12.1.07

Is It Working?

Well, has anyone of you ever wondered about the strategy being adapted by the opposition? And what is their main goal? Here is what I thought about earlier today...

It seems the opposition is following a strategy by which in would de-value (empty) the March 14th power points, by mimicking these power points and therefore cancelling out their effect! Here are few examples that support my theory:

Ever since the famous March 14th, 2005, March 14th ers have always bragged about their "popular support", and how they can gather a huge number from all over Liban supporting their political goals. What did the opposition do? Not only did they make a huge demonstration, but also they put up a huge number of tents, and invented a "continuous" pattern of this demonstration. By doing that, they "stole" the demonstration card from March 14th, and almost all Lebanese (particularly the neutral ones) believe now that demonstrations can lead to nothing, as both sides have the ability to gather huge numbers any time.

"I love life" campaign seemed to be working in a huge success, especially among the youth who found something they are looking for in that campaign; most of them love life, and they "wanna live" in prosperity. What did the opposition do? They made an anti-campaign of the same context. Again, Lebanese now feel sick and tired of the "millions" of billboards covering the highways with "i love life" logo, that started to seem silly and meaningless.

March 14th was very successful in making so many "local" "small" demonstrations in many parts of Liban, supporting the government, and showing ability to "stand" in the face of the opposition's trials to topple the government. What did the opposition do? They started making "local" and "small" demonstrations as well; stealing (once again) this card from March 14thers, and increasing the Lebanese public disgust from the whole concept.

March 14th MPs signed a paper, asking the Speaker of the Parliament to hold a Parliament session, accusing President Lahhoud of breaking the constitution, and asking to judge him. What did the opposition do? Their Mps signed a paper asking the Parliament Speaker to hold up a Parliament session, accusing the Prime Minister Seniora of breaking the constitution, and asking to judge him!

Could all these events be a simple coincidence? It's highly unlikely, it has developed to become a pattern, adapted by the opposition, to face March 14th efforts. Is this strategy working? You tell me what you think.....

3 Comments:

At Saturday, January 13, 2007 1:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its working perfectly.
the way I want it anyway, maybe just maybe for every 1000 lebanese one would really be disgust to the point that he/she start
to think to give the finger to all those "leaders" and start think like a lebanese

 
At Saturday, January 13, 2007 4:04:00 PM, Blogger MarxistFromLebanon said...

Kodder, even the term Lebanese is relative, a lebanese in definition is that who has the passport and identity card.

I think from the propaganda level the 14th of March got the edge due to the financing and the trend of the Party of Business Men (Harriri's Group), so marketing is easy for them on a national level, but I do not know why they are so messing up on a media level (Future TV which is called the Anti-Thesis of Mannar in distorting facts like Mannar). Synthesis is still dormant :)

MFL

 
At Sunday, January 14, 2007 4:56:00 PM, Blogger MMMMMMMMM said...

I think that this is exactly what they are trying to do replication, of everything successful. Yesterday Gebran Bassil even replicated Nasrallah's opening by using the famous ya ashraf el nass! not that the people are not shourafa2, bass anno it still has small significance! but what bothers me the most is that they are using such feable techniques: like all the example you just named!

MFL: but the future still has some logique in its propaganda!

 

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