Tickets To Eternity On Sale For Three Easy Payments Of $19.99? genre: Polispeak


If you're not familiar with Newsmax, suffice it to say that it is a right leaning internet that routinely spouts Republican talking points. I signed up for their email alerts a couple years ago and while I rarely read their rhetoric, I occasionally come across an item that defines the right as it really is...not as it is portrayed to be.

All too often, the right leads with faith...a carefully calculated move to attract a loyal base that rarely questions the decisions, or the policies, of the GOP. An even larger motivation is to separate these followers from large amounts of currency. Don't get me wrong, both parties are always looking for cash...but the manner in which the GOP goes about getting it has always amused me. Take a look at the following excerpts and I'll resume my commentary below.

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OK, so you start to get the picture...Obama and the Democrats are going to take money out of your pocket and give it to those who aren't willing to work hard for their money. If that were the end of it, I'd probably brush it off as typical Republican propaganda. While it is propaganda, it's also the entree to the real sell something to the alarmed reader...something that will help them keep more of their precious money. The following excerpt is part of the same email alert...and it is typical of many of the sites that "serve" those on the far right.

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OK, now that the reader has been told to "Go Here Now" a total of four times, the poor pitiful guy who fears that a Democratic president will take away his wealth is asked to spend some of that wealth learning how to avoid losing it. Oh, and by the way, they're going to include an emergency radio...because the world is on the brink of anarchy should the wrong people gain power.

You see the process here? First they are providing the service of warning the reader that someone wants to take their money...and they assure the reader that they think that's wrong...and if it were to happen, it could get so bad that everything collapses. Now it's time for the pivot...the one that says we're going to need some of your money to tell you how to keep it from the greedy Democrats.

Once you go to the "Go Here Now" site, here's what you will find.

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You can go to WorldNetDaily and find the same strategy. Look, I realize this is marketing and it happens all the time. What troubles me is that these opportunists are much the same as the politicians they support. They use fear to obtain power and wealth...and they achieve it by duping the voting public. Is it any wonder that George Bush was elected twice? Not really when one considers that he and his cronies perfected this strategy.

You see, if you make false statements often enough, persistently, and with an unyielding certainty, at some point the unsuspecting individual becomes an easy mark (especially those who ascribes to a set of non-negotiable values like no abortions, no gay marriage, and unrestricted access to weapons). So once you toss in the family values agenda and an implication that you're actions are the result of divine guidance, you have a loyal supporter willing to donate a few dollars if it guarantees he'll be able to keep even more of them. And don't forget the free pass to a glorious afterlife in heaven.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I doubt that God envisioned his kingdom here on earth being all about the amount of money one could amass or extract from the faithful. In fact, my recollection of the story is that he sent his son to provide an example of humility and compassion. As I see it, if today's iteration of Christian values were applied retroactively to Jesus' life, I doubt he would have been feeding the masses. Instead, I suspect he would have been marketing the magic loaves and fishes basket for three easy payments of $19.99.

Tagged as: Barack Obama, God Guns & Gays, GOP, Heaven, Newsmax, Rapture, Religion, Republican, WorldNetDaily

Daniel DiRito | June 5, 2008 | 3:43 PM
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1 On June 8, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Concerned wrote —

I'd love to hear what Obama's economic plan will be. Maybe I have missed it, but what will he do and how will he pay for it?

That's what I'd like to know...

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