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Response to Initech (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 03:13 PM

24. ABSOLUTELY!!!!! Do NOT reinforce THEIR framing! Do NOT use their language.

DO NOT speak of it the same way they do.

It drives me nuts, for example, when our side uses "Obamacare" instead of the ACA or "The Affordable Care Act." When we say "Obamacare" all we're doing is reinforcing a bad meme, that attempts to use the very name of our President as some sort of negative or pejorative (you attach "Obama" to it and you can make it smell stinky that way - thereby adding stink to his name). I don't want to play with THEIR ball, by THEIR rules, on THEIR playing field. All that does is reinforce THEIR leadership, and let THEM sit in the driver's seat. I don't see the world by THEIR eyes or THEIR glasses or THEIR filters. I see it through MINE. I will call it what I see it to be. I will decide what to call it and what it's known by and what it's known as.

For the same reason that I will NOT use their label for us - the "Democrat party." Because THAT'S NOT OUR NAME. Our name is OUR name, the way WE say it, the way WE want it, how WE call it, how WE DECIDE it is. I don't give them that power. Or that authority over me that they are somehow entitled to label what's mine.

I'm just not gonna play.

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