WHO WAS ALINSKY?
WHAT WERE HIS TACTICS (RULES) NOW USED BY THE INTERFAITH GROUPS?
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.
THE ALINSKY RULES FOR RADICALS FOR
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.”