Needless to say, most Freepers feel no need to read the book, content to merely use it as a talisman of hate.
Art in Idaho explains the importance:
Of these, Rules 4, 5, 8, and 12 have been used to greatest effect by the Left. In their war against the Constitution and traditional America, they have assailed, in turn, most of the great foundations of our society.TigersEye:
Much has been made in recent political history of Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals. Barack Obama taught a class on using Alinsky principles to keep the nation in chaos. After all, it’s easier to get radical policies enacted during a crisis.
RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”Zeneta urges more conservative joking. Good luck.
The Progressives almost always fail at RULE 11.
* RULE 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. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)You know, I'm not sure rlmorel read more than like 2 sentences:
This may be the best and only weapon WE have to counter them.
Up until a couple of years ago, I had been trying to figure out a way to obtain a copy of “Rules for Radicals” because it is the bible followed by Obama and his associates. I had been trying to get it without paying for it, and the copies at the library were backordered for months. To my surprise, one finally came in after about a six month delay.Empowering the Have-nots! Oh noes!
When I was about a third of the way through “Rules for Radicals”, I concluded that reading it tells volumes about the people who profess to following it as a bible, especially the ones pushing the legislation we have seen in the last two years.
The book explains a lot. And none of it is good.
I was going to dictate the entire thing and make an audiobook out of it to give to my close associates, who, like me, don’t want a single red cent to go to anyone associated with writing, printing or distributing that hideous work. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I couldn’t stomach hearing myself read it in a way that would make it easier on the ears to listen to (To put the inflection in the right places means you have to read it as if you believe it, and I gave up after one chapter.)
It is probably one of the most amoral, twisted works I have ever read. Given that Alinsky wrote a dedication to Lucifer, I shouldn’t be surprised. The dedication was taken out of later editions so as not to offend the clergy he was attempting to recruit, but the version I read had it. Apparently, it was a copy from the 1980's, and they figured it was safe to put it back in.
From what I can see, reading that book enables one to understand what makes Obama (and his devoted followers) tick.
The very FIRST paragraph exposes very clearly what they are all about:
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. 'The Prince' was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. 'Rules for Radicals' is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."
It is unrestricted class warfare, pure and simple. And it is the bible of Obama and his like-minded followers.
Art in Idaho now knows why everything Obama does pisses him off!
Now I know why it seems like there's 'something every day' from Obama. It's straight out of Alinsky! 700 or some such days left? That's a Long time. . How much damage is he going to do? We sent a message to the new Congress to STOP OBAMA! There's no evidence they are taking a national emergency stonewall stand with Obama.logi_cal869 sees Alinsky even on Freep.
Don't they get it? It's one minute to midnight Congress! No, not from the outside, from the White House! STOP OBAMA'S Fundamental Transformation of our great country!
There are those here at FR that use those tactics to silence others.It's almost as if Alinsky was laying out things people already did when advocating and arguing...
tumblindice urges Freepers to stop being so timid with the invective:
Barry is a vain, preening, narcissistic personality; in other words, a vulnerable & risible character. [SEE: Rudy Giuliani stroking his fur backwards.]Fledermaus relates a totally true and certainly still relevant story about the Carter admin:
Most of us have some trepidations with invective in general (snotty liberals) but as #5 states, the best way to deflate human hot-air balloons (like the Obamanites) is by simply sticking pins in them.
And FReepers can be very good at that, with continued patience from the Mods.
Mark, on his show, tells of the time he started working for the Reagan administration and they found box after box after box of “Rules for Radicals” purchased by taxpayers to give to left wing bureaucrats during the Carter admin.
Wake up America, the left is taking our country from us with our money.