Is there any wonder where it comes from?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Navy1960, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Navy1960

    Navy1960 Senior Member

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    "There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default."
    Saul David Alinsky

    So people sit and wonder where all this vision and notion for change comes from, where the Community Organizer gets his vision from. The notion that the middle class is down-trodden and the need to redistribute wealth, as well as the fostering of an atmosphere that all business is evil by nature. Sound familier?

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