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Saturday, November 08, 2008



I'll have to think about the question, but just wanted to tell you that this probably wins the prize for the best blog post title today.

Ray Girvan

The epigram "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win", which is used to justify the fallacy that because that sequence happens sometimes, then any crappy no-brain idea that's being ignored/ridiculed/fought must have merit.

Add to that its fake attribution to Gandhi, when it almost certainly comes from a 1914 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America trade union address (see JSBlog).

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