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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jane's Law at Work

According to Andrew Breitbart:

Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy - us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency - and the humanity - of George W. Bush.

Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way - all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change and its Web-savvy youth brigade expresses its "idealism" in a most cynical fashion.

The ends justify the means for them - now more than ever.

I'd be more inclined to take the above seriously if I hadn't seen nearly identical theories on left-wing blogs over the past eight years and even earlier on Usenet.

I'm reminded of Jane's Law:

Jane's Law: The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.
It looks like it's now our turn to have some nuts.

On some rare occasions, there might actually be a coordinated campaign or two. I think the best way to identify such campaigns is to see which memes pop up out of nowhere and then disappear the moment the coordinator's pay runs out. In other words, such campaigns are likely to be mostly harmless.

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