The Federalist Papers were letters, essays, and newspaper articles written by the framers of our Constitution over 200 years ago, arguing the various points of the new Federalist system the Constitution would outline. As America’s conservatives find their way of life under assault today, directly and indirectly by liberalism, there are many excellent points being argued about Conservatism and it’s application to the current political landscape.
I’m collecting them into an easy reference place here.
Today’s entry is from Nonsensible Shoes Blog, and is a two-part article on How to Defeat Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals,” which has become the Bible for Leftists, and in particular the Obama Administration.
Here’s an excerpt from the entry for one of the more famous Alinsky Guidelines:
Rule 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
By doing this the radical attempts to marginalize key figures in the opposition by isolating these figures and making them unpalatable, thereby seperating leadership from the conservative base. This either wins converts or at least neutralizes the ability to mobilize around a countering viewpoint.
Nonsensible’s Counter – These personalizations must be pointed out for what they are – the attempt to avoid real debate on issues by demonizing legitimate viewpoints that at the very least should be debated on their own merits.
If liberals can’t stand up to real debate on their ideas or ours, then their ideas must lack credibility beyond ridicule and derision. Demand factual debate. Challenge them to discuss and when they refuse they will rightly be portrayed as afraid, unprepared or intellectually incapable of honest debate.
The text of his message is chock-full of youtube examples (brief, thankfully) to illustrate his points; so this is hardly dry, interminable commentary.
Don’t read these blog posts — print them and memorize them. They are THAT important!