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Holder, now Obama’s attorney general, proposed using various levers of media and pop culture to attach a social stigma to guns, just as smoking has been stigmatized in recent decades.
“One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well, is that we just have to be repetitive about this,” Holder told the Women’s National Democratic Club while discussing how to curb gun violence in D.C. “It’s not enough to simply have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
To that end, he called for the “creative community” — “those ad agencies that create these snappy ads and make me buy things that I don’t really need” — to focus on convincing young people that “it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore.” He emphasized that newspapers and television need to devote prime space to these ads.
Holder also called for people who have influence over youngsters, entertainers, athletes, to be involved in this program as well”
Originally posted by BaneOfQuo
Ofcourse it's brainwashing.
Campaigning and public service announcements are just euphemistic terms to passify the dull witted.
We have already been so indoctrinated to the process, it's not even a shock anymore. It's a proven technique.
Something to consider is that we elect these leaders to "lead" the citizens and in some cases it calls for trying to persuade the public to the course of action they desire.
You elected to be brainwashed
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
reply to post by FriedBabelBroccoli
That's been happening for a while now. Look at popular television, for examples. Anyone remember the old show MacGyver? I watched it because the plots were entertaining, and the guy was cute. However, that widely popular character was very anti-gun. Personally, I found that silly, but I am sure he influenced a lot of people.
How many times, in a lot of shows, do you see people react negatively when guns are mentioned? In a movie with a character that might want a gun for self defense, you almost always have another character acting as though the gun is evil, and talking about how they don't want one in the house. If a gun is found in a vehicle, or home, or wherever, by some character, it's always treated as though the person who owns the gun must be up to no good. Very seldom do we see a law-abiding citizen shooting the bad guy with their gun.
NBC Cancels ALL Gun Related Programming
The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/17/12 | Nick Leghorn
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012 9:12:55 PM by Mozilla
3-Gun Nation is a show that follows the top competitors in the United States as they make their way towards the 3-Gun national championship in Las Vegas, NV. It wasn’t a particularly interesting or exciting show, but it was a firearms related sports show that was picked up by NBC...
Apparently, following the shooting in Connecticut, NBC sports has decided to put an “indefinite moratorium” on shooting related shows.
Originally posted by FriedBabelBroccoli
Now we have NBC cancelling all gun related programming
Originally posted by Logarock
reply to post by LadyGreenEyes
Yes and the news coverage have been careful for some time now to show guns in relation to piles of cash and drugs taken in drug busts. They also like to mention guns....the number of guns taken for a home even if the guns had nothing to do with anything. They will never point out that the guns may be legal but rather post them in a bad light.
"If we are to fight crime effectively in the 1990s, we must focus more on kids and guns," said Reno. "Unless we act now, a generation of young Americans will grow up in a world where gunfire is as normal as blue jeans and school books."
According to one researcher, gun ownership by adults and the introduction of their children into recreational gun culture appears to reduce problems associated with teenage violence (Blackman, 1994). Research by Huizinga (1994) and Lizotte et al. (1994) also shows that for legal gun owners, socialization appears to take place in the family.
Goldstein (in Blumstein, 1994) indicates three ways drugs and crime are connected: (1) pharmacological/psychological consequences, in which drugs are linked directly to violent activity, (2) economic/compulsive crimes, or crimes committed by drug users to support their habit, and (3) systemic crimes, or crimes committed regularly as part of doing business in the drug industry.