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    Quote Originally Posted by daveman View Post
    Then they would escalate to blowing-people-up terrorism.
    Ah, for the good old '60s and '70s, like all those nostalgic Facebook promos.

    The days of the Weather Underground, bombings, assassinations, cop-killing, the days when Bernardine Dohrn raised her fingers in a V not as a peace sign, but to celebrate the tines of the fork used to brutally murder Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

    It's worth remembering that Mr. Dohrn, aka Bill Ayers, was published in the NYTimes Sept. 11, 2001 regretting that he and they had not done more bombing back then, presumably because that would have carried the day for his political views.

    They have no regrets. And their brand of political violence is only a moment removed from our time.
    "I think you called me a liar on national TV." —Elizabeth Warren. "Well, duh." —Bernie Sanders, shoulda said.

    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    I believe there's a fairly simple formula to bring back political violence, and I think we're watching it roll out.

    A good while ago I read something about corporate corruption and how to create it. There were a number of techniques but the strategy was the same: create anxiety among employees and limit their options to respond. A classic example, often couched in "management by temper tantrum," is to badger employees to "just get it done," and don't bother telling me the boss how. In school that was an order to keep your classroom door shut and produce effective "classroom management." "I don't want to see your problems sitting outside my door," referring to the principal's office.

    Anyway, it's elementary, 1, 2, 3. And 4:
    1. Escalate the stakes.
      "A betrayal against life itself," for example, from the climate apocalypse crowd.
    2. Deride legitimate responses as impotent.
      "Your vote doesn't count." Stymied by the Electoral College, itself forged to buttress slavery, or voter suppression, etc.
    3. Rehearse violent scenarios.
      Examples too numerous to cite, including the latest Veritas video, or the now-fired professor who tweeted, "Ayatollah Khomenei [sic] should tweet a list of 52 sites of beloved American cultural heritage that he would bomb."

      I mention him because of his standard I-deplore-violence non-apology:
      "I am completely opposed to violence and would never advocate it by anyone. I am sorry that my sloppy humor was read as a threat. I condemn all acts of violence."
    4. Be patient.
      The key to any successful plan is careful preparation.

    And remember, Trump made them do it.
    "I think you called me a liar on national TV." —Elizabeth Warren. "Well, duh." —Bernie Sanders, shoulda said.

    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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