Friday, November 09, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Rebuilding is easy. Changing minds is hard."

I said that.

I said it in response to a quote I read, and can't remember where:

"Maybe the only way to save our village is to let Øbama burn it down."

At first glance it's as absurd as the original Vietnam reference. But if you think about it in the right way, it makes sense.

If we don't stand in the way of the Progressive policies. If we let them have a free hand. If we get out of their way, make sure they get all the credit. If we don't confuse the issue, interfere, or make feeble attempts to slow them down — that later they will point to as the "cause" of their policies' failure (as they always do) — when the place burns down, it will be impossible for them to place the blame on anything but themselves.

If we give them free reign, agree with them, help them, follow them, encourage them, laud them, and make sure everyone understands the point and policies and then let the results speak for themselves...

...maybe minds will change.

When all other options are exhausted, even Liberals will finally believe the truth.

Changing minds is hard.

Once you've got that accomplished by letting the Left burn it all down and making sure they get ALL THE CREDIT... we can suggest trying something "new". Something "different" than the Progressive policies that caused the conflagration. We can release people from their chains of serfdom; unleash their enterprise, creativity, energy, enthusiasm, hope...

At that point, with government discredited and individual freedom and independence embraced and celebrated...

Rebuilding is easy. 

The Gunslinger
"Maybe the only way to save our village is to let Øbama burn it down."


  1. Damn. I think you may be on to something.

  2. I know, I have been trying since the election to figure how what to do next. At the moment, this seems a winning strategy...but costly, obviously. You gotta let the village burn to the ground.

    The stupid and brainwashed need an incontrovertible demonstration of the evils of socialism to convince them. Logical arguments and appeals to history have failed to impress.

    They need something to focus the mind. They need pain.

    But boy, what a hard sell THIS is going to be among my conservative friends...

  3. I have been saying this since 2007 or so. I intended to vote for Hillary, but then voted for the zer0bama in the 2008 election, for just this purpose. My analogy was that we were on a slow little commuter train (or light rail). McCain would have just made us switch cars on the train. Hillary was a faster moving freight train to hell. Then zeo0bama entered the picture and whoa baby... talk about a high speed bullet train. I certainly thought that would be enough to wake the masses. Mitt was the next stop (possibly the last) before hell. I just didn't realize the masses thought they were on the Monorail on their way into the Magic Kingdom, fueled by rainbows and unicorn farts. Sometimes the best way to teach someone a lesson is to give them exactly what they want (clamor for).