Skip to comments.Unruly Progressives [Why itís so hard to make progressives live up to their own rules.]
Posted on 03/26/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT by expat1000
Shortly after Barack Obama rose to the presidency, the Right became fascinated by Saul Alinsky, and in particular by the philosopher and community organizers Rules for Radicals. Many on the right focused their attention on Alinskys Fourth Rule: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.
The strategy of making them live up to their own book of rules is frequently mentioned and discussed these days at Breitbart.com, Instapundit, Ace of Spades, and just about every other conservative website and blog.
James OKeefe, the activist and journalist behind the famous ACORN videos, articulated the approach directly: The Left doesnt care about the laws or the rules. They are hypocrites, and the only way to win is to make them live up to their book of rules. I have found that the only thing they care about is racism, sexism and exploitation.
Not to take away from OKeefes work, which generates must-watch videos and scandal-inspired resignations with metronomic regularity, but there may be a flaw in this strategy. Ultimately, not that many liberals care whether their brethren are following their own book of rules..
But Democrats are given a wide, wide berth for comments they themselves would be quick to label racist. South Carolina Democratic chairman Dick Harpootlian, for example, urged his party to send Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from. (That would be Bamberg, S.C., but her parents were Sikh immigrants from India.) Last year, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel asked an Indian man at a university Q&A if he was a member of the Taliban.
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[Why its so hard to make progressives live up to their own rules.]
Because they have no rules.
In a no-rules scenario the side with the ability and willingness to apply the greatest physical violence prevails. Time and again activists on the Left have employed this principle to their advantage. Time and again they've died in droves when they discover to their dismay that it applies to them too.
They have a single rule and they live up to it every day. The one rule is do whatever it takes to gain power over your fellow man.
Their rule: Take all you can and screw everyone else.
Their rules never apply to them, like tolerance
The author of the piece is correct in that progs don't care about living up to their standards, but the people do. We need to point out their hypocrisy, their double standards, and their lack of anything resembling morality.
At the same time some of our public figures need to grow a thicker skin when accused of some pretend evil instead falling all over themselves apologizing.
If it weren’t for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.
But the do have rules.... for other people.
“Liberals will deem Obamacare a failure only if it stops making them feel good about themselves.”
There it is in a nutshell. Liberals will go along with ANYTHING, whether it does any good or not, just so long as the FEEL like they are doing something good.
Remember, if you’re not a hypocrite, you’re not a liberal.
Collectivism is all of the values of Judeo-Christianity, reversed.
How about a rider on the next budget bill requiring ex presidents to use Obamacare?