While it's unclear whether or not the same person is posting the same message from multiple accounts, or that a minority of the residents of Springboro have picked up on the meme, the practice of labeling policy to which you disagree as "emotional blackmail" is quite prevalent on the Springboro Topix forum.Why not keep it Simple and Honest? Stop your Emotional Blackmailing for dollars; Get a decent job serving community members french fries and burgers, instead of your dis-service of anger and hostility against Springboro parents and our childlren's future education in Springboro schools.
What's interesting about this approach is that it doesn't actually MEAN anything. Of course, there are issues facing our community, but they don't want you to THINK about the issues. That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, that everyone will be for, because nobody knows that it means, because it doesn't mean anything. But its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from an issue that DOES mean something: "Do you support our levy?" And that's the one you're not allowed to talk about.
Consider for a moment the use of the word "Terrorist." The Reagan administration supported terrorism by providing financial and military support to the Contras, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently confirmed that the Obama administration is seriously considering arming terrorists in Syria. However, we don't refer to them as terrorists. These were/are freedom fighters, rebels, or other empty slogans that nobody is going to be against. The question is, how do we differ between who is actually a terrorist, and whom is propagating REAL emotional blackmail?
As I mentioned earlier, what we need is a clear view of the issues before we can understand the propaganda. In terrorism, the issue isn't whether or not we support their goals, but whether or not we condone the murder of innocent civilians. The same is true for emotional blackmail. The issue has nothing to do with government tyranny, but instead the financing of essential services such as emergency services and our educational system. There is of course corruption and fraud alongside growth and prosperity when looking at the issues we face, but the real "emotional blackmail" comes from those who would obscure our view of these issues with their empty slogans.