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  •  Our War Room (2+ / 0-)
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    tikkun, lezlie

    Progressives need a collection of proactive policies and communication techniques to get our own values out on our own terms. "War rooms" and "truth squads" must change frames, not reinforce conservative frames.

    Our war room is Frameshop. We need to make more effort to update these frames and direct our politiicans there.

    Liberal Thinking

    Think, liberally.

    by Liberal Thinking on Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 10:52:46 AM PDT

    •  I appreciate that, but (1+ / 0-)
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      I actually am not convinced that we need more collections so much as constant action.  I think the key to success in framing is that it is always an active effort.  The great, great success of Lakoff's project has been the vast number of Americans he has inspired to be active in the process.  Each new person who has stepped up to think actively about framing has weakened the Republican spin machine far beyond the measure of one.

      But how we remain active, remain engaged, that's a tricky problem--a new problem.  And I think these 12 suggests are a great start.  

      That much being said, kossacks should always feel free to keep up on the wiki site here or or to use the search function over at Frameshop.

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