Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals are so deeply ingrained in the Democrat Party that it’s difficult to tell where Alinsky begins and people like Barack Obama end?
Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals are so deeply ingrained in the Democrat Party that it’s difficult to tell where Alinsky begins and people like Barack Obama end. They are, basically, one and the same.
To prove this point, Saul Alinsky’s son L. David Alinsky wrote a letter for the Obama campaign in 2008.
“Obama learned his lesson well,” L. David Alinsky wrote. “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.”
Barack Obama began his Alinsky worship very early in his career. According to a study on Alinsky, “in 1985 Obama began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project.”
Obama spent his entire youth taking classes and later teaching workshops on Alinsky’s methods. He worked hard to follow Alinsky’s rule of “blending in”.
“True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism,” Alinsky writes. The trick is to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.
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