Remember this post?
Well I found out the rest of the story...and it's a doozy!
K.R. is an attorney, and he has a client that is...er...filthy rich.
And this client is preparing his bequests, and wants to make sure his money goes to worthy Liberty causes. He's adamant. Some will go to Hillsdale College, the Heritage Foundation, the Mises Institute...you get the picture.
My friend, his attorney wondered if he'd like to designate the NRA as a recipient, and his client said no—because he feels they are a calcified, one-issue organization incapable of reaching out to other groups, even in the interests of freedom - and therefore inhibit rather than advance the cause.
When K.R. was surprised at the answer, the client challenged him to "Go try!" and make the case for coalition building at the NRA.
If you read the post linked above, you know what happened.
What the petrified NRA council members didn't know when they unceremoniously rejected my friend's criticisms and suggestions and asked him to leave their meeting—is that they were being tested to see if they deserved to recieve MILLIONS of dollars from the client.
And they rudely and promptly failed the test.
Someone else will be getting those millions instead of the NRA.
That's what happens when self-importance, personal ambition, small thinking, single-issue obsession, and an unwillingness to see the big picture takes over. Opportunities are lost...and in this case, so are fortunes.
I consider it a happy ending. For liberty if not for the NRA...
...because the client is still looking for a beneficiary for that money. He's seeking an activist - "the Saul Alinsky of the Liberty Community" - to give between 5 and 10 milion dollars to. If you know anybody like that, let me know and I'll pass it along.
The search is underway as I write this.
He will be subjected to intense scrutiny, so don't suggest your uncle Harry in Hoboken...unless he really is a budding Liberty Community Organizing star; a serious, committed, effective activist for freedom, who just needs a little CASH to make it happen.
When's the last time you participated in a search for someone to give $10 million to?
It's a first for me.
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