RULES FOR RADICALS
REVEILLE FOR RADICALS
SAUL ALINSKY




RULES FOR RADICALS

SAUL ALINSKY

BEWARE THE USEFUL IDIOTS

RULES FOR RADICALS RELATED TOPICS

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Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals is a 1971
book by community activist and writer Saul D. Alinsky about how to
successfully run a movement for change. It was the last book that Alinsky
wrote and was published shortly before his death in 1972. His goal for the
Rules for Radicals was to create a guide for future community organizers
to use in uniting low-income communities, or "Have-Nots", in order for them
to gain social, political, legal, and economic power. Within it, Alinsky
compiled the lessons he had learned throughout his experiences of community
organizing from 19391971 and targeted these lessons at the current, new
generation of radicals.

Divided into ten chapters, Rules for Radicals provides 10 lessons on how a
community organizer can accomplish the goal of successfully uniting people
into an active grassroots organization with the power to effect change on
a variety of issues. Though targeted at community organization, these
chapters also touch on other issues that range from ethics, education,
communication, and symbol construction to nonviolence and political
philosophy.



The Rules


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,"

9. "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself."

10. "The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will
maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition."

11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into
its counterside."

12. "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."

13. "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."



Rules for Radicals
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals



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ALINSKY




Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 June 12, 1972) was an American
community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the
founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his
1971 book Rules for Radicals.



Saul Alinsky
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Alinsky



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Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

Anyone out there think that this stuff isn't happening today in the U.S.?

All eight rules are currently in play.

How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:

There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are
able to create a social state. The first is the most important.



1) Healthcare

Control healthcare and you control the people.


2) Poverty

Increase the Poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier
to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for
them to live.



3) Debt

Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to
increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.



4) Gun Control

Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way
you are able to create a police state.



5) Welfare

Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).


6) Education

Take control of what people read and listen to take control of what
children learn in school.


7) Religion

Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.


8) Class Warfare

Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more
discontent, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the
support of the poor.


Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin's original scheme for world conquest
by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as "Useful Idiots."

The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and
control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."



Beware the Useful Idiots
http://www.millercountyliberal.com/news/2015-08-19/Opinion/Beware_the_Useful_Idiots.html



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RADICALS
RELATED
TOPICS




Community development
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_development

Community education
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_education

Community practice
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_practice

Community psychology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_psychology

Critical consciousness
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_consciousness

Critical psychology
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_psychology

Organization workshop
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organization_workshop



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REVEILLE FOR RADICALS
SAUL ALINSKY
LINKS




Democratic Promise
http://archive.itvs.org/democraticpromise

Encounter with Saul Alinsky
http://www.nfb.ca/film/encounter_with_saul_alinsky_part_1/

Gamaliel Foundation
http://www.gamaliel.org/

Saul Alinsky and the dilemmas of race in the post-war city
http://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI9989649/

Saul Alinsky's FBI files
https://archive.org/details/nsia-fbi-alinsky

Saul Alinsky, The qualities of an organizer
http://www.panarchy.org/alinsky/organizer.html



The More You Know
http://www.themoreyouknow.com/




Involving Community
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Office/Main/Involving_Community/Involving_Community.html




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