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February 04, 2013

Ex-Convict/Obama Supporter: Demoralize Conservatives by Surrounding Them in the Progressive "Echo Chamber"

This is his plan?

We don't get this already from the Stepford Media?

I suppose he means more of this.

A second way [other than defeat] to demoralize conservative activists is to surround them with the echo chamber of our positions and assumptions. We need to make them feel that they are not mainstream, to make them feel isolated. We need to use the bandwagon effect in reverse...We must isolate them ideologically...

I don't see this working, exactly. It hasn't worked yet, after all.

I do think it does work in some ways, however. This sort of thing actually hardens the opinions of many dissenters. But that's a problem for dissenters -- we get a little gas-lit sometimes and sometimes begin making statements which are less about policy or politics and more about declaring ourselves unbowed and unbroken.

Which, itself, is a good thing. The problem comes when we start treating such pithy, pungent declarations of independence for political messaging.

I think a certain number of the more problematic statements we make come from this process -- the left surrounds us with its sulphuric spin, we begin shouting that we will not be bowed, we take one step too many in that aggressive declaration and the new spin becomes "Look what these Kooky Konservative Krackers have said now!!!"

Ann Coulter and Andrew Breitbart (and Levin and Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin) wrote a lot, and said a lot, but their basic theme is pretty consistent throughout their writing:



Which is a pretty damn important message, actually. Vulgarity aside, I think that just might be the most important political message.

However, I do think we get gas-lit by the left, in the sense that, when it comes to political campaigns, we're so determined to say what needs to be said most of all -- "Fuck. You." -- that we overlook some of the other important things.

The dummies in the middle don't understand the bracing liberation of telling the Power Establishment to go fuck itself. They're dumb, and they don't mind being ruled. So we wind up "not speaking" to these bozos. We sound like we've got some personal issues... which we do.

We take having our bodies and our minds ruled quite personally. Alas, not everyone does.

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