It's Not Palin vs Letterman

This controversy, that has now been joined by the continually nasty Bill Maher, is a fake, made public only because of the negligence of the Left Press. The persistent attacks on Palin include ridicule of every portion of her life, especially including her children. Ridicule of the targeted opposition is directly connected to the Saul Alinsky (ACORN) manual on "Rules for Radicals" which includes acting out to get their way, but it's rule #5 that we need to pay particular attention to here, it refers to the personal attacks and why they are important:

"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." There is no defense. It's irrational. It's infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.
Rule number five is to ridicule the opposition; make it seem far out of the main stream; never stop attacking----remember Dan Quayle who was belittled and ridiculed for almost a full year till forced out of public life---do media attracting events or behaviors, and never let up. Make no mistake, the Letterman broadside was cheered loudly by the lefty audience in the studio, so I assume this type of gutter attack on an innocent is part of the plan. Letterman did not have an "accidental" slip of the tongue. The joke was a complicated construction that had to have been written out for him before delivery. Example of the contorted and complicated joke:
I’ve been thinking about this situation with Governor Palin and her family now for about a week.
He's been thinking about it for seven days. Then this one:
I thought I was telling it about the older daughter being at Yankee Stadium.
If a daughter is over eighteen it's OK to tell horrible stories.
“And then I was watching the Jim Lehrer ‘Newshour’ – this commentator, the columnist Mark Shields, was talking about how I had made this indefensible joke about the 14-year-old girl, and I thought, ‘Oh, boy, now I’m beginning to understand what the problem is here. It’s the perception rather than the intent.’ It doesn’t make any difference what my intent was, it’s the perception.
Intent? Jesus, his intent was to smear the older daughter of Palin, and he made a mistake only in the target, not about his remarks. He did what looks like a stream of consciousness joke that would be interpreted as being an unwritten opinion/"comedy bit." There is no "mistake" here, no accidental reference, Letterman said exactly what he thinks, and from the applause it's what his audience thinks and wants to believe. As for me? Hell I love slutty airline stewardesses, slutty secretaries, and just plain old slutty women. Love them.

He is what he is and we are what we say we are.

Oh, and here's the last rule:Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right about Alinsky tactics. I am not a Hilary fan but the jokes about her during the dem primaries were brutal and nonstop - coming from her own party (esp. Letterman). When I read about the Alinski tactic I marveled that one Alinski-ite was out-Alinski'ed by the other. We now have the master in the White House.