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Saturday, July 14, 2012

"The Little Blue Book" Leftists\Democrats Political and Cultural Playbook

Communist (self proclaimed), Racist and Truther Van Jones who served, along with several other Communists and Racists in the Obama Administration, said the following:
"Shouldn’t we have the right and the liberty to be energy producers and not be dictated to twelve times a year by energy companies that dictate how much we’re going to pay for energy, when we’re going to pay it, how many asthma inhalers we’re going to have as a consequence?  Shouldn’t we have the liberty as Americans to power this country in a new way?
If all you care about is individual economic liberty and you don’t give a hoot about justice, you get a different type of tyranny.  You get corporate tyranny.  No, no.  They say, 'Well, Obama is a socialist, you see?  The government is trying to take over the economy.'  BS.  The corporations are trying to take over the government!  That’s what’s happening!"

The wording is key. Working for a corporation that you can walk away from, buying from a company you can walk away from is tyranny. Submitting to a government that can fine and jail you if you don't comply with their rules, is liberty.

Notice how Leftists always call a baby in the womb a fetus? Women's right to choose or reproductive rights is the languaging. Bring up there's a baby in there, a human being, they get all in a tizzy. No it's not! Control the language, control the debate. It's why it's so hard to talk to these people. They refuse, by design, to use normal language, but "reframe" it into their own. 

The source of this idea of using language to alter reality, put the debate in one's own terms is from "The Little Blue Book". Like Mao's "Little Red Book". Guides to effective totalitarianism.  A character named George Lakoff is the author of this, and it turns out he's as exalted by the Left as much as Saul Alinski.   

In an interview with Leftist Charlie Rose a few days ago Obama said: “When I think about what we’ve done well and what we haven’t done well, the mistake of my first term – couple of years – was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.”…  Ummmm, so it's not so important to have policies that work, but to have a good message?  More of Our Dear Leader: "It's funny - when I ran, everybody said, well he can give a good speech but can he actually manage the job?" ... "And in my first two years, I think the notion was, 'Well, he's been juggling and managing a lot of stuff, but where's the story that tells us where he's going?' And I think that was a legitimate criticism". 

Notice whenever a Dem loses and election they never say the issue was the content of their policies, but they didn't get the message out? That idea comes from "The Little Blue Book". You know, the one kinda like the Communist "Little Red Book",  the latter of which several in the Obama Administration openly admire.

This has to do with his concepts of "labeling" and "frames". You just create a frame to fit your message, people will start believing it. One can throw in a lot of false metaphors to give the false impression of  'this is the truth'. Thus, if you fail, it's because you used the wrong frames and labeling, creating the wrong message, so people misunderstand. So you can then label a program as cost reducing when it isn't, and say it still is, we just didn't say it right. Yeah, I know, they actually believe that. Really and truly. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's a dog. Labeling. Framing. 

Lakoff and his coauthor Elizabeth Wehling view conservatives as stupid and desirous of a controlling father figure government, i.e. totalitarian. This is because Conservative families have strict overbearing fathers, even controlling their submissive wives. Liberal families have co-equal moms and dads, and the result is liberty loving smart kids. Really, he says these things. Leftists live by it, even if they don't know the guy or his book.

That Conservatives are totalitarian and Leftists the liberty lovers gets turned on its head by the evidence noted even by citizens paying little attention to the culture wars or politics. Backfire.

Here's the backfire, noted by Zombie, his full article here. [It's a detailed analysis of the book.]
"There’s a new frame in town: The nanny state. In a masterful maneuver of political aikido, conservatives have taken Lakoff’s antediluvian “strict father conservatism” frame and completely reversed it. Conservatism now stands for freedom from authority, while is it progressivism that seeks to implement the new scolding parent metaphor, now known as the “nanny state.” It’s liberals who want to tell you what to do and what is allowed, not conservatives. 
 And this frame is widely accepted by the general public not simply because of superior conservative messaging, but because there is evidence backing it up. It is mostly liberal politicians, not conservative politicians, who pass laws and regulations telling citizens what they can and cannot do, what they must and must not buy, what they are and are not allowed to say. 
Who seeks to impose the “strict parent” paradigm now? Liberals. And everyone knows it. Yet still there’s George Lakoff off by his lonesome still pounding his fists about “strict father conservatives.” All the rhetoric in the world can’t hide the fact that conservatism now stands for unintrusive small government, and that progressivism stands for intrusive big government. The “nanny state” frame is so powerful and self-evidently true that it can’t be ignored away, and can’t be euphemized away."

As noted earlier, Obama still blames the message. Come November when he looses to Romney, he'll still claim his policies were correct, evidence to the contrary, and his message was flawed. He'll think too, like Leftists do, that the citizens are stupid and just didn't get it, how good they had it under Our Dear Leader's Regime.

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