African American living in Philadelphia.
Yeah, that will be a tough one. Every Black American I know has high loyalty to in-group, in this case, the Black Community, which everyone is told is supposed to vote Democrat. A lot think to vote Republican is to betray a group which would be loyal to them.
I am not sure how I would proceed. Might look to emphasize crime hurting black communities, because government tells Black Americans they can’t have guns? I might even start pissing him off against government first, avoiding the political debate. Just bureaucracy and corruption, and waste and oppression. Baby Steps. Program his amygdala to be reviled by soemthing not clearly associated with Libs. Then one day, after being sufficiently programmed, blam! That repugnant item and Libs are connected.
If he is getting reinforcement from other directions, it could be hard. Loyalty to in-group is stong. Soldiers don’t necessarily even agree on the causes of the wars they fight, but they still try to kill each other with all theri heart, for the guy next to them.
I’ll think about it some more, and throw ideas out, but it is tough to do it without walking into a room, and meeting him and all his associations, to see where everyone is coming from.
On using conflicting negatives, one thing I did to a black girl once. She had talked a lot about Amadou Diallo, even though she was a long way from New York City. Months later she is on a kick about gun control. I then brought up that Amadou was killed by agents of the state who had been assigned specifically to enforce gun control, by searching everyone, which is the only way gun control gets enforced.
For a second, she looked like a computer, locked up, then sudenly said, “I want to talk about something else.” She was really bothered by that. Interestingly, that too, entailed a mortally salient stimuli of death and violence, now that I think about it.