(The Following will be a stream of my ideas and observations on the study of Politics; but more importantly, psychology.)
Politics, as I see it, have become nothing more than smear and propaganda. People might not see it, but the lines between Entertainment and the
Informative have gotten blurred. We have allowed a "Reality TV" mindset to seize our Capitol, our Country, and our Rights!
I also fear that a lot of what is being talked about on the MSM is nothing more than social engineering. From my standpoint... critical thinking is
drawing its last breaths.
My aim with this thread is to carefully point out how Language and Psychology can "trap" you into a frame of thinking, merely by suggested the idea
to you indirectly.
Example: I am prosecuting an ACCUSED Child Abuser and I wan't the jury to think they ARE a child abuser. The defendant will be allowed to speak on
their behalf, but they are allowed only yes or no questions.
By simply asking; "Do you still beat your kids?" - Regardless of how they respond, the jury will be lead to the "emotional thought" that at one
time they did in fact beat their kids.
By using leading statements, social engineers can bend the will of ANYONE; providing they are unaware that they are being influenced.
Here is a current example of a Leading Statement within our Political world:
Obama Calls People Earning $250,000 a Year ‘Jet
Here is what Obama said:
I think it’s only fair to ask an oil company or a corporate jet owner that’s doing so well to give up that tax break….I don’t think that’s
This little quote, whether intentional or not, leads people to believe that only those making enough to purchase a Jet Airplane will be taxed. As the
linked article points out, this is not the case. You would be surprised how many businesses make over $250,000. I have worked for a few a companies
that were locally owned, employee ran, and drew in some money. These companies also had HUGE expenses and a lot of employees.
If statements like the one Obama made today pass as Democratic Talking-Points... they don't stand a chance in 2012.
NOTE: It should be made clear that I am a Political Atheist and trust neither party!
Anyone else care to offer some other "leading statements" they have witnessed.