Oct 27, 2019
Saul Alinsky …WHO ? … “RULES for…” WHAT?
Mention the name – Saul Alinsky – and the reaction you will get depends upon which of these three groups your audience belongs to.
Group #1: Knows that Saul Alinsky and his opus Rules For Radicals are for 20th Century Liberals / Socialists what Karl Marx and Das Kapital was for Communism in the 19th Century. Both Alinsky and Marx could be considered the “Fathers” of their respective socio-political movements.
Group #2: Believes that Saul Alinsky (and George Soros) are both “mythical “boogeymen” created by crazy right-wingers” to discredit all the wonderful possibilities of a Socialist society under the iron-fist of a benevolent totalitarian dictator.
Group #3: Has no clue but would guess either (1) the guy that played Jerry’s father on “Seinfeld”; or (2) the current coach of some NBA team, either the Utah Jazz or Sacramento Kings.
I’m going on the likelihood that most of you reading this are in Group #1 with a handful of Group #3-ers. We don’t get too many of Group #2 snooping around here.
Without wasting bandwidth, here is a reasonably unbiased Wikepedia piece about Saul Alinsky…. LINK. To call him “an Evil Genius” is pretty accurate.
It is a Fact that Hillary Clinton wrote her Wellesley senior thesis on Alinsky’s social theories… met with him on numerous occasions… and was “sympathetic” to his strategies. Whether she ever “worked for him” is not confirmed.
During the Clinton Administration all access to her relationship with Alinsky was “Sealed” and “Off Limits”. Like pretty much everything Barack Obama ever did prior to 2011.
There are no pictures of them together. If there were, they are in a sealed envelope in Vince Foster’s coat pocket wherever poor Vince is entombed.
Anyhoo… I like to post / repost this info on Saul Alinsky and his Rules For Radicals. It is easy to see Saul’s Rules being applied daily by Liberal Democrats in everything they do … especially the 24/7 Attacks on Donald Trump.
Sure… you can copy and print them out and hand them to your liberal acquaintances but… they have been programmed to (1) close their eyes… (2) stick their fingers in their ears… and (3) mutter No No No No … No until you stop.
Here they are…
Excerpted from Saul Alinsky’s book: Rules For Radicals, published in 1971.
1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.“ Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.“ It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.“ Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.“ If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.“ There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.“ They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.“ Don’t become old news.
8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.“ Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.“ Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
10.“The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
11. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.“ Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.“ Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.“ Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.