Friday, March 16, 2012


How Obama uses Alinsky’s Tactics to make Americans SHUT UP—3:16 Minutes

InFed – Saul Alinsky, Community Organizing and Rules for Radicals – -- good read

Labor Unrest and Public Policy:  What every public official should know about Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: -- good read

Prologue – -- this one is longer than just the rules-long, looks good

Lessons He Taught Bill and Hillary –

Summary of the book’s 13 rules –  -- expands on the 13 Rules

Mark Levin Oct 14, Rules for Radicals part 1 of 3
Mark Levin Oct 14, Rules for Radicals part 2 of 3 – there is no part 3 on the internet

1)     POWER is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
2) Never go outside the experience of your people. It may result in confusion, fear and retreat.
3) Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear and retreat.
4) Make the enemy live up to his/her own book of rules.
5) Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
6) A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
7) A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag
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.
11) If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.
12) The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
13) Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.

Alinsky emphatically states that the end justifies the means but cautions that extreme means are only justified in certain situations. Here are Alinsky's rules to test whether the means are ethical.
  1. One's concern with the ethics of means and ends varies inversely with one's personal interest in the issue.
  2. The judgment of the ethics of means is dependent upon the political position of those sitting in judgment.
  3. In war the end justifies almost any means.
  4. Judgment must be made in the context of the times in which the action occurred and not from any other chronological vantage point.
  5. Concern with ethics increases with the number of means available and vice versa.
  6. The less important the end to be desired, the more one can afford to engage in ethical evaluations of means.
  7. Generally, success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics.
  8. The morality of means depends upon whether the means is being employed at a time of imminent defeat or imminent victory.
  9. Any effective means is automatically judged by the opposition to be unethical.
  10. You do what you can with what you have and clothe it in moral garments.
  11. Goals must be phrased in general terms like "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," "Of the Common Welfare," "Pursuit of Happiness," or "Bread and Peace."
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