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Shirley Sherrod July 21, 2010

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I’ve been angered for years by news stories that take a situation completely out of context and draw purposeful conclusions from the inaccurate information. Since I consider myself a conservative, and because I’ve complained for a long time about those on the liberal side who turn a blind eye to this type of behavior, I find I must speak out.

And so it is that I would like to share my outrage at the way this woman was treated. When we should have been celebrating the life lessons that taught her it’s not about race, she was vilified because of the side of the political aisle she is on. Someone had to know that the way the video was cut told a lie about this woman and her character–shame on them. The conservative philosophy has reason, history, and common sense on it’s side–we don’t need to stoop to dishonest tricks like this.

Undermining Authority July 21, 2010

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Maybe you think you’d do a better job, maybe you know you couldn’t, but just want to be the one calling the shots. Whatever your reason, if you want to become the one in authority, first you’re going to have to remove the current authority. If you’re determined and patient, and follow these simple suggestions, you’re sure to succeed:

  1. You might have heard, but nobody’s perfect–this goes for those in authority as well. Give it some time and you’ll discover that those in authority will make mistakes. Perhaps a natural disaster or maybe an ecological disaster caused by a human made accident–no one can respond properly to something on this scale–the mistakes will be plentiful, you just need to point them out to everyone (and a little exaggeration won’t hurt).
  2. If you’re targeting only one person, this tip can be harder to implement, but if you’re targeting a group of individuals, you don’t only have to wait for mistakes. In any composite authority, there is, inevitably, corruption. When found, you can take advantage of it, just like you can mistakes. However, one advantage with corruption is that you can actively encourage or even implant it, if you wish (but be careful not to get caught in your own trap).
  3. Find those who have been wronged and tell the world their story. Those who have truly been wronged will help you undermine authority and gather followers. They will also help you gain sympathy from those who would never follow you, and diminish or extinguish the intensity of those who would work against you. However, never let these find out what you’re really doing or they will be your undoing.
  4. Find those who think they have been wronged and bring them into your cause. They won’t care what you’re after, as long as it will cause pain to those they believe have wronged them. They won’t care what methods you use–or ask them to use. They will tell whatever story you want them to. They will only care that you have power and have included them. They will be your most devoted acolytes. You can certainly find these people in prisons, but don’t forget to search in those places where entitlements are handed out (but be very careful among the poor, because there are some very good people there and you may awaken an enemy if you presume too much).
  5. Find the proud. Find those who think they are better than everyone else. They will do anything (even feign humility) if they feel they are putting one over on everyone else. As long as you let them feel they have the upper hand, they’ll do anything you ask. If you’re having trouble finding these people, look in Hollywood or Universities, there should be more than enough to meet your needs in these places.
  6. Most important of all. Hide. Once you’ve found the people you need, they can be manipulated much more easily than you might think. You might, at some point, feel the urge to step into the light to fix some setback. Dont. Determination and patience will win in the end. Those you have manipulated will do your work for you.
  7. Last of all. Be ready to step into the void when the authority you have worked so long and hard to destroy finally falls. Others will be ready too–those who have been your allies up to this point as well as those who have been your enemies. Strike fast. Strike hard. Leave no survivors.

There are those who would destroy our freedom. They exist and they are working very hard. They are working hard on both sides of the political aisle. They are following steps very much like what is listed above. The only thing they need, besides what’s listed above, is an ignorant and apathetic citizenry.

Maybe it’s not to late to take that away from them.

Turn Around July 6, 2010

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I think that politics, as practiced by politicians, is best described as identifying something that is wrong (sometimes even manufacturing something to be wrong), and then convincing people you have the answer that will fix the problem.

The problem with this is that there seems to be a common handicap among almost all politicians–once they’ve identified a problem, they seem to think that the fact that they identified the problem means they are the  most likely person to have the solution that will fix the problem. And they spend so much time and energy trying to convince everyone that they have the solution that they have no time left over to formulate an actual solution.

And the rest of us just want to get on with our lives, so we elect them and give them a chance. The problem is that we tend to turn our backs, counting on the fact that they will keep fixing the problem.

When the person who was supposed to fix the problem realizes he can’t, he decides he has no choice but to do the next best thing–hide the problem. If he can hide it, no one will realize it wasn’t fixed–and he can pretend he was the right choice and that he kept his promise.

Eventually, though, we all wake up, realize there’s still a problem, and then elect the next joker who has a new insight into the problem–because maybe he’ll finally be the one that can actually fix it.

The answer isn’t so much finding the right man or woman to elect, it’s that we should stop turning our back and trusting them to fix the problem while we’re not looking.