Conservative First

March 2, 2009

Learning and Using Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 1:01 pm
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Barack Obama used Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals when he trained community organizers for Project Vote, a branch of ACORN (“How Obama oganized America:  Alinsky-style“).  I heard Rush Limbaugh mention on his show today that Obama is trying to use Rule 12 on him.

We should learn what those rules are, so we know when they’re being followed.  Here’s one list I found:

  1. Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.
  2. Never go outside the expertise of your people.
  3. Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.
  4. Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.
  5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
  6. A good tactic is one your people enjoy.
  7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
  8. Keep the pressure on.  Never let up.
  9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
  10. If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.
  11. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
  12. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.  (Miyamoto)

We might also try these ourselves.  How about Rule 5?!

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