Important: Know Your Opponent
because I think it is important to know the Progressive mind… How they
operate, and why they do what they do… If one is equipped with knowledge
they can better defend themselves from the storm that is approaching…”
”Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy
Rules for Radicals” has had a far reaching impact, especially on “community organizers” from Chicago—Alinsky’s home turf.
“Rules for Radicals” is a dedication to Lucifer “…the first
radical known to man who rebelled against God and in doing so won his
Alinsky, is an avowed atheist, he does not believe in God but
Lucifer does… and Alinsky believes in Lucifer…does this make sense
Alinksky believes that actually having morals and ethics was
to be avoided like the plague but should be assiduously cultivated. It
is necessary to appear to have mercy, faith, compassion, honesty, and
spirituality…for to appear to have them is very useful but to really
have them was harmful…appearance is everything. The truth must be
cloaked in glamor, verbal legerdemain; smoke and mirrors. This sounds
just like about every political democrat I know…
According to Alinsky the organizer is in a true sense
reaching for the highest level for which man can reach—to be a great
creator, to play God..He says “the organizer…should search for and use
the wrong reasons to achieve the right goals. He should be able to use
irrationality…to progress toward a rational world.”
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
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.”
counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then
reacts to your advantage.
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?”
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
Rule 12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
Rule 13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
Let’s look at rule #5 again—ridicule. The radical Left has
taken this one to heart, and polished it to a fine sheen. Alinsky calls
ridicule humorous, although it usually is not. It’s most often a
mean-spirited venom that masquerades as humor, and its pernicious
effects permeate our culture. Bush and Palin are well known recipients
Know your opponent, know how they think, and you will know
the game play of every progressive liberal, and you won’t be sucked in
to their evils..
reference from: Jim O’Neill
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