A straw man named Goldstein – to burn as a distraction

Bruce McQuain discusses Stephanie Gutmann’s point about Saul Alinsky, Barack Obama and George Orwell and brings together several disturbing observations about politics that have surfaced recently. He cites quotes from George Orwell (“The program of Two Minutes Hate”) and Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals“ (pick the target, use ridicule). Two other quotes that are being noted are from Heinlein (see Charming, Just Charming) and Lennon. And then there is the ‘enemies list’ discussion.

The tenor is different from the allegations regarding the previous administration. Then, the basis for allegations was often constructed (even false) or abstract. The current situation is more directly based on directly observable behavior.

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