We’ve all seen Democratic/”Progressive” talking points before. By COMPLETE COINCIDENCE, politicians, the MSM, pundits, and other hacks, all start simultaneously beating up a Conservative or group. We know of the the Alinsky-derived purpose for them-to smear a target so what the target actually stands for can be ignored or distorted. We’ve been called racists, terrorists, hatemongers, liars, and so forth. We’re used to it, and it’s even backfiring (just take a look at MSNBC’s ratings).
However, in my rounds about the internets today, I saw propaganda so concentrated, and so intense, that it required a paradigm shift to understand it. Therefore, I have created a new term to describe the phenomena…”Propagasm.”
The “tea party” movement is, in my view, a mirror image of the Republican Party generally. There are some diverse, heterodox factions which compose a small, inconsequential minority of it (various libertarian, independent, and Reagan Democrat types), but it is dominated — in terms of leadership, ideology, and the vast majority of adherents — by the same set of beliefs which have long shaped the American Right: Reagan-era domestic policies, blinding American exceptionalism and nativism, fetishizing American wars, total disregard for civil liberties, social and religious conservatism, hatred of the minority-Enemy du Jour (currently: Muslims), allegiance to self-interested demagogic leaders, hidden exploitation by corporatist masters, and divisive cultural tribalism. Other than the fact that (1) it is driven (at least in part) by genuine citizen passion and engagement, and (2) represents a justifiable rebellion against the Washington and GOP establishments, I see little good in it and much potential for bad. To me, it’s little more than the same extremely discredited faction which drove the country into the ground for the last decade, merely re-branded under a new name. (Emphasis added).
I think the dude smoked a cigarette after writing that. At any rate, he’s definitely making sure that too much blood doesn’t get into his Kool-Aid system.
They’re going to pile on with more and more propagasms before November. That can’t run on issues, as they have all failed. They have nothing left but Alinsky. If they have nothing real to report? Don’t worry, they’ll make it up as they go along!