WITI Extremism (Anti-Harvard Anti-Cobuyitaphobia)

Nearly Sixty Years Later the World’s First Programmers Are Still Doing Gender Battle,” by Robin Raskin, WITI Women, 17 March 2005, http://www.witi.com/women/2005/eniac.php (from InformationWeek 25 April 2005 full page ad, page 64).

Like Collounsbury despises his bosses, and Cole despises Israel, I despite Women in Technology International. It worms itself into university departments and corporations that either do not know better or are intimidated. It is not some support group. It is a Left/Feminist agitation organization. From the first paragraph of a full-page advertisement in the otherwise excruciatingly corporate InformationWeek

The events of recent weeks have puts the issue of women in the workplace top of mind once again. First Harvard’s President Lawrence Summers made some unfortunate and inappropriate remarks attributing the small number of women in the sciences to innate biological difference between the sexes.

I blogged Summers’ original statement, Harvard forcing her President to apologize for sending ‘a weak signal’, and subsequent hysteria.

The paragraph continues…

At almost the same moment, Carly Fiorina was ousted at Hewlett-Packard. A misfit between her marketing background and HP’s engineering culture was the partial culprit.

Not a misfit between her skills and the job’s requirements, or her marketing background and HP’s engineering industry, but a “culture” issue.

Maybe her incompetent leadership, inappropriate MBA education, lack of communication, steering H-P in the wrong direction, destruction of corporate morale, record of complete failure, and lack of strategy — combined with the fact that Fiorina led the company to a widely predicted disaster by near-fatal lack of cobuyitaphobia had something to do with it.

But at least WITI closes their first paragraph with predictable “diversity” nonsense.

And now, we’ve seen the transformative experience of a woman who’s paid her dues, as Martha Stewart morphs from piranha to muse. The good news? As these events transpire women’s place and unique challenges in the workplace are once again being debated and discussed. The bad news? Like all diversity conversations, as long you’re discussing it, it’s still an issue.

WITI is a 4G-style organization well into the Penetration stage of PISRR, with no ideological enemy to contest or Isolate, actively Subverting academic and corporate networks, attempting to Reorient society to their ends.

Fortunately, WITI’s New Style ends are unachievable and Reharmonizeable. Good.

PISRR and the Three Stages, Try 1

I’ve been trying to define the relationship between PISRR (Penetrate-Isolate-Subvert-Reorient-Reharmonize) and the Three Stages of Fourth Generation Struggle. Making it more difficult is that while the Three Stages are a path to power, PISRR can either be a path to power or a method of fighting insurgency. That is, an established government can run through the steps of PISRR to “fold up” an insurgency.

So in this post I only look at the Stages/PISRR from the perspective of a growing insurgency. First, I created a chart to see how PISRR correlated to the Stages


Penetration is clearly a net-building S1 activity, while Reharmonization is achievable only by an establishment and so is S3. Likewise, Subversion is a net-on-net attack and is S2. I then assumed that either individuals or nets can Isolate others (either by selected terrorism or Distributed Denial of Service attacks) while Reorienting a society is done either with an effective network (like the Viet Cong dismembering children vaccinated by Americans) or a government — so Reorientation is S2/S3 and Isolation is S1/S2.

Another way to look at Stages/PISRR from the perspective of an insurgency is


The further down the chart, the closer to the goal — victory. All lines are two directional except the lines extending from “Initiate Struggle” and the lines that enter “Victory.”


Argus Leader: CCK "Isn’t Dealing With Reality"

Ellsworth and BRAC,” by Chad Schuldt, Clean Cut Kid, 13 May 2005, http://www.cleancutkid.com/2005/05/13/ellsworth.

Thune Asking South Dakotans for Money the Same Day Ellsworth Set for Closure,” by Chad Schuldt, Clean Cut Kid, 15 May 2005, http://www.cleancutkid.com/2005/05/15/thune-asking-south-dakotans-for-money-the-same-day-ellsworth-set-for-closure/#comments.

“Ellsworth Closing,” Sioux Falls Argus Leader, page 10B, 15 May 2005.

It really appears [Senator] John [Thune] is looking out for John and little else.


Some would call [Senator Thune] a liar, and you can include me in that camp. Perhaps if he wasn’t jetting around the country going to rap concerts with Laura Ingraham, hanging out at Augusta National at the Master’s Golf Tournament, preparing for a run for higher office, and spending an inordinate amount of time raising money for Republicans, Johnny could have spent a few more minutes of his time engaging in ear-whispering to save the $270 million that is about to be withdrawn from the pockets of Rapid Citians.

In other words: Senator Thune doesn’t care about Ellsworth.

South Dakota’s liberal newspaper, the Argus Leader, disagrees

Some will say this wouldn’t have happened, had former Sen. Tom Daschle won his race against Thune in November.

Let it go. The base closure process was designed specifically to be above politics, and by and large, that’s been true. Anyone who thinks our congressional delegation hasn’t been doing all that was possible to keep Ellsworth open just isn’t dealing with reality. The stakes – political and otherwise – are too high.

In fact, [Governor Mike] Rounds says our delegation has been “in lock step” on keeping Ellsworth open. Partisan politics haven’t been a factor, he said. “There is no split on the issue,” he said.”

So who do South Dakota liberals (all three of them) believe: CCK or the Argus Leader?

This isn’t the first time liberals in South Dakota have not been coherent.

Though it is new for Senator Johnson to act surprised be Ellsworth. Along with Daschle, Johnson heroically moved to put Ellsworth on the chopping block.

Thanks Tim.