Bankrupting Our Future
Before I tell you the slogan, though, let me remind you that the economy is now more important to people than the war in Iraq. And the subprime meltdown and other economic problems are 0bviously on peoples' minds.
In addition, right or wrong, among many Americans who believe that wealth is a sign of favor from above, "bankruptcy" is thought of as failure.
Moreover, the phrase "morally bankrupt" is one of the worst insults that can be hurled at someone. Among "values voters", ethical integrity is the most important issue. Even among the secular left, corruption is one of the ultimate negatives in a leader.
Finally, phrases like "bankruptcy" and "future" trigger all portions of a person's brain (logical, emotional, and survivalist) and so are very persuasive.
Okay, So What's the Slogan and How Do I Use It?
The slogan is, simply, "bankrupting our future".
Use it as appropriate according to the issue you are discussing. For example:
- "Unnecessary wars are bankrupting our future" (you can cite the fact that Bush is pushing funding of the Iraq war off on future administrations, and that our children and grandchildren will likely still be paying off the wars that Bush started)
- "Fake intelligence is bankrupting our future" (you can start with the false intelligence about Iraq and other aspects of the "war on terror", move into recent admissions by the government about the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, and then move onto broader histories of faked intelligence and false flag terror)
- "Government corruption is bankrupting our future" (you can cite examples of how the boys are pilfering the treasury to pay their buddies, bribe everyone in sight, and line the pockets of mega-corporations)
Marketing experts and political psychologists can verify the power of this phrase.
Drive Up the Cost of Fascism
In addition to using the powerful phrase "bankrupting our future" in our campaigns to save America, I recommend that we take actions that will actually make fascism more expensive.
What do I mean?
Well, even though our free market is not really a level playing field (and the government and mega-corporations manipulate the free market in ways both large and small), there still is a market, and the government still needs to pay for services it uses. If following the Constitution and the rule of law is far cheaper than implementing fascism, then the wanna-be fascists will receive feedback for their illegal behaviors: higher costs.
True, the government will probably just print another boatload of money to cover up these costs (hey -- they stopped reporting the M3 money supply -- so who cares?), but eventually all of the funny-money they print will cause such severe inflation and devaluation of the dollar that they won't be able to hide it from the American public.
How can we make fascism more expensive?
One example is to encrypt your computers (both pc and laptop), and to store the decryption software and the passwords on a portable memory drive. As thought up and explained by Michael Rivero in the context of laptops:
1. Encrypt the data on the laptop.
2. Put the decryption software AND the keys on a jump disk [i.e. portable storage device] attached to the keys of the person using the laptop. Some jump disks now have built-in encryption and fingerprint readers.
3. In order to use the data, the user has to insert the jump disk into the laptop. Like a key.
4. If the jump disk is removed, the data on the laptop becomes unreadable.
5. For a cyber-crook to get access to 600,000 records, they have to steal not only the laptop but the jump disk as well, a considerably more difficult proposition.
While Rivero was raising this as a security method to protect the information on your laptop, this method also raises the costs of fascism for the powers-that-be. Why? Because the Patriot Act gives the government the right to break and enter your home or office and look at what's on your computer, without a search warrant, and without even letting you know they've been there.
It is more expensive to try to decrypt the information on your computer (especially using Rivero's method) then to read unencrypted files. So if everyone used Rivero's security procedure, not only would it help protect your data from thieves, it would also make it more expensive for the government to ignore the Constitution and try to implement a fascist state.
There are many other things we can do to make fascism more expensive than the rule of law. If we get creative, we can drive up the cost of fascism to the point that the powers-that-be incur a real cost every time they try to do something unAmerican.
In short, we can bankrupt fascism.
So use the power-phrase "bankrupting our future" and get creative in taking myriad actions that will drive up the cost of those trying to shred the Constitution.