How to answer the Great Man's agents who apply Alinksy Rule #4 ( “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”) to those of us who have standards?
Our standards makes room for the fact that we are not perfect. We are prepared to forgive those who ask forgiveness for transgressing against us as we would ask to be forgiven.
Mr. Great Man: You pass rules willy nilly, expect us to obey, and then proclaim when we fail that "ignorance of the law is no excuse" as you mete out harsh judgment.
To whom do you ask forgiveness when you fail, oh Great One? Dare you judge yourself as you do the rest of us?