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Originally posted by orwellianunenlightenment
reply to post by Kadzait
Absolutely, ditto, kudos, etc. I am not going to bother posting on divide and conquer here, except for a few things, as I have posted many times before in many threads on the subject.
Divide and conquer is the nature of the beast. It is the nature of power and control. It exploits our most basic brain function that colors all perspective, until transcended. If you find yourself in an "us vs them" mentality, you simply haven't raised your consciousness of the world to a high enough level. Start examining motives, including being honest about your very own motives (it starts there), and move from there. Oh yeah, study the basics of how binary works in programming. Read "The Art of War."
[edit on 2-8-2009 by orwellianunenlightenment]
– Artificially Inflate Your Numbers: “Spread out in the hall and try to be in the front half. The objective is to put the Rep on the defensive with your questions and follow-up. The Rep should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington.”
– Be Disruptive Early And Often: “You need to rock-the-boat early in the Rep’s presentation, Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early.”
– Try To “Rattle Him,” Not Have An Intelligent Debate: “The goal is to rattle him, get him off his prepared script and agenda. If he says something outrageous, stand up and shout out and sit right back down. Look for these opportunities before he even takes questions.”
Originally posted by Anjin
Rookies, they are doing it wrong! The proper way to hold a town meeting is to pre-screen everyone to make sure you only get the ones who agree with you. Just look at how the President does it. Works great for him
Originally posted by xmotex
Uh oh, I guess I'm in trouble
I've already criticized him pretty vocally for continuing the executive power grab that's been going on since Clinton instead of strangling it in it's sleep, and for endorsing the return of the demented AWB (which fortunately Congress isn't going to touch anyway.)
No Brownshirts have shown up at my door yet though
Then again, I'm registered I, not D...
[edit on 8/4/09 by xmotex]