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  •  We need to smear the leaders... (none)
    > And my point was that demonizing Christians -- even if it is the so-called "extremist" Christians -- does not do much for us in the long run.

    Exactly.  And we can't just jump into demonizing the leadership, either, or we feed their "poor persecuted" meme.  

    We really need to look at just what flavorings in the koolaid make it attractive to the flock--and then start mixing a healthier drink with the same appeal.

    I kind of like the subtle dig.  Such as... "Isn't it interesting how much money X makes with that approach?  Wouldn't you think he'd want to give it to the poor like Jesus preached?"

    Or--"I wonder whether Dobson's ideas on child-rearing really work--or if they just appeal to people because they don't require much thinking."

    Consider it sort of a mimetic pan-spermia.

    Hijack their frames! Cheap, easy, effective.

    by chriscol on Wed May 18, 2005 at 02:08:56 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly -- it's very, very difficult (none)
      for the rampant corporatists in this country to run with the "poor persecuted us" meme.

      The public wants what the public gets, but I don't get what this society wants -- Paul Weller

      by jamfan on Wed May 18, 2005 at 02:31:01 PM PDT

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    •  Twisting enemy propaganda (none)
      Much of the footage in Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" propaganda films was taken from Axis propaganda, but twisted in such a way as to support the Allied cause instead.  Could Democrats distort GOP propaganda in a similar way?

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