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for November 16, 2020

Who Does This? 13 Rules to Live By

There is only one thing the Left does consistently. When things go wrong and they are the cause, they blame it on the Right. When they raise taxes on businesses so much that those businesses move to other countries, they blame it on the Right. When they come up with policy methods that causes the loss of life or limb, they blame it on the Right. When a Million-Man Maga March happens peacefully, then the sun goes down and brings BLM and Antifa out in  full force to riot, they blame it on the Right. They don't blame the peaceful part on the Right because that would make the Right look good and it wouldn't fit their narrative. When the Left's minions come out and kick, punch and hurt innocent people in the streets, when they burn down buildings, when they smash cars and loot businesses, the Left blames the Right for provoking the violence. But if you were to look at the many pieces of video taken of this march, you discover that the only thing the Right did was just being there! Their presence is to blame for causing BLM and Antifa to riot. In other words, the Left never does anything wrong, even when caught on tape. It's the Right's fault.

You see, the Left has learned well from the Rules for Radicals. Saul Alinsky is their voice and his Rules are their mantra, their rallying cry, their modus operandi. Alinsky's 13 Rules are followed lock and step by the Left for they are the Left's religion. Let me list these rules here and ask you one simple question in the process: "Does anyone on the Right do these things consistently and to the disadvantage of innocent people?" Now let me ask the follow up question: "Do most people on the Left seem to do, work, function by and live out any or all of the rules?"

Democrats are the party of and for the Left. There are many Republicans, too, who align with the Left, so this is not about which party uses or has mastered the 13 Rules above. It is about how the Left has mastered and applied these rules into their very fabric.

Briefly, let the Alinskites describe each one of these.

RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)

RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”

It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)

RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”

Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

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 possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)

RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”

Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)

RULE 10: “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”

It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign. One has to keep throwing punches from different directions in order to keep the opposition off balance. You have to keep up the pressure by coming from different directions and angles that your opponent can rarely expect.

RULE 11: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”

Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)

RULE 12: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)

RULE 13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

Now, let's just put a check mark under the ideology most likely to use each rule:

LEFT RIGHT RULE
____ ____ “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
____ ____ “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
____ ____ “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
____ ____ “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
____ ____ “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
____ ____ “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
____ ____ “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
____ ____ “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
____ ____ “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
____ ____ “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”
____ ____ “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”
____ ____ “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
____ ____ “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

If you were honest on the above check list, you would have checked at least 12 for the Left, and maybe one or two (if any) for the right. Sometimes, people on the right try to use the tactics of their opponent against them, but not often and almost always it fails them.

Rule # 13 is the most popular and prominent tactic the Left uses today. Conservatives, Trump Supporters, Christians, White heterosexual men, and traditionalists of all stripes are the target of the Left. They have frozen these people into place by calling them out before the whole world. They have made those on the Right the enemy and have made it personal in scope to the extent that they use the Woke and Cancel Cultures as well as Social Justice Warriors of all stripes to announce to everyone that "their feelings are hurt by them." Then, they polarize the Right, blaming all of societies ills and failures on the Right. "Everything is Trump's fault," or "Everything is the Tea Party's fault, Conservative's fault, the Christian's fault." The left, along with their compliant press and minion snowflakes blame all of society's ills on you! And it doesn't matter if you march for America, Trump, or the Bible, you are the enemy. This picture explains it all:

The Left is relentless and won't stop until they are completely in power and control. And then, they will ramp it up for fear that those rules may, in the future, be turned on them.

To the Left it's all about the power. It's all about control. That control is over every aspect of life. They live for it, thrive for it, manipulate the system and people for it, they will riot, hurt, even kill for it. The type of control they work constantly and ceaselessly for is tyranny. Anything less will keep them pushing for more and they won't stop until they obtain control to the fullest. And then, they won't be satisfied. Like cancer, the Left keeps going, growing and killing. And yes, I said the Left is a cancer!

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