Ramona: Didn’t a great man once say, “Science demands nothing less than the fervent and unconditional dedication of our entire lives?”
Sheldon: He did.
Ramona: And who was that great man?
Sheldon: Me. Sorry Leonard.
Leonard: Seriously? You’re not coming?
Sheldon: You heard her. How can I argue with me?
The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem 2008
In short, resisting a more powerful opponent will result in your defeat, whilst adjusting to and evading your opponent’s attack will cause him to lose his balance, his power will be reduced, and you will defeat him. This can apply whatever the relative values of power, thus making it possible for weaker opponents to beat significantly stronger ones.
As we enter day 4 of Mandela fest on every network and in every paper it’s become readily apparent that the left intends to do its level best to use Nelson Mandela as a club against the right even to the point where Ted Cruz is attacked not for his statements on Mandela but over troll statement by some of his commentators.
Talking points memo is in full Mandela attack mode going after any person who dares not bow down before the secular god, and the use of Mandela as a club vs the right dominate Memeorandum:
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:xxx
Jacob Fischler / BuzzFeed:
South Carolina Sheriff Refuses To Lower Flag For Nelson Mandela
While it’s important to tell the truth about Mandela as he was and South Africa as it is that doesn’t solve the media problem nor counter the club that the left / media will us on us with low information voters.
So what is the solution? The clue comes in my initial post on Mandela’s death:
The world is full of examples of the former, of Castros of Putins of Mugabes, of men who started as revolutionizes against oppressors and became oppressors itself. Even here in America how many people were attacked in the name of “Justice for Trayvon?”
Because he did not, because he eschewed violence when he had the power to wreak it, because he instead restrained himself he also restrained an entire people who could have called for blood.
This made him great.
That example is the single greatest gift he gave to the world and is rightly admired for it and will be for centuries to come.
If only the Castros , Putins and Mugabes followed it.
The secular sainthood myth of Mandela is based on a single undeniable fact, that he is pretty much the only Leftist communist revolutionary in history that didn’t abuse the power he eventually won to gain wealth & power for himself and repress and slaughter those who disagreed with him using either government or extra government methods.
That is so atypical, so extraordinary (even the peaceful Norwegians after liberation from the Nazis executed Quisling) that I have no problem calling Mandela “great” but more importantly what if we on the right embrace that standard and hold the left to it?
For example, when the left praises Castro, we put Uncle Fidel up against the Mandela Standard
Mandela: Didn’t keep power for himself for 50 years.
Mandela: Didn’t keep a secret police watching his political foes.
Mandela: Didn’t keep dissidents from leaving
Mandela: Held free elections with multiple parties
Mandela: Didn’t have the wives of jailed prisoners beaten
Do you see? The left always seems to have excuses for murderous communist tyrants and dictators, but when we play the Mandela card how do they justify these acts when Mandela himself didn’t do them?
And that doesn’t have to be applied only to foreign affairs consider:
Mandela never used the tax system against his political foes
Mandela never summarily suspended law
Mandela didn’t use the government to suppress his political foes.
It can even be used on specific issues
How can voter ID be racist when Mandela’s South Africa requires it?
Q: Can I vote with my temporary registration certificate (TRC)?
A: No, you can only vote with your South African, green, bar-coded ID or a valid Temporary Identity Certificate (TIC). You can apply for a green, bar-coded ID or a valid TIC from the Department of Home Affairs.
Q: Can permanent residents vote in the elections?
A: No, only South African citizens with a green, bar-coded ID book can vote in elections.
One of the Alinsky’s rules for radicals is to: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. By all means we should hold our friends on the left, both nationally and internationally to those Mandela standards they profess to admire.
And if they don’t, well obviously they must be racists.
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