In discussing the uber-left book Christan Nation, I mentioned
I generally avoid the heavily political fiction books (I don’t mind a bit of politics, but, keep it simple), but there are two I’ve read in the last year or so, An Act Of Self Defense by Erne Lewis and In Due Time by J.K. Jones, that are spectacular. The first is about the need for term limits in a State that is increasingly tyrannical. The latter is actually a time travel book that mixes in what would happen if the US becomes super Progressive. The difference here is that both those books understand the cardinal rule: Entertainment First. I’ve started a few that did not understand this, and put them away.
I’ve had a book on my Kindle for a few weeks, entitled Thy Kingdom Fall by Austin Dragon. I was a bit hesitant about reading it, like with most heavily political books, especially since it was supposed to be very much about religion. There are two things I’m very private about, and those are sex and religion. Both are my business. I was never one to discuss any adventures with a lady, and I’m uncomfortable in religious conversations. Yet, Mr. Dragon understands that One Must Entertain. He does a great job at it, especially since it is really about religion, but it hasn’t made me uncomfortable. It has provoked many pauses as to what he just wrote as I’m reading it, and I hope he will forgive me for noting this long passage which is about how to change the opinion of a large/majority portion of a population. This starts on page 96/location 1740
Pick the new/alternative behavior or viewpoint you wish to condition the society to adopt as the norm. We shall name it X.
- Talk about X as often as possible and thereby make X look normal and commonplace
- Talk about the religious institutions that support X as often as possible and thereby suggest endorsement of X by notable entities
- Portray religious institutions that don’t support X as bigoted, hateful, backwards, and religious institutions that do support X as champions, noble, righteous
- Portray members or practitioners of X as victims needing government protection and support-the greater the portrayed victimhood of X the greater their moral claim on the larger society
- Portray individuals or groups opposed to X as aggressors needing public condemnation, and ultimately enact laws against them
- Make members of X always look good (use positive historic figures or celebrities if available) and hide any negative portrayals
- Portray individuals or groups opposed to X always as bad, crazy, bigoted, dangers, and out of the mainstream, and hide any good portrayals
- To attract those undecided, show that support of X is not necessarily support of X itself but support for anti-discrimination and tolerance
- Make government elite reinforce the campaign to support X vocally and often
- Raise and use the needed money to support the campaign to make X the norm