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HAVE YOU USED A RULE fOR RADICALS TODAY?
RED SOUTH

Posted on 08/05/2009 10:37:08 AM PDT by RED SOUTH

Here it is, the liberals guide for political warfare as developed by Saul Alinsky. Read them , learn them and apply them daily. Beat the socialist with their own game!

RULE 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. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)

RULE 2: "Never go outside the expertise of your people." It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don't address the "real" issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)

RULE 3: "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy." Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

RULE 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. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity's very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

RULE 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. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

RULE 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. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid "un-fun" activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)

RULE 7: "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag." Don't become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)

RULE 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. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

RULE 9: "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself." Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists' minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)

RULE 10: "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. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management's wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)

RULE 11: "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. (Old saw: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)

RULE 12: 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. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alinsky; bhohealthcare; chat; election2012; obamacare; repository; rulesforradicals

1 posted on 08/05/2009 10:37:08 AM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: RED SOUTH


2 posted on 08/05/2009 10:40:56 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RED SOUTH

Out Yankee the Yankee, eh? Have at it man... community agitation and grievance politics not really my style. Good luck though!


3 posted on 08/05/2009 10:43:20 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (Step 1: Expel half the party and write off huge chunks of the country. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit.)
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To: RED SOUTH
"Make the enemy live up to his own rules."

This is why the Democrats' refusal to be part of the public health plan that the rest of us will be forced into is such a potent issue. Every single Republican needs to mention it as often ad possible next year.

4 posted on 08/05/2009 10:44:07 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: RED SOUTH

I use a different book.

5 posted on 08/05/2009 10:51:27 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: RED SOUTH
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

That is rule thirteen. You omitted Rule 10.

RULE 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."

6 posted on 08/05/2009 10:51:30 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: denydenydeny

Agree, push the issue but keep in mind the congress could easily agree to this plan and leave us looking silly.

They could do this because a Senator or Congressman will still go to whatever doctors they want and will never get denied any treatment no matter the cost. It will appear that they have the same plan as us little people but in reality the rules won’t apply to them whatsoever.


7 posted on 08/05/2009 10:53:58 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: RED SOUTH

With respect to Rule 4. Perhaps turning in whitehouse.gov to flag@whithouse.gov for posting inaccurate information about the congressional heath care bill would be in line?

The NappyOne


8 posted on 08/05/2009 11:03:15 AM PDT by NappyOne
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To: RED SOUTH

9 posted on 08/05/2009 11:03:37 AM PDT by frankenMonkey
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To: RED SOUTH

I’m following a different set of rules:

Rule One -
All guns are always loaded.
Rule Two -
Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
Rule Three -
Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target.
Rule Four -
Be sure of your target and what is behind it.


10 posted on 08/05/2009 11:05:20 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (BLOAT - Buy Lots Of Ammo Today!)
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To: frankenMonkey

11 posted on 08/05/2009 11:05:38 AM PDT by icwhatudo (For every clinic bombed or burned, 17 to 18 churches are burned down. MSM? MSM?)
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To: STARWISE; penelopesire; LucyT; MeekOneGOP; pissant; Bahbah; Jim Robinson; nutmeg; Earthdweller
Pick up your very own copy of Saul Alinsky’s “Rule for Radicals” right here! Going fast! Don't be slow!
12 posted on 08/05/2009 11:05:42 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: RED SOUTH

Why are Alinsky’s “rules” given any concern?
They have NEVER been shown to work for anything.

From Alinsky’s book: (Parenthetical text is mine.)

1. The Purpose
In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people;(Ain’t happened)
to realize the democratic dream of equality, justice, peace....(Ain’t happened)
“Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.’ This means revolution.”(Ain’t happened) p.3

“A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the
capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism,(Ain’t happened) then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social
order of the dictatorship of the proletariat,(Ain’t happened) and finally the last stage — the political paradise of communism.” (Ain’t happened)p.10

Not an impressive success rate.
Some little weasel dreamed up some drivel fifty years ago.
Big whoop.


13 posted on 08/05/2009 11:05:49 AM PDT by humblegunner (My Kung Fu is ten times power!)
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To: RED SOUTH

“Alinsky, you magnificent bastard! We read your book!”

14 posted on 08/05/2009 11:07:15 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: denydenydeny; RED SOUTH

“Make the enemy live up to his own rules.”

The Islamists - are experts at this... and they’re slowly taking over.


15 posted on 08/05/2009 11:15:50 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: humblegunner

Right. Except for getting an Alinsky disciple elected as President of the United States, these rules have had almost no effect whatsoever.


16 posted on 08/05/2009 11:28:56 AM PDT by franklog
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To: humblegunner; RED SOUTH; STARWISE; penelopesire; LucyT; MeekOneGOP; pissant; Bahbah; ...

“A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the
capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism,(Ain’t happened) then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social
order of the dictatorship of the proletariat,(Ain’t happened) and finally the last stage — the political paradise of communism.” (Ain’t happened)p.10

No, what they promised ain’t happened, but they took power nonetheless in large portions of the globe and caused untold suffering and millions of deaths.

If cap and trade, nationalized health care, card check and immigration reform pass, they will be well on their way to inflict their proletariat paradise on us.

None of us have any delusions that they’re plan will bring us happiness, but many of us have a fear of them taking power.


17 posted on 08/05/2009 11:30:47 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

Believe what you like.

Me, I piss on Alinsky and his “rules”.


18 posted on 08/05/2009 11:35:57 AM PDT by humblegunner (My Kung Fu is ten times power!)
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To: RED SOUTH

bookmark


19 posted on 08/05/2009 11:46:55 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: humblegunner
correct it hasn't happened........YET

I don't see a time line in those rules. Leftist are long term planners. They are beating the crap out of us with this strategy as they now have complete control of our educational system, the media, almost every sector of government bureaucracy and on and on.

They are just now starting to see the fruits of their evil deeds and it's starting to pay off big time.

We must take back the schools and the primary sources of information (the media) or freedom will eventually fail.

20 posted on 08/05/2009 11:57:14 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: denydenydeny
Even harder hitting, make them live up to their rhetoric of "economic justice". How does a community activist accumulate $14 mil in just a few years? Expose all of the looting.
21 posted on 08/05/2009 11:59:05 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: denydenydeny
Even harder hitting, make them live up to their rhetoric of "economic justice". How does a community activist accumulate $14 mil in just a few years? Expose all of the looting.
22 posted on 08/05/2009 11:59:11 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: RED SOUTH

The “rules” are much easier to implement when you have the mainstream media in your back pocket.


23 posted on 08/05/2009 12:00:28 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: Red Dog #1
Even harder hitting, make them live up to their rhetoric of "economic justice". How does a community activist accumulate $14 mil in just a few years? Expose all of the looting.

Yup!

Will they participate in the new wonderful health care reform - if not that's just not fair.

If they can use all the heat and a/c they want through cap and trade, and we can't afford to buy those carbon credits - it's just not fair.
24 posted on 08/05/2009 12:11:57 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: aquila48; hoosiermama; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; ...
Here it is, the liberals guide for political warfare as developed by Saul Alinsky. Read them , learn them and apply them daily.

"Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

"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. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

"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."

25 posted on 08/05/2009 12:23:35 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Climb in the sewer where these feces spawn and fight them using their tactics back on them.

Our rules.


26 posted on 08/05/2009 12:35:37 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: MosesKnows; RED SOUTH

“The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”

This is why every single poster that cries out “we need to concentrate on health care and 2012 instead of chasing some crazy birth issue that will blow up in our faces and make us look like loonies” is either timid, inexperienced, or pursuing a pro-O agenda.

We are facing a major project and need to do several things at once with multiple assets, or fail.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2296931/posts


27 posted on 08/05/2009 1:00:50 PM PDT by frog in a pot (It's a myth, folks. The frog will jump out and he will be pi$$ed. Ever had big warts?)
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To: LucyT
RULE 2: "Never go outside the expertise of your people." It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don't address the "real" issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)

Those that are clamoring for universal healthcare have NO IDEA what it entails. Their "expertise" consists of lining up for free stuff.

28 posted on 08/05/2009 1:05:54 PM PDT by azishot (Please join the NRA.)
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To: RED SOUTH

Study these rules, folks and understand them. They are what your enemy does and the reasons he does them. They are what our government practices and hint at what they will be doing in the future.

I wanted to buy Alinsky’s book to get these, but this person graciously put them at our disposal. Thank you, red south.

Now we don’t have to stand back in incredulity and ask “why”?. Here is the explanation why no Liberal will discuss an issue at all.

Number four tells how to use our ethics against us. Number eight warns us that they will keep on coming at us no matter what. Number ten shows how to make us perceive their negatives as positives.

This is extremely valuable because in it our enemy (our government, now) reveals its battle plan. That’s a strategic gift.


29 posted on 08/05/2009 1:15:02 PM PDT by RoadTest ( In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1)
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To: RED SOUTH

Using rules from a book dedicated to Lucifer is not a good idea.


30 posted on 08/05/2009 3:09:58 PM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RoadTest

Sort of reminds me of the logic behind “The Screwtape Letters”.


31 posted on 08/05/2009 4:02:30 PM PDT by coydog (Proud to have slept through the Obama coronation!)
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To: coydog

Funny you should say that, because they’re both from the same author, as was “Mein Kampf” and The Communist Manifesto. He was a liar from the beginning and the father of it. The thief comes but for to steal, to kill and to destroy.

Name that devil.


32 posted on 08/06/2009 4:51:27 AM PDT by RoadTest ( In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1)
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To: RED SOUTH

I despise SAul Alinsky, he’s dedicatted to Satan, and I despise liberals because they listen to trash like Alinsky.


33 posted on 08/06/2009 6:37:34 AM PDT by Hilda
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To: RED SOUTH
HAVE YOU USED A RULE fOR RADICALS TODAY?

Yes, I've already hot-linked the following pic on two different websites this morning:


34 posted on 08/06/2009 6:41:07 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (will work for bailout bonus.... Twitter: maddawggmorgan)
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To: humblegunner

I am going to disagree with you. I just finished reading this amoral piece of crap less than a half hour ago, and I have never had to work so hard to force myself to get through a book.

But this book is the bible followed by an anti-American, socialist, racist, Marxist who now inhabits the most powerful office on earth, for at least the time being. It is also the bible of his followers and those who didn’t follow him such as Hillary Clinton.

That is why we give them concern.


35 posted on 08/06/2009 7:35:44 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: humblegunner

humblegunner, sticking your head in the ground isn’t going to make it go away.

Nothing personal, because I piss on them too. But to read that book is to understand what makes these Marxists tick.


36 posted on 08/06/2009 7:37:19 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Mogollon; All
"...Using rules from a book dedicated to Lucifer is not a good idea...."

Agreed.

As I stated, I finally finished the book tonight after trying for a couple of weeks. I had been trying to figure out a way to obtain a copy of “Rules for Radicals” to read because it is the bible followed by Obama and his associates, but I would be damned if I paid a single cent for one and the copies at the library were backordered for months. To my surprise, one came in.

I finally made it all the way through “Rules for Radicals”, and I can assure you, reading it tells volumes about the people who profess to following it as a bible, especially the ones pushing this health care bill.

It explains a lot. And none of it is good.

I was going to dictate the entire thing and make an audiobook out of it to give to people such as myself who don’t want a penny to go to anyone associated with writing, printing or distributing that hideous work, but I couldn’t stomach hearing myself read it in a way that would make it easier on the ears to listen to (To put the inflection in the right places means you have to read it as if you believe it, and I gave up after one chapter.)

It is probably one of the most amoral, twisted works I have ever read. Given that Alinsky wrote a dedication to Lucifer, I shouldn’t be surprised. The dedication was taken out of later editions so as not to offend the clergy he was attempting to recruit, but the version I have still carries it.

From what I can see, reading this book enables one to understand what makes Obama (and his followers) tick.

The very FIRST paragraph exposes very clearly what they are all about:
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. 'The Prince' was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. 'Rules for Radicals' is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."

It is unrestricted class warfare, pure and simple. And it is the bible of Obama, Clinton, and many MANY others in this country.

37 posted on 08/06/2009 7:42:05 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: rlmorel

38 posted on 08/06/2009 7:43:27 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: rlmorel

Bingo!


39 posted on 09/03/2009 9:48:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

With each passing day...I see more clearly what is going on. What is happening in government is not a mistake or incompetence.

It is deliberate.


40 posted on 09/03/2009 9:57:33 PM PDT by rlmorel (Mary Jo Kopechne is now available for comment.-August 25, 2009)
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To: rlmorel

Actually, Obama & co. have pretty much failed on rules 2 and 7.


41 posted on 09/04/2009 2:44:56 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I wish they failed on all of them, but they haven’t, damn it.


42 posted on 09/04/2009 3:52:38 AM PDT by rlmorel (Mary Jo Kopechne is now available for comment.-August 25, 2009)
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To: RED SOUTH

Liberals absolutely cannot stand to be outside of their comfort zone.

That should be Rule #1 for Conservatives.


43 posted on 07/27/2010 8:57:08 PM PDT by Polarik
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