Who was Alinsky?



Who was Saul D. Alinsky? Source; Robert H. Goldsborough.(Catholic  Family News) Alinsky was born in Chicago of Russian Jewish immigrants, and in  his early years organized blue collar workers into so-called Community Action  groups, During the 1930's, he learned from the Communist Party's USA (CPUSA)  organizing skills and their success in bringing united front organizations with  broad based organizational membership to propagandize for public support of  communist goals, or in Arizona's case, a new political coalition. For the  record, in 1936, when the Spanish Civil War erupted, Alinsky was supportive of  Soviet and CPUSA efforts to supply men and weapons tothe "Republican  Loyalist." These same weapons and men were used by the loyalists to murder  bishops, priests, nuns, and burn churches. One of their front organizations in  the U.S. was ironically called Abe Abraham Lincoln Brigade", so don't let the  name "Interfaith" fool you into thinking that these are all Christians.


In Saul Alinsky's book of Rules for Radicals, which he dedicates to  "Lucifer", and referral to as the first radical who rebelled against the  establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom.  Alinsky followers in the Interfaith movement are told the "end justifies the  means" and to follow his eleven rules for radicals.

Rule One: "Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is  not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have."

Rule Two: "Never go outside the experience of your people. When an  action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is  confusion, fear, and retreat. It also means collapse of communication.

Rule Three: "Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy.  Here you want to cause confusion, fear and retreat." As an example, Alinsky  refers to General Sherman's march through the South.

Rule Four: "Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can  kill them with this."

Rule Five: Ridicule is a man's most potent weapon. It is almost  impossible to counter attack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition who  then react to your advantage."

Rule Six: "A good tactic is one that your people enjoy."

Rule Seven: " A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can  sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time..."

Rule Eight: "Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions,  and utilize all events of the period for your purpose."

Rule Nine: "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing  itself."

Rule Ten: "The major premise for tactics is the development of  operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is the  unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are  essential for the success of the campaign."

Rule Eleven: "If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will  break through into its counter side.