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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
THE BLUEPRINT OBAMA FOLLOWS TO ACHIEVE ABSOLUTE POWER
OBAMA'S DRIVE FOR ABSOLUTE POWER
Watch Obama's actions and listen to his words, you will see that each follows one or more of the following laws for achieving absolute power. It is ABSOLUTE POWER that Obama craves, that he wants with all his being.
And remember: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." --Lord Acton
That is why Obama must never be allowed to achieve as close to absolute power one can get: the Presidency of the United States.
Law 1 Never Outshine the Master
Law 2 Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies
Law 3 Conceal your Intentions
Law 4 Always Say Less than Necessary
Law 5 So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life
Law 6 Court Attention at all Cost
Law 7 Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit
Law 8 Make other People come to you – use Bait if Necessary
Law 9 Win through your Actions, Never through Argument
Law 10 Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky
Law 11 Learn to Keep People Dependent on You
Law 12 Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm your Victim
Law 13 When Asking for Help, Appeal to People’s Self-Interest, Never to their Mercy or Gratitude
Law 14 Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy
Law 15 Crush your Enemy Totally
Law 16 Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor
Law 17 Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
Law 18 Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation is Dangerous
Law 19 Know Who You’re Dealing with – Do Not Offend the Wrong Person
Law 20 Do Not Commit to Anyone
Law 21 Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker – Seem Dumber than your Mark
Law 22 Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power
Law 23 Concentrate Your Forces
Law 24 Play the Perfect Courtier
Law 25 Re-Create Yourself
Law 26 Keep Your Hands Clean
Law 27 Play on People’s Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following
Law 28 Enter Action with Boldness
Law 29 Plan All the Way to the End
Law 30 Make your Accomplishments Seem Effortless
Law 31 Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards you Deal
Law 32 Play to People’s Fantasies
Law 33 Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew
Law 34 Be Royal in your Own Fashion: Act like a King to be treated like one
Law 35 Master the Art of Timing
Law 36 Disdain Things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best Revenge
Law 37 Create Compelling Spectacles
Law 38 Think as you like but Behave like others
Law 39 Stir up Waters to Catch Fish
Law 40 Despise the Free Lunch
Law 41 Avoid Stepping into a Great Man’s Shoes
Law 42 Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep will Scatter
Law 43 Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others
Law 44 Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect
Law 45 Preach the Need for Change, but Never Reform too much at Once
Law 46 Never appear too Perfect
Law 47 Do not go Past the Mark you Aimed for; In Victory, Learn when to Stop
Law 48 Assume Formlessness
Power, Seduction and War: The Robert Greene Blog has expanded many of the themes from this book, which he commonly refers to as the POWER book.
The 48 Laws of Power is an abridged online version of the book.
The 48 Laws of Power is a 1998 book by Robert Greene. The book shares thematic elements with Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince and has been compared to Sun-Tzu's classic treatise The Art of War.
Greene uses anecdotes from historical figures such as Louis XIV, Talleyrand, Otto von Bismarck, Catherine the Great, Mao Zedong, Haile Selassie, Lola Montez, Saul Alinsky and various con artists in order to illustrate real-world application of the 48 rules. Greene's modern courtship theory was inspired by the writings of Baltasar Gracian and Niccolò Machiavelli. Greene also often tries to use an amoral approach, mimicking Machiavellian language, leaving the reader to weigh the ethical implications of the laws.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. --Lord Acton
I shall elaborate on these "power laws" in future posts* to this blog, concentrating on how the Alinsky instructions--many of them incorporated in the "48 Laws of Power" listed above--are being followed by Obama.
To get a head start in this endeavor, you can look at What is "Community Organizing?" - and how does it relate to Barack Obama and see how the Alinsky rules for Radicals compare with the "48 Laws of Power."
Also, if you have not done so already, please be sure to read the eye-opening Obama and Fidel Castro Compared - and if you think you know all about the O-man, you're gonna be surprised
A Review by Andrew J. Rodriguez of The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate.
*long before the November 2008 election