Alinsky's Rules - Must Reading in Obama Era

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posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 08:25 AM
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That's the title of this interesting article from Investors Business Daily. They suggest that if you want to undertand modern politics then you must read Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'. That is the force in play today.

Investors Business Daily

Have you all heard of the Alinsky Model? It is based on the book - Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals - by Saul Alinsky. You should be familiar with it. You are LIVING IT. David Alinsky confirms that Obama is following this model. He is the son of Saul Alinsky, and he is very proud of the fact that Barack Obama is following his fathers 'change' model.


What is known today as "the Alinsky ideology and Alinsky concepts of mass organization for power" are fully set forth in Alinsky's 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals."

Alinsky's worldview was that mankind is divided into three parts: "the haves, the have-nots and the have-a-little, want mores." His purpose was to teach the have-nots how to take power and money away from the haves by creating mass organizations to seize power, and he admitted "this means revolution."

He wanted a radical change of America's social and economic structure, and he planned to achieve that through creating public discontent and moral confusion. Alinsky developed strategies to achieve power through mass organization, and organizing was his word for revolution.


Alinsky wanted the US social and economic structure to change to socialism. The word "Change" is used on page after page. "I will argue," he wrote, "that man's hopes lie in the acceptance of the great law of change." And there we have where Obama gets his HOPE and CHANGE rhetoric from. Alinsky.

Boston Globe - letter from David Alinsky about Obama

Washington Post

... By then, Alinsky had died, but a group of his disciples hired Barack Obama, a 23-year-old Columbia University graduate, to organize black residents on the South Side, while learning and applying Alinsky's philosophy of street-level democracy


Obama has refused to comment on Alinsky. He has been asked. (Google it. You'll see. ) But considering that he actually taught the Alinsky way - it's safe to say that he knew it, understood it, and followed it. This should be no surprise. In his books he states flat out that he sought out the socialist professors while in college.

BTW - side note - 'Change' came to Cuba in 1959.




posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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I say rock on!

existentialistcowboy.blogspot.com...

Nothing wrong with adopting a strategy and making it your own. It doesn't necessarily mean you have to take it to the extreme, just capitalize, pardon the pun, on the useful parts. Using the strategy doesn't necessarily mean socialism or violence. But if it did, there's plenty of socialism going around the board rooms of top U.S. companies and the PTB have no problem mustering up police in riot gear when their power is threatened by protests of its injustice.

Socialism for the rich in the form of bailouts, for the poor by way of welfare - but none for the middle class...


[edit on 3/2/2009 by kosmicjack]



posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
Nothing wrong with adopting a strategy and making it your own.

True ... but it depends on the strategy, right?

The doctrine that Alinsky espoused, and that Obama has adopted, is a nanny-state government. Everyone becomes dependent upon big government.

Considering how screwed up the gov't is, (and I mean republican AND democrat administrations) I'd really rather not be more dependent upon them. I'd like to be LESS dependent upon them.

Unfortunately, Bush43 paved the way for Obama's Alinsky doctrine to barrel it's way through the government. And from the looks of it, Obama has totally embraced Alinsky.



posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 06:01 PM
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Last week Rush Limbaugh linked the "terrorist" mantra by Dem's to the exact Playbook in Rules for Radials.
When he asked a GOP leader "what are going to do?...no answer...just more silence.
How long will it continue?

I am not surprised this thread got ignored by ATS...
edit on 22-10-2013 by Granite because: more meat added



posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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I was told today that i'm racist because i'm not happy with the changes and increase in cost of the health insurance policy that i pay for myself. Be careful out there if you disagree with the current administration.



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 02:08 PM
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JMech
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I was told today that i'm racist because i'm not happy with the changes and increase in cost of the health insurance policy that i pay for myself. Be careful out there if you disagree with the current administration.


It's OK, our time will come when we can shoot them all dead, and put these lying bastards in the grave where they belong. Nameless tombs, erased from history.





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