I have both of Alinsky’s books...brought em when I first saw Obama rising.
I wouldn't be suprised if you found them on the "New Releases" stack at Barnes & Nobel.
* “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more live up to their own rules than the Christian Church can live up to Christianity.” * “No organization, including organized religion, can live up to the letter of its own book. You can club them to death with their ‘book’ of rules and regulations.” * “Practically all people live in a world of contradictions. They espouse a morality which they do not practice. This dilemma can and should be fully utilized by the organizer in getting individuals and groups involved in a People’s Organization. It is a very definite Achilles’ heel even in the most materialistic person. Caught in the trap of his own contradictions, that person will find it difficult to show satisfactory cause to both the organizer and himself as to why he should not join and participate in the organization. He will be driven either to participation or else to a public and private admission of his own lack of faith in democracy and man.”
In this passage, Alinsky is saying we should pound Obama for his words of “I am my brother’s keeper” and the facts we know about his brother and aunt.
Most of this stuff we should be able to turn around and use against him.
I have one. I bought it during the Oboma rising, too.
Oboma was tactic #3.(Whenever possible, go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause fear, confusion, and retreat.) Oboma was the first black candidate. Everyone, including the press, had no idea how to treat him without being labeled a racist. Anything that put Oboma on the defensive was immediately referred to as "a racial attack."
That leads to tactic #5. Call anyone who threatens Oboma a racist (Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counter attack ridicule). Those who are accused of racism are instantly put on the defensive. They're forced to prove they're not a racist. The only way to do that is to apologize to Oboma!!