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Rules for Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky
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Sep 03, 2010

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Alinsky was the left side of a two headed system approved Jewish Hydra operation out of Chicago. On one side you had Strausser who spawned the Neo-Con cabal that ruled the white house from 2000-2008. On the other side you had Alinsky who either influenced or in some cases out and out mentored people like Hilary Clinton, Cesar Chavez, Barry Satoro Obama, Bill Ayers, etc, etc. So their little globalist Marxist operation was quite succesful no doubt.

Alinsky for all his notoriety for rabblerousing really pushed the idea that "radicals" should infiltrate the system and then take it over. He also pushes the idea of ridiculing and mocking your enemies. This is one thing the left has over the right big time. They have found a way to present themselves as being hip, cool and funny as well as presenting their opponents as stiff and unfashionable. Alinsky really isn't that funny compared to say, Jon Stewart, but he gets off a few good ones here and there. Such as when he says "If you look at television commercials you get the picture that American society is largely dedicated to ensuring that no odors come from our mouths or armpits." He also talks about problems that tend to pop up in political operatives that he traineds personal lives. From maritial and family problems to developing neurotic worrying tendencies. His solution was to drive home the point that 9 times out 10 whatever it is you worry about the most never happens and to have fun at what your doing.

Some of the tactics in this book are outdated but I think most are still effective today. You wouldn't even have to be a little Marxist globalist lowlife like Alinsky was to use them either. As big of a group of controlled opposition idiots as they are the tea baggers have incorporated some of Alinskys methods. Even George Lincoln Rockwell did things that seemingly were pulled from Alinskys playbook.
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