I read Saul Alinsky during my first year in college. His Rules for Radicals is required reading at any self-respecting liberal arts college campus. In Rules, you learn the basic machiavellian strategies every good Leftist agitator uses to achieve power. I was only 17 at the time, so you know the Left is getting them young. The book lists 13 basic rules. This one’s their favorite:
Rule #5. RIDICULE IS MAN’S MOST POTENT WEAPON.
Ridicule and Mockery. They are very good at it. They use it often and liberally, and there is no defense against it. You can mitigate the damage by laughing along and joining in on the joke. But it’s tough. You’ve got to be quick on your feet and develop the hide of a rhino. But the damage is done. Whenever they throw a pie at a conservative speaker on campus? Think Alinsky. The speaker dodging the pie looks like a fool, and twice as foolish if he gets mad. While the pie thrower is just a prankster, and a hero. And nobody’s listening to the speaker anymore because they’re thinking about the pie! Crafty Libs. Alinsky rule #5 is par for the course for welcoming conservatives speakers to college campuses. Just google ‘pie’ ‘conservative’ ‘speaker’.
Rule #5 works with tomatoes too:
A man was arrested for allegedly throwing two tomatoes at Sarah Palin from the second floor balcony during a book signing event at the Mall of America in Minnesota, MyFoxTwinCities.com. reported.
Conservatives have to learn these rules. They are the rules of insurgency. This is not an escalation, we are merely leveling the field. More on applying Alinsky’s rules to the new conservative insurgency later.
p.s., the guy actually dedicated his rules to Satan! I kid you not. That, my gentle readers, is a tiny glimpse into the mind of our foe. A tiny glimpse–yet books could be written about what it reveals.