Saturday, January 28, 2017

How Trump is making Alinsky’s Fourth Rule work for us

By Thomas Lifson January, 27, 2017

As long as you are not offended by colorful language, the read of the day has to be this essay at Ace of Spades Headquarters by the writer identified as Open Blogger. In it, he wittily lays out “How losing my political values helped me gain my freedom.” I am not 100% sure that he is being completely ironic. But the logic of his argument is inescapable. He starts with Alinsky’s Fourth Rule:

There's a frustrating game that the left plays with conservatives. It's an Alinksy tactic called, "Make them live up to their values." Now, living up to one's values isn't a bad thing, but setting high standards ultimately means that you'll sometimes fall short.

This tactic has been a sure win for the left for decades, now. Any misconduct by Christians is fair game, and Republicans are held to the highest standards, while Barney Frank diddled an underage page and remained a revered Democrat. Until President Trump.......Open Blogger then describes how he has adopted this tactic, of not caring what they say and fighting back.  “Retribution,” he proudly proclaims. 
"There aren't any rules anymore because the left only applies them one way. And in doing so, they've left what once was a civil compact between the two parties in smoldering ruins. I no longer have any investment in any particular political values, save one: The rules created by the left will be applied to the left as equally and punitively as they have applied them to the right"......Read more

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