Because we never learned anything to begin with.
MSU Ad Team selected by State Department as competition finalists
The College of Business Ad Team at Missouri State University was one of three universities selected as finalists to participate in an international competition to counter violent extremism. Missouri State was the only U.S. school selected; the other two schools are from Australia and Canada.
“Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Burnett and the students who have spent hundreds of hours already and who will spend many more hours working on the final round of competition,” said Dr. Stephanie Bryant, dean of the College of Business. “We are so proud of them and will be pulling for them on June 4.”
The team will travel to Washington, D.C., for the final competition, scheduled for June 4 at the U.S. State Department. The teams were charged with coming up with a comprehensive plan to counter the social media campaign being used to recruit people to participate in terrorist activities.
“Extremists are now utilizing technology to recruit and spread their messages. This allows them to reach across borders without stepping one foot outside their home,” said Lanae Flatness, Ad Team member. “Our team wanted to participate in this program because we would be able to research, develop and implement a program that could increase awareness, education and solution-based thinking surrounding the topic of violent extremism. These actions would prepare future generations to be mindful of recruitment tactics and the negative effects of extremist actions.”
A total of 23 universities were invited to participate in the competition.
So you dolts think that the reason that “extremists” (don’t say the M-word or the I-word, you Islamophobes) are successful is purely because they have a good social media marketing and public relations campaign, such that all we need to do is come up with a better marketing and public relations campaign to counter.
Everyone, let’s get into the huddle, because I have something I want to tell you that isn’t for the ears of the rest of the world: ISIS and Co. are successful because they’re appealing to blood, tribe, kin and their overlapping faith. I know, this is a reality that modern Amurrikan equality and freedom obsessed democratic republican man/woman/womyn/trans can’t comprehend much less accept. And it’s a reality that clever new memes on social media won’t change.