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    Buckeye Nut Schell, annominous

    I tipped and reccd it because of that
    Reflection, contemplation, and dialogue are an important thing -

    Where is the counter offensive in this propaganda war?
    We don't have a structured system in place to battle the propaganda.  We just don't.  We don't have things like the Heartland, The CATO, and the other right wing stink tanks and their talking heads.
    However, this is not some well regulated, olympic boxing match type of fight where there are rules and consequences for not following them.

    No - it's not, and tomorrow should be a reminder to everyone that it historically has not been.

    I don't believe that always taking the "high road" is the winning position.  Sometimes, every once in awhile - you have to get in the mud and wrestle with the best of them and until we hit that point - we will just be the "nice guys".

    If we never get to that point - I believe that we will lose the match - cause, as the saying goes,  nice guys finish last.

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      MNDem999

      I believe you got what I was trying to say exactly.

      It appears that most people have taken this diary as saying that we need to start lying.  Even though I did kind of say that, I really was simply ranting and wanting to start a conversation.

      I am frustrated that we are not fighting back.  I am sick of getting all of these e-mails and posts.  If these were just some casual acquaintences that I barely knew, I would ignore it or tell them they are idiots.  

      However, these are prominent people whom I care deeply about.  These are people I respect on most issues.  I realized that if they are passing this crap around, then we really have a problem because if I didn't know for a fact this stuff was lies, I would probably relent and fall in line right behind them.  I trust these people as I know most others do as well.

      Nobody forwards factual retorts that build logical arguments.  They just do not do it.  They forward things that make them laugh or cry or makes them afraid or mad.  They forward things that are scandalous.  I seen one this morning about a patriotic song that congress and President Obama was supposedly blocking off the air because it talked about God and the love of this country.  It was ridiculous but you should have seen how many likes it got and the vile things that were said about Obama (just from the local post.  I can only imagine what it is throughout the country).  People believe this nonsense and they are infuriated by it.

      I do not want to resort to their tactics but we have to do something.  We are losing this propaganda war in a bad way.  I think this is one of the primary reasons that people are so divided in this country.  If you say you are liberal, they automatically think you want to kill babies, give their paychecks to lazy minorities and take their guns.  If only wish I was exaggerating.

      "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Sun May 26, 2013 at 12:08:45 PM PDT

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