27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
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Hillary Clinton's 1969
Political Science Thesis ("There is Only the Fight") refers to an
earlier version of Alinsky’s training manual. "In
1946,” she wrote, "Alinsky's
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his lesson well. I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing
is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing
to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute
to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday." --Letter from
L. DAVID ALINSKY, son of
Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky
Obama helped fund 'Alinsky
"The Woods Fund, a nonprofit on which Obama served as paid director
from 1999 to December 2002, provided startup funding and later capital
to the Midwest Academy.... Obama sat on the Woods Fund board alongside
William Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist
'Midwest describes itself
as 'one of the nation's oldest and best-known schools for community
organizations, citizen organizations and individuals committed
to progressive social change.'... Midwest teaches Alinsky tactics
of community organizing."
Hillary, Obama and the Cult of Alinsky:
do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair,
put on suits and infiltrate the system from within. Alinsky
viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate
such as churches, unions and political parties....
Many leftists view Hillary
as a sell-out because she claims to hold moderate views on some
issues. However, Hillary is simply following Alinsky’s counsel to
do and say whatever it takes to gain power.
is also an Alinskyite.... Obama spent years teaching workshops on
the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community
organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the
Developing Communities Project.... Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style
organizing. While trying to build coalitions of black churches in
Chicago, Obama caught flak for not attending church himself. He
became an instant churchgoer."
(By Richard Poe, 11-27-07)
Opening page - Dedication
“Lest we forget at
least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to
the very first radical:
from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man
who rebelled against the establishment
and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom —
"The Revolutionary force today has two targets,
moral as well as material. Its young protagonists are one moment reminiscent
of the idealistic early Christians, yet they also urge violence and cry, 'Burn
the system down!' They have no illusions about the system, but plenty of
illusions about the way to change our world. It is to this point that I have
written this book."
1. The Purpose
In this book we are concerned with how to
create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people; to realize
the democratic dream of equality, justice, peace.... "Better to die on your
feet than to live on your knees.' This means revolution."
"Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting
political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of action and
reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel
a road not of their choosing." p.6
"A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all
evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists.
From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into
the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship
of the proletariat, and finally the last stage -- the political paradise of
"An organizer working in and for an open society
is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth
-- truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him
is relative and changing.... To the extent that he is free from the shackles
of dogma, he can respond to the realities of the widely different situations...."
Saul Alinsky and Neo-Marxism:
Alinsky's tactics were based, not on Stalin's revolutionary violence,
but on the Neo-Marxist strategies of
Antonio Gramsci, an Italian
Communist. Relying on
gradualism, infiltration and the
dialectic process rather
than a bloody revolution, Gramsci's transformational Marxism was so
subtle that few even noticed the deliberate changes.
Like Alinsky, Mikhail Gorbachev
followed Gramsci, not Lenin. In fact, Gramsci aroused Stalins's wrath
by suggesting that Lenin's revolutionary plan wouldn't work in the West.
Instead the primary assault would be on Biblical absolutes
and Christian values, which must be crushed as a social force before
the new face of Communism could rise and flourish. Malachi Martin gave
us a progress report:
"By 1985, the influence
of traditional Christian philosophy in the West was weak and negligible....
Gramsci's master strategy was now feasible. Humanly speaking, it
was no longer too tall an order to strip large majorities
of men and women in the West of those last vestiges that remained
to them of Christianity's transcendent God."
2. Of Means and Ends
or ethical considerations]
"The end is what you want, the means is how you
get it. Whenever we think about social change, the question of means
and ends arises. The man of action views the issue of means and ends in pragmatic
and strategic terms. He has no other problem; he thinks only of his actual
resources and the possibilities of various choices of action. He asks of
ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means,
only whether they will work. ... The real arena is corrupt and bloody."
means-and-ends moralists, constantly obsessed with the ethics of the
means used by the Have-Nots against the Haves, should search themselves as to
their real political position. In fact, they are passive — but real — allies
of the Haves…. The most unethical of all means is the non-use of any
means... The standards of judgment must be rooted in the whys and wherefores
of life as it is lived, the world as it is, not our wished-for fantasy
of the world as it should be...."
third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost
any means...." p.29
"The seventh rule...
is that generally success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics...."
"The tenth rule...
is you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments....
It involves sifting the multiple factors which combine in creating the circumstances
at any given time... Who, and how many will support the action?... If weapons
are needed, then are appropriate d weapons available? Availability of means
determines whether you will be underground or above ground; whether you
will move quickly or slowly..." p.36
Michelle Obama referred to these words during her Democratic
National Convention speech:
"She said, 'Barack
stood up that day,' talking about a visit to Chicago neighborhoods,
'and spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked
about 'The world as it is' and 'The world as it should
be…' And, 'All of us driven by a simple belief that the world
as it is just won't do – that we have an obligation to, fight
for the world as it should be."
Do you wonder who -- or whose
values -- should determine what "the world... should be?"
4. The Education of
"To the organizer, imagination... is
the dynamism that starts and sustains him in his whole life of action as
an organizer. It ignites and feeds the force that drives him to organize
"The organizer knows that the real action
is in the reaction of the opposition. To realistically appraise and anticipate
the probable reactions of the enemy, he must be able to identify with them,
too, in his imagination, and foresee their reactions to his actions....
"The organizers searching with a free and open mind
void of certainty,
hating dogma, finds laughter not just a way to maintain his sanity
but also a key to understanding life."pp.74-75
"...the organizer must be able to split himself
into two parts -- one part in the arena of action where he polarizes the issue
to 100 to nothing, and helps to lead his forces into conflict, while
the other part knows that when the time comes for negotiations that it really
is only a 10 percent difference." p.78
"...the organizer is constantly creating new
out of the old. He knows that all new ideas arise from conflict;
that every time man as had a new idea it has been a challenge to the sacred
ideas of the past and the present and inevitably a conflict has raged."
[Notice the emphasis
on conflict, dialogue, relationships, etc. Team "service" is essential
to building strong relationships through "common involvements"]
so the guided questioning goes on without anyone losing face or being
left out of the decision-making. Every weakness of every proposed tactic is
probed by questions.... Is this manipulation? Certainly...."
"One of the factors that changes what you can and
can't communicate is relationships. There are sensitive areas that one
does not touch until there is a strong personal relationship based on
Otherwise the other party turns off and literally does not hear....
"Conversely, if you have a good relationship, he is very receptive.... For example,
I have always believed that birth control and abortion are personal rights
to be exercised by the individual. If, in my early days when I organized...
neighborhood in Chicago, which was 95 per cent Roman Catholic, I had tried to
communicate this, even through the experience of the residents, whose economic
plight was aggravated by large families, that would have been the end of my
relationship with the community. That instant I would have been stamped as an
enemy of the church and all communication would have ceased.
"Some years later, after establishing solid relationships, I was free to
talk about anything.... By then the argument was no longer limited to such
questions as, 'How much longer do you think the Catholic Church can hang on
to this archaic notion and still survive?' ...the subject and nature of the
discussion would have been unthinkable without that solid relationship."
6. In the Beginning:
The Process of Power [Notice the compromise needed
to build the power base. Yet, since pragmatism has eroded all values, it's simply
a matter of ends justifying means. It's not unlike churches that attract
members through the world's entertainment -- then continue to soften or hide
Truth in order to keep them happy and lure more.]
the moment the organizer enters a community he lives, dreams... only one thing
and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army. Until
he has developed that mass power base, he confronts no major issues.... Until
he has those means and power instruments, his 'tactics' are very different from
power tactics. Therefore, every move revolves around one central point: how
many recruits will this bring into the organization, whether by means of local
organizations, churches, service groups, labor Unions, corner gangs, or as individuals."
"Change comes from power, and power comes from organization."
"The first step in community organization
is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization
is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be
disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns.... All change
means disorganization of the old and organization of the new."
Compare with this excerpts from “Group Decision
and Social Change” by Kurt Lewin:
change toward a higher level of group performance is frequently short lived:
after a “shot in the arm”, group life soon returns to the previous level.
This indicates that it does not suffice to define the objective of a planned
change in group performance as the reaching of a different level. Permanency
of the new level, or permanency for a desired period, should be included in
the objective. A successful change includes therefore three aspects:
(if necessary) the present level...
MOVING to the new level .
. . and
FREEZING group life on the
"An organizer must stir up
and discontent... He must create a mechanism that can drain off the underlying
guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. Out of
this mechanism, a new community organization arises....
"The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to
participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively
conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. When those prominent
in the status quo turn and label you an 'agitator' they are completely correct,
for that is, in one word, your function—to agitate to the point of
"Process tells us how. Purpose
tells us why. But in reality, it is academic to draw a line between them, they
are part of a continuum.... Process is really purpose."
"Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts
by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them.
... Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take
power away from the Haves." p.126
Always remember the first rule of power tactics (pps.127-134):
1. "Power is not only what you have, but what
the enemy thinks you have."
2. "Never go outside the expertise of your
people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people,
the result is confusion, fear and retreat.... [and] the collapse of communication.
3. "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise
of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
(This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided
by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book
of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own
rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."
5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.
It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition,
which then reacts to your advantage."
6. "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."
7. "A tactic that drags on too long becomes
a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited
8. "Keep the pressure on, with different
tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."
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.
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 and deep
enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has
12. "The price of a successful attack is a
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict
tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities.
One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'...
target can always say, 'Why do you center on me when there are others to blame
as well?' When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these [rational but distracting]
arguments.... Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your
attack, all the 'others' come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible
by their support of the target...'
"One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one
side and all the devils on the other." (pps.127-134)
Saul Alinksky, Rules for
Radicals, Vintage Books, New York, 1989.
Alinsky's Rules for Radicals:
"Known as the 'father of modern American radicalism,' Saul D. Alinsky (1909-1972)
developed strategies and tactics that take the enormous, unfocused emotional
energy of grassroots groups and transform it into effective anti-government
and anti-corporate activism. ... Some of these rules are ruthless, but they
Article by Phyllis Schalfly titled
Rules: Must Reading In Obama Era," posted at
"Alinsky's second chapter, called Of Means and Ends, craftily poses many difficult
moral dilemmas, and his 'tenth rule of the ethics of means and ends' is: 'you
do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral arguments.'
He doesn't ignore traditional moral standards or dismiss them as unnecessary.
He is much more devious; he teaches his followers that 'Moral rationalization
is indispensable at all times of action whether to justify the selection or
the use of ends or means.'...
"The qualities Alinsky looked for in a good organizer were:
ego ("reaching for the highest level for which man can reach — to
create, to be a 'great creator,' to play God"),
curiosity (raising "questions that agitate, that break through
the accepted pattern"),
irreverence ("nothing is sacred"; the organizer "detests dogma, defies
any finite definition of morality"),
imagination ("the fuel for the force that keeps an organizer organizing"),
sense of humor ("the most potent weapons known to mankind are
satire and ridicule"), and an
personality with confidence in presenting the right reason for his
actions only "as a moral rationalization after the right end has been achieved.'...
organizer's first job is to create the issues or problems,' and 'organizations
must be based on many issues.' The organizer 'must first rub raw the resentments
of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many
of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy
and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people
are not concerned enough to act. . . . An organizer must
stir up dissatisfaction