Coining a New Defintion for Radicule: Radicals who Ridicule are “Radicules!”
In the study of logic, “[a] stipulative definition assigns a meaning to a word for the first time. This may involve either coining a new word or giving a new meaning to an old word. The purpose of a stipulative definition is usually to replace a more complex expression with a simpler one. The need for a stipulative definition is often occasioned by some new phenomenon or development.” Patrick J. Hurley, A Concise Introduction to Logic, University of San Diego, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1997, p. 92.
In Botany, a radicule (a.k.a. radicle) is a the part of a plant embryo that develops into a root. In Anatomy it is a small structure, such as a fibril of a nerve, that resembles a root. In the example of a kernel of corn, pictured at right, the (2) root radicle elongates protected by (1) coleorhiza. Soon, the shoot radicle protected by (3) coleoptile starts to elongate above the soil surface.
Definition of radical (Meriam-Webster Dictionary): (Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin radicalis, from Latin radic-, radix root — more at root. Date: 14th century) 1 : of, relating to, or proceeding from a root: as a (1) : of or growing from the root of a plant <radical tubers>; (2) : growing from the base of a stem, from a rootlike stem, or from a stem that does not rise above the ground <radical leaves> b : of, relating to, or constituting a linguistic root c : of or relating to a mathematical root d : designed to remove the root of a disease or all diseased and potentially diseased tissue <radical surgery> <radical mastectomy>; 2 : of or relating to the origin : fundamental; 3 a : marked by a considerable departure from the usual or traditional : extreme b : tending or disposed to make extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions c : of, relating to, or constituting a political group associated with views, practices, and policies of extreme change d : advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs <the radical right>; 4 slang : excellent, cool
I stand on the premise that the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights intended that every law-abiding citizen has the absolute right to openly keep and bear arms in intrastate, interstate, nautical, and maritime travel under the Common Defence Clause of the Preamble, the Supremacy Clause, the Second, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments, the National Open Carry Standard (A.K.A. The Standard Model). In today’s society this makes me a “radical” against the current belief system that the NRA’s National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry is the constitutional norm. I submit that even those who advocate the NRA’s National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry are radicals under the National Open Carry Standard of the Constitution of the United States.
Because I have advocated the National Open Carry Standard of the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights I have been bombarded from the left wingers and the right wingers with libelous personal attacks, insults, and even threats to my reputation by those who don’t even know me. It is the liberal left’s culture of “shut up” which has apparently been adopted by the conservative right as well. (See below).
I submit the following as relevant evidence of the need for the new stipulative definition of Radicule to discribe any Radicals who use argumentum ad hominem attacks instead of debating the actual issues:
For a backgrounder on the political connection to this new stipulative definition for “Radicule” see Rules 5 and 11 of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals in John Eric Braun, Obama and Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, at Politics-4-All (blog), August 6, 2009.
See also, Marc Ambinder, The Rise of the Alinsky Explanation, The Atlantic: Politics, August 12, 2009.
See video, Glenn Beck Discusses Two of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” Being Used Against Americans Today, at Freedom’s Lighthouse (blog), August 13, 2009, reporting on Rules 5 and 12 of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
See Andrew Klavan, On the Culture: Shut Up, August 1, 2009. Andrew Klavan reveals the strategy used to silence the criticism and ideas of conservative thinkers.
See Sonja Schmidt video, PJTV: America’s Culture of Blame (Silent No More) , August 14, 2009. Sonja Schmidt takes us back to a time before America strayed from the principles of the Founding Fathers… a time before the culture of blame. – http://www.pjtv.com
See Kyle-Anne Shiver, Obama’s Radical Revolution: Its Alinsky Root and Global Vision, at American Thinker (blog), August 15, 2009.
Alinsky’s Power Tactics:
1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2. Never go outside the experience of your people.
3. Whenever possible go outside the experience of the enemy.
4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
5. Ridicule is mans most potent weapon.
6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
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 of tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.
12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.