An Obama Bedtime Story

How Progs left America a better place


Alinsky Rules Codified

Obama nightstand features The 48 Laws of Power
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power in to forty-eight well explicated laws.

As attention--grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers.

Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), the virtue of stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"), and many demand the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"), but like it or not, all have applications in real life.

Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded--or been victimized by--power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

(review from amazon.com)
Bonus links:
Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• More Saul Alinsky stories: here
'Rules for Radicals' at amazon.com

[excerpted from Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals']

Because Alinsky was sensitive to criticism that he wasn't ethical, he also included a set of rules for the ethics of power tactics. You can see from these why his ethics were so frequently questioned.

Rules to test whether power tactics are ethical:

1. One's concern with the ethics of means and ends varies inversely with one's personal interest in the issue.
2. The judgment of the ethics of means is dependent upon the political position of those sitting in judgment.
3. In war the end justifies almost any means.
4. Judgment must be made in the context of the times in which the action occurred and not from any other chronological vantage point.
5. Concern with ethics increases with the number of means available and vice versa.
6. The less important the end to be desired, the more one can afford to engage in ethical evaluations of means.
7. Generally, success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics.
8. The morality of means depends upon whether the means is being employed at a time of imminent defeat or imminent victory.
9. Any effective means is automatically judged by the opposition to be unethical.
10. You do what you can with what you have and clothe it in moral garments.
11. Goals must be phrased in general terms like "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," "Of the Common Welfare," "Pursuit of Happiness," or "Bread and Peace."

Have a Jib-Jab 2010

Year of Progressive Regression remembered


Have A Joe Biden Christmas

Obama had good reasons


Obama Probe Stalled

Big Sis and Dept. of Social Justice ask for more time


(via moonbattery.com)

Obama Code BROKEN!

Why the alienated middle will not be wooed back
The Obama Administration's Official Alphabet Guide for Learning Government's Role in Your Life

Hi, I'm Omar, the Obama administration's official kid's ambassador. Today I'll be guiding you through some of the many necessary regulations that government imposes on us for our protection -- and we'll learn the alphabet at the same time!

A is for auto. The size, speed, fuel and bumpers of autos must be regulated to protect us from ourselves!

B is for business. Government must levy taxes, regulations, fees, surcharges and paperwork on businesses, lest they take advantage of workers.

C is for cupcakes. Every aspect of child nutrition must be controlled -- because we can't leave it up to the parents!
(full alphabet at directorblue.blogspot.com)

Meet RepealAmendment.org

Radicals to roll back Our Progressive Century
Our Founding Fathers gave enumerated powers to the Federal Government and reserved most of the power for the States.

Today, the federal government has usurped the power that the Founders originally intended for the States.

The Repeal Amendment is dedicated to restoring our nations economic liberty by advocating for an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that restores the balance of power between the States and Federal Government.
"Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed."
(from repealamendment.org)

TEA Time in Belarus

Leftwing BigGov failure spans the globe


Why Progs ❤ ZPG

They H8 the human race


Cheka, Noriega, Sidney Hook

On this day: December 20
Cheka, the first Soviet secret police, is founded (1917)

Hitler released from Landsberg Prison (1924)

National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam is formed (1960)

The U.S. sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega (1989)

b: Sidney Hook (1902), Jean Marchand (1918), Richard Cordtz (1921); d: Richard J. Daley (1976)

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