When engaging with leftists and racists, we should use the George Harrison tactic more often.
Since most leftists are not independent thinkers, this tactic should work great.
What is the George Harrison tactic? Well, the tactic is best explained by Harrison himself.
From the article Rock and the Counterculture of the 1960s:
In Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord,’ he praises the Hindu god Krishna, and almost imperceptibly switches from the word ‘hallelujah’ to the phrase ‘Hare Krishna.’
Harrison said ‘I wanted to show that Hallelujah and Hare Krishna are quite the same thing. I did the voices singing ‘Hallelujah’ and then the change to ‘Hare Krishna’ so that people would be chanting the maha-mantra before they knew what was going on!…My idea in ‘My Sweet Lord,’ because it sounded like a ‘pop song,’ was to sneak up on them a bit. The point was to have the people not offended by ‘Hallelujah,’ and by the time it gets to ‘Hare Krishna,’ they’re already hooded, and their foot’s tapping, and they’re already singing along ‘Hallelujah,’ to kind of lull them into a sense of false security. And then suddenly it turns into ‘Hare Krishna,’ and they will all be singing that before they know what’s happened, and they will think, ‘Hey, I thought I wasn’t supposed to like Hare Krishna!…It was just a little trick really.’ (Harrison, Krishna web site, http://introduction.Krishna.org/Articles/2000/08/00066.html)
In the following example I show how we can apply the George Harrison tactic in the political discussion. I have tried to use George Harrison’s tactic more effectively then George Harrison himself.
Can you spot the Hare Krishna?
The Racist’s Secret Superweapon
My friends. today I want to talk about a weapon that is not much talked about. It is a weapon that is used to great effect by the same system that uses structural racism in order to keep minorities down. It is a weapon used by the people who are oppressing their fellow human beings based on gender, race and religion in order to maximize their own, mostly white, power.
Before white Europeans set foot in America, Africa, Asia, Australia and India they had already invented a system of oppression. This system was designed and used by rich, white, exclusively male, feudalistic rulers in order to enrich themselves and to live a life of luxury and splendor with insatiable greed for power while the masses were languishing in unspeakable squalor, pain, illness, hunger and darkness.
The perverse, evil genius of the system was that not only did it enable the white oppressors’ resource draining lifestyle but it kept the masses permanently down.
You will understand the evil genius of the system when you see how it has developed over time.
It all began with superstition. It began with “sacred” Christian scripture. The Christian bible calls the believer (in this cosmic nonsense) to give a tenth of his income (the Tithe) volontarily to the church.
A big part of the tithe was supposed to go to the poor but as you can guess, that never worked really well. Thanks to seven centuries of religious brainwashing the masses offered less resisitance than they would have without the brainwashing when the tithe became mandatory in the 8th century. At that point in time only 25% of the tithe was supposed to go to the poor.
By the 12th century the tithe had become a tax that was collected by the feudal rulers. The part that was going to the poor was whatever the feudal ruler and the church wanted to give (which was practically nothing).
Resistance was futile now. The tithe was now a tax that was collected by brutal men at the point of the sword.
The feudal ruler and the church were the state. Under the pretense that the state collected the money for the benefit of the poor the state collected a tax from the poor.
You may think that a 10% tax is not much but these were very different times. First, the nominal tax rate of 10% could (depending on definitions and calculations) reach up to a 30% actual tax rate.
Second, agriculture was very primitive and therefore production was low. This meant that the farmers were always on the very edge of survival and always just one step away from starvation.
It’s obvious that the white feudal rulers used taxation not only as a means to enrich themselves but they used it as a weapon to keep the poor permanently poor.
We know that money is power. Being barely able to keep themselves alive, those poor farmers were not able to become financially indenpendent or to organize any form of resistence.
They could not hire mercenaries like the farmers in the movie “The Magnificent Seven”.
Those who could not sustain themselves and their families any longer could give themselves into eternal bondage by becoming serfs. They were given a patch of land which they were allowed to work and to keep what was left after taxes payable to their master.
Serfs owned nothing. They were the property of their lord. When the land on which they lived was sold they became the property of the new owner. They were inherited together with the land. Serfs could not leave the land without their master’s permission and their children would die as serfs just like their parents.
Before white Europeans had colonized the world they have had perfected a system of serfdom and slavery on their fellow white Europeans.
In medieval Europe most white Europeans lived themselves in serfdom and slavery.
The weapon the white feudalists used was taxation. By using that deadly superweapon they kept themselves rich and they kept the poor in a permanant state of helplessness. No competition for the feudalist!
All this was only possible because the feudalists were the state. Only the state can use the weapon of taxation to keep itself in power. Only the state has the power to keep the poor permanently poor.
Since we know that white racists are running the state we should give this state as little power as possible. This means that this state should get as little taxes as possible. Rember? Money is power.
The less taxes the state collects, the less power it has. The less power this racist state has, the more power WE have. Cut taxes now! Starve the racist monster!