- Sep 2016
That’s where hope begins -- with the ability to earn your own living, and to build something you can be proud of. That’s why our policies focus on supporting Cubans, instead of hurting them. That’s why we got rid of limits on remittances -- so ordinary Cubans have more resources. That’s why we’re encouraging travel -- which will build bridges between our people, and bring more revenue to those Cuban small businesses. That’s why we’ve opened up space for commerce and exchanges -- so that Americans and Cubans can work together to find cures for diseases, and create jobs, and open the door to more opportunity for the Cuban people.
This text reminds me of slippery slope, because President Obama goes through a list of sequential possibilities for the Cubans. He starts with hope and the ability to earn a living then ends with the collaboration of the US and Cuba for the greater good.
We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people. We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally, Belgium, in bringing to justice those who are responsible. And this is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together, regardless of nationality, or race, or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can -- and will -- defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world.
This introduction to President Obama's speech seemed like an anaphora, because of the repetition of "we" followed by an action verb. It evoked an emotional appeal, pathos, because it was directed toward a suffering Belgium.