Sunday, November 22, 2009

Simple Messages


Channeling Groucho
Any mail for me while I was gone?


The response of the Left to the exposure of the AGW fraud is forming and it seems to be to double down and brazen it out.

We need to be constantly communicating a set of interlocking and mutually reinforcing messages on multiple levels. We must seize control of the debate on the high end of scholarship. We must seize control of the debate on the middle ground of practical politics. We must seize control of the debate on the low ground of popular perception.

On the high end that will mean an unashamed and relentless turning back to core principles in response to every question and an affirmative and vocal campaign linking the practical wisdom that applies from prior knowledge, by referencing the Bible and Aristotle and Washington and other Dead White Males. Be proud of them and use them as scholarly tools and denigrate the arguments of those who can not justify their positions by the standards of the Canon. Scholars must retake the high ground and prove that our side stands for something.

On the mid level of practical politics that means a simple ideologically consistent message tied to a defined set of policy alternatives, similar to Reagan's precepts or Gingrich's Contract With America. It is the art of politicians to take the water of wisdom from the well of scholarship that is prepared by Scholars and deliver it to three (you can count on me) audiences. First the general public, who are prepared by polemicists and others to receive the message. Second are other mostly foreign elites, who must be made aware of our intentions and capabilities to either inspire their support or deter their interference. Third will be their fellow politicians who, being the most cynical and self interested of people, may hear of a plan for national renewal and choose to hop on the bandwagon.

On the low end of popular propaganda we need clear in your face messages on basic themes. We need to convince the majority that we do not stand for what the Left will accuse us of. They charge us with hate, fear, pollution, impoverishment, lawlessness and censorship. We need to respond on every level with very simple and focused messages that constantly reinforce that the record proves that every negative thing we are accused of we did not do but in fact the Left delivers. On the popular level simple not defensive messages, they said we would do "x" the facts are we did not and they did "x." Photos and quotes on each topic. Here are some more messages:

1, It is your money, not theirs. They can't order you to buy insurance to live.
2. The Constitution says they can build roads, not run hospitals.
3. Obama stole GM and gave it to cronies for money, they're all thieves.
4. Obama took money from foreigners, that is a criminal act.
5. Obama is a liar with something to hide.
6. Obama is surrounded by crooks, thugs, cheats, bigots and liars, and
     always has been.
7. You don't owe money to a mobster. We don't owe money to countries
     who bought politicians.
8. America can be rich free and strong. Triple the Armed Forces.
9. Anybody goes to war with America, anyplace or anytime, we fight to win.
10. Victory is our policy.
11. Global Warming is a fraud and a scam to make money for GE,
      Goldman-Sachs and Al Gore.
12. Look at who our enemies are and choose to be on the side of Freedom.

These are all billboard and T-shirt ready. We need to get the messages out and dare them to sue us. I want copyright and residuals.

2 comments:

Pascal Fervor said...

The assessment in your first paragraph is no surprise to my readers.

I explained the changing face of "Progressives" throughout the years in July, and earlier this week updated it (the face of the Progressives changes more rapidly now than in earlier eras).

Anyway, Progress-of reinforces your assessment. :)

Pascal Fervor said...

The assessment in your first paragraph is no surprise to my readers.

I explained the changing face of "Progressives" throughout the years in July, and earlier this week updated it (the face of the Progressives changes more rapidly now than in earlier eras).

Anyway, Progress-of reinforces your assessment. :)