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  •  What the Overton Window Is (3+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, koosah, jbsoul

    The Overton Window is a political science theory that explains how to drag the relatively narrow range of what positions are publicly acceptable on any issue towards an extreme position, so as to include one's preferred position and to exclude from public consideration other positions closer to the opposite extreme. It's political trolling, where trolls are useful idiots whose positions won't get adopted, but move the window in service of the actually desired position.

    It's why there are so many rightwing crazy loudmouths in the media and in public view, and how their associated not-as-extreme rightwingers look sane by comparison, which is instrumental in why they get their way while less rightwing positions are excluded from discussion.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 09:08:11 AM PST

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