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Sun Apr 5 20:06:37 UTC 2020
Um, even if Alinsky were the first to say that — never let a crisis go to waste — it’s definitely not a new sentiment. (Similarly, Machiavelli didn’t invent the Machiavellian approach; he merely wrote what rulers had been practicing long before him.) And it’s not even limited to the supposed Left. Jay Edgar Hoover used fear of communists to crack down on the Civil Rights movement. Bush the Younger’s Administration used the 2001 attacks as a pretext for war in Iraq. Etc.
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> On Apr 5, 2020, at 9:53 AM, spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > On Behalf Of John Clark via extropy-chat
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Unemployment
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 10:54 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >>… At some point however, the popularity of the political blame game might decline.
> >…Would you still be saying that if Obama were still president and had performed in the same way, or Hillary John K Clark
> Ja of course John. To bring politics into this situation is most unseemly; it feels far too Alinsky-ish. In his Rules for Radicals, Alinsky urged his followers to never let a crisis go to waste, for that would risk having an opportunity become a tragedy, which would be the real tragedy rather than a real opportunity. Alinsky is the Anti-Rand.
> That video really makes a lot of sense to me. I hope a lot of people view it.
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