Saul Alinsky, the great Community Organizer

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    Looks like Obama is following "Rules for Radical" paragraph by paragraph. Alinsky was the father of Community Organizing, Obama learned his tactics well. He practiced them for years in Chicago, it worked so well he thought bringing it to Washington was the only way.

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    Agree 100%. Except it should be properly defined as community agitating, not organizing.
     
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    I cant understand why anyone wants to follow mob tactics in a book dedicated to the devil. it's just screaming evil.
     
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    The democracy haters count on the people to follow rules they break everyday.
     
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    Yea we all should follow these rules, right?? Obama's doing such a great job, his followers are cheering him on.

    Here are the 12 rules for radicals, just for you.

    RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from two main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

    RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

    RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

    RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

    RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

    RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

    RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

    RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

    RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

    RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

    RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

    RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
     
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    Yes, when you are fighting the powers that be you do not succeed by being a wuss when the powers are prepared to do anything to silence you. If Americans were not so scared to act up we would be better off.
     
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    IMO, it seems the TP and their Congressional allies have studied him well. He's not just for lefties anymore!
     
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    This is correct, although they added a rule: "When you get the offer to sell out, do it".
     
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    The Republic haters count on lawbreakers to further their power grabs.
     
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    Yea, Saul Alinsky is a good one to follow.........every step, every action by the Obamavider is one of Alinsky's.

     

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