by: John Hawkins
Saul Alinsky was a brilliant man. Evil, but brilliant. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, everyone on the Left from the President on down is playing by his rules in the political arena. Not all liberals have read his book or know his name, but his tactics have become universal. Sadly for conservatives, when two evenly matched forces go head-to-head outside of a fairy tale, the side that tries to play nice usually ends up with its head in a box. So, don't lie or become an evil person like Alinsky, but learn from what he wrote and give the Left a taste of its own medicine.
Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people.
…The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
…the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
…the fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
…the sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
…the seventh rule is: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
…the eighth rule: Keep the pressure on.
…the ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
…The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.
…The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
…The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. — Rules for Radicals
1) Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. Boycotts have fallen out of favor on the Right because the Left has used that tactic to target conservative radio. This is a mistake. That's because there are a lot more conservatives than there are liberals and we're much more capable of using the tactic effectively. There are roughly 120 million people who identify with conservatism in this country and almost twice as many Christians. When there are threats that Christians and conservatives will refuse to go see movies, stop buying products, or cancel subscriptions, it will scare some people straight. That threat should be used and carried out much more often.
2) Never go outside the experience of your people. Want to know why Republicans are so terrible at reaching out to minorities? Because identity politics works really, really well and conservatives tend to oppose it on principle. So, white Republicans are constantly trying to go outside of their experience and reach out to minorities who are generally disinclined to listen to them because they have the wrong skin color. When the GOP accepts reality, adopts the tactics of the Democratic Party, and starts paying off our own Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons to reach out to minority groups and call Democrats racists, we'll start making inroads with minorities for the first time in decades.
3) Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. The GOP often foolishly retreats from social issues. This is a huge mistake in an era when 76% of the country is Christian and most liberals find sincere Christian beliefs to be repellent. We don't have to preach at anyone, wag our fingers, or turn into legions of Ned Flanders, but we shouldn't be afraid to talk about our Christian beliefs, stick up for Christians who are under attack, and hammer the Left for its anti-Christian bigotry. Conservatism is a pro-Christian ideology and liberalism is an anti-Christian ideology. We should never be afraid to drive that point home.
4) Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. This is something conservatives have gotten much better at in the last few years, but we seldom take it far enough. If we did, a tax cheat who advocates higher taxes could certainly never be our Treasury Secretary, Barack Obama would be afraid to associate with race hustlers like Al Sharpton or one percenters like Warren Buffet, and Al Gore would have either given up his mansion or his status as the leader of the cult of global warming.
WE MUST "FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE". WE HAVE BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THIS BECAUSE IT INVOLVES STOPPING AT NOTHING TO WIN. WE HAVE BEEN "THE NICE GUYS" WITH PRINCIPLES. THEY THEY HAVE BEEN "THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS", UNPRINCIPLED, AMORAL, LIE, BRIBE, CHEAT, STEAL, (AND I BELIEVE KILL, IF THEY THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT) IGNORE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, WIN AT ANY COST ALINSKYITES. JUST LOOK AT RECENT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY....BOB DOLE, JOHN MCCAIN, MITT ROMNEY. THEY DID NOT CAMPAIGN TO WIN AND GUESS WHAT.....THEY DIDN'T! LIKE IT OR NOT, WE HAD BETTER GET TOUGH AND CAMPAIGN TO WIN OR GUESS WHAT.......WE WON'T! OH, YES...ANOTHER UP FRONT EXAMPLE OF "HEAD IN THE SAND" LEADER ON OUR SIDE IS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, JOHN BOEHNER. WE ARE IN A VERY REAL WAR AND OUR COUNTRY IS AT STAKE. IT IS DO OR DIE TIME, FOLKS. ANY QUESTIONS?
We don't need to resort to lies and cheating to win. Progressives resort to all the vile, hateful tactics they use because they DO NOT HAVE THE FACTS on their side. They are fighting to destroy all the absolute truths upon which civilized society is built.
We, on the other hand, have truth, facts, and history on our side--as long as we are careful not to blindly accept damaging dogma (example: defending George Bush as a good President and conservative). Our weapons are not lies and threats and confusion, they are the Constitution and the univerdsal laws of nature. Ours is a righteous battle in which we win loyalty by revealing the truth to the ignorant, rather than by deepening the ignorance and sowing fear and intolerance.
I have always seen in life, that the best way to go after those that go after you, is too use the exact same methods they use. This is what they can not stand. Conservatives need to use Alinski's Own Rules to keep the pressure on Liberals, ridicule Liberals, who cares how childish it is, it works and we must do the same thing.
yes we must keep the pressure on!!
EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE STATED ALSO. "FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE" ... GOD KNOWS WHO'S SIDE WE ARE ON.
send this to the house of representatives...maybe this will help keep their jobs, and maybe the teaparty has been way too nice also....so far we have been so busy licking our wounds that we have forgotten that we are on the side of freedom and the constitution, with god in one corner and the american flag in another. the democrats have a far left agenda, more compatible with the old soviet union, north korea, and cuba.
Dear, al pambuena......read all of the comments, on all of our topics here. WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN OUR AMERICAN CONSTITUTION. THE DEMOCRATS BELIEVE WE SHOULD NOT LIVE BY SUCH AN OLD, OUT DATED DOCUMENT... I GUESS THE LIBS, LOVE ABORTION SO MUCH, OUR POPULATION WOULD HAVE REMAINED AS IT WAS WHEN THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS WERE DRAFTED. ASK BILL CLINTON,...EVEN HE PROVED, A PRESIDENT CANNOT KEEP IT IN HIS PANTS,...AND EVEN PROCREATE......THAT'S HOW YOU GROW A POPULATION ! SEX WITH THE OTHER, GENDER PEOPLE !! NO POPULATION ?? NO REASON FOR HUMANITY.... NO, POPULATION?? NO DAMNED TAXES FOR THESE BOZO'S TO BLOW !!!
WE HAVE GOT TO BEAT THEM AT THEIR OWN GAME, BECAUSE WE ARE LOOSING. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO TO STOP THEM ALL! JUST TALKING ABOUT IT ALL AND SITTING ON OUR BUMS IS NOT THE WAY TO BEAT THEM!! IT IS ALL INSANITY THAT THE LEFT WANTS SUCH DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA AND ALL WE STAND FOR...AND THEY ARE AMERICANS TOO; SOCIALSITIC ONES THOUGH! HOW CAN ANYONE WITH A DECENT MIND WANT SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM FOR AMERICA, WHICH IS THE DIRECT OPPOSITE TO SUCH EVIL!
DEAR RUTH,.....I AM GOING TO POST A COMMENT I POSTED EARLIER TODAY, AND PRAY, I GET IT CLOSE. HERE G
DEAR RUTH, I WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE MY POST. IF YOU FEEL WE ARE NOT ACHIEVING, AIDING, HELPING YOU? GET IN YOUR CAR, GO BUY FAT BOLD BLACK FELT, PENS...POSTER PAPER, MAKE POSTERS, SHORT, TO THE POINT, ON NEON POSTER PAPER. THEN GO STAND ON YOUR TOWNS MAIN STREET. PEOPLE WILL JOIN YOU.....WHEN I DID IT 4 YRS. AGO?? I WAS NOT ALONE FOR LONG. THE NEWS CREW CAME BY, .... I GOT MY QUESTIONS, AND MY INTERVIEW, IT WAS ON O.UR LOCAL NEWS. IT CAN HAPPEN, BUT ONLY IF YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. WE ARE WITH YOU
DEAR, RUTH....I FIND PROTESTING IN FRONT OF OUR STATE LEGISLATURE, IS BEST, ESPECIALLY WHEN THESE MORONS ARE IN SESSION AT THE STATE LEVEL.
Saul Alinsky, what a flippin DOPE. A political moron who should be exiled from our country, Hell send him to GITMO.