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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?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/04/04 03:12:36

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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  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/04/04 03:19:03
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    One need look no further than the thesis written by Michele Obama while at Princeton on “Racial Divide.” Michele Obama like her husband his a racist, and from its reading it is understandable why she could have uttered, “For the first time in my life, I’m proud to be an American.” It’s troubling having a black separatist as POTUS and FLOTUS.

    Suggestion to the reader: Unless you are of the same ilk as these people educate yourselves before the next election. If you are to ignorant to vote why bother?

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  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/04 03:38:09
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    And that's a problem? Gee, I live in the same country you do and I don't see any problems with Alinsky. (It's a right-wing-nut extremist read meat.)
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  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/04/04 03:19:03
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    One need look no further than the thesis written by Michele Obama while at Princeton on “Racial Divide.” Michele Obama like her husband his a racist, and from its reading it is understandable why she could have uttered, “For the first time in my life, I’m proud to be an American.” It’s troubling having a black separatist as POTUS and FLOTUS.

    Suggestion to the reader: Unless you are of the same ilk as these people educate yourselves before the next election. If you are to ignorant to vote why bother?

    http://www.politico.com/news/...
  • NPC 2012/04/04 03:18:26
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    Many want to forget that Glenn Beck, when on FOX News, was the one that brought Saul Alinsky and his theories to the attention of the American voter.
  • freebirdie NPC 2012/04/04 13:28:11
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    Many of us older folks already knew this. It needs to be understood and shown how it relates in history and govt.. History and govt (Constitution, civics) that is not taught in todays schools.
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/04/04 03:16:50
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    Not only did Saul Alinsky serve as a mentor for young Hillary he was so favorably impressed he offered her a job at the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago where he was Executive Director. Letter may be seen at the bottom of the PDF file shown below.

    http://www.hillaryclintonquar...
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/04/04 03:15:47
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    In my opinion, each of us should continuously study Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and remain on our toes in recognizing Alinsky-like strategies when we see them.

    1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

    2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat…. [and] the collapse of communication.

    3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

    4. “Make the enemy live up to its 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.”

    5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

    6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

    7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”

    8. “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics an...

















    In my opinion, each of us should continuously study Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and remain on our toes in recognizing Alinsky-like strategies when we see them.

    1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

    2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat…. [and] the collapse of communication.

    3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

    4. “Make the enemy live up to its 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.”

    5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

    6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

    7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”

    8. “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”

    9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

    10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”

    11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.”

    12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

    13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When you ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’

    “One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” (pps.127-134)

    To summarize, here are my own basic rules for dealing with Alinsky-like tactics.

    Conservative Rule #1: Remember always that Progressives DO NOT PLAY BY ANY “RULES” WE GREW UP WITH!

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  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/04/04 03:14:36
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    Obama also helped fund the The Woods Fund, a nonprofit community-organizing group on which Obama served as paid director from 1999 to December 2002. On the board with Obama at the Woods Fund was William Ayers, the founder and terrorist of the Weather Underground. The Woods Fund provided funding for yet another community organizing group, Midwest Academy.

    Midwest describes itself as ‘one of the nation’s oldest and best-known schools for community organizations, citizen organizations and individuals committed to progressive social change.’ Like the Woods Fund, the Midwest Academy teaches Alinsky tactics of community organizing.

    In a July 2008 speech, then-Senator Obama was nearly 17 minutes into his speech in Colorado Springs, Colorado when he deviated from his pre-released teleprompter script and launched into a community organizing lecture:

    We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

    What the heck did he mean by that? The fact that Obama recently signed an executive order giving himself power in case of “peacetime martial law” is more than a little troubling, being that one of Alinsky...

    Obama also helped fund the The Woods Fund, a nonprofit community-organizing group on which Obama served as paid director from 1999 to December 2002. On the board with Obama at the Woods Fund was William Ayers, the founder and terrorist of the Weather Underground. The Woods Fund provided funding for yet another community organizing group, Midwest Academy.

    Midwest describes itself as ‘one of the nation’s oldest and best-known schools for community organizations, citizen organizations and individuals committed to progressive social change.’ Like the Woods Fund, the Midwest Academy teaches Alinsky tactics of community organizing.

    In a July 2008 speech, then-Senator Obama was nearly 17 minutes into his speech in Colorado Springs, Colorado when he deviated from his pre-released teleprompter script and launched into a community organizing lecture:

    We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

    What the heck did he mean by that? The fact that Obama recently signed an executive order giving himself power in case of “peacetime martial law” is more than a little troubling, being that one of Alinsky’s rules is to cause civil disobedience.

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