Just following orders 

Regarding John R. Junger III's Letter ("Social discourse," July 28, Gazette): Note that rule No. 5 of Saul Alinsky's "tactics" in his book "Rules for Radicals" says: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."

Translation: Call someone associated with the Tea Party movement a racist and you automatically "win" the argument. After all, unless someone is caught on camera demonstrating actual acts of racism, how in the world can anyone delve into another man's heart to divine the truth? There are non-whites in the Tea Party movement, even here in Oklahoma. I personally know a number. I'd be happy to introduce them to you. They might even want to meet you!

Shockingly, my husband and I identify ourselves as members of the Tea Party Movement and yet two of five of our children are Americans by way of Africa. From your ridicule of Sooner Tea Party President Al Gerhart's simple and truthful response, it appears that truth really isn't relevant to you, Mr. Junger. Then again, I couldn't find "Tell the truth" on Alinsky's rules, so maybe you're simply following the orders of a superior.

"Jenni White
Oklahoma City

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