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  •  Hmmmm (5+ / 0-)

    KKK analogies, like Nazi analogies, would probably alienate more people than they wuld convince.

    I'd go for more of a ridicule angle.  Zombies seem a natural extension of the goofy people in this ad.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 07:42:20 PM PDT

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    •  and the KKK analogies also happen to be true. (7+ / 0-)

      Go back and read the segregationist marriage stuff from the 20th century, but keep a plastic bag nearby in case you need to throw up.

      It's

      the

      same.

      It's exactly the same.  

      And rubbing peoples' noses in it might alienate a few, but I'm betting it will get more than a few to change their attitudes.  

      •  I don't doubt the connection (2+ / 0-)
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        just don't think it would be effective with undecideds.  No one sees themselves as the Klan.  Seeing themselves laughed at might work better.

        But the important thing is that we do push back, any way we can, against this crap.

        I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

        by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 09:09:45 PM PDT

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        •  OK, then leave the inflammatory pictures of.... (2+ / 0-)

          ....burning crosses, out of the ad.  Stick to the texts of the segregationist arguements and the Supreme Court ruling in Loving v. VA.  

          I'll admit I have a bias in favor of rubbing peoples' noses in their contradicitons, and another bias in favor of applying ecology and biology to the human social equation.  We are after all animals, and many of our social dynamics mirror other ecosystem dynamics.  Nature builds with few and simple rules.  

      •  Not necessarily. The impulse to segregate (0+ / 0-)

        is still very much with us.  After all, that's what the self-segregation in gated communities is all about.
        Gated communities and homeowner associations are a response to political subdivisions not being permitted to discriminate on any basis but age (children have no rights).  They're an effort to privatize communities with a private corporate structure to escape the obligations of a public corporation.

        How do you tell a predator from a protector? The predator will eat you sooner rather than later.

        by hannah on Thu Apr 09, 2009 at 03:55:38 AM PDT

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