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I want to tell you, Socialists, that I have studied your philosophy; read your works upon economics, and

not the meanest of them; studied your standard works, both in English and Germanhave not only read, but studied them. I know, too, what you have up your sleeve. And I want to say that I am entirely at variance with your philosophy. I declare to you, I am not only at variance with your doctrines, but with your philosophy. Economically, you are unsound; socially, you are wrong; industrially, you are an impossibility.
Samuel Gompers, Founder of the American Federation of Labor, 1903
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A force multiplier is a military term referring to a factor that dramatically increases (hence, "multiplies") the combat-effectiveness of a given military force. Sometimes this factor may apply more or less under different circumstances.

Websters Online Dictionary

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The Greek Phalanx


Sometime in the middle of the 7th century bc, a new style of warfare appeared in ancient Greece, requiring a foot soldier to forsake acts of individual valor in favor of standing shoulder-toshoulder with his comrades in a battle square. This square, called a phalanx, distinguished itself from other heavy infantry formations in the Near East in that it would evolve into a wellarticulated tactical system capable of decisive offensive tactical mobility.
Source: Historynet.com
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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. Sun Tzu
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The Purpose of this Presentation


Information
Provide Americans concerned about the direction of our country with a basic knowledge of the Marxist forces fundamentally transforming America.

A Blueprint for Action


5 Action Items for Americans to take action in order to restore liberty, fiscal responsibility and responsible governance.

Note: Several of the tactics and action models described herein have been adapted from models used by unions and other Left-wing groups

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Socialism holds nothing but unhappiness for the human race. Socialism has no place in the hearts of those who would secure the fight for freedom and preserve democracy.
Samuel Gompers, American Federation of Labor, 1918

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The Oppositions strategy for success Generally, Cooperative Inclusive

The Ends Justify The Means


Our Strategy?

Usually, a circular firing squad Divided


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5 Things America Is Up
Against

5 Facts About Unions


5 Things You Could and
Should Be Doing Now
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In 2012

A $1 billion war chest (+/-) OFA already in full gear


A Global Revolution The Hydra

Union Bosses & Their Army


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#1 A $1 billion war chest (+/-) Obama amassed a record $750 million as he surged to victory in 2008. His 2012 campaign total is expected to hit $1 billion or more, even without a major Democratic primary opponent or the emergence of a strong Republican contender.
Reuters, April 4, 2011
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#2 Organizing for America (OFA) was in full campaign mode in Jan. 2011!

The Community Organizing Project of the DNC

50 State Organizations
13 million e-mail addresses Millions of cell phone numbers for text messaging One million personal contacts made as of November Former SEIU Operative Patrick Gaspard & White House Director of Political Affairs moved to OFA in January 2011
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#3 A Global Revolution Arab Spring Spanish Summer American Fall

#OccupyWallStreet
Full support of Democrats, Unions & Institutional Left More protests in Spring Democrats 2012 campaign theme: 99% vs. 1% Push for global financial tax (aka the Robin Hood Tax)

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#4 The Hydra A vast network of politically-aligned Leftwing groups

Think tanks Unions Community Activist groups 527s Hundreds of millions of dollars A complicit media The Colorado Model
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#4 The Hydra Moveon.org & Moveon.org Political Action (PAC)


Founded in 1998 by Joan Blades & Wes Boyd, two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Five million members Financed, in part, by George Soros, Linda Pritzker (Hyatt Hotels), Peter Lewis

In December 2004, a jubilant MoveOn.org raved about the Lefts political success by saying of the Democratic Party, "we bought it, we own it, and were going to take it back.
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#4 The Hydra

The Colorado Model:


a vast infrastructure of liberal

organizations that produces an anti-Republican, anti-conservative echo chamber in politics and the media.
The Democrats' plan for turning red states blue. Fred Barnes Weekly Standard 07/21/2008,

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#4 The Hydra Just a small sampling

Democracy Alliance
"The Democracy Alliances stead-fast focus on building progressive infrastructure has helped transform American politics. Gloria Totten,
President, Progressive Majority

More here

#4 The Hydra
Van Jones Rebuild The Dream

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#4 The Hydra Labor unions vowed to spend more of their members money on the 2010 mid-term elections than they did in 2008

Union spent $2.2 Billion on 2008 & 2010 elections


At least 250,000 foot soldiers doing GOTV (based on 2008) Moveon.org boasted of 5 million members The DNCs Organizing for America spent $50 million on GOTV for November 2nd.
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#5 Union Bosses & Their Army

In the past, we geared up in an election year and then the year after, dismantled. Now, were trying to get AFL-CIO on a continuous campaign fervor.
Richard Trumka AFL-CIO President Nov. 12, 2009
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President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.
James P. Hoffa Teamsters President Sept. 4, 2011

If The Archangel Michael Were On The Ballot, Beelzebub Would Still Have Won

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The Swing State Strategy:


We did deliver those states, said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the federation of labor unions. Without organized labor, none of those would have been in the presidents column.
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A sampling of what unions did


The SEIU put 100,000 volunteers on the ground in swing states. AFSCME put 65,000 members into action The National Education Association claimed to have 175,000 working the campaign

Ohio alone, which is increasingly likely to determine the outcome of the presidential race, has nearly 3,500 educator volunteers in 87 of the states 88 counties.

Teamster efforts included:


400 Teamsters participated in the program full time More than 500,000 worksite contacts 100,000 Teamster contacts through the national Teamsters phone bank 124 direct mail pieces developed and more than 3 million pieces of mail sent to Teamster members Hundreds of thousands of Teamsters contacted through additional phone programs including state specific teleforums with General President Hoffa and a national leadership call with Vice President Biden Social media outreach including text messaging notifications for volunteer opportunities, early vote programs and voting reminders LABORUNIONREPORT.COM

A sampling of what unions did

The Laborers Union (LIUNA):

LIUNA mailed more than 700,000 pieces of mail, made more than 350,000 phone calls and dedicated more than 400 full-time staff to President Obamas re-election. Twenty-five Local Union telephone town halls and three national telephone town halls were held, including one on Election Eve which drew more than 30,000 members, 3,000 of whom were in Ohio.On Election Day, an estimated 7,000 LIUNA members worked in precincts.

The Steelworkers:

[T]he USW amassed 4,100 trained volunteers, plus another 2,900 worksite union members to pass out 2.1 million candidate handbills. Election Day reports filed show 18,315 shifts of USW volunteers and retirees in the battleground states doing block walks and door knocking. During the past two weeks in those states, USW members knocked on 173,800 doors. Another 376,790 direct campaign mailers were sent to USW active and retired members who resided in the battleground states.

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The Circular Firing Squad

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Ryan blames Republican election loss on poor communication, turnout


Reuters - Ending a self-imposed silence about the November election, 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that he and presidential running mate Mitt Romney lost not because of ideas, but due to ineffective communication. Ryan said Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden also prevailed because they did a better job with "technology and (voter) turnout."

"We have to learn that," said Ryan, chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee. "We have to fix that."
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The Circular Firing Squad

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1.

Percentage of U.S. Workforce Unionized: 11.3%


The Union Tax (15-30%), absent wages & benefits

2. 3.

Annual Dues Paid to Unions in 2010: $8,217,838,676 Percentage of members who actually voted to be unionized: Less than 10% The Union Business:

4.

Total union officers and staff members: 173,503 people Total compensation paid to union officials & employees: $3.7 billion
Source: Center for Union Facts

5.

Unions are the Boots & Purse Strings for the Left
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#1. Percentage of U.S. Workforce Unionized: 11.3%

The Union Tax (15-30%), absent wages & benefits


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#2. Annual Dues Paid to Unions in 2010: $8,217,838,676


INTL

REVENUE

PER CAPITA TAX DISTRICT

LOCAL
MEMBERS DUES FEES ASSESSMENTS FINES

AFL-CIO
57 Unions
Pres: ST: EVP: Richard Trumka Liz Shuler Arlene Holt-Baker

Change to Win
Teamsters UFCW United Farm Workers SEIU Roughly 35% of all

Roughly 65% of all

federation-affiliated members

federation-affiliated members

#3 Percentage of members who actually voted to become unionized:


Less than 10%*

Most of todays union members went to work for employers that had already been unionized before the employee hired on. The majority of union members live in states that give unions the ability to negotiate contracts requiring payments to the union as a condition of employment. If the employee refuses to pay, the union can order the employee to be fired.
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#5: Unions are the Boots & Purse Strings for the Left

Modernizing the nations labor law is critical to expanding union membershipwhich in turn, will ensure conservatives become a permanent minority, as newly-empowered workers actively engage in political action and demand a new way of doing the nations business, like creating an economy that rewards Main Street and not just Wall Street. The freedom to form unions and bargain is critical to the progressive movementwhen workers have the tools they need to build a better life, they have the power to improve their communities and the solidarity to make progressive political change throughout the nation.
Netroots Nation, 2009

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The 150-Year War


I want to tell you, Socialists, that I have studied your philosophy; read your works upon economics, and not the meanest of them; studied your standard works, both in English and Germanhave not only read, but studied them. I know, too, what you have up your sleeve. And I want to say that I am entirely at variance with your philosophy. I declare to you, I am not only at variance with your doctrines, but with your philosophy. Economically, you are unsound; socially, you are wrong; industrially, you are an impossibility.
Samuel Gompers, Founder of the American Federation of Labor, 1903
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The Democracy Initiative


A month after President Barack Obama won reelection, top brass from three dozen of the most powerful groups in liberal politics met at the headquarters of the National Education Association (NEA), a few blocks north of the White House. Brought together by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the NAACP, the meeting was invite-only and off-the-record. Despite all the Democratic wins in November, a sense of outrage filled the room as labor officials, environmentalists, civil rights activists, immigration reformers, and a panoply of other progressive leaders discussed the challenges facing the left and what to do to beat back the deep-pocketed conservative movement.
Source: Mother Jones, January 9, 2013
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OFA 2.0
Organizing for America becomes Organizing for Action 501C4 Liberal, Unions and Corporate donors
WalMart Microsoft Google Lockheed Martin Citibank PG&E Others
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OFA 2.0: Organizing for Action


Barack Obamas campaign organization, Obama for America, will relaunch this

Sunday into a nonprofit organization that will work to mobilize support for his policies. The new group, Organizing for Action, will relaunch in its new form just as the president begins his second term. Obama wrote. Organizing for Action will be a permanent commitment to this mission. He highlighted immigration reform, climate change, gun violence, and the Affordable Care Acts implementation as key issues, along with growing the economy from the middle out and pursuing balanced deficit reduction. The president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. Its time to turn that loose, Gibbs said. Its time to turn that loose for something more than just an election. If the NRAs got a list, then Obama for America has a bigger list. Source: MSNBC, 1/18/2013

http://youtu.be/HYT68Uii1dk
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Why Fight?

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Americas Constitutional Freedom Is On The Ropes


Restoring our country will take a generation or more If we lose What remaining Freedom exists will be lost until The Next Renaissance (or forever)

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An awakened, but demoralized electorate


Motivated Impassioned

Getting Caught Up

Changing the narrative


Challenging the Left
Pushing back
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Do not surrender to evil but go boldly against it, as your fortune shall permit you.
Virgil
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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. Sun Tzu
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The Greek Phalanx


Sometime in the middle of the 7th century bc, a new style of warfare appeared in ancient Greece, requiring a foot soldier to forsake acts of individual valor in favor of standing shoulder-toshoulder with his comrades in a battle square. This square, called a phalanx, distinguished itself from other heavy infantry formations in the Near East in that it would evolve into a wellarticulated tactical system capable of decisive offensive tactical mobility.
Source: Historynet.com
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The circular firing squad must cease fire. Build coalitions along common goals Legacy groups must begin to work together, tactically and in the field Cast different, competing agendas aside Change the Narrative Become Mobile Take the fight to them
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ACORN pre-2009
Singularly identifiable

ACORN post-2010
Hundreds of different groups [See Colorado Model]
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The Tea Party


Beautiful chaos Much Maligned Brand has become Toxic to both members & pols

aligned

Whats next?

Consider moving the tent with a big target on it to more mobile, smaller tents
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1. 2.

Mobilize
Recruit

3.
4. 5.

Engage in the Battle Precinct Activism


Gear Up For GOTV
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mobilization
Variant of mobilize mobilize definition transitive verb mobilized, mobilizing
a. to make mobile, or movable b. to put into motion, circulation, or use 2. to bring into readiness for immediate active service in war 3. to organize (people, resources, etc.) for active service or use in any emergency, drive, etc. 1.

intransitive verb to become organized and ready, as for war


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Do Not Tread On Me

LEGISLATION

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Coordinate strategy Internal groups External Organizations Meetings


Small group Action oriented Cross-organization Pre & post election cycle During election cycle

Phone Banks

Snail Mail E-mail Home Visits

Education, Outreach & Recruitment

Call to Action Direct Action


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Recruitment is Paramount Every member of the organization should be tasked with recruitment
Establish a Membership Committee
Establish realistic goals

Identify Pools of Like-Minded Individuals Identify Like-Minded Organizations to

Coordinate Mobilization
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Expanding the ranks


Your warm audience first
Family Friends People at church Bowling, Softball league Co-workers (not on work time)

Engagement
Comment, then listen Know your facts Dont argue

Ask for a commitment


Use a sign-up sheet (to attend a meeting, help with GOTV, etc.)
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SURRENDERING AMERICA

IS

X NOT

AN OPTION.

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Tactics Understand Tactics Take the Offense Do not be afraid to put it into concrete

terms: Marxism is
not evil, just wrong both wrong AND evil!
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There are many sources for learning Tactics Heres a couple of places to begin
Great book, but for tactics start on p. 147

Get over your queasiness and get to know Sauls Power Tactics
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Alinskys Power Tactics


1. "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have." 2. "Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat.... [and] the collapse of communication. 3. "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.) 4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity." 5. "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." 6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."
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Alinskys Power Tactics


7. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time...." 8. "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose." 9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself." 10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign." 11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative." 12. "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative." 13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
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Dont be afraid to go into enemy territory Expose the Left for who they arein their own words Be open about your secrets Dont let the Complex use its PC lexicon to characterize you and shape the narrative Control your own storyDont let the Complex do it Engage in the social arena Dont pretend to know more than you do Dont let them pretend to know more than they do Ridicule is mans most potent weapon Truth isnt mean. Its truth. Believe in the audacity of hope.

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and never, ever leave your video camera at home (and bring an extra battery).

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IF You Are Not Involved In Precinct Activism, The Establishment Will Choose The Candidates Every Time.
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The Most Powerful Political Office In The World Your Precinct is Your Political Neighborhood

Precinct: smallest political sub-division in a state


Over half the seats are vacant!
Note: May be called Wards and/or Voting Districts.

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Precinct Activism - The Strategy In A Nutshell


Precinct committeemen are the card-carrying members of a

political party -- they elect the party leaders and are in the best position to get out the vote, with the other precinct committeemen, in their precincts. the two major political parties.

Over half of the precinct committeemen slots are vacant in both of If conservatives fill up all of the precinct committeemen slots in

those parties, conservatives would own the party.

And, instead of that party being at half-strength and ideologically

split, it would become solidly conservative with conservative leaders and a full-strength Get Out The Vote ground game.
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A Sample of a Precinct Map

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What it is.

Which of These Parties is Better?!?

What it could be.

V Conservatives A C A Moderates N T Moderates Conservatives Conservatives Conservatives

A Half-Strength, Ideologically Split Party With No Message And No Ground Game

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A Full-Strength, 75 % Solidly Conservative Landslide-Win-Producing Political Powerhouse

Additional resources on Precinct Activism


Amazon.com: Taking Back Your Government: The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy eBook http://goo.gl/SjdEG The Precinct Project Blog http://goo.gl/F071w The Concord Project | Resources http://goo.gl/svTpb

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How important is GOTV?


Consider this Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx coasted to a second term with a convincing win over republican challenger Scott Stone by getting two thirds of the vote. Foxx won with 67% of the vote. However, only 16% of Charlottes residents voted. Could a strong GOTV campaign (combined with Precinct Activists) altered the outcome?
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Begin GOTV Prep NOW (Primaries & General), precinct-by-precinct


The other side is already doing it

Identify Voters Who You Want To Ensure They Vote


Absentee Ballots

Provide Rides
Phone Banks
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In order to win, we all have to become Community Organizers (Neighborhood by Neighborhood)


Build Active Membership Build Alliances With Local & National Groups Organize a Base of Supporters Train Members to Develop Leadership Work Towards Systemic Change Goals While Engaging in Short Term Issue Campaigns and Day-to-Day Work of Base Building

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Dont have time to hit all five?


Prioritize Spend what time you can. Focus on helping Recruitment Precinct Activism GOTV

America can only be restored if enough Americans get involved.


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LEGISLATION

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In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.
Ayn Rand

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YOU NEED TO BE A FORCE MULTIPLIER

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