There are mind games being spun– that play on fear.
Why not leverage mind games that play on our better natures?
Since the civil rights era, spin-doctors have insidiously campaigned on programs like “the war on drugs” and “tough on crime” as code for “protecting” whites from minorities: “us” vs “them”.
There were also racial/class implications underlying the different penalties for use of “crack” –a lower-class, “street” drug — and those for use of cocaine: an upper-middle class social past time.
The racism and class hatred behind those messages was subtle and hidden. But it didn’t take much digging to see what was underneath the surface. Read more »