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Thursday, November 15, 2012

How To Argue With A Liberal: Hit Them In Their Alinsky, Part 1

"[You must help] the people in the community feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. An organizer must shake up the prevailing patterns of their lives--agitate, create disenchantment and discontent with current values, to produce, if not a passion for change, at least a passive, affirmative, non-challenging climate. ...Fan the embers of hopelessness into a flame of fight." - Saul Alinsky - Rules for Radicals, 1971 
We all know that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are disciples of Saul Alinsky, but how many of us actually know what Alinsky taught? Robert Kennedy was also an Alinsky disciple via Cesar Chavez, so any Democrat who tells you this infatuation with Alinsky is only among the fringes of the party is lying.

If you stay engaged, eventually you can make your favorite
socialist president look this on a regular basis.
The best thing that could have happened on Election Day, short of America coming to its senses and voting for adults, was for the fringe outliers of the Democrat Party to establish a beach head of respectability. Now that they're the ones running the show, it's time for the rest of us to learn the lessons of radicalism, morph them into something palatable and focused on freedom, and then use it--against the same people who lied their way into power over the past 40 years.

It's time for regular Americans to stop being afraid, and to stop waiting for someone to come along and lead them. You know what's right, lead yourself and others will follow.


Here's How Regular Americans Can Use Alinsky Tactics Against The Current Political Establishment That Is Hell-bent On Failing Our Children

Rule #1: Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have. Most disturbing is that these fools who sit at the feet of Alinsky think their neighbors who disagree with them are "the enemy." We're not that ideologically perverted to call our neighbors our enemies, but we need to understand that the ideologues running the country feel that way about us. "Power stems from two things: money and people." We can control our money by not spending it on products or people who sponsor programming that ridicules us. We can get involved in local activities instead of sitting at home and bitching at the television. We can learn to communicate the truth of freedom and develop the patience to discuss that truth with even the dopiest liberal.

Rule #2: Never go outside the expertise of your people. To a Democrat this means if the people you are communicating to are dumb, be dumb right back at them so they'll understand you. This is a patently absurd way to treat people, but unfortunately the Democrat way is to control their electorate by keeping them in-line intellectually. Our cause should be proselytizing the truth of freedom. I suggest we alter this rule slightly and concentrate on education. We need to define what we stand for without allowing others to define us first. Once you have cornered a liberal with the truth they will usually strike out at you like a feral animal, but that shouldn't stop you from trying--there's got to be some of them who can be persuaded that statism is a bad row to hoe.

Rule #3: Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Anyone who has ever stood in the face of the withering personal attacks of the Left knows that going outside of their expertise is easy. They usually don't know facts, just insults. Know your facts, state your facts, repeat your facts. DON'T allow yourself to get dragged into the mud with morons, it only makes you a moron. Nothing is more fun than being a condescending smart-ass with a grasp of the facts to someone who is scrambling on their hands and knees looking for the next piece of poop to fling at you.

Rule #4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. "If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possible obey all their own rules." I know all of you who read this are busy making a living for your families, but you have to stop bitching about things and start being active. I am currently involved heavily in #OpSlam on Twitter and other Social Media outlets which is working--one sponsor at a time--to make corporate America understand that half the country is tired of being insulted. My family will no longer buy Oral B products because of their long-time sponsorship of some of the more radical shows on MSNBC. I am letting my dollar do the walking, but I am doing the talking and letting Oral B know about this, as well as spreading the word to others. Why Oral B? Why not? (They just happened to be first) If a company is okay with losing market share because it supports media outlets that espouse hate and vitriol to half the country, that's cool with me. Most companies are simply taking us for granted because we are too silent.


Rule #5: Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. "There's no defense. It's irrational, it's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions." Sometimes the ridicule pointed at the Right comes in the form of this gem from a grown-ass fifty-something year old man:
"I don't know which Jim Backus character reminds me of Mitt Romney more, Thurston Howell III, the out-of-touch rich guy, or Mr. Magoo, the near-sighted rich guy."
First of all, the secret to good sarcasm is to be humorous lest you look like a fool. Who the hell even knows who Jim Backus is anymore? And secondly, if you're going to "ridicule" me, it's best to avoid the Gilligan references. But the point is, to a liberal, making fun of people they disagree with has become the permanent substitute for actually knowing things.

Then there are the morons who attack you like some idiot 7th grader who has just started to figure out what sex is. I've been attacked by all of them. The best way to ridicule them in return is to relentlessly press them on the facts, and never, ever, lose your temper. Then when you have them on the ropes as their brains begin to hurt because you didn't resort to being an asshole, start to condescend to them about their weak grasp of the facts. There is nothing an arrogant liberal hates more than being condescended to. Just remember to always take the high ride and to always avoid name-calling. Just be relentless with the facts.

Libs love to dress up in tights and
complain about the college debt they've
incurred as if it is someone else's
fault. Don't be like this.
It's embarrassing
Rule #6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. Leftists enjoy sitting at their keyboards and anonymously attacking other people they disagree with, so that's what the Democrat Party encourages them to do, (see: Obama campaign's various social media truth teams and attack watches). Us people who are not insane with liberal mind-rot enjoy making people who are insane with liberal mind-rot squirm over their toddler-like grasp of political facts, no denying that, so if that's what you enjoy, then have at it! If you enjoy making and spending money, don't spend it on any company that supports those who hate you. If you enjoy walking around with knowledge about the world that transcends the names of all the weird children in One Direction, by all means, share that with the ignorant liberal who is mocking you because his guy won the election. Oh, and be sure to point out to him or her that you don't vote for people because that's dangerous, you vote for ideas. Then, when the ignorant liberal huffs with indignation and asserts that he votes ideas too, ask him to explain them to you.

I learned from a dog trainer a long time ago that if your puppy is aggressive you need to get down on all fours and gently bite it on the ear. This instantly tells the puppy that you're the boss. Think of your liberal friends and family members as puppies, and figuratively bite them on their political ears when they act up with their foolish liberal talking points. After you get them in line, take on your local elected officials.

I've lost a lot of old friends (and some family members) for sticking to my political guns, but I've also gained a bunch of new friends who see things the way I do. I'm less interested in being popular than I am in trying to convince people they are worthy of freedom and prosperty and that they should fight for it. Now it's time to use the tactics of the Left against them.

Tomorrow we'll do Alinsky's Rules for Radicals 7 through 12.

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