Well, maybe not your chain dear readers, because you get it, but for those not steeped in policy discussions on a daily basis. Casual voters and skimmers of the news are particularly vulnerable.
Get out your tissues! Rather than arguing the logic (illogic from our point of view) of federal initiatives—like the mass migration push of the Progressive Left, they always manage to get sympathetic stories about immigrants and refugees planted throughout the media in an effort to reach your emotions with the hope that you will forget your brains!
This is a ‘story’ from last week at the Daily Beast and it’s all about how a Muslim woman is now a US citizen thanks to Reagan’s 1986 (disastrous for us) amnesty. The title of the ‘story’ is: ‘A Muslim woman brought here by Reagan. Pushed away by Trump.’
The ‘story’s’ hook is Nancy Reagan’s passing. And, by the way, Farhana (the sympathetic star of the ‘story’) was not “brought here by Reagan.” Her father got in here illegally from Bangladesh and was granted amnesty (along with millions of other illegals) by Reagan.
Now Farhana, who always voted Republican (we are told) is being driven away from the political party she loves by Trump’s language. I don’t need to go on, you get it, as if the Daily Beast cares one wit about one less Republican voter.
My point here is that we need to play the ‘story’ game every chance we get!
Those of us using our logic and reason when looking at public policy issues need to play their game more often—the let’s tell a ‘story’ game.
For example, I never miss an opportunity to remind readers of that brutal rape and murder by a Muslim refugee of a little Christian girl in Salt Lake City a few years ago. I reported it again here yesterday.
(And, by the way, the national media never picked up this ‘story’ even as the sensational trial went on for many weeks. Why? Because it didn’t fit the mainstream media’s narrative!)
Then there is the Iraqi refugee rapist who was living in Colorado Springs before he was sent to prison for the next 28 years, and the Kentucky refugee jihadists now doing time in federal prison. Grrrr! You paid for their resettlement to America and now you will pay for their decades behind bars.
You get my drift. If the Open Borders Progressive Left is going to inundate the media with sympathetic migrant stories, you should be doing the same with the unsympathetic ones.
Don’t make anything up or exaggerate—just remember to use emotion as a strategic (powerful) political weapon when you write.
If they can use Farhana’s story, you can balance it with Met’s story!