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ACLU hoisted by its own petard

Started by Langue_doc, March 22, 2024, 07:44:57 AM

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I wonder if everyone will now have to undergo DEI training?
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While there is some divergence of nomenclature, [Robert] Conquest's Second Law can be conflated with O'Sullivan's First Law:

QuoteAll organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing.

Here is some duplicative language without appropriate attribution: "I cite as supporting evidence the ACLU, the Ford Foundation, and the Episcopal Church. The reason is, of course, that people who staff such bodies tend to be the sort who don't like private profit, business, making money, the current organization of society, and, by extension, the Western world. At which point Michels's Iron Law of Oligarchy takes over — and the rest follows."

To simplify matters, there is Conquest's Third Law:

QuoteThe simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

[Apparently, Conquest had in mind the fate of MI6 after World War II, which was indeed run by the NKVD, but we can see it in the contrast between the original ACLU and the contemporary ACLU.]
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