I keep seeing this FAKE ad and I am getting a wee bit tired that some in our camp will actually believe the Bradys would be stupid enough to come up with stuff like that.
Whoever was the creator of this idiocy needs to shut down whatever version of photoshop he has and play Candy Crush or Farmville.
But what really ticked me off yesterday was somebody who actually defended it saying it accurately portrayed what the Bradys want. After trying to explain why this ad is more hurtful to us than the opposition, the gentleman still refused to budge. Right there I came up with the term Uranium People: Dangerously irradiating and too frigging dense to change or even understand what they do is hurtful to our cause.
It is THEIR side the one that has to resort to lies and misdirection to achieve their goals. It is their side the ones that makes outlandish accusations about our lifestyle. It is the artistic community on their side that create bigoted versions of what we look like, how we dress and how we behave… and that is find and dandy with me because lies is the best ammunition we have to shut them down.
We must remember that we are not trying to convince the Opposition that their ways are wrong; they are too mentally entrenched to change and they will rather die or we die than admit they are wrong. Our real target are those who have not made a final decision or may not even be aware of the fight for they can be recruited.
We are fighting without the benefit of an extensive media or even big coffers where we can dip and counter their propaganda on even terms. What we have is the Truth and the stats to prove it plus the relentless determination of millions of activists, the true grassroots. But all that can be destroyed in a 2 minute TV mention of a fake ad by the evil Gun Nuts who disrespected not only a poor man condemned in a wheelchair but raped women everywhere. And only if we lose 10 people to their side, those are 10 people who would have come to OUR side but instead we let them walk because some silly bullshit by somebody with more time in the computer than actual functioning brain cells.
As I told the gentleman about his assertion that the ad was “fake but accurate.”
If I recall, Dan Rather said something along those lines. I also recall it did not do any good to his credibility and it achieved the opposite of what he was looking for.
Unintended consequences are a bitch. Don’t be Uranium, please?