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Oh? So you've studies Mr. Alinsky, have you? Then you should know his 13 rules. Note particularly #5, which some on here are so fond of employing. (That's where the name-calling comes in).
"Alinsky's 13 Rules for the Left:
1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2. Never go outside the experience of your people.
3. Whenever possible, go outside of the experience of the enemy.
4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
5. Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.
6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.
12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
My experience from 5 years of daily blogging is that the trolls who come onto FOTM typically resort to Alinsky Rules #4 and #5.
Christians must watch out for #4. Leftist trolls deploy it against Christians by invoking OUT OF CONTEXT Jesus' injunction to "judge not," as if Christ our Lord actually means for us not to distinguish right from wrong. On the contrary, He abhors the "lukewarm" -- the fence-sitters who stand for nothing, being neither hot nor cold. (See "Why we must admonish the wicked")
It should give us pause to know that Alinsky was an admirer of Lucifer -- the rebel angel so full of pride that he thought himself to be "as God," who Jesus said "fell as lightning" and so became Satan. To begin with, Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer, aka the Devil:
Alinsky so admired Lucifer he wanted to join Satan in Hell. . . ."