#8. "Strawmen, not Statesmen"
Whether it's arbitrarily calling things from grocery stores to schools to the entire world "Soviet-style conveyor belts," or asserting that a professional education does not teach one how to think, this hidden key is vital to spreading the mission of Strawmanship ...err Statesmanship.
You see, strawmen are much easier opponents to attack than the real thing!
It's simple to do.
Take textbooks for example. You would have a difficult time constructing a sound argument against using textbooks. After all, they are a handy way to present the principles of a subject, and serve as a great companion to those works that delve more deeply into those principles, namely Classics.
Better to make up your own definition of what textbooks are, and then attack that instead.
(noun) \ˈteks(t)-ˌbu̇k\ A "dumbed down" and "boring" work that "doesn't say anything important." Antonym: Classic.
Now attack away! What kind of fool would use this textbook thing in education? Clearly, Thomas Jefferson would never have stood for a dumbed-down work that stood at odds with the works of Cicero and Joan of Arc. ;-)
But wait. What if you yourself have written a textbook and would like to incorporate this into your curriculum without appearing hypocritical? Simple! Did you forget the 2nd Key already? Obfuscate and call it a classic!
That's the 8th Key my friends. Study these keys carefully, for they are the seeds of greatness. And if you work hard, maybe one day you too can be a mentor in Class-C office space on a frontage road in Southern Utah!