Thursday, June 23, 2016

Saul Alinsky's 13 Rules (B. Obama / H. Clinton's Master)

Saul Alinsky’s 13 Rules (B. Obama / H. Clinton's Master)

1. Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have;

2. Never go outside the experience of your people;

3. Whenever possible, go outside of the experience of the enemy;

4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules;

5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon;

6. A good tactic is one that your people enjoy;

7. A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag;

8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose;

9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself;

10. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition;

11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside;

12. The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative;

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

"Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals", Saul D. Alinsky, 1971, Random House

FMV, Professor