There is evil in the hearts of some men. Lots of them get elected to congress and high office. More still get jobs were they can exercise their demons on an unsuspecting public that incredibly pay them for the privilege of abusing the citizen.
Narcissistic psychopaths I would guess.
Please pass out their playbook far and wide. Knowledge is POWER!
Hi Southern by Grace, I added the Keyword: effectivemessaging (used to find this post and any other articles on this topic to which the Keyword has been added :)
Interesting analysis. The propaganda book described by the article says we must have:
“freedom to be safe in our homes and neighborhoods”
...and I find this particularly Orwellian. When is freedom ever passive? We are free to act one way or another, to make choices, but not to passively sit there and be given something. We are not free to “get” safety. We *are* free to secure our own safety. We are not free to “get” healthcare. We *are* free to pursue good healthcare. So by the simple act of inverting freedom from active to passive voice, we are being enticed to look to others rather than ourselves for the fulfilment of these new so-called freedoms, which are not freedoms at all, but crude temptations to surrender our truest freedom, which is to act on our own behalf, and in our own interests, by our own gifts and determinations, none of which can be reconciled with passive dependency on others.
We are rank amateurs at this compared to the Alinskyites. Always have been and looks like we always we be. And I don’t know why or what can be done about it.
Those who wish to disarm us peaked in 1993-94 with the Brady bill and the “assault weapons” ban.
It was the reaction to that peak that brought about the Republican revolution in 1994, where the Republicans won the House and Senate, controlling the House for the first time in 40 years.
Since that defeat, second amendment supporters have been able to gain ground at the state level, the federal level, and to stop all federal level attempts at incremental disarmament.
It is only with the ascendancy of “the Won” that citizen disarmament has again been brought forward, only because he is in his second term, and only because a narcissistic billionaire who was raised on citizen disarmament as a sacred doctrine, not to be questioned, decided to use his money to defend his faith in it.
Effective messaging is a dangerous tactic, but we can defeat it because we have some new media, such as freerepublic, and because the constitution, the facts, and the culture are on our side.
agitpropnoun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Political strategy in which techniques of agitation and propaganda are used to influence public opinion. Originally described by the Marxist theorist Georgy Plekhanov and then by Vladimir Ilich Lenin, it called for both emotional and reasoned arguments. The term, a shortened form for the Agitation and Propaganda Section of the Communist Party in the former Soviet Union, has been used in English, typically with a negative connotation, to describe any workespecially in drama and other art formsthat aims to indoctrinate the public and achieve political goals.