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The lie doesn't have to be immediately disprovable, just stick with it and repeat it as many times as possible. If the truth is a problem, shape it and mold it to your advantage. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Don't worry, there will always be someone who doesn't know any better to believe you… They're EVERYWHERE!
Next you target some scapegoats. It's best to go with boogiemen who are alternately as weak and as powerful as possible. Don't go for any scapegoats in the middle. That's just plain dumb and self defeating.
About your powerful targets, make sure that they are people who are opposed to your activities mostly on principle. More opportunities for you to fantasize the worst things possible about them that way. When lying about their motivation use the worst stereotypical dog whistles. Go for the jugular. These people are "out" to get you (Even if they're really not).
It's easy to portray your enemies to blame for the very problems that your very own powerful benefactors are causing because you're intimate with the details. Your followers need someone to hate. Just make sure that they're hating the "right" people.
Remember, your benefactors are paying you well to help them out by deflecting attention away from them. Give it your best shot.
About your weak targets, they can't really defend themselves. Blame them for lots of problems that either don't exist, or those that they had absolutely nothing to do with. I mean, how often do the poor and the weak get cameras pointed at them… Not as often as you, right?
Next, find a sympathetic figure from the past and talk up your work to preserve their "legacy". Use a dead one, if possible. Living legends are too problematic. Hero worship is a great tool. The years have a way of softening all the horrible crap that they did in the past and all of the people that they stepped on to get to the top. Just like what you're doing this very moment.
Everybody loves a winner. Helping people look up to winners get is a way of helping them associate winners with you. It doesn't matter if you've had absolutely nothing in common with that person, or if they in fact, hated your guts.
Everybody LOVES a winner. Never forget that.
Play a martyr hard and long. You know that as a rich, powerful, white guy, you have no power in this world and everyone that hates you is ready to kick you in the nuts while you're down. Either that, or they're jealous of your hard work and success.
I know that it sounds confusing, don't worry, it'll work out.
Anyway, you're not a really loser, you're merely "STANDING" with the little guy. (Snicker.)
Accessorize with a trophy wife and trophy children freely, early and often. You don't have to sedate the current crew to prevent them from going off script. They'll basically behave through handling a life with you through self medication and reminders about pre nups and changing wills.
You can always trade them in for newer models later if they've become too problematic.
If any embarrassing details come out about your past, or if you say of do something incredibly stupid in the present, just blame the press for reporting it. If they're not with you by glossing over it or misrepresenting it, they're out to get you.
Make sure to make all kinds of promises that you have absolutely no intention on keeping.
Go for it and shoot for the moon. Buck that! Go for MARS!
If you're challenged in front of a camera, immediately act indignant. People watching will quickly forget how you were caught exposed to inconvenient facts and focus directly on the testy exchange instead. They won't even remember what started the argument in the first place, but they'll damn sure remember that you stood up for yourself against that unkempt ne'er do well.
If things aren't going as well for you at some stage, pick someone and START a fight. Pick people who can't defend themselves. Don't worry about looking like a bully. People who follow people like you are people who intrinsically LOVE bullies.
That's just a fact. Use it, don't lose it.
If you're not cheating, you're not trying hard enough to win… And winning is EVERYTHING!
And last, but not least, GET PAID.
Mistresses, country clubs, big houses, vacations and fancy cars cost money.
Why else are you in this business?
Win, lose or whatever, you'll have made your mark. If not for today, but for another day when the people are just a little more fearful, stupid and crazy to fall for someone like you and all of your well practiced bullshit.
…And that, my friends, is how you become a Goddamned Republican.
Posted by MrScorpio | Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:43 PM (2 replies)
…And America is already an incredibly conservative nation. I use "incredibly", because in many ways it still continues to function IN SPITE of how conservative it is. Despite our collective conservatism, on the liberal side of things, you really don't hear that we need to make America "More Liberal". It comes right down to basic differences
Put liberal and conservative politicians side-by-side, and the level of discourse is quite remarkable between the two camps.
Take the most liberal of pols like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, He's not's saying that America isn't "liberal enough", he says that America has to work for everyone. This is typical for most so-called "liberals":
When you listen to Republican conservatives, you hear remarks about compassion for poor people being akin to some kind of evil deed. Take South Carolina Lt Governor Andre Bauer, for example. His remarks are quite amazing and at the heart of conservative thinking:
The basic language difference between liberals and conservatives couldn't be more striking.
While liberals usually make references of inclusivity and equality, conservatives are always finding ways to separate people. Separations between race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender, religion, sexuality, age is always featured in the language of conservatives. Differences which are always depicted as something to fear and hate.
Basically, they're afraid of EVERYTHING, even each other:
When listening to conservatives, one gets the idea that America can NEVER be conservative ENOUGH. That no amount of cruelty can ever be enough to be heaped on those unlike themselves…
Gays and the sick should just die, non-Christians should be thrown in jail, the poor should starve and their children should be sent to Dickensian orphanages and so on and so on. And many Americans, living desperate lives and fearful of their own futures and their familys' future fall for this hateful and violent rhetoric again and again. Even if it's too their OWN detriment: People who vote to restrict some perceived "liberal" evil, like voting rights or "excessive" lawsuit awards find out that those votes are against THEMSELVES.
Conservatives depend on using fear and hatred as the impetus for getting Americans to shoot themselves in their own feet. Voting for Conservatives may always be depicted as "holding the line" but it's always invariably moving twenty steps back.
Any decent person should be appalled when they listen to all the conservative Republican presidential candidates talk about what they want for America if they ever regain total control of the Federal government. The last time that had that kind of control, we almost destroyed ourselves and yet, they claim that the excesses of total Republican control were not conservative enough.
Anyone who cares for the future of America, Americans and the fate of the world around us should take care when dealing with any kind of conservative idea. They should all be rejected out of hand as nothing more than radical and destructive to all of us.
Making America "more conservative" than it is already is nothing more than an exercise in self destruction.
Posted by MrScorpio | Mon Jan 2, 2012, 06:35 PM (5 replies)
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