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  •  The Overton Window naturally gravitates (2+ / 0-)
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    towards the viewpoints of those with the greatest resources to expound on their views - it only moves back to a more complete perspective through diligent effort and conscious action.  Part of the way to achieve that is to exercise individual critical thinking so that biases are understood and information pieced together properly.

    •  The Overton Window is basically a construct (0+ / 0-)

      of propaganda and manipulation of the uncritical 'masses' which make up the majority of the electorate.

      The right has understood it's power since the term was first coined. Billions have been spent by right wing think-tanks and organizations such as ALEC in the last 30 years.

      it only moves back to a more complete perspective through diligent effort and conscious action
      I've seen precious little showing that it is moving back towards the left. Many were hoping Obama would accomplish that. Unfortunately, he has not only continued to allow it to move towards the right, he has actively helped it, with only a few exceptions such as gay rights.

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