On Rule 5 and Rule 5


There are two Rule 5s that apply here at Hogewash!. One is Alinsky’s Rule 5 which states

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

The other is McCain’s Rule 5 from Stacy’s post How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year which states

Everybody loves a pretty girl.

The Gentle Reader may have noticed that this site uses ridicule in its reporting on certain individuals. Hogewash! has also published images of beautiful women from time to time as is appropriate.

Today, I found an image in the comment section which was clearly intended to be an application of Alinsky’s Rule 5, but which is too far removed from wisdom embodied in McCain’s Rule 5 be appropriate for this blog. I’m going to leave the comment and its image up, but I ask that commenters refrain from posting such images in the future.

Some things are just too ugly.

12 thoughts on “On Rule 5 and Rule 5

  1. It looks like Jupiter fell down petting….

    OK, I’m going to use the proper, gender non-judgemental term. Any side comedy is strictly accidental-ish. There is a class II beverage warning in effect.

    The correct gender-non-whateverish term is He or She or It, abbreviated as h’or’sh’it.

    It looks like Jupiter fell down while petting h’or’sh’it’s dogs. Must have been one hell of a solar flare from the aurora.

  2. For some reason this reminds me of the old saying that he couldn’t get laid in Subic with a fistfull of $20’s.

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