IT’S THE “RIDICULE RULE” OF SAUL DAVID ALINKSY
Political Analysis by Neil Sankey, © 2010
(Jan 24, 2010) — First let’s consider some quotes to understand better relevance of Alinsky in contemporary Politics.
Rules for Radicals, Saul David Alinsky, 1971: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.”
Letter from L. David Alinsky, son of Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky: “Obama learned his lesson well. 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.”
Hillary, Obama and the Cult of Alinsky: “True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties…. Many leftists view Hillary as a sell-out because she claims to hold moderate views on some issues. However, Hillary is simply following Alinsky’s counsel to do and say whatever it takes to gain power.
Richard Poe (11-27-07): “Barack Obama is also an Alinskyite…. Obama spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project…. Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style organizing. While trying to build coalitions of black churches in Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending church himself. He became an instant churchgoer.”
Let us try to understand what went wrong here. I am daily struggling with facts that are very apparent, yet amazing and very hard to believe. It is very difficult to believe that you have been duped and misled for most of your adult life, and yet that is one of the basic facts that many people of the world, especially the USA and the United Kingdom will have to come to terms with, if they are to maintain or regain their respective identities.
Our good nature, our generosity and our love of freedom has been hi-jacked and subverted by the Communist / Marxist / extremist thirst for total power and world domination. And we were fooled, totally taken in, duped and subverted, both true Democrats and Republicans alike. We see examples of this indoctrination on Television daily.
Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Anne Coulter, the list goes on. Conservative, Republicans, Independents? debatable, but one thing is certain, if you mention the “Birthers” or “Eligibility,” they will burst into uncontrollable laughter and derision, getting off the subject just as soon as they are able. “Why, aren’t we all on the same side?” you ask. The answer is simple: It is because these well known media pundits have allowed themselves to become, despite their “Right wing” reputations, Marxist puppets, responding as they (we) have been conditioned, for most of our lives, to respond.
O’Reilly and Beck, etc., “MARXIST PUPPETS?
How ridiculous”? But, these pundits, these same TV personalities have done us, the public, a major disservice in not keeping up, not reading and educating themselves enough to recognize the traps that had been set for them, and which they willingly tumbled into at Obama’s behest. They have allowed themselves to be used, intending to defeat the Birthers. Just like the Press!
Yes, what you have seen and heard hundreds of times in the past couple of years is nothing more than Pundits and the people reacting how they have been trained and conditioned to react by the students of Saul David Alinsky. Alinsky, the man and the name, is barely known to the greater majority of Americans. This man must now be exposed for what he was, if America is to survive. It is important now to be able to recognize and identify his methods and principles if we are to negate those methods and understand the pressures being thrust upon us.
You may deride the “Birthers,” but one thing is certain, if we were able to remove the person who purports to be President, and negate the almost irreparable damage he has wrought on our Country, we would all breathe a collective sigh of relief and at least have the opportunity to “Get it right next time.” His “Eligibility” could arguably offer such an opportunity, it could very well save America as we know it.
The Long Term Strategy of Alinsky
First we must understand how we got in this mess. To do that, we have to know the man and be aware of the strategies of Saul David Alinsky.
Through the machinations of Barack Hussein Obama and his “friends”, Alinsky’s methods are currently dangerously close to changing America for ever. Alinsky did not invent the “Dogma”, he strategized it, he “Organized” it. However, in the Alinsky model it is important to remember that “Organizing” is a euphemism for “REVOLUTION”
Saul David Alinsky was born to Benjamin and Sarah (Tannenbaum) Alinsky on January 30, 1909 in Chicago. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. When Alinsky was 13 years of age, his parents were divorced. After his parents split up, Alinsky went to Los Angles with his father and lived there. Later, he came back to Chicago and pursued his studies at the University of Chicago. He went on to acquire a doctorate in archeology from the university in 1930. Archeology was not needed in Chicago in those days and he became involved with the study of Criminology. In 1931 he went to work as a sociologist for the Illinois Division of Juvenile Research while also serving at the Institute for Criminal Research and the Illinois Prison Board. In 1936 Alinsky left his positions with the state agencies to cofound the Back-of-the-Yards Neighborhood Council. This was his first effort to build a neighborhood citizen reform group, a form of activity which would earn Alinsky a reputation as a radical reformer. Known as a “Fellow-Traveler” (Communist), he always insisted that he never did became a member of the Communist Party, but he did develop the tactics of “Confrontation and Infiltration” and began to develop his radical rules for “Community Organizing” He also, interestingly became close friends with many prominent leaders of the Chicago Mob, particularly Al Capone and his gang. A close friend, who he admitted, “Taught him much”, was Frank Nitti, Capone’s second in command. (Chicago machine? – all too familiar!)
Alinsky went on to establish his very specific set of rules which his followers could adopt to gain power over the masses. These “Rules” are now readily recognizable in American behavior, particularly in Politics, over the past two or three years. These rules are described, as follows, in an excellent article entitled Saul Alinsky and DNC Corruption, written and published in 2003 by Diane Alden.
- “Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear and retreat.”
- “Make the enemy live up to his/her own book of rules. You can kill them with this. They can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
- Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.”
- “The threat is generally more terrifying than the thing itself.”
- “In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow lands above the belt.”
- “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.” (Think Gingrich, Lott and the success of name-calling used by the likes of Bill Clinton, Paul Begala, James Carville, Maxine Waters and others against conservatives and Republicans.
- “One of the criteria for picking the target is the target’s vulnerability … the other important point in the choosing of a target is that it must be a personification, not something general and abstract.” (Trent Lott comes to mind. Meanwhile, a former Klansman by the name of Sen. Robert Byrd got away with saying “nigger” on Fox News at least three times, and he still maintains his Senate seat and power.)
- “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”
For instance, Democrats imply conservatives are racists or that Republicans want to kill senior citizens by limiting the growth of the Medicare system, they imply Republicans want to deny kids lunch money without offering real proof. These red-herring tactics work.
The revolution has not been dramatic, or swift, but has followed many, many years of careful preparation, infiltration and penetration of Churches, Unions, Judiciary and of course the Press and Media. They have subtly and surely drained the power and authority from the decision making processes by corrupting those entities. These are precisely the tactics advocated by Lenin and Stalin.
In 1971 Alinsky published his third book, Rules for Radicals: A Political Primer for Practical Radicals, in which set out his basic ideas concerning neighborhood reform. A year later, on June 12, 1972, he died of a heart attack near his home in Carmel, California.
There is no doubt that Alinsky was a devoted and dangerous Marxist, he was described as “Charming and self absorbed, always the center of attraction, narcissistic and maintaining a scholarly, academic appearance. ” (Remind you of anyone?)