Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model


Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently made news by referring to Barack Obama as a “Saul Alinsky radical” whose philosophy is destructive of traditional American values.  Who was Saul Alinsky? What was his message? How has his radical vision, a key element of the 1960s leftist assault on America, influenced Obama?

You can find the answers by reading David Horowtiz’s Obama’s Rules for Revolution:  The Alinsky Model posted below.  Since its publication in 2010, more than 2 million copies of this best selling pamphlet have been distributed.  Horowitz shows the entire iceberg whose tip was revealed in Newt Gingrich’s comment.

FrontPage has been covering the connection between Obama and Alinsky and other 60s radicals since the election of 2008.  This leftist network, which heavily influences the current White House, is dissected in detail in our encyclopedia of the Left, discoverthenetworks.org.

Please help the Freedom Center educate our citizens in this critical time about Obama’s efforts to radically transform America—his intellectual inheritance from Saul Alinsky. Please support the Freedom Center and help us immediately get another printing of Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model into circulation.

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  • mrbean

    To whom did Saul Alinsky dedicate his manifesto “Rules for Radicals”? — a book whose purpose was to deconstruct Christian nations and Western free-market republics. Let us read the dedication in the author’s own words:

    "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer"

  • http://www.conwebwatch.com Terry K.

    In fact, Alinsky dedicates "Rules for Radicals" "To Irene." The Lucifer statement appears on a subsequent page of that also includes a quote from Thomas Paine. It is not a dedication.

    Let's try getting basic facts straight before attacking, OK?

    • Steeloak

      It is in fact an epigraph.
      From Wikipedia:
      "In literature, an epigraph is a phrase, quotation, or poem that is set at the beginning of a document or component. The epigraph may serve as a preface, as a summary, as a counter-example, or to link the work to a wider literary canon, either to invite comparison or to enlist a conventional context."

    • mlcblog

      It is still a shocking page, whatever we want to call it.

  • sarah
    • rubiconcrest

      Off topic.

  • BLJ

    That picture is the Mt. Rushmore of losers.

  • Edohiguma

    And you're not using it (the book itself) against him. Of course not. Well, in that case you deserve 4 more years of Obama. And it's going to be your own fault. Bravo.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently made news by referring to Barack Obama as a “Saul Alinsky radical” whose philosophy is destructive of traditional American values.

    Well that lowlife Gingrich ought to know because he took a page right out of Saul Alinsky's playbook to unleash a bogus anti-capitalist attack against a fellow Republican, the free enterprise system, Bain Capital, and Mitt Romney! Meanwhile, he is still hiding what he did for Freddie Mac to get paid $1.6 million. Of course, it could be what he didn't do either. Whatever it was, he wasn't paid $30,000/hr to be a historian.

  • Finnish lurker

    There is one older book from Saul too:

    "Reveille for Radicals" by Saul D. Alinsky, Copyright 1946 by The University of Chicago.

    It is dedicated "To Helene".

    • mlcblog

      ..and its epigraph would be?

      • Finnish lurker

        "Saul D. Alinsky

        Reveille for Radicals

        "Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul. . . ." Thomas Paine

        University of Chicago Press . Chicago, Illinois"

  • Steve Chavez

    Romney/Obama Commercial Idea: Have a PHOTO LAYOUT of ROMNEY'S FAMILY, which is huge, that so far are untouched by the media looking for dirt. Kids being kids. Smiles abound. Show the grandkids jumping on Granddad.

    Then Obama's FAMILY PHOTO LAYOUT surrounded by the likes of:

    *SAUL ALINSKY with Obama, wearing a child's Helicopter Hat, sitting on his lap.
    *GEORGE SOROS standing above Obama pulling Puppet strings.
    *KARL MARX holding a "Communism Lives" book.
    *KGB PUTIN holding a sign: "We Won the Cold War after all. Our dupe is U.S. President!"
    *MAO with a "Made in China. We're Capitalists now and you're Communists. Thanks for the 'Change' Amerika" poster.
    *CHE with Obama wearing a Che t-shirt.
    *His CHICAGO MOBSTERS, including Oprah and Wright, in Mafia Outfits.
    *All of them standing on a Star of David flag.
    *Obama holding a small U.S. Flag that he is ready to torch!
    *Protected by the New Black Panthers!
    *And how could we leave out Joe Biden who is wearing a TALIBAN TURBAN with a fuse coming out of it.

    Then show OBAMA'S REAL KENYAN FAMILY living in shacks with them holding signs "Spread the Wealth Bro. Visas too. We family!" "Grandma's taking Jerome Corsi's lie detector test. Send $$$ now or else!"

    Caption: "Which one is the All-American Family more like yours?"

    • Steve Chavez

      I'm supposing Romney will be the last one standing and everything must be done to support him. THE ABOVE MUST BE DONE IF ANYONE HAS PHOTOSHOP.

      I also forgot to add Eric, Rahm, and David to the Chicago mob.

    • Dennis X

      Wasn't romney's father or grand father involed with Alinsky?

  • Asher

    This book explains the tactics used by Alinsky and informs the public of who we really elected as President.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    History tells the story of those who work and produce and in this story are those
    who steal the proceeds by hook or by crook and with or without violence. The side
    of the story where the thieves take all is the Alinsky model of life, dishonesty is
    on display in all of it's disgusting falsehood. Obama is a master Alinskyite and
    those who vote for him are part and parcel to the ever growing mass of
    worthless vermin living off of the hard work of others, not complicated. Make
    your voting motto be "Anyone but Obama", surely this is sane but we are still
    stuck with individual professional politicians that must go also and the vile
    administration's appointments where a whole lot of cleanup is in order.
    William

  • http://Vnnforum.com Deshawn

    Man, Alinsky looks like another rat faced jew. I’m surprised you jews and jew enablers don’t worship this filthy parasite. Juden raus!

    • http://prothink.org KateHikes

      I've never met a jew who isn't rat-faced. Warm up the ovens!

    • Samuel

      You're both disgusting. Those who hate G-d's Chosen People will face judgment on the Day of Reckoning.

    • Amused

      back under your rock deshawn , you too word-play you asssshole kate hikes

    • Nancy in NC

      Disgusting…is your middle name Adolph?

  • Bigbird

    Mitt Romney involved in Medicare Fraud

    In 1990 Bain Capital purchased the controlling interest in Damon Corp. a Medical Testing Company…. Mitt Romney joined the Board of Damon Corp. to help manage the Company…… two whistle blowers tipped off the government and Medicare Fraud Charges were brought against Damon Corp. In 1996 Damon Corp Plead Guilty to Frauding Medicare, they were fined $35,273,141.00 as a criminal fine in addition to $83,726,859.00 to resolve related liabilities.. Total Fines 119 Million Dollars.

    This represented a recovery of $3 for every $1 that they Stole from Federal and State Healthcare Programs…The U.S. Attorney who prosecuted the case is quoted as saying “A case pure and simple of Corporate Greed Run Amok”. The Company went Bankrupt in 2002, thousands of jobs were lost. Bain walk away with a Profit of 12 Million Dollars. Companies close all the time, what’s at stake are the crimes, not job losses.

    At one point Romney denied knowledge of the crimes and later yes he flip flopped to say he was aware and on top of the problem. Serial flip flopper, sure and then some. This story is important because the Obamabots have instant access to all medicare and justice records as well the Obama administration has been playing fast and loose with facts that help Obama. Feds say Romney did not help uncover the investigation and that Corning later bought the company and cleaned up the mess. Dems used medicare crimes (Columbia HCA) against in the Florida election against Rick Scott for Governor…….it was ugly but it will be small in comparison to 2012.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Obviously, your disinformation comes from the Gingrich campaign whose previous bogus Alinsky like anti-capitalist attack ad against a fellow Republican and the free enterprise system was revealed to be a fraud when Fox News not only interviewed a couple of people that appeared in that anti-capitalist attack ad that said they were quoted completely out of context and without their consent, knowledge, and permission, but also reported that many of the other participants in that bogus anti-capitalist attack ad admit to being paid to say what they said.

      Hence, since the Gingrich campaign is so damn dishonest, sleazy, and willing to say and do anything to get elected, why should anyone in their right mind be gullible enough to believe anything coming out of that sleazy campaign? Indeed, after months I am still waiting for a plausible explanation regarding what Gingrich did for Freddie Mac to receive a $1.6 million payoff, and please don't say that he was paid $30,000/hour to be a historian.

      Why don't you Gingrich supporters go figure out how he is going to pay for and fund that moon colony, dredge Charleston Harbor out and construct that new Interstate highway in South Carolina, build that new VA hospital in New Hampshire, etc., etc., etc. ad nauseum.

      Indeed, how many illegal immigrants are grandmothers in this country and why should we care in any event since they broke the law? Should we let all female criminals out of prison once they become grandmothers too?

      By the way, since Gingrich relative to Romney and Santorum is far behind Obama in all the most critical states, how do you figure Gingrich can defeat Obama? Hell, other than beating up on the media, he can't even beat Mitt Romney in the debates. Didn't you not see Romney literally eviscerate Newt in the last Florida debate?

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Compelling and troubling, it may be that the November outcome will not be
        what is needed and the problem of Democrat and Republican duplicity is
        deeper and more ingrained than expected………………………………..William

    • Amused

      LOL…….Democrats ??? You mean the public record don't you ? Everyone in the State of Florida KNEW Scotts Company was found GUILTY of MEDICARE FRAUD .The man is a crook , but the Democratic Choice was so bad that even a bum like Scott was a plausible choice . That election was a pathetic joke .As was the result .

  • Marti

    I think you'd better look at some pictures of Romney's dad in Rochester NY in 1967 with none other than Saul Alinsky.
    One of Romney's quotes, ( I'm paraphrasing) we should listen to this man.
    My the Romney's have some skeletons I guess.

  • Amused

    The ignorance displayed here is stupifying ! As for this blog which claims to be some sort of paragon of American Patriotism , yet it attacks all forms of individualism , protest against unfair social or buisiness practices , any elevation of the lower parts of society, to the dignity that EVERY individual under The Constitution is GUARANTEED . So Alinsky ,an AMERICAN who loved this country no less than any of you so-called patriots , mapped a path of community organizing which most of you tools describe as "communist", and demonize the man claiming he sought to tear down christian /western civilization ,when in reality you're all full of shiiit ,due to ignorance of the facts .Alinsky was far more an American than thjeowner of this blog .

  • Amused

    Alinsky CHALLENGED the staus quo which in fact SUCKED for the average Joe , and even more so for those in the lower class who had ABSOLUTELY no voice in ANYTHING that affected their lives and that ole' oft quoted but hypocritically denied "pursuit of happiness " . How dare he dissent against the established status-quo ! Indeed how dare he organize people to challenge the status-quo ? Man , what a bunch of phony hypocrites you people are ! And now , just look at you ! Of all things to criticize Romney about , his fathers association or approval of Alinsky . So what is it ? The fact that he originated in Chicago , where the most hated Obama comes from ? You people turn morals and ethics on their ear , you are truly sycophants of the "ruling class " . Romney cab be riticized for SEVERAL things , like medi-care fraud , flip-flop politics , LIREING , but you tools focus on what your pavlovian responses are based on -hate for anything Obama , anything Chicago , and you behave like totally mindless morons .

  • Amused

    Not at any time. I've never joined any organization—not even the ones I've organized myself. I prize my own independence too much. And philosophically, I could never accept any rigid dogma or ideology, whether it's Christianity or Marxism. One of the most important things in life is what Judge Learned Hand described as 'that ever-gnawing inner doubt as to whether you're right.' If you don't have that, if you think you've got an inside track to absolute truth, you become doctrinaire, humorless and intellectually constipated. The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by such religious and political and racial fanatics, from the persecutions of the Inquisition on down to Communist purges and Nazi genocide.
    Saul Alinsky

    My advice to you people ? Go get an education , or take some supplemental vitamins to raise your IQ's .

  • Asher

    The Rules for Radicals is for Radicals, Islamists and Leftists..They do not care about a free or prosperous society for all..They thrive on the misery of others and represent anything but Democracy.

  • Amused

    Yea , and whoever you brand as a radical is simply anyone who doesn't agree with your faulted agenda .Admit it you're all Birchers at heart , and the way it looks now you're eating each other …I don't think you'd know what democracy is even if it fell out of a tree on to your head .You're a sycophant for the oligarchs , as are all conservatives and most republicans and anyone who opposes them is either a marxist or communist .

    • Western Canadian

      Gee, you make everyone else sound just like you…..

    • Nancy in NC

      Yep, I'm a proud member of the John Birch Society. Why would I apologize for belong to a group that believes in individual freedom, even for people like you?

  • Nancy in NC

    After reading some of the posts here, it is quite apparent that many have given up on liberty, and prefer tyranny. Thomas Jefferson said "When the government fears the people, we have freedom. When the people fears the government we have tyranny." Now that the government is so big and so powerful, anyone but a fool would fear them.

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  • jayz

    Epic Win!