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  •  They are sanitizing (3+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, sethtriggs, JeffW

    a gruesome event and spinning it to make a palatable, but irritable issue for the NRA membership. Frightening way of thinking. Seriously, the NRA and many of it's members are mentally unbalanced and shouldn't be allowed guns.

    Yick, yick, yick.

    •  Mind Control 101 (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, Elizaveta

      Common propaganda/political tactic: reduce a human tragedy to a place-name phrase.

      How about the "NRA effect?" The "NRA effect" is notable for turning reasonable concerns for personal safety into full blown paranoia and polemical rantings over 'liberty.'

      Concern for human life, particularly innocent bystanders or targets, is shoved aside as the fear takes over in the minds of the weak and isolated members of the community and the false comfort of small arsenals becomes something to rely on to reduce the paranoia (it's apparent that that doesn't work).

      "We will find fulfillment not in the goods that we have, but in the good we can do for each other." ~ RFK

      by paz3 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:41:20 AM PST

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