In the next few months many of us will be going to public meetings. The issues will be far ranging and the attendees will be equally diverse. One group that often attends meetings has learned a technique practiced by the Bolsheviks and honed to a science by Noam Chomsky and other radical progressives. Some of you might have seen it in action. All of us need to recognize it. It is called Delphi, presumably named after the ancient oracle of Greece. You can read more about it here.
SGCCI does not necessarily agree with all of the conclusions and suggestions made by Mr. Burns. We are particularly troubled by his advice to “use their own methods against them.” The Delphi Technique is fundamentally undemocratic and would destroy individual rights so cherished by our Republic. So we are not convinced that using such a method is wise. But the article is full of good information which educates us in the methods sometimes used by a radical minority intent upon control. Here is another article about the method. It provides more ideas about how to combat the technique.