Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Hunting liberals

David Neiwert puts Rove's recent remarks about Liberals/Democrats into a meaningful historical context.

From Neiwert's Orcinus
...This is how propaganda is supposed to work: Circulate ideas on the popular level first, perhaps disguised as "humor" or "edgy commentary," until they become part of a broadly popular "conventional wisdom." Seemingly "outrageous" ideas gradually gain broader acceptance, leveraging the populace toward the movement's agenda. Then, when these notions are enunciated at the official and most powerful levels of government, any outrage that might be voiced is easily ignored....
via Noutopia

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