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The New Playbook: Rules for the Right

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The post “Three things the Obamedia will do to depress Republican turnout and help Obama” addressed to Republicans, which is up on PUMA blog Hillbuzz, makes one thing stand out as mole on a lily white bosom: that Republicans are playing by a very antiquated rule book.

Here’s a News Flash for the defenders of civilized society: there’s a war on, y’know!

Here’s the thing in military terms. The rules of engagement are dictated by pragmatism: whatever is expedient to the cause – no restrictions – rules. The officer corps consists of agenda driven, Democrat leaning campaign strategists as Axelrod and Bagella, the MSM are their foot soldiers. We’ll get back to you as soon as we’ve flushed out the hidden Secretaries of War. While neocons were celebrating the end of history, the opposition unilaterally connived to no longer play by the Geneva convention.

Or let’s try explain that in sports terms. Say you are a member of a sports team. All members but you received a letter with recent changes in the rulebook. The next time you enter the field, things will seem strangely different. You’ll catch up and get the picture eventually (or not), but right now we are in a defining presidential election in which one party no longer plays by the old rules.

Either Republicans adopt some of the street wise Alinsky Rules for Radicals as championed by the Dems, or think up some winning strategies of their own, fast and furious. Here we advocate the latter, foregoing the unedifying gutter ethics as advocated by the radical Left.

- Caption: the OODA LOOP, of which the Palin VP choice was an exemple – fighter pilot John McCain must be well versed –

Republicans are always on the defensive, which makes sense for a conservative party. But that means that the forces of ‘progress’ and ‘change’ will always have the advantage of the attack. Remember, offense is the best defense.

This has been the frame of reference for donkeys years. The opposition has accumulated loads of strategies and tactics to play a winning game. In fact, they are always on the advance, while conservatives have steadily been losing ground. We may even have reached tipping point in an Obama tenure, when the latitude to recover any lost ground, may be forever forfeited.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union Republicans and conservatives (neo conservatives to a much lesser extent) have taken their eyes off the ball, falling for the oldest trick in the book yet, the assumption that the opponent thinks like them, and therefore must have conceded defeat. Per Fukuyama, it was game, set and match – or was it?

But the forces of change neither sleep, nor will they ever acknowledge that their ideology is based on a fallacy. That has been the whole point of the subjectivist campaign over the last two centuries: “If reason makes no sense to your argument as reality clearly shows otherwise, attack reason as pernicious and superficial, and persuade the world that reality doesn’t exist.”

The beast no longer presents itself by the old Socialist epithets; these have no meaning to younger voters anyway (the commie memes would have been useful, given that they pierce the romanticist PR bubble). Today’s neotot guise is that of the Postmodern politician, fuzzy, bordering the anti statesman. Passion driven, but undefined messages of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ have taken the place of objective definitions.

They project the image of a slight lean towards a few carefully targeted collective measures, and seem vaguely sympathetic to larger governments, that befit “the demands and requirements of a fast globalizing world” … all for the greater good, of course.

The approach to working the masses is charged with high emotion; fact, truth and reality are putty, pliable as the aim requires. The message is that times truly have changed, that old laws have become obsolete, that man has evolved into a new being with a superior morality who is no longer in need of the crude logic of shopkeepers. Truth is, that metaphysical laws do not change, only man-made creations do.

And so they play at impressions, perceptions, building false image constructs (e.g. the bitter, angry McCain or the haute couture addicted Palin), catching emotions before they’re filtered and exposed to the harsh reality of reason.

This trick is even easier to pull on impressionable young people whose minds are open to suggestion (see also “The Comprehensive Guide to Youth for Obama”). It is very old playbook harking back to old Europe during the interbellum, when Mussolini and Corporal Hitler were playing the masses with false dichotomies, vacuous sound bites and the overwhelming demagogy of passion with an appeal to the will of the people.

The Left – by their innate philosophy of coercion that gives them a free pass to manipulate people’s minds – have harnessed a host of psychological strategies to their battle wagon.

What gives, if in the process they create a semi Fascist, crypto totalitarian society? Or perhaps that is precisely that what they have in mind, so they can pronounce liberal democracy – a corollary of individual rights – obsolete as well. Utopia is always built on the ashes of collapsed empires.

The campaigner of today needs to formulate strategies to deflect the ‘end justifies the means’ assaults, which are typical of the essentially amoral, pragmatism driven campaigns. You can start by taking their own advice.

Study and read to shreds Hillbuzz’ “Three things the Obamedia will do to depress Republican turnout and help Obama”: resist the mantra of the media cyborgs, resistence is futile, give up the fight, the race is over; ingore the false siren calls of early landslides, be not impressed by pent up claims – “It’s all a head game, a fake out. All of this talk (…) is just garbage the Obamedia shovels to make you give up and sit home so Obama can win. (…) It really is as simple as that …

Yes, He Can!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Over the last few weeks we’ve asked a number of our correspondents tongue in cheek, how do you spell Soros backwards, and would he be able to trigger a financial crisis all by himself?

Surprisingly, the intrepid investigator Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media now seems to be answering that question in the affirmative: Yes, he can!

In other words, this may after all look like a conspiracy to get candidate Obama elected on a platform of “the Dems own this economy, stupid”?

With Joe “the Mouth” Biden making headlines with his “generated crisis” for a President Obama, is the financial collapse a coincidence, only six weeks before the election, when John McCain was leading in the polls, and appearing to be on his way to a election victory?

“The crisis was man-made”, states Kincaid boldly.

Let’s start at the bottom and then read “Who’s Behind the Economic Collapse?” top down, keeping in mind the very personal vow taken by the Anti Christ of Haute Finance, to defeat Bush in 2004 — with every penny if necessary … (Malkin pulls a number of threads in the tarantula’s web) …

(…) A hedge fund operator such as George Soros, who was convicted of insider trading in France, is known to make money from the collapse of national economies and currencies. Labeled “The Man who broke the Bank of England” because of his financial activities against the British currency, he is said to be on a witness list of hedge fund operators that will be called to testify before Congress next month―probably after the election. (…)

Soros insists that one contributing factor to the crisis was the lack of financial regulation. But he takes advantage of the lack of those regulations. Indeed, as I reported back in 2005, one Soros company was a member of the Managed Funds Association, which describes itself as “the global voice for the hedge fund industry” and was actively fighting an SEC proposal to impose more regulation on hedge-fund managers.

The ranking of top hedge fund earners for 2007 shows John Paulson of Paulson & Co. at $3.7 billion and George Soros of Soros Fund Management at $2.9 billion.

Is there anybody in the media willing to question Soros about how he made that money? And whether it came at the expense of the American people? (…)

Read it all >>>

- Filed on Articles in “The Economics and Monetary Dossier” -

Ellis County Observer TOP AFN NewsBlog For October, 2008

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The American Freedomist Network
Bill Collier
AFN Executive National Information Coordinator
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“American Freedomist Network Recognizes The Ellis County Observer As The TOP NewsBlog For October, 2008″

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The AFN recognizes The Ellis County Observer as the TOP NewsBlog for October 2008 and will FEATURE this News Blog on the new AFN website, www.americanfreedomist.com, for the next 30 days. This recognition was earned by the Ellis County Observer for delivering on the promises of being a Watchdog, an Advocate, and a Resource and recognizes the leadership of Joey Dauben as a nationally known NewsBlogger, Citizen Journalist who sets the STANDARD that we urge others to follow.

The Ellis County Observer is gaining national attention in the New Media world as an  example of “how it’s done” and many of the TOP New Media players are both aware of the Ellis County Observer and appreciative of your work.

As a member of the American Freedomist Network, we are happy to promote this NewsBlog as a shining example of what we mean as we teach people how to set up their own NewsBlog or local BTR news show. We will be nominating the Ellis County Observer for a “SAMMY”, an award given by The Samuel Adams Alliance, for top internet activists and bloggers, citing the impact on ballot initiatives, the investigative journalism, the creation of a local information network, and the large audience of readers from the area.

I have said before, and mean it still, that Ellis County, Texas has the potential of being the Boston of the 21st century! Ellis County is in the forefront for new media journalism and new methods of winning victories against Big Government and the Planned Economy starting LOCALLY, issue by issue, ballot initiative by ballot initiative!

The ECO is also to be used as a “sample NewsBlog” for a November 15, 2008 event inside the PA capital building titled “Citizen Bloggers: How NewsBlogs Can Change The World!”

Participants will learn how the ECO does what it does and why this is the best model for them to follow and will be urged to join the AFN as a local NewsBlog.

The ECO is doing “Yeoman’s Work” in promoting the cause of liberty, freedom, and citizen journalism in general and we applaud the ECO for this work.

Bill Collier
The American Freedomist Network