Chateau Heartiste has a brilliant suggestion. Saving America might be as simple as showing Americans old photos.
This is the world we had:
This is the world we have:
I’ve written about this before, at greater length. Aesthetics is a seriously underrated part of politics. Fascism was appealing at the polls in no small part because it looked cool and menacing. Consider this
Himmler is a doofy-looking guy no matter what he’s wearing (which is why I picked him for the illustration), but a doofy-looking guy in that uniform is extra-terrifying — especially if you’re better-looking, or more popular than he was in high school.
It works the other way, too:
Aesthetics matter. “Pepe the Frog” was effective counter-propaganda because it was instantly recognizable — and because the Left lost their shit so hyperbolically — but a real movement needs to have counter-propaganda that’s both effective and appealing. Fortunately, the Left has made it easy for us. Take those pictures from the Fifties, caption them “it’s OK to be white,” and plaster them all over social media, then sit back and watch the fun. Don’t reply, don’t engage in any way… until the furor subsides a bit. Then ask them just why everyone is freaking out. Their responses — complete with pictures of the commenters — is all the counter-propaganda you’ll ever need.Loading Likes...