Self-Authenticating Authenticity from Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes [Dan Collins]
Trained in analytic psychology and growing up in an old world ethnic tradition steeped in storytelling, I was hired a decade and then some ago, to analyze a seasonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s worth of campaign ads and then to speak to designers, art directors and candidates-to-be about authentic symbolism in putting out their messages in graphics, writing, film and audioÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ as opposed to contrived symbolism. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve consulted in one direction or another or all, ever since.
She is the last survivor of the lost Druidical colonies of the shores of Lake Michigan who spoke in Runic. The first sentence is just genius:
It looks like weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in for another season of campaign ads that accidentally entertain without meaning to . . .
So I was really disappointed today to read at Taylor MarshÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s place that you had joined with Diaper Dave Vitter and John Ã¢â‚¬Å“McCarthyÃ¢â‚¬Â McCain to attack MoveOn. We (and by that I mean the netroots) defend you when the MSM try to make your campaign a pinata over stupid, insignificant stuff. When they try to say your race should end because of your illness, but donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say squat about Fred ThompsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lymphoma. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re your first line of defense, the only messaging machine that progressives have.
So hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the rule. You never repeat right wing talking points to attack your own, ever. You never enter that echo chamber as a participant. Ever. You never give them a hammer to beat the left with. Just. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. Do. It.
Glenn Greenwald at home: in a nutshell
“O God, I could be bounded in a nut-shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams. “–Hamlet