In watch Obama over the past 4+ years, the moves he’s made. His believes, his world “American is the problem” tours, his executive orders, his treatment of the American people and in particular the constitution. His favoring the Muslim brotherhood over Israel. And of special note is his anti-capitalism, class warfare, redistribution, entitlements all reminded me of a book I’ve read entitled “RULES FOR RADICALS” by the head radical SAUL ALINSKY.
I have taken the time to summarize this book into “bullet points” which I would like to share with you and see if you come to the same conclusion, that our President just might be from this model. Please read it as I will be posting them by positions Alinsky describes in his book.
PART 4: IN THE BEGINNING:
He must have a reason for being there—a reason acceptable to the people. His acceptance comes when they believe he is on their side, that he has ideas, and knows how to fight to change things, that he’s a winner. They still look to the judgments of the Haves. They respect the strength of the upper class and they believe that the Haves are more intelligent, more competent and endowed with something special. It is sad fact of life that power and fear are the fountainheads of faith.
The job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a dangerous enemy. The word enemy is sufficient to put him on the side of the people. His first job is to establish his credentials of competency. You always use their weakness against them; you pick apart their statements and turn them on them.
POLICY AFTER POWER—most people do not know what they want; he must find this out first and use it to his advantage. He must give them a reason for knowing what the problems are, that the resolution of a particular problem will bring on another problem. He knows the life is a sea of shifting desires, changing elements of relativity and uncertainty and yet he must stay within the experience of the people he is working with and act in terms of specific resolutions and answers. He must always remember that the fear of change is one of our deepest fears.
RATIONALIZATION—everyone has a reason for doing something. It must be recognized as such so that the organizer does not get trapped in communication problems or in treating them as the real situations.
THE PROCESS OF POWER—the first thing an organizer must do is build the mass power base of what he call the army. Until he has developed that mass Power (ACORN) base he confronts no major issues. He bases everything on how many recruits this will bring into the organization. How will it increase the strength of the group? Power is the reason for being of organizations. Power and organizations are one and the same. His biggest job is to give the people the feeling that they can do something that while they may accept the idea that organization means power they have to experience this idea in action. He job is to build confidence and hope in the idea of organization and thus in the people themselves, to win. He must attack apathy; the first step is the disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Out with the old and in with the new. Unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. Issues arise when there is disagreement or controversy—his bread and butter. He must agitate to the point of conflict. He begins his trouble making by stirring up these angers, frustrations, resentments and highlighting specific issues or grievances. In the beginning the organizer first job is to create the issues or problems. And only through the organization can they achieve what they want. He must not forget that denial of opportunity for participation is the denial of human dignity and democracy. It must become an educational mechanism.