Excellent demonstration of the 9th Law of Power:Originally posted by XXL-VETE:
Let me give you another little tid bit to consider ; GOFASST is gracelessly hosting "The Spring Fling" in Daytona again . They do a great job. All are welcome GOFASST members and non-members .. Same price to all comers. The fee last year covered the HUGE tent for us all to enjoy and the catered lunch. They also sold raffle ticket to anyone for some great prizes; again GOFASST member or not ..Why? for the good of the Impala SS community .. not the good of GOFASST.
Which also explains ISSCA's transgression of Law 5.Law 9
Win through your Actions, Never through Argument
Any momentary triumph you think gained through argument is really a Pyrrhic victory: The resentment and ill will you stir up is stronger and lasts longer than any momentary change of opinion. It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.
If indeed, Chuck Speera was doing something against the best interests of ISSCA, all they had to do was bring it to light. That all anyone was asking for I believe.Law 5
So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life
Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once you slip, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. Make your reputation unassailable. Always be alert to potential attacks and thwart them before they happen. Meanwhile, learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations. Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them.
(Above quotes from Joost Elfer's book, the 48 Laws of Power)