The Guidebook to Public-Abuse
I’d also like to thank Mr. Crowley — especially on Labor Day — for highlighting the tactical philosophy of one of his union heroes:
- Power is not only what you have, but what your enemy thinks you have
- Never go outside of the experience of your own people
- Whenever possible, go outside the experience of your opponent
- Make your opponents live by their own rule book
- Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon
- A good tactic is one that people enjoy
- A tactic that drags on to long becomes a drag
- Keep the pressure on
- The threat is usually more terrifying that the thing itself
- Maintain a constant pressure on the opposition
- If you push a negative hard enough and deep enough it will break through to its counter side.
- The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative
- Pick the target opponent, freeze the issue, personalize the issue, polarize the issue.
Still wondering why the rift is growing between teachers and the communities of which they ought to (often want to) be a part?