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Poverty Nonsense

gungy Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 1:59 PM
I felt so sorry for the black gentleman at the debate who challenged Obama and suggested he may vote for Romney. That man's life is going to be a living hell. He can expect the Left to hurl racist epithets his way along with death threats. Imagine what he's going through today. He is a marked man. If the progs and Dems had their way, we would be living under a police state.
harleyone Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 12:31 PM
The tolerant, diverse Left are nothing but bullies. Saul Alinsky's rule #5 says it all “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon., there is no defense". Ahh but there IS a defense. When Nurses were bullied where I work we would all walk over, gather around and stare at the bully. It soon stopped, bullies cannot tolerate exposure. We need to make it very clear that (1) we don't care what they call us, we know we aren't racists, homophobes whatever, and (2) that, RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” we NOW have their number and won't tolerate their nonsense anymore. God bless that AMERICAN gentleman.
Spikeygrrl Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 1:17 AM
harleyone: There's a much easier answer...and you said it yourself (quoting Alinsky).

When you are bullied, JUST LAUGH AT THEM. "Oh wow, that's a good one, have you ever considered doing stand-up?" -- and, if it continues, double over and clutch at your midsection: "STOP IT already, my stomach hurts, I haven't laughed this hard in years!"

Counter-intuitively, this is even MORE effective when the bullying itself is disguised as humor. Then your push-back laughter will be interpreted by onlookers as sharing the joke -- laughing "with" a co-worker, not "at" them. This completely disrupts the bully's strategy of making him/herself look like the hero and you look like the villain. THEY REALLY HATE THAT :D
Here's a recent statement frequently suggested by leftist academics, think tank researchers and policymakers: "People were not just struggling because of their personal deficiencies. There were structural factors at play. People weren't poor because they made bad decisions. They were poor because our society creates poverty." Who made that statement and where it was made is not important at all, but its corrosive effects on the minds of black people, particularly black youths, are devastating.

There's nothing intellectually challenging or unusual about poverty. For most of mankind's existence, his most optimistic scenario was to be able to eke out enough to subsist...