Skip to comments.Mark Spivey: I wish world leaders had more of that kind of weakness.
Posted on 01/23/2010 6:47:45 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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Shades of Ellie Lite?
Thanks to an unnamed e-mailer for pointing this out.
Thread of its own, Bless you!!!
Interesting. To say the least.
Over here, STARWISE.
We have a FReeper source who wishes to remain ‘anonymous’.
GOOD STUFF, HUH?
Keep an eye on this. More Ellie Light like writing from Spivey.
Seems to be an active hive.
Better take off and nuke em from orbit.
Heres another courtesy of anonymous.
(Various names and locales ... same theme.)
working for the countrys biggest polluters
I wish world leaders had more of that kind of weakness. Clearly, Obama does not want to send soldiers into harms way without a clear goal, a solid plan and an exit strategy, three aspects sorely missing from former President George W. Bushs military ventures.
I know that we Americans are used to presidents who play cowboy, who say things like bring em on and mission accomplished without a second thought; presidents who send Americans into battle on falsified weapons reports.
But it seems our current president understands that you dont send soldiers into battle without first nailing down what theyre supposed to be doing, and why.
So hats off to Obamas hesitation. Soldiers are human beings, not chess pieces. Its about time we get a president who understands that.
Best Advice for Obama campaign: 1) bring back the inspirational stuff; 2) stop telegraphing your punches; 3) hammer at the middle class issues and economy; 4) bring out some brief laundry lists of what “we” will get by hiring you; 5) take a page from McCain book and start playing hard ball with the media; 6) hit McCain’s lies hard and repeatedly; 7) remember the Alamo—the press isn’t interested in history but you can’t let that stop you: remember “7 houses”, “whiners.” etc. 8) start naming-dropping of women who will be integral to your administration, 9) keep reminding folks that American soldiers are human beings, not chess pieces, and that we are trillions in debt; and 10) Do as much free media as you can, but stop personally going on Sunday Morning “gotcha” shows.
I expect a check if you’re elected, or a low-level government position.
and you’re welcome,
Currently living and working in Thailand
And Barry the TOTUS still has not published a National Security Strategy by law.
It was due in July 2009.
He is all about changing rules of engagement for our troops in theater though.
There is a name for the marketing technique....I’m going to link material that was on one of the links Maggie posted on the other thread. SInce there is a name for it, the method is taught. Is it in an ACORN manuel? Or something the WH has distributed?
meme or memering
marketing of a meme/as a way to introduce an ideal to the public, create a ground swell of grass root support
Manufactured Consent, or covert propaganda
I’ll follow that branch and see where it goes.
It’s not a grass roots campaign. It is been called an astro-turfing campaign. Mostly, the left has accused Tea Party folk of astro-turfing.
It seems, the leftists have been masters of this for years.
marketing of a meme
...” A what? A meme, pronounced MEEM, is a concept introduced in Richard Dawkins’ 1967 book The Selfish Gene. It is basically a self-propagating unit of social imitation. It’s something that people repeat and pass along. Concepts and behaviors can be memes. “
It is used in marketing.
“Some more famous memes you might remember are advertising catch-phrases like “where’s the beef?” and “plop plop fizz fizz”. They are memes because their use spread way beyond their uses in commercials.”
I guess “Yes we can” would be classified a meme.
Axelrod is all over these letters.
There's no doubt that what we're not hearing about is the individual private conclaves that were held after this event got very specific, had thousands of jobs for them to do .. including writing letters to the editors as fake uninvolved citizens... and were tasked with the URGENCY of helping propel his agenda forward .. and they drink the koolaid every time.
This is the 5 star specialty of the Chicago/ Axelrod organizational mission.
There's NOTHING these cretins won't do.
PS .. Here, Ellie Light and Mark Spivey wrote similar letters to the Baltimore Chronicle the SAME day. They must've gotten their signals crossed .. or not.
Mark Spivey wrote the same letter in the Independent News.
And if you do a google search for text in his letter:
"I wish world leaders had more of that kind of weakness," you'll see he likely wrote the letter, copied it and used the same letter about 4,5 times to publications, etc. Multiply that by probably several thousand active Oba-mites, and they can flood blogs, newspaper sites, media sites, etc.
It's a stealth coven .. a gigantic virtual warroom ..texting, tweeting, meeting, emailing .. an ongoing, never ending campaign ... hordes of ants .. following orders from their masters, and Soros pays for all of it, along with the millions remaining in -0's campaign warchest, which is still collecting cash.
This won't end until his and the Dem's reign of oppression ends .. which can't be soon enough to preserve this precious country, and this country will labor to the FINISH to see that this country is saved.
Your post #11 is pure GOLD !!!!!!
BUMP- you’re right!
ASTROTURF AXELROD = IT’S HIS SIGNATURE !!!
CHeck this out: (more at link) Again Axelrod’s name is all over this.....What do we know about Chomsky’s political background
QUESTION: You write in Manufacturing Consent [(Pantheon, 1988)] that it’s the primary function of the mass media in the United States to mobilize public support for the special interests that dominate the government and the private sector. What are those interests?
CHOMSKY: Well, if you want to understand the way any society works, ours or any other, the first place to look is who is in a position to make the decisions that determine the way the society functions. Societies differ, but in ours, the major decisions over what happens in the society — decisions over investment and production and distribution and so on — are in the hands of a relatively concentrated network of major corporations and conglomerates and investment firms. They are also the ones who staff the major executive positions in the government. They’re the ones who own the media and they’re the ones who have to be in a position to make the decisions. They have an overwhelmingly dominant role in the way life happens. You know, what’s done in the society. Within the economic system, by law and in principle, they dominate. The control over resources and the need to satisfy their interests imposes very sharp constraints on the political system and on the ideological system.
QUESTION: When we talk about manufacturing of consent, whose consent is being manufactured?
CHOMSKY: To start with, there are two different groups, we can get into more detail, but at the first level of approximation, there’s two targets for propaganda. One is what’s sometimes called the political class. There’s maybe twenty percent of the population which is relatively educated, more or less articulate, plays some kind of role in decision-making. They’re supposed to sort of participate in social life — either as managers, or cultural managers like teachers and writers and so on. They’re supposed to vote, they’re supposed to play some role in the way economic and political and cultural life goes on. Now their consent is crucial. So that’s one group that has to be deeply indoctrinated.
Then there’s maybe eighty percent of the population whose main function is to follow orders and not think, and not to pay attention to anything — and they’re the ones who usually pay the costs.
QUESTION: ... You outlined a model — filters that propaganda is sent through, on its way to the public. Can you briefly outline those?
CHOMSKY: It’s basically an institutional analysis of the major media, what we call a propaganda model. We’re talking primarily about the national media, those media that sort of set a general agenda that others more or less adhere to, to the extent that they even pay much attention to national or international affairs.
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