Aristotle, once said that elephants were “the animal which surpasses all others in wit and mind,” we can only hope and pray this is a true representation of the Republican Party who just slid into home base by an overwhelming mandate from the majority of Americans.
I’m happy for the Republicans, but at the same time, I feel sorry for the losers––all the broken hearted who no doubt shed tears in the midst of their constituents jubilation. It can’t be an easy time for them. May their wounds heal and they lend their talents to more rewarding careers.
A news reporter interviewed Dobie, a punk rapper: “What do you think happened last night?”
Throwing back his head he laughed. “The Elephant raised his trunk and kicked some Ass.”
He said it for a laugh, but the truth was elephants were stampeding, not to kick anyone, but to assume a position of power from which they could act and get results. Time will tell.
It’s interesting that real and iconic elephants tend to show lateral preference when grasping with their trunks: some prefer to twist them to the left, others to the right. But one thing for sure, they are seldom confused with the Donkeys of the world.
The difference? Elephants work smart and never forget the past one hundred fifty years of dismal experiments in Marxism–all the fascist, socialists, and communists trying to cure the worlds problems with oppresive self-serving governments. Oh, sure, once and awhile a group of socialist and communist is the better choice between two evils, but it is not the norm, or have they ever achieved the results of compassionate capitalism. It is impossible for countries who have no means to generate the extra money needed to provide sufficent help. Yet the so-called progressives remain as stubborn as the Jack Ass.They deny the realty that helping ourselves and others around the world requires a country to have a healthy and thriving economy.
And what about this name liberals like to use? Progressives? Really? Of course It’s their right to call themselves what ever they wish, but there are those who would say that rather than progressive, the liberals are stuck in their ways, and stubborn as their Donkey icon. Why? Despite Hitlers and Stalin’s disregard for human life, the Dems still haven’t learned, that people can’t live by bread alone. That they need to be satisfied and free to make a living from doing jobs they love––honest work that produces goods and services people are willing to buy from money they have earned––whether by trade or currency.
Everything else is lip service. Tell me you like my latest book I am pleased, but purchase it, read it, and write a review, and I will believe you are sincere. As one former democrat said the other day, “Show me the money, not a bunch of excuses why the people you purport to help, suffer more and more with each passing day.”
It’s no secret that the stubborn die hard disciples of Alensky Rules for Radicals, continue to perpetuate the Democrats Theme Song, “The End Justifies The Means.” That tune plays over and over, and discouragers voters from thinking for themselves. But anyone who actually reads Alinsky, finds the common man is only a vote to him. Then too, many rely on what grandpa taught them, “Our party is for the working man.” And seriously, do you know anyone, blue collar or white collar, who doesn’t “work” for a living?” Today too many are working harder and longer and enjoying theselves less.
Self-serving bueracrats crack the whip and makes slaves out of everyone while they sit back and enjoy benefits denied their constituants. Not just during the time they serve, but for life. And yet liberals continue to harp about the citizens being greedy. Is there anyone more greedy than big government playing Robin Hood?
The saddest part? Far too many good people have been lulled into doing nothing and relying on big government to do their thinking for them. They believe the party line, the old saw that Fox News, Billionaires, and Corporate America are the root of poverty. And its right here many Donkey’s turn into sheep and blindly follow rather than think for themselves. This only makes everyones living conditions worse, not better. Detroit, Michigan is the perfect example. Its a war zone. Yet, Congress so far, has done little to help. Officals there may mean well and have good intentions. But that doesn’t cut it, anymore than it would in a profitable corporation. The city needs someone with executive ability––a Donald Trump––who could quickly turn the town into a thriving metropolis. All people are not created with equal ability to lead. Ask any US Army General.
Between now and the 2016, “The Elephants” need to show us their stuff and not let the Donkeys twist their trunks. Last election far too many Republicans thought nobody could be so stupid as to make the same mistake twice. But they were proven wrong. Even with Donkeys playing tricks at the polls, the election should have been a landside for Republicans.
Time is of the essence. As Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Republicans need to act quickly to make the United States of America, once again the most prosperous nation in the world––let Hilary know it’s individuals with a dream who work hard that creates businesses and the jobs to match––not big government.
Copyright 2014 G. G. Galt
Photo by: M. Mahdi Karim; GNU Free Documentation; Wikipedia CC
An Elephant Trumpeting. It’s Warning Sign––the Raised Trunk.
This article keeps getting changed by the dems but if you read it to the end you’ll get a pretty good idea of what Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals are all about. If you don’t want to do that, below is a brief summary.
Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals
- RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)
- RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)
- RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
- RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)
- RULE 5: “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 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)
- RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)
- RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)
- RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)
- RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)
- RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)
- RULE 12: 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.)