Friday May 14, 2021
– New Moon Phase – begin, initiate, wish, project, set an intention
– Moon in Gemini – Void of Course 6:51 AM – 9:30 AM Moving to Cancer
– Retrograde Planets – Pluto
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – May 14th – 16th – Bake, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Start Diet to Gain Weight, Wax Floors, Cut Firewood, Dig Holes, Mow to Increase Growth, Buy a Home, Get Married
– Gardening tips (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – 14th – 16th – Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most favorable for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): Tara – Goddess Who Guides, Joined by the rest of the goddesses. All hand on deck.
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Ian – The Wind of the East
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Aries: “A white dove flying over troubled waters” (& “Hunters shooting wild ducks”)
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“A Woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load”
SUN: 24 TAURUS: An Indian warrior riding fiercely, human scalps hanging at his belt
EARTH: 24 SCORPIO: Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to an inspired man
The themes of the day fit well into my Day 2 discussion of the wiles of the left.
Yesterday I talked about the manipulation of the media, and Noam Chomsky’s list of 10 Media Manipulation Strategies. This list points to one of the main troubles that the left (in the hands of the Frankfurt School and its plants within American Academia). And that is that they were all a bunch of stodgy and boring academics. They were very powerful revolutionaries who had trouble articulating their message.
In the 50’s and 60’s, the kind of person they needed came into the fold. His name was Saul Alinsky. He was a “Community Organizer” from the Chicago area (sound familiar)? He took the ideas of Critical Theory and put them into action. He realized that he had to make it relevant. He had to make it actionable. He had to make it fun. Thus:
Rules for Radicals
The rules were published in a book with lots of stories and examples. But they are crystalized within the following list.
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.
2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
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.
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.
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.
7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
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.
9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
11. “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.
12. “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.
13. “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 has been the playbook of the left in the United States ever since. It is not a coincidence that a young Hillary Clinton published a Thesis on Saul Alinsky in her early years. It is not a shock that Barrack Obama matriculated through the Community Organizer system in Chicago and was contemporaries with Bill Ayers, one of the founders of the Weather Underground, a militant communist group.
The thing about these organizations are that they are 100% legal groups of people practicing their right to free speech in the USA. But what happens when they cross the line and break laws.
In the world of today, these groups have reorganized, rebranded and renamed themselves. Now they go by names like Antifa and BLM. New names. Same playbooks.