Day: January 5, 2013

Newthink’s Government Metaphor

Newthink‘s government metaphor is the Big Mother Government metaphor:

Big Mother Government Metaphor
• A Country is a Family.
• Government is the Mother.
• People are the Children.

While traditional Americans viewed government as if it were fire, newthink sees the country as a family and government as the mother. From the Big Mother Government metaphor grows unconscious beliefs like “the government should be compassionate to the people” and “the people should live equitably.”

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