Stupid Politician Tricks

Walter L. Newton3/27/2010 12:51:25 pm PDT

re: #194 Lidane

Too bad those ideas are 40+ years old.

Referencing Alinsky to get a handle on the current left is like asking Alexander Graham Bell for advice on how to use an iPhone. You’re relying on ideas that are decades out of date.

Actually, those idea are immemorial… been around a long time. I suspect you have never read it or else you would see how these concepts have been used for about 600 years or so. You can find the foundations in concepts like “political malice” and “political libel,” both pamphleteering styles very popular in the late 1600’s.

No, these idea have been with us a long time, just adjusted, renamed, shaken up sometimes, but the core is the same.