The following video made the FaceBook rounds the evening of 8/14/2012, given to conservative republicans who are threatening not to vote for Mitt Romney. It was touted as "Mr.L tells it like it is to Mitt Romney supporters."Good ole boy, one of us standing against the Romney machine?
The voice over is ostensibly telling Romney supports what they have to do to make the Romney campaign attractive to conservatives and everything it says is true about the shortfalls and blunders of the Romney campaign, however the video had another purpose. It was designed to instill in the minds of the unsuspecting conservative Romney opponents that their only choice was to vote for Romney or endure hell at the hands of Obama.
This fellow actually had non-Romney supporters posting this to Romney supporters, a video that seems to confirm ALL the arguments of the Romney supporters. AMAZING! Sadly MANY conservatives have posted it, thinking they were making the argument for their non-support and when confronted with its content, deny its content.
The purpose of the video was summed up in the last statement saying: "And while I may not worship at the feet of Mitt Romney and blog for Romney, and do a segment every day of the week about Romney up until the election about the glories of Romney and how Mitt Romney is the all knowing all telling, but now I know what's at stake. I know what is at stake with the country if Obama gets another four years and I know something needs to be done about it and I know that we are in trouble and I'm taking it very seriously, what I'm trying to say to you Romney supporters you need to look yourselves in the mirror and you need to ask yourselves is the Romney campaign taking seriously, do they know what's at stake? Does even Mitt Romney fully understand and know what is at stake in this country if he continues to run the campaign that he is running now and loses. That's the deal with that"
"IF THAT DOES NOT SAY THAT MITT ROMNEY NEEDS TO GET HIS ACT TOGETHER, SO WE CAN VOTE FOR HIM, SO HE CAN SAVE US, THEN LANGUAGE HAS LOST ALL MEANING."
I posted the video as an example of very sophisticated propaganda with the following note, and immediately got blow-back:
If you want to view the Saul Alinsky Big Lie sophistication of the RNC/Romney machine - watch this tape. Ultimately what is the message? (1) Romney is okay, (2) the people who oppose him are "emotional" best addressed as if in a bar. (3) The trouble with the Romney campaign is the campaign itself and those surrounding and directing Romney but not actually Romney himself - (4) Ultimately conservatives will rally around Romney because they "have to." This is the exact same thing the Romney Zombies have been reciting over and over again, but this is done with mind numbing hypnotic sophistication! Bravo to the creator(s)! This video IS THE BEST PIECE OF PROPAGANDA I HAVE SEEN IN THE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN.
HOWEVER (BIG HOWEVER) the problem IS NOT those surrounding the Socialist Romney - the problem is ROMNEY Himself AND HIS GOVERNING RECORD. ANY conservative that can convince himself that voting for a Socialist who instituted Socialized Medicine and Gay Marriage is in his own self-interest or in the interest of LIBERTY is simply deluded. I WILL NEVER CAST A VOTE FOR MITT ROMNEY even if Jesus Christ were his running mate and his opponent was the Lucifer/Satan ticket.
Watch the video if you can take it.
Some friends took exception to me characterizing the tape as propaganda though it clearly is. It is propaganda, trolling for conservative votes for Mitt Romney, using positive reinforcement, first the "belongingness trigger" and the "I am a good person trigger" we are just poor mis-understood non-Romney supporters and you have been rude to us and our stance is reasonable. Which is the opposite of the intent of the video - which is to instill that Romney is ABSOLUTELY necessary to survive. And that's where the "Shock/Fear Trigger" is pulled. If I don't vote for Romney all hell will break loose.
"Shock Fear Trance" syndrome. Every person who watched the video who had no prior knowledge of its creator, and was unfamiliar with his work told me that they "zoned-out" while watching it, but they thought the fellow was nice and he really told those rude Romney supporters. However, the real message of the video was absorbed by their subconscious without their knowledge fear Obama, vote for Romney because he is your only hope to stave off hell on earth.
I encountered the author on a mutual friends page (a fan of his - who highly recommended the video and was angry at me for questioning it.) He of course protested loudly that I thought his piece was propaganda and he protested that he was NOT a supporter of Romney. After many insults and curse words, and much effort to try to marginalize me, taint my opinion as nutty, me stupid, perverted, old; he used methods to try to anger me and make me irrational and unfocused, etc. I walked him into (1) exposing his support for Romney and (2) his deep Fear of an open convention. How? I pictured for him an open convention and the logical reason for it happening and he "lost it." After he lost it, he started posting all sorts of articles and trying to evade and confuse. The thought of the convention busting open REALLY ANGERED him and knocked him off kilter.
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