January 3, 2013
The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual
Don't examine the opponents' beliefs, nor answer their arguments.
Discredit any media channels that offer them a platform. Enforce the following media template: the opposition is evil, treasonous, unfathomable, and psychotic. They can't be reasoned with. They are inspired by fascism and financed by a conspiracy of shady oligarchs. Defame their donors. Whatever the mischief you're planning to pull off, accuse them of doing it first; then proceed as planned, describing your actions as a necessary intervention. And above all, ridicule, ridicule, ridicule! -- American Thinker[Needless to say this would work for the right if they could ever haul their paralyzed minds around to it.]
Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 3, 2013 12:37 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
How we got there
Posted by: Bill Jones at January 3, 2013 4:42 PM
"Needless to say this would work for the right if they could ever haul their paralyzed minds around to it."
No, it wouldn't. That's like saying you can use the same winning tactics as the English who stand back with longbows and shoot when you're armed with pea shooters. The right has entirely different tools, abilities, strengths, and worldview; the tactics of the left don't fit the strengths of the right.
It works to lie and cheat and appeal to emotion for the left; it fits their tools and worldview. You can't just port that over to the right and assume the same level of success or compatibility.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 3, 2013 9:42 PM