posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 08:25 AM
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
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
rhetoric from. Alinsky.
Globe - letter from David Alinsky about Obama
... 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.