Two Examples of Mindguards to Maintain Framing
1. Don;t get shot down.
2. , Ignoting the secodn letter
I agree. If there has been a coup, and there's a hard-line government
in power now, then it doesn't matter what we say. The end of the day
we'll either agree to their terms, they'll agree to ours, or we'll go to
war. But what if there hasn't been a coup? What if... what if
what is happening is a series of accidents?
The second letter is an accident?
No. The letter is an intentional, but it's having an effect far greater than its authors intended.
What if our Jupiter missiles are just a last minute haggle to salvage something?
Maybe a bone Khruschev is throwing to the hard line, not really caring if we reject it or not?
And then these accidents have happened.
Making the second letter and the overall picture look worse than it really is.
The Guns of August.
If they're sane and human like we are, then maybe we just refuse, and they'll
let it slide, like we've been letting things slide.
So we reject the second letter.
And Kenny looks at Bobby. The world stops.
No. We don't reject it...
It hits Bobby like a lightning bolt.
We accept the first letter and pretend the second doesn't exist.