I HAVE TO BE KEPT AS ISOLATED AS POSSIBLE
Don’t take my wingnutty, “paranoid” view nakedly (heh), consider the following:
“Mongoven, Biscoe & Duchin, a PR firm known for its monitoring and infiltration of activist groups, claim to use a classic divide and rule strategy when working against grassroots campaigns. MB&D characterise activists as belonging to one of four categories: ‘radicals’, ‘opportunists’, ‘idealists’ and ‘realists’. Their three step strategy is to isolate the radicals, ‘cultivate’ the idealists and educate them into becoming realists and then to ‘educate’ the realists so that they agree with industry.”
(quote from this link: http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=1573 )
And the main link that gives a really good looking larger synopsis of a very good book (especially good for demystification) is here (very well worth educating oneself on!) :
Corporate watch summarizing Sheldon and Rampton’s book Toxic Sludge Is Good For You
If you look over the main page there, look for this REALLY EXCELLENT comic (in pdf form) about the PR Industry: What’s Wrong With the Public Relations Industry – A Comic by Corporate Watch and Kate Evans
web version | print version
(i’d link to it, but I don’t know how to…Best thing is to just go to the page “corporate watch reports” –http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=412 — and find the link)
In this light, I’ve long been labeled “a radical” that has to be kept isolated. Why? Because I systematically choose to demystify the war-perpetuating machinations of tyranny in many of its forms (have one you think I should think through? I’ll try!). And I dare stand with groups of people who are actively being misrepresented, and whom are NOT ALLOWED to be defended by anyone, much less a g’damn ARTIST with quite a talent! No ripe monetary rewards for THIS unsettling settler!
And, last but not least, I dare to walk out from the fold of devoutly normal settler norms!
Thus, this blog is kept isolated, as am I. And yet wingnuts like me, persist!
(Was just feeling like touching on this topic a little tonight. Maybe a more thorough exploration another time. Maybe. Don’t hold your breath)