Leftist Liar Guidebook
"Little blue book". But remember, they aren't influenced by communists. No, sir. The joke is on you, silly conservative.
"George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics at U.C. Berkeley and a well-known Democrat strategist, and Elizabeth Wehling, a graduate student and one of Lakoff’s researchers, recently published a book that is being called a 'game-changer' and a 'precious gift' to progressives, titled The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic."
'Here's how to think'. Ah, Democrats.
"You know how whenever Democrats lose an election, they invariably blame their 'poor messaging' and never ever the content of their policies? Lakoff came up with that. Liberals find it very reassuring: We don’t need to rethink our ideas — we just need to express ourselves more clearly."
Where in that line of thinking do you see the ideas of tolerance or compromise? You don't. Because Leftists never do. They just preach it. Messaging.
"Another one of Lakoff’s instructions that you have probably encountered, though never fully understood, is the order to 'use your own language; never use your opponent’s language.'
On page 43, he writes: 'Be aware of what you believe and repeat it loud over and over; never repeat ideas you don’t believe in, even if you are arguing against them.'”
Does that seem to describe the vermin here on LJ? Now you know why. It's basic drone programming.
"They typically use the words 'reproductive rights' or 'a woman’s right to choose' to re-frame the debate from whether a baby is being killed to whether a woman has 'reproductive rights,' never responding to the argument that a baby is involved.
Similarly, you can try to explain to a group of 'Occupiers' why taxing the rich won’t help them land a job, but all you will likely leave with is an earful of how Wall Street is 'greedy' and how people are being exploited."
Never think. Always repeat. Do not deviate. Resistance is futile. Prepare to be assimilated.
"But what is most surprising (and disturbing) for those on the right, is that Lakoff seems to actually believe that if you just come up with the right 'label' or euphemism, reality itself will change around it.
Progressives have a history of changing the language of the debate, but are they now starting to believe that reality and right-and-wrong are actually malleable, if phrased with the right argument?
'As a layperson, an outsider, I have always assumed that a new label doesn’t change the intrinsic nature of what is being labeled. [...]
But Lakoff seems to be saying, throughout The Little Blue Book, that when you slap a new label — or euphemism, or 'conceptual metaphor' or 'moral frame' or whatever you want to call it — on an idea, that this somehow transforms the idea itself and people’s opinions about it."
Because they are MiniTru...
"'Lakoff endlessly argues that liberals need to come up with better 'narratives' and 'frames,' but then simultaneously acts like those new narratives and frames are factually true, that the new way of describing something somehow changed its nature.'"
Partly the progressive may believe it. But more likely he knows that he must keep this Goebbels-esque guidebook simple for the drones that are members of the Leftist cult. They have been trained to think this way, and he knows not to interfere. They can't tell them their ideology depends on lies and delusion, as only the learned elite can be trusted with that knowledge.
More: The Little Blue Book: Quotations from Chairman Lakoff