Obama (“Alinsky Jr.”) to the Rescue!

The “Quote of the Day”, from an excellent article by Lee Smith at Tablet:

“For the party of resistance, the George Floyd protests served as a tactical bridging maneuver away from the coronavirus lockdowns, which had already appeared to have run their course [See: Alinsky Rule #6]. Americans would be let out of their cages [See: Alinsky Rule #7] — but only to protest against racism, which was clearly Trump’s fault [See: Alinsky Rule #13], despite the fact that Minnesota has a Democratic governor and two Democratic senators [Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith], Minneapolis’ mayor is a progressive, and the precinct that sent four officers after Floyd for passing a phony $20 bill is in Ilhan Omar’s district.”

Read the entire article by Lee Smith of “Tablet” here:

“Obama to the Rescue – The real candidate running under the ‘Joe Biden’ label is his former boss, which is why none of Biden’s public stands and votes matters
— by Lee Smith, Tablet, June 08, 2020

Note I’ve inserted references to “Alinsky” in the quote: Saul Alinsky, a lifelong Progressive radical, viewed the world as consisting of “Haves” and “Have Nots”, and wrote “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.”. It was the job of the “Community Organizer” to identify, persuade, and organize the various “Have Nots” into a “mass army”, and apply Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” at practical level at every opportunity. The goal is to eventually wear down the enemy or make them unpopular with the “people” to the point where they not only come to you for a solution but your “solution” is the only one remaining: Any other solution is attacked by the “Organizer” and his “Community” using the Rules for Radicals.

Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”:

1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (The “Cloward-Piven” Strategy)

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.

11. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

Alinsky also proposed 11 rules how to achieve demands made by his “radicals”, which basically say the ends justify almost any means.

So, step back and review what the Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and Socialists have done – in an organized fashion – to and against candidate and now President Donald Trump and his Administration: Using tactics Liberals enjoy to attack the President, keeping the pressure on by changing tactics when one fails or grows boring, using the Press to ridicule him and his associates at every turn, making him live up to rules Liberals constantly flaunt, and making threats with perceived power to sway the population to their side.

That the Progressive Democrats have adhered to Saul Alinsky’s playbook for so long against one man is either an incredible coincidence – or perhaps the greatest example of a “Community Organizer” from Chicago practicing what they’ve been taught by the master of modern revolution.

Thanks for Reading!

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