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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Video: Successful Wall Street Businessman Peter Schiff Confronts Protesters, Wins hands down

Successful businessman and CEO, Peter Schiff took to the streets and spoke with Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park and challenged them on their positions, which were once again nonsensical and not the least bit cogent. Once again, if you have any doubt that these people are not pawns for big government, this will help to erase it. When Schiff asks what percentage of his income should be taxed, the response is to rescind the Bush tax cuts. Schiff rightly points out that he would then pay more than 50% in taxes to the government. The logical leap these people just seem incapable of making is that government is truly the entity onto which they should direct their anger.

It's really amazing to behold.

Via The Blaze:

Consider the Alinsky model that is really at the root of all these protesters. Let's not kid ourselves; it's where all this is coming from. The Obama administration is employing community organizing tactics it reveres so well. Obama's support for the protesters and silence in the face of lawlessness demonstrates this without question but let's look at a few of Alinsky's rules that are so important to the success of any movement. OWS appears to be losing some steam all across the US, whether through police crackdowns, decreasing public perception, angry tenants, lack of sanitation, or incoherent arguments when they are confronted (like in the video above).

Here are some of Uncle Saul's rules that could very well be failing:
Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people. The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
This is exactly what Schiff did when he confronted the protesters. Instead of being allowed to live in their insanely non-sensical paradigms about how bankers are destroying the country, they are confronted with some very powerful facts. Though they're not likely to ingest them, they may be de-engergized by them.
Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”
Clearly, these protesters enjoyed camping out in tents in various cities across the country; they loved the attention and welcomed the new environment as an elementary school kid would welcome a field trip. However, as the day wears on, children want to go home. That could be taking place with OWS right now. They're having to deal with an increasingly agitated public. As if that weren't bad enough, the supposed "99%" doesn't even know what they'r protesting.
Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.
Very closely related to previous rule. If OWS fails, Alinsky could be close to jumping the shark.
Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”
The problem here is that the opposition doesn't seem to be feeling pressure, just agitation that appears to be having the effect of motivating it to push back. As for different tactics, how many arrows can the Alinsky-ites have in their quiver after OWS?

Uncle Saul's Rules.

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