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Thread #56859   Message #891661
Posted By: GUEST
16-Feb-03 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Report from NYC event Feb 15th
Subject: RE: Report from NYC event Feb 15th
Normally I don't re-write, bud dam...that first paragraph confused even me...

It's symbology. Horses are used to drive cattle. Seriously. New York City and Los Angeles are the media centers in the U.S., and consequently the rest of the nation picks up it's cues from those cities. NYC and LA set the fashion. And the fashion now is going to be to treat American citizens like cattle. Cops all across the nation now have mental images of horses trampling citizens, and they will base their future behaviors on those images. Really. It's as simple as that. People are more influenced by symbols than words.