reach in order to prove that he is the true and honest creator of Sonichu, and even though Liquid continually achieved these and proved that he was the true and honest creator of Sonichu, Chris would never afford him the credit he deserved. Instead, Chris would just say that the proof didn't matter because he said so, and in order for him to prove his legitimacy he must fulfil this next goal. This is a very good example of moving the goalposts, especially since Liquid Chris didn't actually create Sonichu in the first place; The only reason Liquid could so easily fulfil Chris's demands was because they weren't asking for actual relevant evidence, but instead were egotistical assertions that he was the only person who could speak Spanish (disproven in a video by Liquid in which he shows a solid grasp of not only Spanish, but numerous other languages) or could sing. It's an incredible example of this logical fallacy interacting with Chris's narcissism.
Notable Speeches from Chris
A series of commentaries on Chris's notable speeches, focusing specifically on Chris's ability to communicate, body language and rhetoric.
Christian Weston Chandler's FUTURE MESSAGE
- Main article: Christian Weston Chandler's FUTURE MESSAGE
Chris's FUTURE MESSAGE speech is a solid example of Chris's early oral works, featuring a lot of the problems listed in this article, and Chris's somewhat problematic beliefs. It was filmed on his 25th birthday as a sort of set of proverbs and imparted wisdoms that Chris had accumulated through his life, that he wanted to pass to future generations. Chris was very confident and proud of this speech, as can be noted by his intention to have it shown in local schools. However, he has never been approached with any kind of offer for it to be displayed anywhere, yet.
Chris is holding a piece of paper, on which his script is written, and relies heavily on it, often neglecting to look at the camera, causing the communication to not be as effective. A better public speaker would usually try to maintain eye contact with their audience, too keep their attention and to seem personable, usually by either learning the script, knowing what they want to say and just improvising around that, placing or holding the script in a position where it can be glanced at without having to look away from the audience, or using more subtle note cards with pointers to remind them of what to say, making sure to maintain eye contact throughout.
Throughout the video, the many pronunciation problems that Chris has are on full display, saying the word "example" as "etsample" and "relaxing" as "relatsing", as well as generally slurred speech which is spoken too quickly to be effective.
Chris also shows his regional dialect, as well as his wit, with the phrase:
|I am here, and y'all are there.|
Interestingly, the hand sign Chris uses to illustrate his oration when saying that it is his 25th birthday is holding up three fingers. This makes the communication confusing, as a good public speaker is often sure to make what they go with their hands match up with what they are saying.
Chris's stuttering is also exemplified here, when he talks faster than his brain can think (which is easy for him to do, since he has a tendency to speak fast, like children usually do, and doesn't seem to have an easy time constructing sentences in his head) he says the wrong word, and often goes back a few words to say the clause again to correct the mistake. An example of this being:
|today, I am share- intend to share some wise words|
Chris caught himself saying the wrong word, and so corrects himself. The amount he does this varies heavily on how hard he finds the sentence to think of, luckily, the script helps him know what to say if that happens, so it doesn't happen as much in this particular video. The parts where he stutters most is where he goes off of his script and makes a side comment, such as:
|I haven't done it and I don't like it—doing either of them|
Chris uses a lot of rhetorical devices to put across his points, things like calling cigarettes "death sticks" and saying he would like to send all of the tobacco that exists to the moon on a rocket. Chris also takes a negative stance on alcohol, saying that it's a "slow acting poison", however these arguments somewhat fall flat when he uses himself as an example of the benefits of not smoking or drinking. Whilst Chris is indeed, not dead or suffering liver problems, being unsuccessful and extremely overweight to obese at 25 is not a good advertisement for avoiding these substances, better examples would be perhaps Billie Eilish or Tyler, the Creator, also being straight edge, but having the additional quality of being physically ideal weights and successful. A good use of examples is extremely important in rhetoric and public speaking in general.
Chris also speaks out against gender transitioning and intimate relations with the same gender. Unfortunately, this argument doesn't really have much legs, as Chris merely makes a somewhat feeble and lazy appeal to authority, by invoking the name of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a 1950s sex researcher. He also mentions the "The Big Man Upstairs", presumably referring to the Christian God, which Chris believed in at the time, since Christian marriage is between a man and a woman, and premarital sex is prohibited, making same-sex relations a sin in general. He also claims homosexuality can "really jeopardize the entire future of the world and the human race", which is completely untrue and baseless, since LGBTQ+ people are in the minority and can still reproduce through surrogacy. None of these arguments are good or well-supported enough to be taken seriously.
Chris insists that women not be so picky when it comes to finding a partner. As well as this showing that Chris seeks to undermine female agency and self-esteem, it also is a transparent attempt to get women to have a relationship with him out of pity. This is an abuse of his platform as a public speaker and really undermines a lot of his points. Chris could improve his public speaking a lot by becoming more humble and respectful of other people's wishes, and unfortunately did not manage to provide good enough citations for his points.
In conclusion, we can see from this example that both Chris's ability to communicate and rhetorical discourse is ultimately flawed, and would require a lot more speech therapy and communication training, as well as rhetoric lessons, to control.
- Main article: Autism Tutorial
Chris' Autism Tutorial is a good example of Chris lecturing a large group of people on a widespread mental disorder, but without researching the subject correctly or using effective techniques in his points, it also displays rage responses and insult responses, so you can get a wide range of these techniques. In most of this video series, Chris neglects to actually talk about Autism, its effects on one's cognitive functioning, how neurotypicals should treat people on the Autism Spectrum, and seldom gives appropriate or recommended advice. When he isn't telling parents of autistic children to mainstream their kids and irrationally hating on a part of the spectrum, he is giving very incoherent and convoluted speeches. Here are just a few of his speeches he gives in the video series:
|Fellow autistic people! I encourage you to man and woman up [Subtitle: "It is Socializing In Real Life or Dust!"] respectively! Go out into the real world, and make real friends with full, great quality friendships! Do it now!|
In this speech, Chris doesn't seem to account for people who are much lower on the spectrum and therefore can't socialize with others like he demands them to. He also doesn’t seem to grasp the idea that all autistic people develop differently, hence why it is called a “spectrum” in the first place. Because of this, despite being somewhat incompetent at socializing himself, he thinks that if he just acts as a role model and tells all autistic people to go out and just talk to people, their disorder will magically become manageable.
|I feel dislike towards you! For selfishly putting your ill name in association with autism! And with a name like Asperger! I feel it only makes us Autistic kind sound even worse! Aspergers. You shoulda left it as it was!. Autism is autism! And in your research, you linked it up with psychopaths! I feel even more offended at that! Now get out of my sight!|
Due to his lack of research on Hans Aspergers' contribution to the understanding of autism, him twisting and cherrypicking what he did find out about Hans' research, and him failing to realize that Hans was autistic himself, Chris seems to view Hans as the culprit behind his and other autistics lack of appreciation from anyone, simply for naming a condition after himself and having it sounding like "Ass Burgers" in his juvenile mind, also somewhat failing to realize that Aspergers is only a part of the spectrum and not another name for it, and therefore takes great offense at it for no real reason.
NO D*** WAY, IMPOSTOR!!!
- Main article: NO D*** WAY, IMPOSTOR!!!
This public message from Chris is aimed primarily at Liquid Chris, but is also a message to the wider public and companies who Chris seems to think could stop Liquid from selling merchandise, when it's unlikely that they would even take his side. Chris employs a number of tendencies mentioned in this page throughout the video, but obviously, none more prevalent than threats and blind hatred.
Chris, notably, babbles and stutters a lot less when making this video than some of his more relaxed orations, but can have some serious problems when his mind wanders or has particular trouble with a sentence. A notable example of Chris having a stuttering problem is at the 0:46 section, where an attempt to use staccato-like phrasing to get across his point powerfully, it seems to backfire as he forgets which order the words are meant to be in:
|Stop - that - brown - striped - in - the... shirt... with the paper medallion!|
Threats and Ad Hominems
Chris, throughout this video, is very impassioned and aroused, and is neither subtle nor eloquent, his performance style involves a lot of hand waving, raised voices and lots of threats and insults. Chris first makes the threat of suing Liquid, this is assuming that he has grounds to sue, and for that he would need more than the copyright registration of "electronic files" named Sonichu. Other than the very empty threat of legal issues, Chris also makes a vary vague death threat, in the form of "DIE, YOU!" and also attempts to use black magic to put a curse on Liquid Chris.
It should come as no surprise that merely yelling "You are the IMPOSTER!" is not a valid argument, and is simply used as an intimidation tactic to get Liquid to voluntarily stop selling Sonichu merchandise, but Chris seems to believe that Liquid can and should go to jail for his actions. Although "DIE, YOU!" is technically a death threat, it is very unlikely that Chris will make an attempt on Liquid's life, and doesn't even seem to really be threatening to do so, just telling him to die is a little too vague.
Chris, in this oration, uses false equivalency liberally in his rhetoric, causing many confusing moments and points. The first being his copyright on Sonichu, which is not a trademark, is a grounds to sue Liquid. Admittedly, it is generally accepted that Chris is too naïve to realise that he has no legal grounds to make such a threat, but it is a false equivalency, nevertheless.
The second false equivalency is that Chris having sent Nintendo a letter and given them "over five thousand dollars" means that Nintendo know who Chris is and will be willing to stop Liquid from selling Sonichu merchandise.
The third false equivalency is that the true creator of Sonichu is the one with his address, his phone number, and his parents, this also counts as a circular argument, by the way, so that's a double logical fallacy.
The fourth is somewhat similar to the second, but Chris also claims that the company of Nintendo had known him his whole lifetime because he bought stuff from them; Chris even claims that Nintendo would kick Liquid out!
The fifth false equivalency is that Liquid should have the police called on him by companies or his fanbase and thrown in jail to rot, even though it is very unlikely that Liquid would ever make enough money to get life in jail by selling Sonichu merchandise.
Being an opinionated and even confrontational person around the subjects that he is very passionate about, Chris has engaged in many campaigns on the many platforms that are available. Chris has been observed to conduct activism for a number of subjects, from local issues about saving McIntire Park, to international issues about Sonic's arm color. Chris is pro-active about protecting the things he loves (except Sonichu).
Twitter is one of the many public platforms that Chris uses as his soapbox to speak to the world, the 280 character limit can't stop Chris, as he'll sometimes make a thread which is a longer speech, comprised of many linked tweets. These are used especially prevalently in his Twitter campaigns, in these, Chris will use his platform to deliver rhetorical pieces on certain issues he is rallying behind. These are mostly triggered by trolling, being blocked or because someone hasn't followed his orders, no matter if it's an individual, or a company.
- Main article: HarassCWCdirectly
On 1 August, 2017, Chris made a post for National Girlfriend Day, where he gathered up all of the gal-pals he had made on Twitter. In this particular post, he tagged Planet Dolan voice actress and artist, DoopieDoOver, whose Twitter posts Chris replied to on a regular basis. Doopie, seemingly unsettled by Chris's possible labelling of her as a gal-pal and using the pet name "Darling", made it clear to Chris that she is a stranger to him and that he should back off. Despite this obvious message, Chris took it as meaning that Doopie won't befriend Chris because of her influence with the trolls, rather than because of his somewhat antisocial behaviour. Chris then came to the conclusion that Doopie wanted to stay away from him because his trolls were supposedly harassing her and the rest of the Planet Dolan crew. Chris, upset that the trolls were supposedly trolling his new friend, created the hashtag campaigns "#HarassCWCDirectly" and "#Don'tHarassMe" the next day to direct all of the trolls that were trolling Doopie to him, and even made a video scolding the trolls for harassing other people for their enjoyment. Because of Doopie eventually blocking him, Chris retired the hashtag on 4 August, 2017.
- Main article: BlockTheTrolls
On 28 August, 2017, after being stressed out by his conversation with LadyOfTheCosmo, Chris, thinking he is no way responsible for the bad things that happen to him, made a post regarding how the trolls have recently made him "feel off". After making this post, he made a long-winded speech about how good should rule over the evil that is the trolls. He eventually followed the Twitter Hashtag #BlockTheTrolls.
His arguments mostly consisted of false equivalencies, he compared himself to a hero defending the Twitter user he liked, attempting to invoke emotion by naming heroes like Sailor Moon and Optimus Prime. In reality, Chris was more like an affectionate and enthusiastic dog with fleas coming into someones house, and getting very confused and angry when he was thrown out. Chris is confused about why he would be rejected, when the person could just comb all the fleas out, but the fleas reproduce and get everywhere, and Chris simply isn't worth keeping. This gaping flaw in his argument causes the speech to fall flat, resulting in 80% of people voting in a poll he made, that it was the correct choice to just block Chris, as it is easier.
My Little Pony Protests
- Main article: My Little Pony Protests
On 13 August 2018, after Hasbro announced that their popular children's show, My Little Pony, would end their fourth generation TV show, Friendship is Magic, and proceed onto a fifth generation, Chris, believing that he had prophesied that there would be five more seasons of FIM, started protesting against it. His rhetoric here is frankly awful, not only is he appealing to authority, but he's appealing to HIS OWN authority, as a CPU and also an all powerful goddess. However, Chris thought that this was a very good argument, and it would be if he actually was an all powerful being, but unfortunately Hasbro has yet to respond to this protest.
Some examples of poor rhetoric include:
|I have seen a future that we must prevent: My Little Pony Generation Five.|
Nobody will take this level of reasoning seriously
|I just did a reset to prevent that from happening.|
You are unable to rewrite the canon of a TV show by saying something, and it is frankly ridiculous that Chris thinks that he should have this level of power in his fictional universe.
|CPU Blue Heart Commands it so as well, in agreement with Princess Celestia.|
Appeal to the authority of an OC and a character that Hasbro created, neither of whom exist.
|Reboots HURT the original very bad. Reboots stunts Growth of the Original.|
More baseless and factually incorrect information, note that Chris uses the words hurt and growth here in the sense of affecting a living being, not just that reboots of shows make the original worse.
Chris often mentions that Equestria will be damaged or hurt, and he wants G4 to continue for it's safety, but it is a very poor veil hiding his true desire: to not have anything change about Equestria, since it undermines his delusional views on how C-197 and fictional characters work.
Before Chris started using Twitter as his main platform, Chris used Facebook as his public platform, in the months and years after he stopped making YouTube videos as much when Bob died. Chris, using this platform, started a few campaigns about the things he was very concerned with at this time in his life, in the early tomgirl stages.
Sonic Boom Protests
- Main article: Sonic Boom Protests
In late 2014, it was revealed that the latest iteration of Sonic: Sonic Boom, would depict Sonic as having blue arms, as opposed to the usual tan color, which was integral to Sonic's iconic design. Despite the non-canon nature of this game and series, Chris took serious issue with the nature of the redesign. Chris wrote letters and took physical action during his campaign, but also conducted a campaign on Facebook.
In his speeches, Chris will often use CAPITAL LETTERS to portray shouting, these parts are often where he is at his most rhetorically inept. For example, this is an example of why Chris says Sega should waste lots of money on a recall of the whole Sonic Boom franchise:
|SONIC'S ARMS ARE NOT BLUE, AND THEY SERIOUSLY CAUSE SENSORY OVERLOADS IN ME!!!|
Chris calls for boycotts and mass calling campaigns among the masses to get Sega to recall the franchise, and if you're not sure whether or not Chris is calling for this, and expects Sega to comply explicitly because he doesn't like it, this is what he recommends people say:
|The very sight of Sonic's Blue Arms makes our ally, Christian Weston Chandler of Ruckersville, VA, suffer from consistent Sensory Overloads. Upon seeing them, his brain immediately shuts down into a momentary to lengthy (depending on how long he is forced to displeasingly endure the horrific sight) state of mental paralysis.|
Yes, Chris thought and expected that everyone was angry about the color of Sonic's arm because specifically he didn't like it. It doesn't seem to matter to him whether other people like it or not, and this has an extremely negative effect on his rhetoric and ability to communicate. This position of severe narcissism often alienates Chris's audience in his speeches, this and Chris's tendency to issue death threats eventually caused him to be thrown out of his own Facebook group. After starting a new Facebook group, these alienating and polarising speeches further caused Chris to be pushed back by those who agreed that Sonic's arms should stay tan, eventually calling the campaign a "success" when in the next Sonic game, his arms went back to tan, despite this not being the goal of the campaign.
Brassieres For Males
- Main article: Brassieres For Males
In mid to late 2013, Chris created a Facebook page on which to campaign about making brassieres socially acceptable and encouraged for men to wear. Chris, while not really giving a very good reason for wanting to do so, does however show his best display of rhetoric throughout his campaigns, presumably due to the help of somebody else. His reasoning and thought processes are well set out and developed, thanks to the page's administrators, who were helping Chris's arguments become more well put.
For example, the original about page was very well considered and offered many convincing reasons that it should be socially acceptable, such as:
|--Sports bras prevent the chafing commonly experienced by joggers.
--Bras can provide support and relief for the wearer's chest and back.
--Some conditions cause males to develop larger breasts, which is often a cause of embarrassment. Bras designed for males (or sports bras in the appropriate size) can flatten or lessen the appearance of male breasts and help the wearer feel more confident. (Many males wear undershirts to accomplish this purpose, often with sub-optimal results.)
--Some males enjoy wearing brassieres as an expression of gender or sexual identity. Though this is a valid use, it is not the focus of this page.
--Anyone who wants to wear a bra, for whatever reason, should be free to do so!
This very well thought out and thought provoking set of reasons was almost certainly not said by Chris, but it is a good backdrop, on which to contrast the direction in which Chris takes the page once the administrators stop controlling him as much and Chris uses some of his fallacies and confusing diction. For instance this quote, which is extremely bewildering:
|Ryan Gosling wears a man bra. Okay so maybe he doesn't. BUT WE CAN'T KNOW FOR SURE|
Rather than appealing to people that social acceptance of men wearing bras is a good thing, he's merely asserting that it is socially acceptable already by appealing to authority, and then suggesting that we can't know for sure means we should consider it as acceptable already. That's three fallacies in a very short passage.
In late 2014, when the page was picked back up by Chris after a long hiatus, Chris didn't have the administrators to help him at all, and so quickly devolved into something vastly different, and didn't last very long, proving that the campaign was really over by this point. He came out as transsexual and told men they should wear skirts as well as bras, these arguments weren't quite as well formulated.
In the comic
At some points in the comics, many of the characters will give a speech regarding their opinions on the current situation. Other times, Chris will use these same comics to write speeches of his own. The comics turn out to be a very good source for learning about Chris' orating skills. Chris often displays many of the rhetorical devices outlined in this page, favouring distortions of reality that suggest that people he doesn't like are worse than they really are, and that he is more virtuous than he actually is. He uses a lot of ad hominems, which merely serve to make Chris appear to be a more vindictive and egotistical character than he would like his readers to believe.
For example, towards the end of Episode 17 in Sonichu 8, Sonichu gives a speech about how Jason Kendrick Howell is not only triggering Chris by giving Rosechu a pickle, but how doing so somehow also drags both his and other United States citizens through the mud, even though Rosechu is not a political figure. This is an example of Chris using False equivalence to put the point across that it is immoral and illegal to portray Rosechu in this way. Chris also uses a rhetorical question which uses heavy extrapolation to imply that disagree with him is a dishonor to the country. Chris is also using a false appeal to patriotism, because drawing art of a fictional character has no bearing on the United States, and his attempt to suggest it does is disingenuous.
Chris occasionally will lose focus and go off on a quite drastic, jarring tangent, by providing extensive exposition about something. This really ruins the flow of his speeches, and makes the point less poignant and punchy. Ultimately, pacing suffers a lot in the speeches of Sonichu due to these errors.
- Wikipedia article on autism impairing communication
- Video in which Chris lied about the medallion
- First medallion destruction video
- See Captain's Log, Stardate February 18th, 2009 and Captain's Log, Stardate July 29th, 2009.
- Captain's Log, Stardate March 10th, 2009, CWC Address to Unilever About AXE, Don't Trust Any Homos Over There, It's UGH!, CWC "Boyfriend", Bless the Fans, Curse the Trolls
- mentioning intended audience on the speech's article
- Chris and copyright
- McIntire Park
- Sonic Boom Protests
- Alec Benson Leary Phone Call 7
- Chris is kicked out
- Such as this page where Jamsta tells us way too much about CWCville.