Monday, December 7, 2020

When You See the Calls for Republicans to "Meet in the Middle"

Remember this. The Left isn't interested in compromise - like the Old Mafia, for them, compromise means, "Do it OUR Way!"

When I was taking a classon Latin American history, many years ago, my professor was explaining the difference between how Hispanics use the term vs. how Americans use it.

For us, Compromise means "We'll each give a little on our demands, and we'll find a middle point at which we can agree. BOTH give up on the more extreme demands, or, at least, modify them."

For the Hispanic world (and, I suspect, much of the REST of the world), compromise means, "I wear you down, and THIS time I get EVERYTHING I want. You settle for a 'promise' that you will later get everything YOU want."

And, when that later time comes, the other side says, "What! That was THAT group that agreed to it. We want to negotiate again - fresh."

Never forget that the Left is operating from a similar playbook. They have no intention of living up to their 'promises'.


Francis W. Porretto said...

The critical fact that we must always keep in mind is that the Left is dishonest and feels no shame about it. Once that is accepted, what we must do in dealing with them becomes utterly clear...if more than a little distasteful.


OUR definition of compromise: We start at 100, they start at zero, we meet somewhere around 50. Done.

The LEFT's version of compromise. We start at 100, they start at zero. They accept 80.

Several years later they redefine 80 as 100, and demand we move "just to 80"... except we're really at 64 or so.

Lather, rinse, repeat - each time we're excoriated for not "being reasonable" and giving up juuuuuuust a little.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Remember, these people are MISSIONARIES and have a LONG GAME.