Dino Rossi is running for Governor of Washington State right now. Watch the ad though... there's something funny going on here.
Did you catch it? I assure you, there's a subliminal message in there, about 15 seconds in.
What is it?
The woman providing counterpoint to his soundbites is saying "Dino Rossi: A New Direction".
Anyone who has studied subliminal advertising will recognize this phrase. Try saying it fast, and you'll get it - Dino Rossi: A Nude Erection.
Of course, the Democrats were also using this phrase back in 2006. And it has a long history with the Speed Seduction crowd. (Seriously, click that link back there - it's handy training if you want to make sure you don't get manipulated. It'll tell you what to look for).
Note that they're not showing you the phrase - they're saying it. It only works when said; there's ambiguity there otherwise.
These are phrases to look out for, which are designed to affect you on a base, emotional level and bypass your critical brain, to get you to do what other people want you to.
You might want to do more research on this... these sites should get you started:
Pick Up Guide- How to Lay Girls Guide - Speech patterns and how they're used to get you thinking a certain way...
http://www.pickupguide.com/layguide/quoting.htm - How quoting someone else's words makes your message easier to swallow...
Here's an important one - Anchoring - http://www.pickupguide.com/layguide/anchoring.htm - or, how people can get their message across via multimodal sensory techniques. (eg. Touching you on a shoulder when they say something nice, so that every time they touch you on the shoulder, you're expecting them to say something you'll like).
The politicians are getting smarter, and they use all of these tricks against you. Please, arm yourself against them, and think for yourself.
ps. I know that most of these links are from speed seduction sites, but seriously, that's the easiest place to learn about it. Once you read a few of the examples - no matter how you feel about why and how they are applied - you should get an idea for how pervasive this stuff is in advertising, marketing and sales. And it'll drive you batty because of it - but at least you'll be much more immune than the average person who doesn't know the techniques.
Simon Cooke is an occasional video game developer, ex-freelance journalist, screenwriter, film-maker, musician, and software engineer in Seattle, WA.
The views posted on this blog are his and his alone, and have no relation to anything he's working on, his employer, or anything else and are not an official statement of any kind by them (and barely even one by him most of the time).