"An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent... He must create a mechanism that can drain off the underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. Out of this mechanism, a new community organization arises.... "The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. p.117 "Process tells us how. Purpose tells us why. But in reality, it is academic to draw a line between them, they are part of a continuum.... Process is really purpose." p.122
Worth another look...
posted on 09/19/2009 8:27:51 PM PDT
"Change comes from power, and power comes from organization." p.113
"The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns.... All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new." p.116
Yes, well worth a look... and, hopefully, taken as an invitation to counter action.
Also deserve a closer look and much bigger publicity than they have gotten - Alinsky's disciples Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven of Cloward-Piven / Cloward-Piven Strategy fame.
posted on 09/19/2009 10:21:01 PM PDT
(If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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