The pinnacle of underhanded persuasion is getting people to uncritically do what you want while thinking it’s what they themselves want.
An activist is someone who pushes for social or political change. When “the ordinary people” push for a change while activists actively hide the fullness of that change, you know there’s some impressive work underway.
Masha Gessen is a Russian and American journalist, author, and LGBT rights activist. During the Sydney Writer’s Festival in 2012, she said…
“..fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there. Because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change. It’s going to change and it should change. And again it should not exist.”
Only 5 years later, just this week, we have Q&A on our very own national broadcaster asking should marriage should exist at all?
Machiavelli would be proud.
Be sure of exactly what it is you’re saying yes or no to.