In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing in the prologue,”There’s another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families – more than seventy million people – whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don’t encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let’s not let it happen by default.” Alinsky codified and wrote a clear set of rules. for community organizing. His rules for radicals are now used as key tactics to learn in the training of new community organizers.
These are the words the President Elect has put into practice more successfully than any other person in US history. Obamedia has helped prep the American electorate by spewing doom and gloom for going on 7 years to set us all up for the economic melt -down forced on us by our own government strong arming lenders on the citizen level to approve loans the originator knew were bad loans.
I am ashamed by my fellow Americans who took the bait so deep they are hooked down in their throats. For those of you who do not fish, that is not too good for the fish. I do not want any part of the radical change of this country’s founding principles of hard work producing achievement to be enjoyed by the achievers. Let the achievers decide how to spread this wealth, not the government. Most Achievers have always and will always donate to charities and their churches. I am sick and sad for my country. Punishing the achievers only makes them lay off workers who voted for the President Elect. That is the one key idea that these radicals do not understand. These are the same failed ideas proved wrong and helped fuel the Great Depression. President Franklin’s disastrous policies caused countless business to shut down rather than pay more taxes. When you get laid off, don’t cry for me. McCain was not my first choice, but at least he can look in the mirror and see a Patriot, not a socialist radical.