One of the things I noticed when I was back in grad school and playing the political game was just how many organizations shared the same acronyms. For instance, there's the National Rifle Association and the National Restaurant Association. Rarely, I suspect, do they lobby on the same issues or in the same direction. Both are pretty serious heavyweights though, and I suspect pretty strongly that a person looking at a resume or college application that listed an internship with the NRA would assume one or the other based on their priors---what they expected to see.
Now we know Epenshade et al that members and officers of organizations associated with Red State America, like, say the FFA, JROTC, 4H, and the like are discriminated against pretty heavily by elite institutions (read this as institutions that punch tickets for eligibility to become elites). Similarly, I wager they discriminate very heavily in favor of applicants who have membership and especially officer positions in Cathedral auxiliary groups.
Do you see where I'm going?
Imagine the Southern Pornographer Liquidation Council. SPLC right? A reactionary teenager volunteers with this group, gets a fancy title, and he's got awesome taqiyya made to order.
or perhaps the National Association For the Advancement of Carlyean Prose? How much more a reactionary NAACP do you want? I suppose you could also just have Caucasian People for the CP.
Both of these organizations are almost always acronymized, never spelled out. There are lots of other possibilities to exploit the target's priors. I bet there's something you could come up with that is profoundly reactionary using the initials LGBT too.
Foundationalism: in praise of vagueness
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