Intimidation

The key thing to understand about bullies is that they don’t have all that much power, but they are ruthless at intimidation. If one subject refuses to acquiesce, the bully can bring 100% of his might to bear on reprisals. However, if ten people simultaneously rebel, the bully has only 10% of his might to bear on each troublemaker and the bully becomes laughable. Groups such as the NRA (National Rifle Association) and AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) use classic bully tactics. Politicians fear them because of the way they single out any candidate who is not sufficiently submissive. However, a unified party as a whole has nothing to fear from them. Politicians don’t seem to realise that.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)