November 11, 2004

Fear of Seduction

Something to think about for the 08, although I'm not saying its truth or gospel (more like vast oversimplification): Republicans are comfortable with violence and can't come to grips with sex. They win via fear. Democrats are down with sex but can't get a handle on violence. They win via seduction.

Posted by Abe at November 11, 2004 02:56 PM


You should check out a recent BBC documentary, 'The Power of Nightmares' its all about the culture of fear that keeps our leaders in power. Says stuff like both Bin Laden and Bush want the same thing - a return to 'decent family values' and general conservatism.

If shown on BBC America, would be very good....just a bit late.

allo Baudrillard!

any particular book?

Hmmm... I think that's clever but have to disagree a bit. Dems don't "win" on seduction (since, generally, they have been losing). Instead, they lose, but not on seduction; they lose on fear--fear of Republicans. I would say that the only thing the Dems have much to say about these days is Republicans, as in how much we should be afraid of them, because, well, for example, they are "violent" and "they win on fear." Alas, as long as Dems have such an oversimplified bogey-man view of Republicans and lack any vision of their own... we can expect more of the same at the