The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their 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.
The fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: 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 sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. If your people are not having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.
The seventh rule: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.
The eighth rule: Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
The ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
The tenth rule: 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.
The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.
The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. You cannot risk being trapped by the enemy in his sudden agreement with your demand and saying “You’re right — we don’t know what to do about this issue. Now you tell us.”
The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/alinsky.asp#3cfoDTKHKkwAZ4hl.99
Born: Saul David Alinsky, January 30, 1909, Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 12, 1972, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Occupation: Community organizer, writer, political activist, socialist democrat.
Notable works: Reveille for Radicals (1946); Rules for Radicals (1971)
Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909-June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals. From that book here are Saul’s thoughts on how to create a social state:
There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.
Does anyone else find it curious that Senator Obama persistently claims to be from very modest roots, to be in touch with the common people?
Senator Obama’s education record illustrates a preference for private schools and classmates who would not be characterized as ‘common people’:
- Muslim elementary school for 2 years in Malaysia
- Catholic elementary school for 2 years in Malaysia
- Elementary school in Hawaii, Punahou Private School
- High School in Hawaii, Punahou Private School
- Occidental college in LA, for 2 years undergraduate studies
- Columbia University of the Ivy League in NY, to finish the undergraduate degree
- Harvard Law School in Boston, for 3 years and a law degree.
While watching ‘This Week With George Stephanopoulos’ September 15 2008 I was irritated me by the closing statement made by Mr. Paul Begalus. Paraphrasing he said – that Senator John McCain thinks that he has 9 or more houses. McCain is not certain. Senator Barack Obama was raised by a single mother on food stamps. Then he asked – who do you think is out of touch with the common people? Who do you think is better suited to lead this country out of its current troubles?
How did – several months on food stamps at the age of 2 or 3 years, after his parents divorced – become a lifetime of hardship as inferred by Mr. Begalus? Remember that same child never saw a public school, not in Malaysia, not in Hawaii, not in LA for his first 2 years of university, not completing his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and certainly not during his 3 years at Harvard Law School. When did he connect with the ‘common folk’? With all the claims to being so financial challenged, with all the claims to being in touch with the common folk, I just do not know how he and his family financed all that private school education. Even if they pulled a rabbit out of a hat, it is certainly not the common folk connection claimed by all in the Obama camp.
Do you know any common folk who attended Harvard Law School?
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