I have a very special friend in the UK that should become a blogger. He seeks the truth without sensationalism, speaks his mind without fear of consequences, and is far more aware of the events in our nation than most of our people are about his. Since the most recent nonsense from the NYT, once again rehashing that absurd video they still claim was responsible for Benghazi, we have exchanged several comments and in regard to his latest thoughts I began a reply and realized that it would exceed the size limit imposed by FaceBook's comment format and so I have decided to turn our most recent thoughts and my intended reply into an essay. Paul commented about the recent "shuck and jive" remark on Ms. Palin's page. The following was my reply.
Urban dictionary gives a brief history to the term 'shuck and jive' and concludes with the following line. "It has been adopted into non Afro-American speech with a reference to behavior adopted in order to avoid criticism." The actual phrase she used was "shuck and jive shtick". The last time I checked 'Shtick' was a Yiddish term. Why then is Huffpo not coming to the defense of Jews. After all she managed to assail not only black Americans but Jews as well and only used three words. Sammy Davis Jr. adopted the Hebrew faith and he should be turning over in his grave right now.
Progressives are masters of hit and run tactics with semantics being one of their weapons of choice, their goal being that of distraction. They scored a touch down, switching the topic from Obama's behavior to Obama being racially attacked.
Anyone willing to admit the truth already knows that Benghazi had nothing to do with that piece of trash video and the NYT will still not let it rest. It is all distraction, and feeding the culture war taking place in America. Anything to keep people's minds busy with trifles and off of current dangers.
Saul Alinsky would approve.
Paul's reply to that:
Hi Danny, this has been a bit of an eye opener as regard the attacks on Sarah Palin. The one comment she made, "shuck and jive' is a term I've never heard, and it seems a term not known by many.
The abuse Mrs. Palin got because of that one term fills pages and pages of web content. It also shows you the attempted character assassination of Mrs. Palin by the left. It was relentless. And yet it could be that phrase was the worst thing she said, and I doubt she (Like most people) didn't understand the term in the way the left wants us to understand it.
During the time of Benghazi she was highlighting the truth about the attacks, and rubbishing the narrative coming from the White House. The truth was lost in a hail spite aimed at Mrs. Palin, you'd have thought she personally went and shot the Ambassador herself.
The Democratic Party seemed to realize this was a battle that could seriously damage them just before an election. They behaved like kamikaze pilots, flying head first into the assault on Mrs. Palin. A lesser person would still be receiving treatment.
After looking at the interviews and speeches given at the time it is obvious Mrs. Palin was well aware of all the facts. It is fully obvious that she as well as well as the media knew of the threats to the embassy on 911, and it's quite obvious that the present administration with the help of the media covered it up and manufactured the story of spontaneous rioting due to an anti Mohammed movie.
It makes me think of the move Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
I began my reply with the following and then realized that what I had to say could not fit into the format of a comment and thus began this essay:
Paul, Sarah Palin is a fine lady, a dedicated American, a Christian, and furthermore she is honest; all traits that make her a prime victim for an attack from the followers of Saul Alinsky. I have nothing short of the highest regard for Ms. Palin and that attitude is shared by most conservative and libertarian Americans.
If you have a few minutes I shall show you exactly how the Alinsky attack is being employed against her and why she is the number one target in all of America. To a greater or lesser degree all thirteen basic rules with the exception of number four have been used against her, with number thirteen being the one with the most impact.
1. "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."
Rules 1 and 2 are self explanatory and need no further discussion.
2. "Never go outside the expertise of your people."
3. "Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy."
This was a major stumbling block for Sarah Palin while running for the Vice Presidency, for the left wing media ganged up on her and the GOP was delighted; they intentionally fed her to the wolves. We have all seen the ABC interview where she was asked her opinion about the 'Bush Doctrine', without defining what he meant by the Bush Doctrine leading to this smear piece from the Huffington Post holding her up as a laughing stock.
Later Katie Couric did her best to talk down to Ms. Palin as if she were country bumpkin from the back woods. Meanwhile what the governor wanted to discuss was Obama's left wing policies, disallowed both by those doing the interviews and McCain's support team. And so the left proceeded to slice and dice her and she received no support from the GOP.
4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
This is the one place that they could not touch her because she does live up to her own book of rules. She made no apology about being from Alaska or sleeping in tents while hunting and shooting. The fact that her daughter was pregnant and unmarried created a new way for them to hammer her but she handled it well. The part I liked best about her and her book of rules, was the fact she knew in advance that her son was going to have Down's Syndrome. She is opposed to abortion, but admitted that under the circumstances she considered doing just that. In the end her book of rules won out and her son was born. Needless to say, the heartless left ridiculed her for having a 'retard' son. Retard or not, she stuck by him, and I have but one thought for those who condemn her for this: Go to Hell.
5."Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."
This rule needs no discussion other than to say that they have wielded that weapon nonstop
6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."
One of Alinsky's thoughts was radical leaders had to allow flexibility
One of the oddities about the recent NYT article was that in discussing Benghazi, not once was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned, and so while in the photo department allow me to add one more. One that is quite indicative of the danger we face and that Sarah Palin was trying to expose.
This is her now famous "What difference does is make?" photo that is all part of the overall agenda. In June 2004 at a 'Take America Back' rally in Washington D.C. Hillary Clinton introduced George Soros to the audience with the words "We need people like George Soros, who is fearless and willing to step up when it counts."
7. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag."
It goes without saying that even radicals can get bored and need to freshen their attack with the new and exciting.
8. "Keep the pressure on. Never let up."
The Alinsky clan has shown their devotion to his cause. Nearly six years now of Palin abuse and they still behave like a pack of jackals tormenting their prey.
9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself."
At least here the left wing attack comes up short. Part of the plan is to induce despair and panic. With Sarah Palin they have failed. Recall my friend's comment from above referring to how Ms. Palin has held up under the assault: A lesser person would still be receiving treatment.
This is a goal that has been accomplished. Even when the media are not attacking in force, Smear Sarah is such an ingrained tactic with the left that millions of left wing loons keep the hatred festering.
11. "If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive."
I recently wrote an essay about the absolute impossibility of disproving a negative, and Saul Alinsky was all too familiar with the fact. Example: We all know that Sarah Palin is an intelligent, well educated, and dedicated woman with common sense. The left, however, chose to portray her as being quite stupid, and the idea has been promoted for so long by so many people that the mindless liberals out there believe this to be true, and there is no way to convince them of any other reality.
12. "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."
13. "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."
The entire assault on conservatism has been successfully personified in Sarah Palin. From the moment she first made the national scene she has been the victim of vicious attacks both by the democratic left and the GOP. Both parties portray her as the embodiment of conservative American and both parties hammer her relentlessly.
I believe that all conservative men would love to have a daughter like her. She represents what we believe in. If she has any weakness it would have to be an inability to understand pure evil. I'll tackle that topic in Part Two.
Sarah Palin, The New York Times, And Benghazi Part Two