07 January 2014

Political Success Assured

This is a course for those who want to be successful politically.  It does not concern itself merely with mundane political data and intricacies, the kind you could learn in a political science class.  It concerns itself with preparing you to be a winner in a political world usually characterized by insanity.

In a perfect world you would give no thought to politics because there would be no politics. This course prepares you for success in an imperfect world that could bring about your destruction, or the destruction of your values, if you don't take action.

Politics is not fun ... unless you make it fun by choosing a fun-creating attitude and approach.  This course teaches you how to have fun as a freedom zealot in the political realm. This course, taken seriously, prepares you to be a highly successful candidate or activist if you feel so inclined.

The course also helps you to see more clearly and set goals which further your values and ideals.

For example, in a political world where leaders who strongly influence your life and the lives of your loved ones are chosen by election, your goal has to be to win elections.  You may not win every election, but to have a goal other than winning elections is to say, "I'm willing to let those be elected who could destroy my values."  In other words, any goal other than winning elections is self-defeating.

Seeing more clearly also helps you to make choices which most truly serve your ideals and values.

For example, in an imperfect world, sometimes only two candidates stand a chance of winning a given election.  Maybe a third candidate seems much more to reflect your values, but has no chance to win.  To support the candidate who has no chance to win is equivalent to saying, "I don't care which of the others win, even if it's the most evil one who will be more thorough in destroying my values."   Such a strategy is called "self-destruction."

Basically, avoiding sabotaging your own values in an imperfect world where only two candidates have a realistic chance to win employs what business people refer to as "cost-benefit analysis."  What is the cost to you if the most dangerous one wins, the one who would systematically and seriously destroy your values?  What is the benefit of the lesser dangerous one winning?  Maybe the only benefit you can think of is the value of forestalling the worst scenario, giving the liberty movement more time and some "breathing room" to work and win other elections.  Cost-benefit analysis tells you your goal has to be supporting the one you perceive to be "the lesser of two evils," because it's actually the greatest realistic good.

This course is really about creating a more perfect world, but in full recognition that the world as we find it is not perfect and it is necessary to prepare ourselves and act accordingly.

The device which even more deeply prepares freedom lovers for success, A Course in Miracles , talks about our ultimate need to free ourselves from every kind of slavery:

You have been told to bring the darkness to the light, and guilt to holiness. And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source. Therefore, it is the tiny part of your self, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs. The rest is fully in God's keeping, and needs no guide. But this wild and delusional thought needs help, because, in its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the kingdom it set apart to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery.

Also available free of charge online:
Course in Relationship Miracles

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