Friday, September 11, 2009

Alinsky's Rules For Radicals rethunk

Let's turn it around on them. Not that we have to get as NASTY as they do. But we can use their playbook on them, turn the tables, and leave them going "HUH, what, what the heck just happened here?" with a glazed look in their eyes and standing there slack-jawed, drooling on themselves.

RULE 1: "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have." i.e. money..and people..

RULE 2: "Never go outside the expertise of your people." Don't address the real issues. Go after anything BUT. Bring up side silly arguments that "everyone" knows goes on. Heck, make up arguments.

RULE 3: "Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy." This goes along with #2. Irrelevancy, go for it.

RULE 4: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules." While YOU have no rules, the 'evil enemy' usually does, and make them stick to every point of it. They have to return all calls? Start dialing as often as you can. Written response to letters? Buy lots of stamps! Postcards are cheaper.

RULE 5: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." Pretty obvious on this one.

RULE 6: "A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

RULE 7: "A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag." Keep brainstorming for new things to try out to make the enemy cringe and falter and look like a dork as much as possible.

RULE 8: "Keep the pressure on. Never let up." Think a piece of liverloaf, with 4 starving rottweilers on this slice.

RULE 9: "The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself." Your thinking self comes to the top with 'what if's" 'what if they do this" what if they do that" and thus your enemy is cowering.

RULE 10: "If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive." The only thing I can think of right now, are the Tea Parties and the Town Halls. The MSM are putting these as negatives, but the American people are picking these up as positives.

RULE 11: "The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative." Always be the man with a plan, one that would "be worked out for the best of us all", but usually benefits you the best.

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Think the lionesses selecting a target from a herd, and they draw it from the herd, and kill it. Think of this done over and over again until there is not much of a herd left, or a very demoralized herd, waiting your bidding.

Can we turn these around on the very people who are running the business out of Chicago, now in Washington? As I heard on the radio this morning, corruption. Cockroaches, rats, weasels, and vermin infest the halls of Washington" or something to that effect. There needs to be a good disinfecting.


  1. Diane:
    ( I watch Glenn Beck
    And I like that idea of yours...!
    WE surround THEM!

  2. I was listening to his radio program this morning (will watch his show this evening - it was DVR'd). Thinking back to 8 years ago this morning, it was also a large turning point in my life - when I became a political creature. And questioning - Hopefully I will have some answers either later this evening, or tomorrow on here, as to "exactly what we are now" and 'what we have become".