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  •  About the ad ... well, scare tactics work best (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not saying it's good or bad but other people may have opinions on whether running ads that scare the shit out people (the Goldwater "nuked flower girl" ad) is good for the system. Saying that this or that can be shown to have directly caused a terrible situation (Hoover Republicans caused the Depression), against this or that COULD POSSIBLY CAUSE something  are, I think, two different things. I wonder if this whole "impending drama" phenomenon is something Americans have come to expect in their mass communications, a result of "teasers" about what's coming up next on the entertainment show. Prime time evening news starts off with "teasers" of the show's segments (using about the same amount of time a whole real news event could be reported), and whenever a hurricane starts up off Africa the Weather Channel and others are plotting out the possible dramatic destruction and disaster that would ensue IF if follows the exact paths they project. Which doesn't happen often.
    However, I'm also an adherant of "whatever they do, you  can do" in a battle, so if everybody uses scare tactics, fine.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

    by fourthcornerman on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 04:21:31 AM PDT

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