The Art of Negotiations:
“The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.” – Konrad Adenauer, First Chancellor of West Germany 1949 to 1963
“The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table, and deny the aggressor theirs.” – President Richard M. Nixon
“When a man says that he approves of something in principal, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of putting it in practice.” – Bismarck, Otto Von German Statesman 1815 to 1898 Chancellor of Germany 1867 to 1890
If you never draw a line in the sand, the line keeps moving into your defenses until you have no ground left to defend. Conservatives hold the losing hand because we have always given into the pressure of the false ideology called Progressivism. Progressivism always plays well to the uninformed masses and Progressives in the government exploit that ignorance for their own gain and maintaining their power. Conservatives will never have the winning hand unless they stand their ground. Because eventually, the only hand Conservatives will have left, if they don’t stand their ground, is violence and that is very seldom a winning hand, especially if the other side holds all the aces ….. and controls the heavy artillery.
Some have said we should just capitulate entirely to the left and the let the chips fall where they may, hoping that the uninformed masses will finally see the light on who really is responsible for the damage being done to America by Obama and the Progressives. Others have said we should “give in” just a little bit in the hopes of getting a “deal” to save us from the so-called “Fiscal Cliff”. Short of violence, total capitulation may be the last peaceful hand we have left to play.
We know (everyone knows) that spending on government welfare programs and entitlements are unsustainable and yet Obama and the Progressives don’t want to cut them, they want to increase them. Obama wants a 30% increase in welfare spending over the next 4 years. Ludicrous! But why does Obama want this? He wants it to increase dependency on government and the votes that dependency brings to Progressives. Every Progressive politician since the beginning of the 20th Century has wanted this and all for the same reason ….. votes! They have been hugely successful in their objectives. However, the damage they have done to freedom over the last 100 years that they have been in power is immeasurable.
Conservatives have been giving into the Progressives since President Woodrow Wilson, almost 100 years ago. Because Conservatives have given in, the good ‘Ole US of A is bankrupt and its constitution lies in shreds.
The only “ace” Conservatives have, this late in the game, is to hold the line on tax increases in order to force budget and entitlement cuts. They will probably lose because Obama and the news media have been so successful at demonizing the conservative policies and principles of freedom and liberty by playing the class warfare and the race card and by heaping mounds of propaganda on the intellect-challenged electorate who love the idea of taxing the rich. It’s no skin off of their backs and after all, who is going to pay for their “free” stuff? “Those rich guys owe us poor guys ….. right?” Is this the new “principles of freedom” in America, long lines at the government-run “Pig Trough”? Quite likely!
The only outcome of this game of chicken we play is that Obama and his minions and those that don’t pay any taxes will prevail and we will continue to spend and spend until America is bankrupt, millions of people are rioting in the streets because the government ran out of other people’s money to pay them, (think Greece) the rich and the producers will have left the country or have gone underground and chaos and anarchy will become the norm rather than the exception. The “Parallax Prophecies” predicts that these events will spell either the end of America, as we know it, or a new beginning and a return to freedom. However, history has shown that the latter is the least likely short-term scenario. We elaborate on these predictions in our Youtube video entitled:
For over 100 years the Conservatives have been giving in to the Progressives because the Progressives have been so successful at buying off a steadily growing ignorant population who vote not to preserve freedom, but vote to preserve their piece of the government money tree. Where that has gotten us is self evident and was easy to predict.
Because we keep “giving in” we have thrown ourselves into the tiger’s mouth and we are about to be devoured, if we haven’t been devoured already. Because freedom doesn’t sell well to the morally weak, bought-off masses, we have lost our peaceful negotiating power to defend it. We have believed the other side when they say that they agree in principle without acknowledging that they haven’t the slightest intention of putting that principle into practice. In effect, they lie and conservatives fall for it every time. Those, for whom the lies serve, will never vote against the liars and in most cases they are too uninformed to recognize the lies in the first place.
The only logical conclusion we can come to is that the President and the Progressives are intentionally trying to destroy America for evil purposes. That makes both Obama and the Progressives enemies of America and enemies of the people, but half the people just don’t know it, or refuse to acknowledge it because they are blinded by the intense light of their “free” stuff.
Sure, there is a solution, but nowhere near enough Americans on a large enough scale are willing to step up to the plate and pay the “fine” for letting freedom slip through their fingers. The “fine” is footing the bill (that’s putting up the money and lots of it) and conducting the hard work of preserving our birthright. (that’s getting your hands dirty when sometimes the dirt won’t wash off) They think they can do it on the cheap. They think they can duck under the radar and still have an impact. They think that all they have to do is vote every two years and hope that fortunes turn their way.
Well folks, how has our “hope” worked out for us? What has our vote got us? Has our timid approach to defending freedom increased our freedom? The Progressives have pushed our line in the sand so far back that we now have our backs to the wall with no where else to go but into the jaws of the enemy where “….. we may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves” (Winston Churchill) ….. that is, if we have the courage to fight.
So ladies and gentlemen, once again we ask, “What Has Capitulating to the Progressives, Got US?
Conservatives write millions of words about freedom and liberty, while the Progressives get organized and down and dirty. Romney lost to Obama because of that organization and the willingness to get down and dirty. Big money follows the Progressives but big money shuns Conservatives. Unless tens of millions of individual Conservative Americans put their money where their mouths are, conservative authors will only be able to continue to write words about freedom and liberty, while our Conservative politicians will be forced to capitulate to the Progressives.
Our Parallax Prophecies column is our contribution to the effort to preserve freedom. However, if we had the money, we could do a lot more than just write words and we would. We could file lawsuits where broad legal precedents could apply to many situations. The large amount of unconstitutional law is fertile ground to file these lawsuits where we could actually win. We could organize teams to take on local government, or resist government actions. We could advertise in target magazines and on radio and TV. This is exactly what the other side does with the huge sums of money at their disposal, while most conservative activists are barely able to keep the lights on. One wonders why any of us do it when so few care about it enough to raise their heads above the noise level and get involved, or open up their wallets?
But hey ladies and gentlemen, all of the above are just more words. Unless acted upon, they will have all the impact of one snowflake in a blizzard and everyone of you reading this, knows it in your heart.
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Ron Ewart is the President of The National Association of Rural Landowners and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues. Ron may reached for comment via email at email@example.com.