Skip to comments.What is a "Saul Alinsky radical"? (know your enemy)
Posted on 02/25/2012 1:19:19 PM PST by CaptainKrunch
Born to Russian-Jewish parents in Chicago in 1909, Saul Alinsky was a Communist/Marxist fellow-traveler who helped establish the tactics of infiltration -- coupled with a measure of confrontation -- that have been central to revolutionary political movements in the United States in recent decades. He never joined the Communist Party but instead, as David Horowitz puts it, became an avatar of the post-modern left.
Though Alinsky is rightfully understood to have been a leftist, his legacy is more methodological than ideological. He identified a set of very specific rules that ordinary citizens could follow, and tactics that ordinary citizens could employ, as a means of gaining public power. His motto was, The most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired results.
Alinsky studied criminology as a graduate student at the University of Chicago, during which time he became friendly with Al Capone and his mobsters. Ryan Lizza, senior editor of The New Republic, offers a glimpse into Alinskys personality: Charming and self-absorbed, Alinsky would entertain friends with stories -- some true, many embellished -- from his mob days for decades afterward. He was profane, outspoken, and narcissistic, always the center of attention despite his tweedy, academic look and thick, horn-rimmed glasses.
According to Lizza:
"Alinsky was deeply influenced by the great social science insight of his times, one developed by his professors at Chicago: that the pathologies of the urban poor were not hereditary but environmental. This idea, that people could change their lives by changing their surroundings, led him to take an obscure social science phrasethe community organization--and turn it into, in the words of Alinsky biographer Sanford Horwitt, something controversial, important, even romantic. His starting point was a near-fascination with John L. Lewis, the great labor leader and founder of the CIO. What if, Alinsky wondered, the same hardheaded tactics used by unions could be applied to the relationship between citizens and public officials?"
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To know Saul Alinsky is to know Barack Obama.
Know your enemy.
A Saul Alinsky radical is something that is not Constitutional which must be sterilized.
Bought the book along with Tricia Erickson’s CAN MITT ROMNEY SERVE TWO MASTERS?
It’s all a deal with the devil of course... ultimately even the figures at the top will not escape ruin.
95 posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 1:43:38 PM by reasonisfaith (Pray for Israel.)
When I was about a third of the way through Rules for Radicals, I concluded that reading it tells volumes about the people who profess to following it as a bible, especially the ones pushing the legislation we have seen in the last two years.
The book 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 my close associates, who, like me, dont want a single red cent to go to anyone associated with writing, printing or distributing that hideous work. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I couldnt 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 shouldnt 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 read had it. Apparently, it was a copy from the 1980's, and they figured it was safe to put it back in. (or those who have never read his dedication, I have included it here)
FROM ALINSKY'S DEDICATION IN "RULES FOR RADICALS": Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom Lucifer..."
Someone didn't believe me, so I posted a picture of it:
From what I can see, reading that book enables one to understand what makes Obama (and his devoted followers) tick. Evil.
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 and his like-minded followers.
In a free country, people can also change themselves by making personal choices that lead to improvements in their lives.If they are poor, they can try to gain more knowledge or skill in order to make themselves more productive rather than destroying society.It is not society's fault if they believe in the divine right of stagnation and do nothing to improve their productivity of labor.
Saul Alinsky is like Karl Marx, a self hating Jew. After everything that has happened in the 20th century to the Jewish people, you would think there are no self hating Jews.
Then again, it really doesn't matter, I know how it all ends.
Lost in Zombieland is a political parody based on the first three years of the Barack Hussein Obama administration. Many of the lines in the book will seem familiar to the reader because they are from statements made by Obama or members of his administration. The book traces events and situations that are now part of history, and offers fictional scenarios for the purpose of telling the tale of Obama.
The great wonder of contemporary American politics is that Barack Hussein Obama has so easily deceived so many people. He is a beguiling character, a fraud, and a poseur. His deceit is transparent, yet many simply cannot (or refuse to) see what he is really up to.
Obama is an ardent disciple of the communist agitator Saul Alinsky, who taught that radical change of Americas socio-economic structure is necessary to achieve the ultimate goal of a socialist state. Alinskys infamous book, Rules for Radicals, gives instruction for socialist revolutionaries to cut their hair, put on a suit and tie, and infiltrate the organizations they wish to overthrow. Nobody has been more successful at this than Barack Hussein Obama.
As a young student at Occidental College, Obama styled himself as an intellectual in the vanguard of the socialist revolution, and held the view that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth. Obama is that revolutionary.
In 1982, following in Alinskys footsteps, Obama became a community organizer. He worked with the Developing Communities Project, a socialist group with Alinsky roots. Later, Obama taught Alinskys principles and tactics at the University of Chicago, and trained other agitators and organizationsincluding ACORNin techniques to infiltrate and overthrow the political establishment. ACORN is known for getting progressives elected, illegal voter registration and other government fraud. Obama ran Project Vote in 1992, became ACORNs attorney, and received ACORNs support in his race for the Illinois senate. Obamas political career was launched. He was inside the political system. Obama became a U.S. Senator in 2004, and won the office of President of the United States in 2008, with 52.9% of the popular vote.
After the Democratic National Convention in Colorado, Alinskys son David wrote a letter that was published in the Boston Globe, which read in part:
“Obama learned his lesson well. I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.”
We have a President, a major political party, and mainstream news media, who see America as the enemy. Obamas goals are transparent, and there are many of us who do not want him to succeed. Some of us fight back by writing books. Alinsky has provided us with a model that we can use in the counterrevolution. The author would like to thank Saul Alinsky for Rules for Radicals Tactics Rule No. 5. It has provided endless inspiration in the writing of this book.
Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.
John Thompson Hatter
From Community Issues
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In the 1930s, Alinsky organized the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago (made famous by Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle on the horrific working conditions in the Union Stock Yards). He went on to found the Industrial Areas Foundation while organizing the Woodlawn neighborhood, which trained leftist organizers and assisted in the founding of community organizations around the country.
In Rules for Radicals (his final work, published one year before his death), he addressed the 1960s generation of leftist radicals, outlining his views on organizing for mass power. The documentary, "The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy," claims that "Alinsky championed new ways to organize the poor and powerless that created a backyard revolution in cities across America."
In his Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:
"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people.
"They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971].
"They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default.."
Alinsky is often credited with laying the foundation for the grassroots political organizing that dominated the 1960s. Later in his life he encouraged stockholders in public corporations to lend their votes to "proxies", who would vote at annual stockholders meetings in favor of social justice.
While his grassroots style took hold in American activism, his call to stock holders to share their power with disenfranchised working poor only began to take hold in U.S. progressive circles in the 1990s, when shareholder actions were organized against American corporations.
Alinsky was a critic of a passive and ineffective mainstream liberalism.
In Rules for Radicals, he argued that the most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired ends, and that an intermediate end for radicals should be democracy because of its relative ease to work within to achieve other ends of social justice.
He was awarded the Pacem in Terris Award. It was named after a 1963 encyclical letter by Pope John XXIII that calls upon all people of good will to secure peace among all nations. Pacem in Terris is Latin for "Peace on Earth."
Students of Alinsky
Many important community and labor organizers came from the "Alinsky School." Some of the below studied at the Industrial Areas Foundation Training Institute.
* Ed Chambers
* Cesar Chavez
* Tom Gaudette
* Michael Gecan
* Andrew Vachss
* Patrick Crowley
* Fred Ross
Alinsky was the subject of Hillary Rodham's senior honors thesis at Wellesley College, "There Is Only The Fight...": An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.
Rodham commented on Alinsky's "charm," but rejected grassroots community organizing as outdated. Once Hillary Rodham Clinton became First Lady of the United States, .... the thesis was suppressed by the White House for fear of being associated too closely with Alinsky's ideas.
Alinsky also had a significant influence on Barack Obama, who is a United States Senator and candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Obama particularly used Alinsky's techniques while participating in Chicago community organizations in the 1980s.
. . . . Check out article, then comments # 1 through # 12 .
Alinsky was/is the personal hero for Ma Clinton.
"Just another guy in the neighborhood".....
Now we know what he was talking about.
What I fear most is how few fully realize that we are at the cusp of kill or be killed. The communists/socialists are in their final push for complete and total control. The purging of useful idiots will begin within the year. Bill Ayers most fervent desire will follow with 35 million Americans dead of lead poisoning.
Connect the dots, get active, be prepared. Good luck.
Thanks for the ping; post; thread. BE PREPARED!
Unbelievable, isn’t it? These people are the highest level of government, and openly fawn over people who want to see it destroyed.
Openly. With no consequences. It’s hard to believe
Michael Savage made an interesting comment this week, “What are you going to do if Obama is reelected?” I keep thinking, “What are millions of patriotic Americans going to do if Obama is reelected?”
Same thing they’ve done for the past four years...
0bama has the support of D. C. , and the Supreme Court.
just *why* is it that Santorum gets in trouble for affixing blame to Satan, but Hillary Clinton gets to write her senior thesis on Alinsky, who more or less dedicated "Rules for Radicals" *to* Lucifer -- and Hillary, Alinsky, and Lucifer all get a pass?
NO cheers, unfortunately.
It is amazing, isn’t it? Another Freeper posted a link to a video that show liberals and the Media criticizing President Bush and his administration, and now talking about how high gas prices are a good thing.
The Big Lie.