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Comment 1 by gordon :

He also said: “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over

But, this trick works so much better if your audience WANTS to believe it, too.

A lot of my fundamentalist relatives in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas all believe that being a christian nation is the only thing that makes the United States as wealthy and powerful as it is. I had a female relative comment as such recently at a family gathering. She said something like this: If we give the gays rights and we keep the separation of church and state, this country is going to piss god off and we're going to lose our status and become third world. Furthermore, I think this is already happening. God is already pissed off at this country.

They believe that keeping the US as a christian nation is the only thing keeping us from becoming third world, therefore when they hear things to support KEEPING the US as a god fearing christian country, they believe it whole heartedly. And, will fight to the death to keep it this way.

Mon, 14 May 2012 19:02:27 UTC | #941458