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I think you're right that the poison runs deep. It's a huge job trying to imagine countering it. One thing kcurie suggests, though, that it may be useful to underline -- he says we need two narratives, one situated in the enemy's symbolic world, to attack it and break it down, the other in ours, our own myth. (brunoken picks this up and elaborates on it in his comment, too).

kcurie suggests turning their narrative round: this economy isn't working, for example. And there, your list of suggestions fits in perfectly.

OTOH, there's a base of people who will warm to redefinitions of wealth and value and who will support a line like "we are as rich as the poorest among us" -- and that base is currently flagging and needs energising.

In other words, we need to attack the enemy's myths and influence potential "swing voters"; but we also need to encourage and enable our own base with reformulations of our own myths.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Apr 13th, 2006 at 03:14:46 PM EST
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