Friday, July 08, 2005

Don't get too excited

It's just another post from yours truly. One thing I've been thinking about lately is what counterculture could learn from the Religious Right. Counterculture groups are so concerned with not being the establishment, no one rises upto rally the troops. Everyone who rises to the occasion is another opinionated person who wants to be heard. So what does this have to do with the Religious Right? They use various communications mechanisms to repeat certain ideas, like how Roe v Wade needs to be overturned so we can restore the moral fabric of our country. These messages affect the actions of the individuals who would be considered conservative christians. No one in the counterculture is willing to do what Karl Rove does for Bush and the Republicans. No one has successfully packaged the messages of the various counterculture sects in a manner that provokes action. There is nothing wrong with marketing and PR if it is used for the right reasons.

So, now on to my song of the day. It is Suffer, by Bad Religion. It is a true punk rock classic that never gets old.
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I'll talk to all of you again tomorrow.


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