Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Quote du jour

I don’t think there’s going to be much dispute that chanting that you want to see cops dead is a terrible, terrible idea. If the protesters denouncing the New York City Police Department want to be regarded as something beyond violent anarchist scum, they’ll have to -- no pun intended -- police their own. When somebody starts chanting that they want dead cops, if you’re a protester with an ounce of sense, you have to stand up to that. This movement likes to claim that when it comes to police misbehavior, “silence equals consent.” That would apply to the violence of this anti-police movement, as well.
-Jim Geraghty


  1. Goad and ridicule your enemy to make him react. Saul Alinsky says that ridicule is the most effective tactic because it causes anger and irrational responses in the opposition. It is in the enemy's reaction that you gain your greatest strength. Saul Alinsky says that the one thing "that is certain to get him to react is to laugh at him. This causes an irrational anger." An angry, irrational reaction can be used to direct bad publicity at the enemy, to further ridicule him, to send him into a humiliating retreat. You gain support while your enemy loses it.

    Hoist the enemy on his own petard. Highlight the fact that the enemy will say one thing and practice another. Their great rules of ethics, fair dealing and manners are mainly for show and they will abandon them under the pressure of the fight. Rub it in when they do and make them look like hypocrites. - Saul Alinsky

  2. "At this point, what difference does it make?" - Alinsky disciple

  3. "protester with an ounce of sense"....good luck finding one. It's like those 99% of Muslims that are moderates that we never hear from.

  4. Yeah. He could have said "honest protester" to about the same effect.


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