It’s apparent the Fergusons have taken the Dale Carnegie advice classic to heart. According to the Wiki article, what follows are the suggestions from a dead white man for cultivating friendship and respect.
Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
* Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.
* Give honest and sincere appreciation.
* Arouse in the other person an eager want.
Ways to Make People Like You
* Become genuinely interested in other people.
* Remember that a person’s name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
* Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
* Talk in terms of the other person’s interest.
* Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.
Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking
* The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
* Show respect for the other person’s opinions. Never say “You’re Wrong.”
* If you’re wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
* Begin in a friendly way.
* Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes.
* Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
* Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers.
* Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.
*Be sympathetic with the other person’s ideas and desires.
* Appeal to the nobler motives.
Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment
* Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
* Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
* Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
* Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
* Let the other person save face.
* Praise every improvement.
* Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
* Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
* Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.
Uncanny, a nearly identical match! It’s almost as though we’re reading their blueprint. If one were privy to the deliberations of counselor Crump and AG Holder, the similarities to Carnegie’s themes would be unmistakable.
Yes…unmistakable. That’s an accurate term. When set against Carnegie’s stark relief of 1936, America’s social deterioration is quite unmistakable. His antique counsel was for navigating a civilized homogenous society, not the seething polyglot petri-dish we presently occupy. It’s a tender letter from a younger America. One we set aside ruefully to gaze upon the hideosity that has seasoned in her place.
And in merrily flouting Mr. Carnegie, the Fergusons are indeed influencing people. Some by establishing personal pages dedicated to the murder of whites. The brown leftist proprietor almost wholly indifferent to this violation of Kakistocracy commenting guidelines.
Zemir Begic was a teenager when he and his family fled Bosnia in the aftermath of a bloody civil war. In America, he found work, friends and love before a pack of thugs beat him to death with hammers on a city street in St. Louis as his terrified fiancee watched early Sunday.
Begic, his wife of six months and a friend were surrounded by a group a teenagers who began banging on it with hammers, according to authorities and witnesses. When Begic stepped out of his car to confront them, the teens pounced on him, pummeling him with the hammers and leaving him fatally injured. He died hours later at St. Louis University Hospital.
Teens. Unmistakable teens. Young or old, it’s always the teens. And those rambunctious teens have certainly influenced the Bosnian community of St.Louis. You didn’t know there was a Bosnian community in St. Louis? Then you’re obviously not Mayor Slay. Needless to say, that community is highly vexed by this expression of grief for the gone to Soon junior Brown. Here’s a grainy video taken by a witness.
Oh my God.
And of course it’s a white kid.
Right after black people (were) running up and down the street yelling ‘F the white people. Kill the white people.’
This is what we have.
Yes, this is what we have from diversity. Fortunately the STLPD possessed a deeper insight, and quickly assured the bereaved that their loved one was struck down with no hateful malice.
There is no indication that the gentleman was targeted last night because he was Bosnian…
We think it was wrong place, wrong time.
That must assuage at least some of the anguish. He wasn’t targeted because he was Bosnian, he was targeted because he was white. That is to say, it was “random.” Just a fellow whose head happened to fall into the arc of some innocent hammer swings. No different than being hit by a meteorite.
I suppose all readers know that if you or a cherished loved one were to meet the same fate, this would be the post-mortem ignominy. A slack-jawed apparatchik droning hollow platitudes about teens and an inopportune time/space nexus. All concluding with the obligatory declaration that race WAS NOT A FACTOR, now over to Katy with the weather.
Though I’m a bit curious as to the left’s perspective on this murder of an unarmed(!!) immigrant. Let’s see what the ‘Raw Story’ has to say. Oh, here it is…Some white guy in Texas made a racist Facebook post! Finally some sober reflection.
This situation highlights how fraught diverse America has become for good boy teens who are turning their lives around by hunting polar bears in robberies gone wrong. This time, it was a Bosnian in the white place at the white time. But what if next time they make a huge mistake and slaughter someone whose life actually matters?
What if next time they attack another white-looking guy who has the benefit of a racial vigilante force both on the ground and in the media? Well, it won’t be pretty.
But then the business of influencing people never is.