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Barack Obama's Gameplan for America -- Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals"

Ken 2012/10/21 19:47:04
Barack Obama's Gameplan for America--

Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals



Of his book, Rules for Radicals, Alinsky wrote: "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."

Alinsky begins “Rules for Radicals” with a dedication to Lucifer “...the
first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and
did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.” Rules for
Radicals also contains the Machiavellian advice that "the ends justify
the means."

His “rules” derive from many successful campaigns
where he sowed the seeds of class warfare with community organizing,
getting people fighting power and privilege,
whom he convinced people were the root of all their "problems".

For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting whatever
he believed to be wrong and convincing people they can actually do
something about it. The two are linked. If people feel they don’t have
the power to change a situation, they stop thinking about it.

According to Alinsky, the organizer — especially a paid organizer from outside (Obama's actual job in Chicago!)
— must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the
organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning
hostilities, and searching out controversy. This is necessary to get
people to participate. An organizer has to attack apathy and disturb the
prevailing patterns of complacent community life where people have
simply come to accept a situation. Alinsky would say, “The first step in
community organization is community disorganization.”[How about that on a national scale, with an outside agitator as president?]

Through a process combining hope and resentment [Softened for national consumption to "hope and change."], the organizer
tries to create a “mass army” that brings in as many recruits as
possible from local organizations, churches, services groups, labor
unions, corner gangs, and individuals.

Alinsky provides a collection of rules to guide the process. But
he emphasizes these rules must be translated into real-life tactics that
are fluid and responsive to the situation at hand.


  • Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent
    thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the
    dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more
    people than you do.
  • Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people. The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
  • Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
  • Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You
    can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than
    the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
  • Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to
    counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then
    reacts to your advantage. [This rule,
    in particular, is a favorite tactic of Barack Obama and others on the
    left when they have neither facts nor logic to oppose the arguments of
    their "enemies."]


  • Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people
    aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the
    tactic.”
  • Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.
  • Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions
    and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise
    for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a
    constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the
    opposition to react to your advantage.”
  • Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.
    When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to
    tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities
    quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto
    organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured
    off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined
    the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.
  • Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive
    alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who
    says, “Okay, what would you do?”[Has anyone heard Barack Obama say what he will do if he gets another four years?]
  • Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize
    it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify
    a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer
is to bait an
opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his
reaction will be your major strength." Alinsky has also described the
job of the community organizer as that of an "outside agitator," that
you must be an outsider in order to be a community organizer.


Barack Obama isn't the only radical leftist among
Democrats -- Hillary Clinton's senior honors thesis was an analysis of
the works of Saul Alinsky and the effect that they have on politics
today. Barack Obama can trace his own roots to the teachings of Saul Alinsky.
Obama had a passion for Alinsky's work. Before he left Harvard, Barack
wrote "After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois." Under the
tutelage of an Alinsky admirer John L. McKnight, Obama says he got the
"best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law
School." Remember, Alinsky has described the job of the community
organizer as that of an "outside agitator," and that is what Barack
Obama says was his best education, better than Harvard Law School!

So
we have as our current president a man whose "best education", in his
own words, was training as an "outside agitator." Think of that when
you go to the polls on November 6, 2012!


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  • SK-pro scramnesty 2012/10/22 13:39:41
    SK-pro scramnesty
    +1
    Should have been called "Rules for Idiots."
  • ☆The Rock☆ * AFCL* The Sheriff!!
    +2
    That what I am afraid he will use to get re-elected!! Use Revolutionaries and radicals to stir chaos in America!!
  • Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/10/21 20:05:25
    Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Is it any wonder that Obama has only using generalities when talking about his second term goals?

    I believe most Americans would be truly horrified is Obama honestly related the real goals of his 2nd term presidency of hyperinflation,national decline,wealth redistribution & unilateral nuclear disarmament.
  • Ken Stevern... 2012/10/21 20:11:14
    Ken
    +2
    He has so clearly followed Alinsky throughout his political career that it is malfeasance that the media in America hasn't reported his radical Marxism. Bill O'Reilly even hesitated to call him a leftist early in his term, preferring to be "fair and balanced" rather than insightful and truthful.
  • Stevern... Ken 2012/10/21 20:31:12
    Steverno~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    I think Obama is also a fan of the 'fellow travelers' Cloward-Piven Plan for 'fundamental transformation' of the United States.

    If the Cloward and Piven agenda were being implemented, would it look any different?
    In all likelihood, they would be delighted with the massive deficits and the "spillage" that is the lax implementation of government entitlements.
    A 1966 Article by Columbia Professors Cloward and Piven was a hot topic for awhile, but has since fell from attention. But isn't now the time to reconsider exactly how this administration is steering people into record government program participation?
    Some quotes from the 1966 article that reveal the mission. Increase the entitlement roles, redistribute wealth, guarantee income, and reduce qualifications for participating in these programs. Use organizing, demonstrating and a "climate of militancy".
    "...a political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income"
    "Advocacy must be supplemented by organized demonstrations to create a climate of militancy that will overcome the invidious and immobilizing attitudes which many potential recipients hold toward being "on welfare."" -- Occupy and ACORN
    "The ultimate aim of this strategy is a new program for direct income distribution."
    "We tend to ov...














    I think Obama is also a fan of the 'fellow travelers' Cloward-Piven Plan for 'fundamental transformation' of the United States.

    If the Cloward and Piven agenda were being implemented, would it look any different?
    In all likelihood, they would be delighted with the massive deficits and the "spillage" that is the lax implementation of government entitlements.
    A 1966 Article by Columbia Professors Cloward and Piven was a hot topic for awhile, but has since fell from attention. But isn't now the time to reconsider exactly how this administration is steering people into record government program participation?
    Some quotes from the 1966 article that reveal the mission. Increase the entitlement roles, redistribute wealth, guarantee income, and reduce qualifications for participating in these programs. Use organizing, demonstrating and a "climate of militancy".
    "...a political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income"
    "Advocacy must be supplemented by organized demonstrations to create a climate of militancy that will overcome the invidious and immobilizing attitudes which many potential recipients hold toward being "on welfare."" -- Occupy and ACORN
    "The ultimate aim of this strategy is a new program for direct income distribution."
    "We tend to overlook the force of crisis in precipitating legislative reform, partly because we lack a theoretical framework by which to understand the impact of major disruptions."
    "By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention."
    This explains the Occupy Movement, and the tacit approval of the Obama Administration.
    This explains the gutting of the Clinton era Welfare requirements by the Obama administration.
    This explains the lack of diligence by administrators in determining who exactly qualifies for Disability. Encouraging people to get on unemployment, then when your 99 weeks are up, go to disability. We won't check if you meet the requirements.
    This explains why there is a concerted effort to get as many people as possible on Food Stamps, and the lack of oversight diligence here as well.

    meet requirements explains concerted effort people food stamps oversight diligence

    "The Social Security Administration improperly awarded disability benefits in more than 25 percent of cases examined between 2006 and 2010, according to a new Senate report -- potentially costing taxpayers millions of dollars." Article
    "The 136-page report focuses on questionable benefits rulings made by administrative law judges, including one in Oklahoma who was found to have awarded more than $1.6 billion in lifetime benefits in just three years. Judge Howard O'Bryan, in Oklahoma City, approved roughly 90 percent of more than 5,400 cases from 2007 to 2009 -- most of them held "on-the-record" without hearings, according to the minority report."
    The "Grand Assumption" that administrators are against waste is disproven by the lax implementation of these programs. Spillage seems to be the intent here.
    Cloward and Piven would be delighted with this Community Organizer. Forward.


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  • Ken Stevern... 2012/10/21 21:38:51
    Ken
    +1
    Alinsky would say, “The first step in community organization is community dissorganization.”

    By collapsing our free market economy with the Cloward Pliven stratedy ($6 trillion in debt in four years, $4 trillion more projected over the next four years!) Obama will have succeeded in "community" dissorganization on a national scale! The next step would be to "reorganize" the nation's economy on a Marxist basis.

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