While there's a certain amount of theater and strategy behind labeling an opponent a Trojan Horse, particularly when you're lacking in good political dirt, Trump's suspicion seems to be bigger than mere literary metaphor. Both metaphor uses rely on the story of ‘trickery’. Never Face Old Joe Alone 3:42 07. In this process harmless viruses can be used as ‘Trojan horses’. Instead, all his crying "horse" only reveals how much his campaign is grasping to find a convincing threat in Biden, even this late in the election season. Think about Pandora, Prometheus, Icarus, not to speak of biological nomenclature! metaphor for the dysfunctional familial ‘home’. It captures the deceptive nature of the programs, and calls to mind the problem of hidden elements within the program which work against the purposes of the owner. Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code. [disapproval] They claim he is being used by the opposition parties as a Trojan horse within the commission. Democratic nominee George McGovern's campaign even adopted the term favorably, seemingly one of the few to understand that Odysseus was, after all, the cunning victor in that particular parable. Although the metaphor usually implies deception, many fans of integrative medicine promote this gift horse without misleading intentions, but the damage may well be the same. The Trojan Horse metaphor is regularly used to describe content marketing. A late 20th century example would be computer software coding that outwardly seems as straightforward and benign as any other The term Trojan Horse is a byword and modern-day metaphor for any Scandinavian Rose 3:29 08. There is a fear then that saying gene drive will be used for the benefit of people (eliminate malaria), is an underhand ploy or trick to do other things: sideline better approaches to dealing with malaria or, on the back of this use of what one can call ‘medical gene drive’, introduce ‘agricultural gene drive’ that will only profit large corporations not the people on the ground, similar to past GMOs. Trojan Horse 3:35 03. They also are supposed to know that metaphorically a ‘Trojan horse’ “has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or place”, and to have probably come across or be fearful of a computer virus called a Trojan horse. The most recent and most easy way is to use CRISPR. All it takes is a little pulping for a Trojan Horse to turn out to be paper tiger. But I appreciate the opportunity to clarify. Frost, though, might be the primary influence behind the Trojan Horse's use against political opponents specifically; ahead of the 1880 presidential election, he appended the head of the Civil War hero and Democratic candidate General Winfield Hancock onto a wooden horse, thereby suggesting "an empty political vessel who will allow the deceitful Democratic Party to take over the American government.". It is used to explain one aspect of the science of gene drive (here the metaphor is quite neutral in terms of evoking emotions), and it is used to criticise the potential uses of gene drive in society (here it is negatively charged); it has what I called an explanatory and an accusatory function. The metaphor, of course, goes back a few thousand years to the end of the Trojan War, when the invading Greeks appeared to give up and sail away from Troy, leaving behind a large wooden horse as a … Finally, a more complicated theory states that the Trojan Horse did not exist in any material form but was a metaphor for an earthquake that destroyed the walls of Troy, letting the Greeks inside. It is assumed that people know the backstory to this metaphor, that is to say, the Trojan war, the siege of Troy, the ‘gift’ of a wooden horse, which was let into the besieged town but turned out to be full of soldiers, who then conquered Troy. The story of the Trojan Horse is perhaps the most famous of all the Greek myths.The Trojan War had been going on for a decade, with no end in sight and many Greek heroes dying, when Odysseus came up with an idea that won the war for the Greeks.Because the Trojans considered horses to be sacred, the Greeks built a large, hollow wooden horse. In this blog post I’ll focus on the Trojan horse metaphor, which, interestingly, is not explained or paraphrased in the article. It captures the deceptive nature of the programs, and calls to mind the problem of hidden elements within the program which work against the purposes of the owner. The Trojan Horse metaphor is regularly used to describe content marketing. However, the Trojan horse metaphor is also used to talk about another sort of trickery. Perhaps the war metaphor is not to your liking, but it makes the point: if you want to get your advertising past your prospect’s gates, you should try the Trojan Horse approach… Although he recognizes that the resolution’s key statements about critical race theory and intersectionality are “all superficially true,” let’s run with that metaphor and return to our parable. What does a Trojan horse … We hoped that ‘Hector’ would provide a striking visual metaphor for BP’s donations to the British museum. (The ETC Group also uses the Trojan Horse metaphor in their critique of geoengineering; a comparison between geoengineering and gene drive metaphors might be interesting in general….). Greek Legend. Exploiting this super-Trojan-horse trickery, gene drives can be used not only to treat individuals but to manipulate (in effect eradicate) whole populations, of, for example, mosquitoes transmitting malaria. First let us examine the Trojan Horse as object, representative of tease. So far, social scientist, like the mainstream media, have not really picked up on the explanatory use of the Trojan horse metaphor, focusing instead on the accusatory one. Little did they know that the horse concealed a small band of soldiers, who that night would let the rest of the Greek army in through the city’s gates. I’ve used it frequently myself. 2. Nowadays, schools are very interested and willing to adopt technologies quickly, as com-puters supposedly get cheaper and easier to use. Don't Act Surprised 3:55 06. And here we come to a political, rather than scientific, use of the Trojan horse metaphor. Whether or not the smear accounted in any small way for Hancock's eventual defeat by Republican James A. Garfield, the characterization of a politician as a mendacious "Trojan Horse" stuck: Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal got the cartoon version of Trojan Horse treatment, while Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump have all been given the label in the past few decades. “When a mosquito is infected by a virus — whether it’s dengue, Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, whatever — it activates our system, which kills the mosquito.’”. Trojan horse definition: If you describe a person or thing as a Trojan horse , you mean that they are being used... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Fool's Gold 3:22 11. This cotton-headed legacy of the Reagan Era was precisely what David Stockman ("a Trojan horse to bring down the … Assyriansat the time used siege machines with animal names, often covered with dampened horse hides to protect against flaming arrows; it is possible that the Trojan Horse was s… Would you say that the Trojan Horse could be considered a metaphor for war? The antibiotics camouflage themselves in iron molecules that the bacteria need to survive, when the iron molecules are absorbed by the bacteria the antibiotics are ingested as well. At a glance it is made of traditional wooden material, offering a link to the past, with the promise of free‐child energy associated with play. By sponsoring the content, the marketer’s brand comes along for the ride. 1. @VP @Mike_Pence: "Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan Horse for the agenda of the radical left." 3 synonyms for Trojan horse: fifth column, trojan, Wooden Horse. Never Face Old Joe Alone 3:42 07. No, and the idea is sort of ridiculous, especially to those on the left: "I wish Biden was a real radical, because huge problems like COVID-19, global warming, and galloping inequality require huge solutions," writes The Week's Ryan Cooper. See our policy, I was reading a recent article on gene drive entitled “Engineering bugs, resurrecting species: The wild world of synthetic biology for conservation” and came across this sentence about a so-called ‘Medea drive’: “This genetic Trojan Horse could then be used to spread elements that confer susceptibility to certain environmental factors, such as triggering the death of the modified fruit flies at a certain temperature.”. Now, gene drives sneak more into a cell than normal gene editing tools. Lv 5. First Known Use of Trojan horse His belief in a Trojan Horse instead dovetails with his perception that there are "people that are in the dark shadows" conspiring with his enemy against him, and where every 77-year-old establishment Democrat harbors within him the possibility of bloodthirsty Greeks. "This could be like a Trojan horse," Trump — no fine scholar of history or the Classics — ranted. Can this lead to confusion? I decided to critique this cartoon because I like the way Orr used the Trojan Horse metaphor to express his political opinions regarding the New Deal. The Trojan Horse, in lore about the Trojan War was a huge wooden horse (Δούρειος Ἵππος, Doúreios Híppos), which hid a select force of warriors inside, used by the Greeks as a subterfuge to gain entrance to the city of Troy.After a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greek armies left it before the gates of the city and sailed away. Friends of the Earth also took this conference as an opportunity to draw attention to what they called an ‘extinction technology’ and said about Target Malaria: “This Trojan horse project is exploiting a public health crisis in Africa, despite the lack of underlying science to support its efficacy as a sound medical intervention”. One article published last year (referencing another published in 2017) points out that “the use of this technology to control certain invasive species, if successful, could become a Trojan horse to legitimize the eradication of other species without questioning to whom or what they are harmful”. In 2018 they protested against what they called ‘child of Terminator’ or an ‘Exterminator’ technology, namely the new genetic tool that is ‘gene drive’. See Privacy and Cookies for details. Always Be My Angel 3:50 Band: David Reece - Vocals Andy Susemihl - Guitar Curt Mitchell - Guitar Danny Greenberg - Bass Rene Letters - Drums Quality: … But the Trojan Horse can also be a metaphor of trickery. Just like a computer virus, the trojan horse too is a metaphor deriving from Greek mythology referring to the large wooden horse supposedly used by Greeks to transport their soldiers into Troy, in order to capture it. On the one hand being used in the context of the public understanding of gene drive science and on the other in the context of the public understanding of gene drive applications and implications? Unlike the nonspecific antibodies, these nanotubes were taken up by white blood cells (thus the Trojan horse metaphor) that made their way to inflammatory sites such as artery plaque. What do Joe Biden, Civil War General Winfield Hancock, Japanese assembly plants, malicious computer programs, Syrian refugees, and just about every U.S. president in the past several decades have in common?Ding ding ding: They've all been called Trojan Horses.The Democratic nominee for president You can change your cookie settings if you wish. Catch an Angel Fallin' 5:06 09. Wonder Woman 1984 is shockingly regressive, Chadwick Boseman's Oscar hype has nothing to do with pity, Trump reportedly wants to 'inflict as much pain on Congress as possible', Authorities identify Nashville bomber, say he died in Friday's explosion, Trump shows up too late to his presidency, the cartoon version of Trojan Horse treatment. TROJAN HORSES computer programming, yet when activated causes harmful effects or enables the theft of private information. Definition of a Trojan horse in the Idioms Dictionary. The ETC Group, a civil society group that monitors the impact of emerging technologies, participated in this conference. It is a genetic modification designed to spread through a population at higher-than-normal rates of inheritance. 2 a program designed to breach the security of a computer system, especially by ostensibly functioning as part of a legitimate program, in order to erase, corrupt, or remove data. in the Trojan War, a huge, hollow wooden horse with Greek soldiers hidden inside that is left at the gates of Troy: the Trojans bring it into the city, thinking it a gift, and the soldiers creep out and open the gates to the rest of the Greek army, which destroys the city. As a metaphor, however, the Trojan Horse imagery works effectively. Just like the impregnable fortress we saw in the story, it is not difficult to detect an invisible barrier that tends to exist when you are communicating to someone. The Trojan horse metaphor comes from the fact that the antibiotics, like the Trojan horse of legend, disguise themselves in a package that let the drugs slip past the defense systems of the bacteria. Horses represented hope, and seemed honest. [disapproval] They claim he is a Trojan horse being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination. ", But the heavy use of the metaphor this summer by his campaign has reflected an obviously intentional effort against his opponent. In one use, a cell is framed as being tricked into doing things, which might be good or bad. Windows of Opportunity, Trojan Horses, and Waves of Women on the Move: De-colonizing the Circulation of Feminist Knowledges through Metaphors? Little did they know that the horse concealed a small band of soldiers, who that night would let the rest of the Greek army in through the city’s gates. Trojan horse definition is - someone or something intended to defeat or subvert from within usually by deceptive means. The origins of the “Trojan horse” metaphor are roughly familiar to most people, even if they have never read a line of classical poetry. The Democratic nominee for president is "a Trojan horse for socialism," President Trump alleged during a campaign stop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on August 17. Harper's Weekly political cartoonist A. This reminded me of two things: the strong presence of Greek myths in biology/genomics and the frequent use of ‘Trojan horse’ in discourses about gene editing and gene drive (also cancer research and elsewhere). As we have seen, some critics of gene drive use this narrative. Silhouettes on the Shade 3:32 04. In psychology, we termed this as the Critical Faculty. The Trojan Horse in Homer's Iliad was a large wooden horse left as a gift outside the barred gates of the city of Troy; soldiers were hidden inside the horse. Of course, there's a whole other possibility too: that Trump actually believes all this. That is how I put it: "the hermeneutics behind theistic evolution are a Trojan Horse." The Trojans took it into Troy and Greek soldiers concealed in the horse opened the gates to the Greek army at night and conquered the city. Admittedly, these horses have become a little less literal since Odysseus came up with the idea of hiding his troops in a giant wooden ungulate, gifting the structure to the impenetrable Troy, only for the Greek army to emerge at night within the city's walls and slaughter their unsuspecting enemies. He was the son of Cassius and Martha Orr. In this context they used the Trojan horse metaphor: “The biotechnology industry has learned from their first attempt to foist the terminator on the world. If you describe a person or thing as a Trojan horse, you mean that they are being used to hide someone's true purpose or intentions. Listen to Trojan Horse from Bangalore Choir's Metaphor for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. So, since painting Biden himself as a far leftist doesn't convince anyone, NBC News writes, "the president and his allies have settled on a different strategy: Paint Biden as an empty vessel for socialist radicals to exploit.". During the Trojan War the Greek army constructed a huge hollow wooden horse and pretended to give it as a gift to the citizens of Troy. Finally, a more complicated theory states that the Trojan Horse did not exist in any material form but was a metaphor for an earthquake that destroyed the walls of Troy, letting the Greeks inside. The concept of “integrative medicine” has gained in popularity since it was coined by Dr. Andrew Weil in 1994 and it is important to recognize it as the Trojan horse that it is. The concept of “integrative medicine” has gained in popularity since it was coined by Dr. Andrew Weil in 1994 and it is important to recognize it as the Trojan horse that it is. Atheist James Lindsay, whom I consider a personal friend, compared Resolution 9 to a Trojan Horse poised to infiltrate the SBC. A gene drive doesn’t just edit a DNA sequence using CRISPR trickery; it hijacks the way inheritance functions. There has been speculation that the Trojan Horse may have been a battering ram or other sort of siege engine resembling, to some extent, a horse, and that the description of the use of this device was then transformed into a myth by later oral historians who were not present at the battle and were unaware of that meaning of the name. Another use of the Trojan horse metaphor highlighted by social scientists is that of legitimising problematic uses of gene drives. Or are the contexts sufficiently different for this not to happen? I like the idea of marketers sharing content so good that an audience would welcome it for its own sake. Rudy Giuliani, never one to miss out on the fun, called Biden a Trojan Horse for "his party's entire left wing. The socialist Trojan Horse threat, when added to a whole raft of lies about Biden's positions, serves the rhetorical trick of not having to adhere to reality or evidence by assuring supporters there's some yet-to-be-revealed extremity surely coming — just you wait. Follow Question; 1 Great Question; Asked by Jeruba (49574) April 22nd, 2011 I’m seeking an elusive metaphor, figure of speech, proverb, cliche, or literary allusion that I believe exists but can’t bring to mind. The use of the Trojan horse metaphor in biology/genomics is less well known but seems to have become quite popular in recent years, especially in the context of CRISPR, genome editing and gene drive research. A Trojan horse is thus anything that looks innocent but, once accepted, has power to harm or destroy—for example, a computer program that seems helpful but ends up corrupting or demolishing the computer's software. Personal ruminations on ‘Home’; and the Trojan Horse metaphor. The Trojan horse metaphor seems to have two uses when communicating gene drive. By sponsoring the content, the marketer’s brand comes along for the ride. ", . So this metaphor only works against the backdrop of a certain type of cultural knowledge. The Trojan Horse title, then, isn't so much a clever metaphor by Team Trump as it is a desperate placeholder: Biden is bad, the campaign wants to communicate, even if he doesn't actually hold the views they claim "will fundamentally change this nation." What does a Trojan horse expression mean? In Egypt, they will not speak out, but present instead their Trojan horse, called Target Malaria – a $100 million project from Imperial College in London, UK”. Campus maps | More contact information | Jobs. Here the Trojan horse metaphor is used as an explanatory device, to explain how a cell is ‘tricked’ into doing things it would normally not do, such as eliminating disease carrying insects, agricultural pests or invasive species. 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