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FrontPageMag-How The Left Was Won:..Methodologies Used by Liberals...
How the Left Was Won ^ | Tuesday, August 22, 2006 in FP | Richard Mgrdechian/By Jamie Glazov

Posted on 10/04/2008 7:21:52 PM PDT by ebiskit

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Richard Mgrdechian, the author of the new book, How The Left Was Won: An In-Depth Analysis of the Tools and Methodologies Used by Liberals to Undermine Society and Disrupt the Social Order.

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FP: Richard Mgrdechian, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

Mgrdechian: Thanks for having me.

FP: So what led you to write this book?

Mgrdechian: Over the past several years, I’ve grown more and more concerned by what I saw happening within American society in terms of the increasing levels of divisiveness and the subtle, but undeniably destructive effects that liberal policies were having on the country overall.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bookreview; elections; glazov; mgrdechian; theleft
Please look at the article. That is all I ask. I plan on purchasing the book tonight. I've has always been aware of the red threat, but this book really lays bare the path to the current, pre- election conditions and the manner by which we could lose our country.

...I started to realize that there were certain highly predictable and very well-defined patterns that existed within that particular ideology. My book, How The Left Was Won is intended to show readers exactly what these patterns are and -- more importantly -- to demonstrate how all liberal policies are ultimately self-destructive to them, the people they claim to be helping and to the country as a whole.

FP: You refer to “tools” and “methodologies” in your book. Tell us about them.

Mgrdechian: Sure. The primary theme of my book is that all liberal statements, arguments, positions, policies and behaviors are nothing more than simple manifestations of the same relatively small set of strategies and assumptions, or what I call “tools and methodologies,” which are simply used over and over again.

For example, the first chapter, “Promote and Exploit Divisiveness,” focuses on class-warfare, man-hating, race-baiting and every other technique liberals use to divide people. Of course liberals always try to turn things around and, not surprisingly, they endlessly accuse conservatives of divisiveness. But to see what divisiveness is really all about, just take a look at the differences between how liberals and conservatives debate an issue.

When conservatives talk about illegal immigration for example, they structure real arguments and focus on things like the immigration being illegal in the first place, the strain on the county’s social services, the economic impact, the impact of trying to absorb too many people who speak a different language and so on. On the other hand, when liberals talk about immigration, they focus on one thing -- calling conservatives racist and telling Hispanics that we hate them. A logical discussion verses promoting and exploiting divisiveness. It’s as simple as that.

Of course there are numerous other tools and methodologies I go into in the book including Groupdividual (which addresses any an all arguments in favor of affirmative action, reparations, quotas or similar situations), Implicit Assumption (which shows why just about all the arguments liberals use to shape public policy are ultimately nothing more than a house of cards), The Perpetual Motion Machine (how all liberal policies either make problems worse or are based on the scientific impossibility of trying to get something for nothing), Relevancy and Proportion and a variety of others.

1 posted on 10/04/2008 7:21:52 PM PDT by ebiskit
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To: ebiskit

Two bus loads of MoveOn.org members rolled into my county today, and within hours there were thousands of yard signs on roads everywhere.

People knocking on doors in every neighborhood. These outside agitators did the same thing in 2006 and successfully knocked off a good and decent republican, Mike Fitzpatrick, who is (was) as honest and decent as one could ever want.

These MoveOn nutjobs are out blocking intersections with anti Republican signs, “Bush is a war monger” and other wack-a-doodle phrases.

The local newspaper, which is totally a left wing pro-Obama Republican hating rag, refuses to cover the outside agitators, claiming it is not their duty to decide who politics for whom.

THAT is one of the ways the left is winning.


2 posted on 10/04/2008 7:26:29 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: ebiskit
The author should use the correct term instead of referring to them as liberals. They are communists and socialists.
3 posted on 10/04/2008 7:27:42 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Man50D

I have never used the word liberal. Liberal is a french term used by free thinkers of the french golden age and stolen/mis-labeled for their own selfish agenda. Try the terms “progressive” (idiots) , “pro-choice” (abortion), “immigration reform” (amnesty) and “bailout” (free money with no accountability).


4 posted on 10/04/2008 7:33:26 PM PDT by reaganixonbush
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To: Edit35
As a 20 something naval aviator, McCain was exposed to all kinds of geo-political issues in the areas he was assigned. Young fighter jocks are educated in current events and may be called upon by the sitting President to move a carrier into harm's way to defend the country.

If captured, they are taught a code of ethics and expected behavior. McCain had a grandfather and father who were steeped in service to the country and were role models.

Barry was a troubled young man struggling for an identity and mixed feelings about his father and ethnicaly different mother and grandparents. He was indoctrinated in the principles of Saul Alinsky and became a community organizer to stir up class warfare and to manage corrupt construction contracts and later on, the techniques of skimming profits as a slum lord. His spiritual advisor preached anti-American sentiments and race/class warfare in addition to redistribution of wealth. His mentors have ties to the Black Panthers, Saudi businessmen, and self-proclaimed communists and anarchists.

A week ago Friday night I watched a copy of ABC/Disney's 'Path to 9/11' (found it on the internet in Bit Torrent format). I now know why the Democrats and the Clintons have banned it. With the clear resolve of Sen John McCain for our security and "No Blink" Gov Sarah Palin on the team contrasted against the wimpy approach Barry has taken to those who hate us - sitting down with our enemies -and Joe Biden's ever-errant mouth and defective mind, it would be a landslide victory for the Republicans upon viewing this movie.

I felt physically ill after watching it, thinking about the possibility of a Democrat win in November.

Not only remembering the heroism, but irresponsible and criminal acts of those like Jamie Gorelick and Sandy Burglar and the stupidity of Madeline Albright makes me proud, sad, mad, and nauseated all at once.

There is NOTHING....NOTHING presidential about Barry. I could not contemplate Barry making decisions (with Joe) if we were attacked again under their watch. I am quite scared of who Barry would have as his cabinet members (like Ziggy), and terrified of who is in his 'kitchen cabinet', like Michelle-Amorosa or folks like Rezko, Axelrod, Raines, and Johnson.

When JFK lowered tax rates and increased revenue, Barry was pooping in his diapers. When Ronaldus Magnus lowered taxes and increased revenue, Barry was drinking, smoking dope, and trying to "collect his feces". When GWB lowered tax rates, Barry alternately says it wasn't enough or as a failure. I guess he still has not "collected his feces".

John and Barry had close contact with communists in their younger years - Barry embraced it, John left it with a different impression.

5 posted on 10/04/2008 7:35:17 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: ebiskit
Here is the actual link to the posted article...

How the Left Was Won, by Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, August 22, 2006
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=1B19D372-EFF6-4F8A-86EF-24FFE3463F69

6 posted on 10/04/2008 7:35:33 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ebiskit

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2094322/posts

Horowitz is always interesting having been indoctrinated by Communist Parents, a “Red Diaper” baby indeed.

Watch the Yuri Bezmenov video at the link, the best 15 minutes you will spend this election season.


7 posted on 10/04/2008 7:38:05 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Man50D

It is interesting how terms and symbols get perverted and inverted. Classic Liberal and Liberal as we use it are pretty much opposites. Sort of like how the swastika co-opted the American Indian symbol...the most evil one always becomes the default meaning it seems.


8 posted on 10/04/2008 7:38:18 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: ebiskit

Add this to the equation....

Islamic takeover of U.S. already under way
Expert warns ‘mainstream media’ providing ‘talking points’ of Arab countries

An expert on terrorism is warning the United States should be fighting Islamization, which she believes already is under way. And author Brigitte Gabriel should know: She watched it happen in her native Lebanon.

“Lebanon used to be the only majority Christian country in the Middle East,” Gabriel told radio talk show host Andrea Shea King in a recent hour-long interview “Most people today do not know that. We were the majority, the Muslims were the minority, but as the years went by, the Muslims became the majority because of their birth rate, but also because of our open-border policy.

“We welcomed everyone into our country,” Gabriel said, and people didn’t realize that the “minority,” the Muslims in the society, “was not tolerant” and “did not believe all people were equal.”

“They tried to impose their way of thinking on us, and they succeeded,” she said.

The result, Gabriel said, was that a radical terrorist organization tied to Islam, Hezbollah, now rules in Lebanon.

As WND reported, Gabriel is fearful that terrorists believe now is the time to strike at America, while it is distracted by financial tension and election turmoil. She expressed the concerns during an interview with KSFO’s Barbara Simpson, when she also discussed her new book, “They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It.

“They do not need to fire a single bullet to destroy us,” she said. “They are taking over our country culturally, just like they have taken over Europe.”

She said Islam is being taught across the U.S. as part of world history courses for seventh graders.

“A three-week course is teaching students to memorize and recite Islamic prayers and verses from the Quran,” she said. “Students have to adopt Islamic names, fast for a day to experience Ramadan, the holiest of Islamic religious holidays, and write about their experience as a Muslim at the end of the program. The exercises during the class include encouraging students to incorporate Arabic phrases such as Allahu Akbar in their speeches, and for students to imagine they were meeting disciples on a pilgrimage to Mecca. This is a state-approved curriculum, using state-adopted textbooks that have been part of the instructional program in California for over a decade.”

http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=76936


9 posted on 10/04/2008 7:42:16 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT—OBAMA..THE CHANGE THE WORLD'S TERRORISTS WANT)
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To: SERKIT
As a 20 something naval aviator, McCain was exposed to all kinds of geo-political issues in the areas he was assigned. Young fighter jocks are educated in current events and may be called upon by the sitting President to move a carrier into harm's way to defend the country.

Bull.

...and quit SPAMMING.

10 posted on 10/04/2008 7:45:20 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (By the book or buy the farm--SAC Policy.)
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To: ETL; All

Thank you for posting the link...

I posted it as an effective answer to alinksy’s tactics.

I still think there is much more to Oklahoma City. Considering the media and how it’s hyping the present economic crisis, simply brought on by the Mark to Market accounting rule change, what else have they been complicit in effectively covering up? The fact that Obama’s history has been blatantly played down, gives me substantial pause. I’m quite happy Palin came out swingin, but multitudes of well-reasoned Patriots need a map to follow in order to combat the radical principles of alinsky being used against The Republic. These people are well organized and it’s quite evident they are following certain tactics to subvert.


11 posted on 10/04/2008 7:46:14 PM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican)
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To: Man50D; ebiskit
"The author should use the correct term instead of referring to them as liberals. They are communists and socialists."
You are accurate in your response to what should be rather obvious to most at this site. Do have a great upcoming day. I will be signing off shortly.
12 posted on 10/04/2008 7:54:11 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice.)
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To: ebiskit
Thank you for posting the link... I posted it as an effective answer to Alinksy’s tactics.

You're welcome. Speaking of the devil...

From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."[2]

[2] Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain
http://latter-rain.com/ltrain/alinski.htm

13 posted on 10/04/2008 7:55:33 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: ETL

RESUME OF: B HUSSEIN OBAMA

1.) COLB
Proven fake by more than one source
2.) Sketchy childhood
We know some details - Lots of gaps - muslim?
3.) College thesis has vanished
Was it anything like Michele’s?
4.) Overseas travel
Pakistan? Why? On what passport?
5.) Law records
What cases did he represent?
6.) Senate records disappeared
What was he trying to hide?
7.) Associations
Rev Wright, Ft Flager, Ayers, Rezko, Davis, Michele etc.
8.) Senate voting record
That speaks for itself
9.) SCOTUS
Who would his choices be?
10.) Proven Liar
11.) Inexperience
12.) Racist, Sexist, Radical, Marxist views

THIS IS THE TRUTH FOLKS!! NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE!
B Hussein scares the hell out of me.
Keep the community organizer out of the White House


14 posted on 10/04/2008 8:10:56 PM PDT by mouse1 ("Say it aint so joe")
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To: Fundamentally Fair
Thanks for your helpful and insightful post. Bull? Why? Spam? The choice is ALWAYS yours to read or not read my FRiend, unlike unwanted email.
15 posted on 10/04/2008 8:16:32 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SERKIT
Thanks for your helpful and insightful post. Bull? Why?

Young fighter jocks don't move carriers.

Spam?

Yeah, posting the same crap on several thread is SPAM.

16 posted on 10/04/2008 8:28:04 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (By the book or buy the farm--SAC Policy.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

Once again, thanks for the insight. Before it was “bull” now it’s “crap”. VERY helpful, dude, and Fundamentally Unfair.


17 posted on 10/04/2008 8:31:51 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: ebiskit

btt


18 posted on 10/04/2008 9:45:48 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Cacique

Thank You.


19 posted on 10/04/2008 9:49:46 PM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican)
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To: SERKIT; Fundamentally Fair

Hmmm. . .

SERKIT,

Please quit soft-pedaling this “McCain’s a Commie too...Crap!!!”

...Another veiled attempt at tarnishing an ex-POW’s image. What he learned on the inside of that commie-H3ll was how to survive abuse by using the very character that ticks DC and the BM off. His valiant resistance until finally having to relent in order to save his very life is not something well-reasoned adults take lightly. There is no event remotely similar to in BHusseinO’s life. We know full well those soft-touch, compare and contrast articles that formulaically exalts and provides cover for the Chosen One while it floats outright lies as fact against an outright Hero. There is no comparison on character alone, let alone other pre-requisite, Presidential attributes. We are seeing those differences being played out before our very eyes. Get the popcorn.
I attended a well-known Military school and can fully testify that all US Military schools during the time I attended were no freakin’ walk in the park, but when McCain went, they did not play around. The DOD generally turns up the heat at those institutions in order to harden the forces for battle the best they possibly can. The basic idea is that the better the officer is, the more men he can bring home. Somebody’s always has to go in first and we want the forces to have the innate ability to find Theater Domination quickly. The idea behind those types of institutions was to create Citizen/Warriors(notice word placement please!!!). During times of severe military conflict, they can ensure a steady crop all voluntary Butter Bars. These institutions were designed to promote competitiveness and produce officer’s of great caliber for all branches, at least that was before the libtards started diluting the rigors of these institutions through numerous liberal methods and effectively turning the heat down through social experimentation. A certain controversial Clinton military policy comes to mind as an example. The loss of the Blood Wings rite upon Buds completion is another example(Any SEAL or other informed types make correct any error I make on that) of the attempt at eroding the general Esprit de Corps. All aimed at weakening the vanguard’s vigilance. Funny thing, it aint working for them all that well, but the effort, I feel, is present. I’ve seen it first hand.

It’s an insult to Service Academy types to suggest that McCain had it easy at Annapolis. That on it’s face is just pure dung. His time there prepared him well for captivity. The way I saw it was that when you first get there, you are stripped of all your basic human rights. The Military then slowly gives back only the rights it wants you to have. As well don’t forget all the attention you receive daily from all three upper-classes. Stress was inherently designed into the system for distinct a purpose. It so that you can function under great pressure, like in WAR.

Nevertheless, my point is this. The VC had to beat the guy within an inch of of his life in order gain just a little propaganda for people’s so-called party. He withstood an abuse few can comprehend. I certainly do not, nor do I want to. But there is no denying that he held his will and maintained The Code for the welfare of his fellow POW’s. He took the attention off other POW’s. This tough guy routine he had gave many the basic will to survive. His so-called lack of discipline streak is actually just part of his own fighter pilot traits. They look for traits like that in the US Military, especially jet-jockeys. Flight Squadron Commanders want men with a certain audacity, to borrow a word. Mr. McCain had the audacity to defy his VC captors and now he has the audacity to hire a woman whom intimately understands The Republic and our Constitution.
By now, we are becoming quite well aware. Therefore, the unprecedented obfuscation perpetrated by the press is daily becoming more and more difficult for them to manage effectively.

Nice try, no cigar...

This is going to be great!! — Flounder

McCuda08

the Deets


20 posted on 10/05/2008 12:54:53 AM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican)
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To: reaganixonbush
I have never used the word liberal. Liberal is a french term used by free thinkers of the french golden age and stolen/mis-labeled for their own selfish agenda.

Great point!

21 posted on 10/05/2008 4:53:55 AM PDT by syriacus (At the intersection of Congress and Fannie Mae .... you will find the DEMron Scandal.)
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To: ebiskit
Please quit soft-pedaling this “McCain’s a Commie too...Crap!!!”

WHAAAAA???????????????

Since when did I sat McCain was a Communist?!?!?!?!?

My point was that Barry hung out with communinists and bought in to it. McCain was forced to hang out with communists for 5 1/2 years and got a different impression. How is THAT making John a "commie". He's a hero, pal!

22 posted on 10/05/2008 7:06:29 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: ebiskit
Nice try, no cigar...

Re-read my post - you and I are on the same page!!!!!

23 posted on 10/05/2008 7:18:43 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SERKIT

SERKIT,

I over reacted, I sincerely apologize. I’m very sensitive to attacks on Mr. McCain’s character and after that one poster called you for spamming, I quite unreasonably made the assumption that the article would eventually smear Mr. McCain by softening up the lead in. After all the unfettered drivel I see being perpetrated by the BM, my written responses have been on a hair trigger. I try to voraciously glean as much correct information as humanly possible and place a high degree of skepticism on anything I read. I DID NOT do my due diligence and for that I hope you accept my sincerest of apologies. My ire was directed erroneously, I’m sorry.

Why do you think fundamentallyfair would attack you for spamming?

McCuda08

the Deets


24 posted on 10/05/2008 9:28:37 AM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican)
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To: ebiskit; Fundamentally Fair
SERKIT,

I over reacted, I sincerely apologize.

Why do you think fundamentallyfair would attack you for spamming?

Apology very much accepted. I have no idea why I took the hit. I see many posters repeat their postings as appropriate especially when the thread has a similar theme. In the future, I just put in a link and hope for the best. When some FReepers post (repeatedly) very elaborate and graphic-rich posts, if I've seen them a few times, I will blow through them. Sometimes a feature will strike me an on the 10th time, re-read a section and see new meaning.

As for McCain, I guess I was being too subtle. The point was this: Barry and McCain each had "close encounters" with communists. One adopted the principles, one "had a different impression" - and if you need to explain THAT further, well, the reader wouldn't get it anyway.

Best regards, SERKIT

25 posted on 10/05/2008 10:57:23 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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