How many conservatives vapidly repeat the party line with out questioning its reasoning? How many quote Bill O'Reilly, Mike Savage, Rush Limbaugh, and other idiots with asking themselves if what they are quoting makes any sense? How many folks have been duped into passively accepting whatever Bush says as though it is gospel? I say, "too many!"
I say that too many people are being fooled. I say that too many are being drawn into a current that is pulling the center more and more right. Too many are being drawn into ignorance and irrationality, substituting the rhetoric of their extremist leaders for what they are seeing with their own eyes. Too many are being lost in the mental numbness of their Fox newscast or bully-cowboy speeches.
We've got to wake them up, friends. We've got to show them what they're going along with, revive them from their mental stupor, and challenge them to think for themselves. We need to encourage them to differ with their group, to take a stand, to set limits, and to think critically about what they are hearing. We need to help them, friends.
Here is what I propose:
Let's organize as an undercover group and infiltrate their blogs, newsites, mailing lists, and other propaganda channels. Let's post comments and articles that will incite them to think about, question, and challenge what they are seeing. Let's present far-right ideas that will go out of the comfort range of many in their ranks and create challenges to their status quo.
Let's combine right-wing rhetoric with intolerably prejudicial remarks and provoke them to defend against our racism, sexism, etc. Let's present clearly illogical arguments with believable conviction and subtly encourage them to point out our errors. Let's confuse and divide them by mixing extremist and centrist views and, thus, cause them to make distinctions between them.
Let's accuse anyone of showing any centrism as being an avid leftist, a "bleeding-heart" liberal, and try to ostracize them from the group. Let's present extremist views on eugenics, religious fundamentalism, "preemptive" strikes, cultural bigotry, etc as mainstream conservatism and promote the connections between these unpopular views with the popular ones. Let's copy the polemic absolutism conservatives present towards liberals and use it within their ranks, dividing them among issues with their intolerance. Let's make the conservative groups an obnoxious farce, exposed for the repulsive entity it truly is.
And, thus, let us draw people away from these groups as disenchanted, wisened individuals.
To do this, I've created a Yahoo group for the organization of our covert operatives (spies). This will serve as a trading post for links, tactics, and cooperative strategies. All who wish to challenge the propaganda system of the right are welcome to join. The list is private and it is recommended that you use a disposable e-mail address in order to join in case we are ever infiltrated. The group is called "Conservative Task Force" and here is the URL:
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to join or click "Join Group" at the URL above. Together, we shall win the battle for the hearts and minds of our brethen.