Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I came across this here, and in reading it I got a very eerie feeling crawl up my spine. The person that posted this prefaced it with “Saul Alinski devised and proved thirteen tactical rules for use against opponents vastly superior in power and wealth ...” I realized that the present administration of the United States is thoroughly versed in the tactics of radical politics as evidenced by their actions since the first stolen election. Or this list is universally true for all attempts to change the world to be the way whoever wants it to be their way. When applied by the vastly superior in power and wealth ... well ... I have followed each radical tactic with examples of such strategy being employed by our own rich and powerful Ghost Buster administration against their gravest enemy, truth seeking dissenters.
1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Convince citizen dissenters they will be treated as terrorists with the law behind you
2. Never go outside the experience of your people.
Never let your people experience anything outside your story, control the media.
3. Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy.
Make official your lie by getting your cronies to write a fictitious rush to exonerate the administration, i.e. Kean 9/11 Report.
4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
Make up rules that labels all dissenters terrorists, i.e. Homeland Security and the Patriot Act
5. Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.
Truth seekers are labeled conspiracy theorist Moonbats from the president’s podium and soon the name is on the lips of every Bush lover when faced by facts contrary to the 911 Report.
6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
Stroke the rich and wannabe rich marks still shopping
7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
Popularity sagging, stage another mini 9/11 or fake arrests just in the nick of time, popularity rising, fear gives way to rational analysis, popularity drops
8. Keep the pressure on.
Have your propaganda dispensing department, the media, keep talking about fear of the bad guys and not show the casualties or atrocities.
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
This one must be reversed for Bush, but he’s pretty adept at getting things backwards: He threatens us with hate filled muslims while the thing is his responsibility for the attacks and the sinister plans for world domination it serves.
10. Major premise for tactics is development of operations that will maintain constant pressure upon the opposition.
Involve every branch of law enforcement to be busy looking through old ladies purses, continually irritating them and calming them with the lie that it is for national security. Soon the irritation is “just life” like the frog may be boiled alive if you turn the heat up gradually enough.
11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.Soon all opposition will either be converted to born-again-Bush-lovers, hypnotized sheep, in jail, or made to move elsewhere. We will get to them eventually.
12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
The price of the success of the attack of 9/ll is the souls of all complicit helpers. Sorry, I couldn’t find any redeeming values upon which to base a constructive alternative.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
Boy, do I really have to demonstrate the administration’s use of this one?!?!