I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.Of course, her beef was with the Bush administration when she said that. Now that we've entered the Age Of Obama, things have changed.
Do you wish to debate or disagree with this administration when it comes to, oh, say, the massive debt that has been legislated in the past eighteen months? If you do, now you're a racist.
Do you wish to debate the merit of an open border policy that has resulted in Phoenix Arizona becoming the second leading city in the world for kidnappings? If you do, now you're a racist.
Do you wish to debate or disagree with this administration in the uniform application of the law when it comes to voter intimidation? If you do, now you're a racist.
I could go on, but you get the point.
That was then, this is now. The rules have changed. This administration has instituted Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. The ends justify the means. Any tactic that results in the radical takeover of America is OK. Lies, deceit, confusion, deception, they're all in play now at the highest levels of power in Washington. That's why the Tea Partiers are now being cast as racists. We've seen this coming for a while now, so we're not surprised.
The question is how to fight back against the lies of the left. The answer is to first take a look at their tactics. Mr. Alinsky provides their game plan. Now that we're aware of their rules, let's see what they say and how they're being carried out.
Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.
This is accomplished through the use of the media. In the old days, back when we used to trust our news sources, we believed that everyone was pretty much of one opinion. Today, however, we see a leftist bias in news reporting and can more easily discern that bias. Now we know that our once-respected media doesn't adhere to honest reporting, the who, what, when and where of the facts. There are still many who don't yet realize that the media reporters are living in an insulated area where challenges to their agenda are rare. What you see in the MSM is now recognized as being out of touch with mainstream American thought.
Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose.
It's two, two, two tactics in one! Smear your opponent, even if he's right and accurate in his assessment, the truth be damned. Twist everything into something it isn't. Encourage a new attack daily if possible.
Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
The protests against President Bush are ignored, as are the signs showing him as a chimpanzee, or as Hitler. Also ignored are Hollywood's attempts at demonization. You aren't allowed to recall that all of the members of Congress who shouted "Bush lied!" were the same ones who originally supported the war in Iraq.
Now we can examine how these tactics can be defeated. We need look no further than Alinsky himself to see how it's done.
Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.Since the radical leftists cannot debate on the issues, they have no recourse other than to lie. The problem is that the American people aren't stupid, as is assumed by the left. We know when a problem is real and when it's being manufactured out of thin air. We know, for example, that racism, real live hatred for another based purely on skin color, is thankfully extremely rare. We tend to treat others as we wish to be treated. This is encoded into our DNA. We have the ability as a nation to mature and grow beyond our limitations.
This final quote may hold the key to defeating the radical leftists who currently hold the reins of power.
According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”
Patient non-response is the answer. Look your aggressor in the eye, but don't allow yourself to play his game.
Play your own game. Play it well and with consistency. Don't be "properly goaded" or "guided in your reaction". Don't give in to the urge to react, which is what your enemy wants.
Remember that Saul Alinsky dedicated his Rules for Radicals to Lucifer. If that doesn't tell you all you need to know about him, it should.
Fight with Love. We will win.