This thread is likely to get long, possibly VERY long, & it might meander a bit.
With my latest round of work, I want to have a conversation about *doing the work,* and what that means. #ADOS (1/)
The power of Political Framing and language. #ADOS (2/)
WE KNOW our cause is righteous. Just. The work is the convincing of those that don't, have given up, or are unaware. (4/)
One huge assumption that's considered "common knowledge," & a strategy that (white) liberal & progressive activists try to apply, is an appeal to a poor voter's economic interests. (5/)
"Oh, they must be ignorant" or "oh, they must be racist/bigoted"...
Those things might well be true, but that's not quite it. (6/)
*Our work is to develop a "Moral Vocabulary" for reparations.*
As we have watched these Democratic Presidential debates, the very notion of viewing what these contenders are trying to do...there's a problem.
There's an assumption that words, & particular issues, mean the same to all involved, & THAT'S JUST NOT TRUE. (10/)
I'm going to focus on the Dems who bogart most the operations of the DNC—the "liberals." (11/)
The main way that liberals keep getting their behinds kicked in the "land of political perception" is FRAMING. (12/)
#ADOS WILL NOT BE GUILTY OF THOSE MISTAKES. (13/)
With the man as authoritarian head, the family & children under him learn through reward & punishment. Corporal punishment is favored.
The parents, particularly the father, is meant to pass out rewards for good behavior, AS WELL AS PUNISH BAD BEHAVIOR.
(I know you're already starting to see links)
Applying the metaphor of nation as family, & government as parent, conservative politics align with this model. (17/)
Part of the mid- to long-game challenge for #ADOSAgile activists, is the ability to interpret our justice claim to the conservative mind... (18/)
To wrap up (and get into more detailed convos in the future), here's some takeaways to remember as we do this work:
2) the use of language IS NOT NEUTRAL.
6) Do not make the mistake that all media consumers share the same conceptual system...THEY DON'T. #ADOS (23/)
Thinking otherwise is empirically false–and continued stubbornness will keep bringing them "L"s. #ADOS (25/)