Six Alinsky Rules That Explain Obama’s Words and Deeds

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In spite of the media’s conspicuous silence on the matter, it is no secret that Saul Alinsky’s manual for “community organizers”—Rules for Radicals—exerted an immeasurable influence over the world’s most well recognized community organizer, President Barack Obama.  Thus, to understand why Obama does what he does, we need to be familiar with the vision that Alinsky delineated in his book.

Below are six ideas, six “rules,” that the Godfather of community organizing packs between the covers of Rules, ideas that Obama’s imbibed hook, line, and sinker.

(1). Politics is all about power relations, but to advance one’s power, one must couch one’s positions in the language of morality.

Community organizers are “political realists” who “see the world as it is: an arena of power politics moved primarily by perceived immediate self-interests, where morality is rhetorical rationale for expedient action and self-interest” (12).

(2). There is only three kinds of people in the world: rich and powerful oppressors, the poor and disenfranchised oppressed, and the middle-class whose apathy perpetuates the status quo.

“The world as it is” is a rather simple world.  From this perspective, the world consists of but three kinds of people: “the Haves, the Have-Nots, and the Have-a-Little, Want Mores.”  The Haves, possessing, as they do, all of “the power, money, food, security, and luxury,” resist the “change” necessary to relieve the Have-Nots of the “poverty, rotten housing, disease, ignorance, political impotence, and despair” from which they suffer (18).

The Have-a-Little, Want Mores comprise what we call “the middle class.”  While Alinsky believes that this group “is the genesis of creativity,” (19) he also claims that it supplies the world with its “Do-Nothings.” The Do-Nothings are those who “profess a commitment to social change for ideals of justice, equality, and opportunity, and then abstain from and discourage all effective action for change [.]”  Alinsky remarks that in spite of their reputable appearances, the Do-Nothings are actually “invidious” (20).

This being so, they are as resistant to change as are the Haves.

(3). Change is brought about through relentless agitation and “trouble making” of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is.  

Since both the middle and upper classes have none of the organizer’s passion for radical change, he must do his best to “stir up dissatisfaction and discontent [.]”  He must “agitate to the point of conflict.”  The organizer “dramatizes…injustices” and engages in “‘trouble making’ by stirring up” just those “angers, frustrations, and resentments” (117) that will eventuate in the “disorganization of the old and organization of the new” (116 emphasis original).  He is determined to give rise to as much “confusion” and “fear” as possible (127).

(4). There can be no conversation between the organizer and his opponents.  The latter must be depicted as being evil.

If his compulsion to “agitate” makes it sound as if the organizer is disinclined to converse with those with whom he disagrees, that is because, well, he is. Alinsky is blunt on this point: “You don’t communicate with anyone purely on the rational facts or ethics of an issue” (89).    It is true that “moral rationalization is indispensable,” (43) that the organizer must “clothe” one’s goals and strategies with “moral arguments” (36). But there can be no conversation with one’s opponents, for to converse with them is to humanize them.

The organizer’s objective is to demonize those who stand in the way of his designs for change.

The reason for this is simple: “Men will act when they are convinced that their cause is 100 per cent on the side of the angels and that the opposition [is] 100 per cent on the side of the devil.” The organizer “knows that there can be no action until issues are polarized to this degree” (78).

Elaborating on this theme, Alinsky asserts that in “charging that so-and-so is a racist bastard and then diluting” this “with qualifying remarks such as ‘He is a good churchgoing man, generous to charity, and a good husband,’” one convicts oneself of “political idiocy” (134).  The winning strategy is to “pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it” (130 emphases original).

(5). The organizer can never focus on just a single issue.  He must move inexhaustibly from one issue to the next. 

The organizer “must develop multiple issues,” (76) for “multiple issues mean constant action and life” (78).  Alinsky explains: “A single issue is a fatal strait jacket that…drastically limits” the organizer’s “appeal,” but “multiple issues…draw in…many potential members essential to the building of a broad, mass-based organization” (120).  The only “way to keep the action going” is by “constantly cutting new issues as the action continues, so that by the time the enthusiasm and the emotions for one issue have started to de-escalate, a new issue” has emerged “with a consequent revival” (161).

(6). Taunt one’s opponents to the point that they label you a “dangerous enemy” of “the establishment.”

Finally, in order “to put the organizer on the side of the people, to identify him with the Have-Nots,” it is imperative that he “maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a ‘dangerous enemy’” (100).

Just because Barack Obama has left behind the low-income Chicago communities in which he once agitated doesn’t mean that he left behind the skills as a community agitator that he learned from Saul Alinsky.  Rather, he now regards the country as his community to organize as he sees fit.

Obama not infrequently invokes American ideals, even while he conspires to “fundamentally transform” America.

In spite of what he says, Obama does not want national unity.  There can be no unity with a people who one wants to fundamentally transform.

The President regularly speaks and acts as if there is perpetual class warfare being waged by “the Haves” on “the Have Nots.”  Indeed, this is what he wants for Americans to believe.  It is this desire on his part that accounts for why he spares no occasion to demonize both “the richest one percent” who he accuses of refusing to pay “their fair share,” as well as those Republicans who threaten to impede his plans to raise taxes.

Again, Obama does not want unity.  He wants division.

Obama constantly moves from one divisive issue to the next, from Obamacare to gun-control, from amnesty for illegal immigrants to support for “same-sex marriage.”  We see now why this is so.

Obama does not want unity.  He wants to keep the country as polarized and disoriented as possible.

To know why Obama speaks and acts as he does, we need to know about Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

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  • truebearing

    Alinsky dedicated his evil book to Lucifer. Who better to implement his devious, ruthless teachings than someone as pathologically dishonest and narcissistic as Obama?

    If Satan is the Father of Lies, Obama is the Crown Prince.

    • Spider

      Well said my friend

  • Mary Sue

    Alinsky is a bad, bad, bad, bad man.

    • joe

      A very bad man.

    • Ben Jabo

      So is Obama

    • howe

      Saul Alinsky is a commie rat and his 2nd in command is residing in the Whitehouse.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Yes, "the rules" reign supreme and they are self evident, at least for those who have a clue. In this regard, it is instructive to understand the following dogma – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/01/leftist-dogma

    Specifically, the Radical-in-Chief flew into Israel and utilized "the rules" before a captivated, carefully picked and captured audience – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/24/the-convergen

    Aside from what was reported, I received the fruits of his "channeling" through an "implanted" contact.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • cedarhill

    Great insights.

    The strategery for the GOP must be to make the race a marathon of epic proportions instead of a the whiff of fear and crisis. I.E., suppose an immigration bill passes the Senate. Or, for that matter, any bill. The House breaks the bill into individual sections, even single words, and relentless has hearings on why it's bad and won't work. Continually point out, "we must read this since Obama and the Dems won't, or can't"

    • Cassandra

      You are absolutely correct on this but will they do it?

    • Killcrow

      They're just not that bright anymore. It's no longer the party of Lincoln or Eisenhower.

  • NHTom

    Divide and conquer.

  • Chanameel

    Divide and conquer for Islam.

    September 2009, Obama lead 50,000 muslim men in a day of prayer on the mall in Washington, DC.
    Where they prayed for "the Soul of America."
    This occult rite was an act of "surrender" to Islam and determines the "future destiny" of America.

    "Lest we forget an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical..
    .The first Radical known to man, who rebelled against the establishment and did so , so effectively,
    that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer."
    Dedication : Rules for Radicals Saul Alinski Crisis strategy, Science of Victimology

    Islam, Pure Luciferian Doctrine.

  • NHTom

    Anyone who disagrees with me is evil.

  • Ar'nun

    This actually explains a lot. We see Obama tip toe around the Middle Class, occasionally even giving them a few brief words of assurance and encouragement. He makes claims that he will not do things to hurt them, but then in the end they are the only ones hurt. His goal by looking at the Alinskyite tactics is to push them into expanding the pool of Have-Nots while not alienating them.

    One thing not explained however is why he seems to be protective of the Haves. Although he often talks disparagingly about the Haves, his policies never seem to affect them. You also see him cuddle up to them when campaigning. Obviously he needs their money to continue his reign of tyranny, but he can't be reelected again, yet he is still seen with and praising the Elite.

    • ltcdmward

      Yes. Appealing to their shallow sense of morality to get — well — their money and their image or stamp of legitimacy (they are sort of mass media centers of influence). A consumate user. The worst kind of mercenary.

      • ltcdmward

        And …."Finally, in order “to put the organizer on the side of the people, to identify him with the Have-Nots,” it is imperative that he “maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a ‘dangerous enemy’” (100)."

        Hmmm. Could this explain the cover-up of his academic records, birth circumstances, etc.? To deliberately "bait" a desired reaction from some quarters and make him look like a victim?

        • Ar'nun

          That is a very good point.

        • Racist

          absolutely! It was his Communist NWO ally, disguised and widely portrayed as his opponent, Hillary who originated the campaign to "expose" his unconfirmed and hidden records and birth certificate. And it has been either the administration itself directly or his propaganda machine in the Fake-stream Media who have stirred the pot and agitated the issue when it has lost steam and he needed a timely distraction!

    • Capelady

      Obama is only cozy with the "haves" who support him financially. It is just like his crony capitalism – he hates corporations unless they give him political support.

      Obama suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder and if you look up the symptoms, it explains anything that is not covered by Alinsky principles!

    • kateyleigh

      That, and his narcissism, He really wants to be a 'Have'. Think carefully on re-elected, in a fundamentally changed America, elections as we know them won't exist. It's not enough to look at the present, we really do need to look 'forward' and understand their vision of that future. They're banking on 2014 for complete control. But whether the Conservatives keep hold on the House and and even if the gain in the Senate, for all intents and purposes they've become figureheads.

  • Charles Wenzel

    Though Obummer's 'zombies' will ever walk in lock step, even over a cliff (look at how the minorities are worse off than 5 years ago but ever-worshipful), his act is wearing thin with those previously duped but still with a pulse who had their "ears tickled" by his hopey, changey, feelly routine.

    The media continues to spray their perfume on his 'policy droppings' but after a while even that stinks. Unless there's another Rob Emmanuel-crisis to up his poll numbers, the Community Organizer In Chief has peaked. Obummer's stale act is becoming 'old news' as he arrogantly misreads his re-election and steps more and more from behind his benign curtain.

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    The Democratic Party was militant and filthy in its tactics before Saul Alinsky made the scene. I outlined the talking points of Democrat pol Claude Bowers here, and it is hair raising enough: http://clarespark.com/2011/12/10/before-saul-alin…. Retitled "Claude Bowers: racist Dem pol." Enjoy.

    • Jim_C

      Unlike the always-above-board, fair-shake Republicans?

      • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

        I am a professional historian and would expose and criticize  bad behavior in any  individual and any party, and so should you, unless of course you are a true believer and follower, not a citizen..

        • Jim_C

          If you do that, then great.

        • beez

          A "professional historian" that would expose bad behavior? You have a lot of work to do …

          • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

            Here is one that is impartial and historically grounded: http://clarespark.com/2012/10/15/orwell-power-and…. “Orwell, power, and the ‘totalitarian’ state.”

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "A "professional historian" that would expose bad behavior? You have a lot of work to do "

            I think she's simply saying that she has no agenda to "white wash" any given history. Judging whose behavior is bad is left to the reader.

            A historian's work is never done.

      • Ar'nun

        Can you Liberals ever defend yourselves without the infintile "He started it" drivel? Seriously, someone points out something Obama did wrong, and the first thing one of you geniuses post is "Dubya did it or Dubya did that".

        You weaken all your points with this stupidity.

      • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

        Who said anything about Republicans?
        You.
        Why? That is always the argument of the Bolshevik. You dont examine yourselves, and here ya go again, hurling the tit for tat crap

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Why? That is always the argument of the Bolshevik. You dont examine yourselves, and here ya go again, hurling the tit for tat crap…"

          This is how Western and communist children are taught to dispute people with objective moral standards. Show them that they're imperfect. It ends the discussion in their minds. It's a sign of indoctrination to rely on such fallacious logic.

          IOW, you're correct that most Westerners think like indoctrinated Bolsheviks,

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Unlike the always-above-board, fair-shake Republicans?"

        Republicans are not deceptive for ideological purposes. Individuals fail and are not chastised for it often enough. No politician is sacred. Certainly no party can be sacred then.

        Democrats are generally deceptive according to their ideological needs to use deception to affect change. You might even say that the middle of each party are personally more or less just as committed to their respective visions of morality. But when the visions as defined by thought leaders are so different from one another it makes a lot of sense to focus on those ideas and thought leaders. See?

        Some individual Democrats may have as much integrity as other Republicans. We're talking about the ideology that drives American politics and often we look at the biggest parties because that's where the power is.

        The Democrats seem nicer to the uninformed. Life is complicated and keeping things simple makes it easier to deceive. Telling the entire story leads to a loss of focus and inability to get a consistent message out.

        The Republicans as a party are paying the price recently for an ideology that is too complicated for the typical Westerner to understand because of generations of compromised education standards and plain indoctrination. Considering that they are simply trying to conserve crucial American values, if I am correct then this is very scary and significant.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Unlike the always-above-board, fair-shake Republicans?"

        Which reminds me to ask how often do you hear Democrat loyalists criticizing their own party except when they compromise with Republicans? Never?

        Same here. Ever hear a Democrat say that we spend too much on entitlements? Me neither.

  • Crossbow87

    I love reading the content of Obama's worldview….I want David Horowitz to offer counterinsurgency tactics and strategy though. What do we do about it?

    • Drakken

      The time for playing nice and being defensive on any issue is over, you gotta get mean and nasty with the left and make them afraid of you, that is the only thing that is going to work in todays environment.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Start with your crossbow and identity worthy targets.

  • Fergus Cullett

    Those guyus are winning and there is no hope in sight. Too few of us see what is happening and fewer yet doing anything. Is there a way to use Alinsky's rules against Obama? After all, he represents power now.

    • ltcdmward

      The ones that are supposed to be our Dobermans and German Shepards — the press — have let them inside the house and ceased barking. Those that do, don't ya know, are wolves (of the "Haves") kept at bay by their "peers". Those that are supposed to be the Police (Congress folk and Justice Department) are inside the house in the lap of luxury and won't eject their "peers".

    • Ar'nun

      It would be near impossible to out Alinsky the Left since they have been doing it so long and have perfected it. Just keep hammering them with facts, and don't back down. Alinsky's tactics are designed to create political bullies. The best thing you can to stop a bully is refuse to back down.

    • Drakken

      Instead of being sheep and keep taking it from the left, one has to turn into wolves and keep the left off balance and afraid, that is what will work, anything less is defeat.

  • Freedomgal65

    Right on. Anyone who would want to put Alinsky's Rules for Radicals into effect has to be truly diabolical, as is Obama, the American Prince of Darkness. And sadly, most Americans have no clue as to how they're being used for the evil purpose of destroying the free America and "fundamentally transforming" it into a totalitarian state. Our country is dying before our very eyes and it's apparent the RINO's are helping it along. So, FOX News. where are you on this? Something or someone has to have the guts to come out and tell Americans the hard truth….that their own President is systematically destroying the Constitution in order to destroy everything America has stood for. How very sad for our kids, grandkids, and future generations.

  • beez

    I notice that Ayers and wife are very careful about their public appearances. They also have security men who seem to be expecting trouble at every event.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "I notice that Ayers and wife are very careful about their public appearances. They also have security men who seem to be expecting trouble at every event."

      They are hypocrite freaks. The reason they hate America so much is they projected (n their minds) their own acute narcissism on to society at large. They hate themselves without knowing the true origins of their hatred. You can say that about a lot of these revolutionary psychopaths.

  • BLJ

    The average American has no clue about Alinksy. The Left and MSM has made sure of this with the continuation of the Bread and Circus show. If the average American really knew the real Obama they would throw him out on his butt.

    Hollywood could not have created a better character than this creep. He is pure evil and must be stopped.

  • CJX

    EXCELENT article!
    This should be posted on every refrigerator of every conservative in America AND Europe.
    This shows how the ObamaPlex constantly keeps its opponents on their heels, always reacting, always boxing ghosts.
    Conservatives MUST get lean, mean and nasty NOW.

  • Rich

    There is NO time left for the America that we once knew. People MUST stand now! We have to fight for our rights against evil. All must take the same tactics as the dark side and I think that Obama wants us to go to war against him. With regret It has to happen once again, a civil war and we must over come.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "It's too late to put one through Alinsky's noodle but why in the world hasn't someone taken out Bill Ayers and his wife, Frances Fox Piven and a few others of their bent? I don't get it….."

    They all have their own distinct idea about what the "revolution" will look like but they each want it eagerly. That's what communist indoctrination did to these last few generations, with a few exceptions.

  • john

    The biggest meanest quickest most venomous Snake wins in the snake pit of politics – Looks like the Democrats are in for the finish of America – I don't see any other conclusion from this article .

    • http://guyaverage.blogspot.com GuyAverage

      Yes, America as it was founded is to be a blip in history if the Democrats get their way.

  • JacksonPearson

    Here are Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
    Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.

    Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people. The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

    Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

    Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

    Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

    Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”

    Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.

    Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”

    Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.

    Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”

    Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

    According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”

    • kateyleigh

      Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”
      But again, make sure you couch that alternative in a moral cloak.

      • JacksonPearson

        "But again, make sure you couch that alternative in a moral cloak. "
        Alinsky had no morals. He taught, that winning at any cost, was the only thing that counted.

  • He_Has_Failed

    The seniors who didn't exercise their right to vote are getting what they don't necessarily deserve, but what they allowed.

    • http://guyaverage.blogspot.com GuyAverage

      As are all of those who fail to vote in every election in which they are eligible to vote. The Founders would not have understood voter apathy.

      The GOP is also at fault for substituting RINOs for Conservatives and expecting Conservatives to blindly support them.

    • Ben Jabo

      We must realize that the new home for the Muslim Calphat has a White House address, Obama is Caliph

  • mjazzguitar

    He acts like he follows these rules. Look at how he tried to ban Fox from White House briefings.
    Another time he bought everyone at a bar a beer, except the Republican. Buying the Republican a beer would be acknowledging that he was also human, and not the "enemy".

  • http://guyaverage.blogspot.com GuyAverage

    Rules for Radicals can be obtained in many libraries and the paperback is available on Amazon. In order to defeat your enemy you must understand your enemy as well as possible.

  • http://guyaverage.blogspot.com GuyAverage

    Troll Alert.

  • kateyleigh

    The thing they neglect to include, or state, are those who have the Power. While they're implementing the 'rules' to implement change clothed in morality, so everyone has an even chance, what they're really doing, is creating a Power class within this structure. Power which they hold over a population they truly disdain.
    That's the end goal, It has nothing to do with a better world.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "The thing they neglect to include, or state, are those who have the Power. While they're implementing the 'rules' to implement change clothed in morality, so everyone has an even chance, what they're really doing, is creating a Power class within this structure. Power which they hold over a population they truly disdain."

      Well yeah. How sincere you anyone be who professes that the key to "justice" is through deceit?

      • kateyleigh

        You'd think that goes without saying. Apparently 52% of the population doesn't grasp that.

  • Love Freedom

    Here's useful info about how to fight the alinsky types:

    http://frontpagemag DOT com/2010/jamie-glazov/rules-for-radical-conservatives/

    http://frontpagemag DOT com/2009/david-horowitz/the-art-of-political-war-for-tea-parties-by-david-horowitz/

    Pamphlet –
    frontpagemag DOT com/upload/pamphlets/Tea-party.pdf

    David Horowitz book (audio book also): The Art of Political War, etc http://www.amazon.com/The-Political-Other-Radical

    David Horowitz: Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood & 'Rules for Revolution' (Frank Gaffney podcast) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJE04Zal0Us

  • Bill G

    "2. There is (sic) only three kinds of people in the world: …" . Jack, good article, but seriously, you need an editor.

  • Ghostwriter

    Why would ANYONE want someone like Saul Alinsky as a role model. He doesn't sound like a nice guy to me.

  • ttechsan

    We need to send this to all the media and hope it helps wake them up! I doubt it as they have and are so complicit in his use of the media in destroying the USA from the country and what made us great from the beginning!
    AS we know Political Correctness is what the minorities us to control the majority which is how this country is founded on!

    • hamburglar

      lol i keep reading what you wrote and it doesnt make any sense!!!

    • Ron Krandle

      The media isn’t a sleeping entity that needs to be wakened. They are actively complicit with this agenda because they agree with the agenda being Leftists themselves.

    • Lem Renrek

      They are in on it – they aren’t going to clarify or post it. We have been sold down the river by the media since the age of Lincoln.

    • ex dem

      Screw the media. Go to their spnsors and advertisers and tell them unless the media in question balances its point of view you’ll start boycotting their products. Change will come. The more who do this the better.

      • ttechsan

        I would agree except do you realize how many have been bought by this regime? AARP has and so many others. This is like a mafia run machine from the WH with so many payoffs bribes etc They buy them with so many things it boggles the mind but it won’t hurt to try. Think of the response Chick Fil A got nationally. It backfired on the gay agenda. @ttechsan

        • Angry Grizzly

          I think that this is the reason behind the R.I.C.O. statutes. Yes they were written to fight organized crime. Now it seems that we have an organized crime family in the White House with a once proud American political party as the front organization and Soros the Godfather of the “family” is buying off the leadership of the other Party. If their Godfather Soros could be brought to justice, I wonder how the Marxist party and it’s hacks would react. Soros is wanted by the British Government for collapsing the pound during one of his ‘paper trading schemes.

        • Lala Rashers

          REMEMBER WHAT JFK SAID ABOUT SECRET SOCIETIES?

          WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.

          When he died, the American Dream died.

      • wsurfs

        Great idea.!!

    • Curtis Patton

      I believe the media already knows this and many use the tactics in their newsrooms. MSNBC anyone?

    • wsurfs

      Unfortunately, ttechsan, much of the media has the SAME agenda as Obama..!

    • Lala Rashers

      98% of WORLD MEDIA is owned by 6 Jewish families!

  • Govt is the problem

    “Rules for Radicals” is dedicated to Lucifer. If Obama is a follower and implementer of the Rules, he is also a follower of Satan. Welcome to the spiritual battle folks.

    • Maphesdus

      Actually, “Rules for Radicals” is dedicated to a Saul Alinsky’s wife, Irene. Saul Alinsky gives an acknowledgement to Lucifer, but he does not dedicate the book to him.

      “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 where 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.”
      ~ Saul Alinsky

      Also, it should be noted that Saul Alinsky frequently endorses Judeo-Christian values all throughout his book, and says that one of the major problems with society is that people don’t care enough about their fellow men.

      But regardless, if you think Obama is a follower of Saul Alinsky’s methods, here’s a Washington Post article you should read:

      Saul Alinsky would be so disappointed: Obama breaks ‘Rules for Radicals’:
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/post/saul-alinsky-would-so-disappointed-sotu-breaks-rules-for-radicals/2012/01/24/gIQAt1cVPQ_blog.html

      • Ron

        If you think Obama and Clinton are not a follower of these rules you are not paying attention. Yes Alinsky is probably more radical than both but that does not mean they are not followers of him. Plus, a lot of people think are into new age Christian thinking that we should go out and take money from working people by force and give it to people who will not work for it. But I have asked and none can tell me where in the bible does it say to forcefully take things away from one and give it to another. The Book says give from your heart, not from the point of a weapon.

        • Maphesdus

          Alinsky’s “rules” were really intended more for union leaders and community organizers. They don’t really work for politicians. And the Bible never says there’s anything wrong with taxation. In fact when the Pharisees asked Christ whether or not it was proper to pay taxes, he simply said, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and unto God that which is God’s.” This idea that taxation is theft is a modern right-wing invention, and has no basis in the teachings of the Bible.

          • Ron

            Well, we have a President that was trained as a community organizer which is why he is a failure as a president. I don’t know about right wing invention. How about the left complaining about taxes bailing out Corps and unfunded wars? That’s all about the left wing. But they forget that the Dems had control of Congress when the Corp’s were being bailed out and LBJ’s unfunded war where they took SS funds to try to help pay for it. But the Constitution plainly states what is the proper role of government which is where the taxes should be spent. And it is not to give to people who WILL NOT work, which the Bible says is a sin, or illegal immigrants, or for taking of an innocent human life. Again I say, the Bible does not say to pay from the point of a weapon but from your heart.

          • Maphesdus

            Democrats may have a majority in Congress, but Republicans control the Senate, which is where the major decisions are actually made. And when it comes to people complaining about the bailing out of banks and corrupt corporations, that’s actually a bi-partisan issue. I’ve even seen members of the Tea Party complain about that.

            And where in the Bible does it say not to give charity to people who won’t work? Cite a verse please, because I’ve read the Bible, and I don’t remember it saying that anywhere. In fact, the Bible clearly says that the most important law is to love thy neighbor as thyself. It says nothing about illegal immigration, but rather that all people are children of God. Your misinterpretation of the Bible is the exact opposite of what it really said.

          • LT

            Got that backwards; Democrats hold a majority of the seats in the Senate and Republicans control the House. Congress is comprised of the two, House and Senate.

            The Bible says “if any would not work, neither should he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10) and it says we will always have “the poor” with us. It also tells us to take care of the widows and children. Those instructions are directed toward the Church not the government. The Bible is not instructing the government to follow biblical laws.

          • Lala Rashers

            WHEN THE ISRAELITES WENT TO EGYPT, THEY WERE ILLEGAL ALIENS!

            And when you read Genesis ch 47 (The Original Protocols), you will understand why Israelites/Jews are not liked.

          • Lala Rashers

            AMERICA THE BATTLEGROUND

            Russian communist Psycho-political-brainwashing

            EVERYONE NEEDS TO GOOGLE:

            WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION

            By

            Antony C.Sutton

            WALL STREET AND THE RISE OF HITLER

            By

            Antony C. Sutton

            WALL STREET AND FDR

            By

            Antony C. Sutton

            THE BEST ENEMY MONEY CAN BUY

            By

            Antony C. Sutton

            AMERICA’S SECRET ESTABLISHMENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ORDER OF SKULL & BONES

            By

            Antony C. Sutton

            When YOU have read these books, then YOU can comment on what’s going on in the WORLD!

            Despite extremely thorough documentation and sourcing in his books, major media establishments have, for four decades, steered as far away from Sutton as they can get.

            Character assassination in funded media is a consistent tool for persuading the public to turn a blind eye to researchers who try to expose corruption, but even this has only been used sparingly against Sutton, simply because there is very little in his writings that can be used against him. A policy of ignorance appears to
            have been the preferred approach. Thanks to the more insightful courage of a few smaller publishing houses, his work is still available to us.

            Each of these books cuts through establishment media spin and gets straight to the core issues – who funds what through which organizations and how they profit.
            It makes for some rather disturbing reading.

            In particular, The Best Enemy Money Can Buy offers extensive documented evidence that western corporations consistently sold weapons technology
            and raw materials to the Communist Soviet regime during the cold war.

            According to Sutton, the Cold War Soviet military machine would not have been able to develop to anywhere near the levels it did without this treasonous support from our own back yards. The very
            weapons sold to enemies of the West would later be used to kill US forces in Vietnam, yet these companies were not held to account.

            If you thought that was bad then read Wall Street And The Rise Of Hitler. Once again Sutton reveals how “enemies” of the Western world are often covertly supported by powerful players in our own backyards who wish to reap the economic and political benefits of engineered war. Some of the evidence in this book resurfaced in 1994 via journalist John Buchanan, which was then reported on by The Guardian newspaper in London.

            The War On Gold is a powerful expose of modern monetary systems. Sutton gives a historical overview of how gold backed currencies have always protected
            economies from inflation, with the 800 year Gold based Byzantine Empire as a prime example of economic endurance. In recent times a propaganda war has been
            waged against Gold as a basis of currency and in its place has emerged hyper-inflationary FIAT paper currencies, first used in Ancient China.

            The other books mentioned above are equally powerful and convincing.

            A plus also has to go to Sutton for the accessibility of his books. He is concise and to the point and does not embellish his writings with vague and unnecessary
            jargon. He maps out key organizations and family names that are consistently linked to corrupt activities. He also has the courage to name key individuals
            directly, often with their names in bold type, so that his readership know who exactly to hold responsible.

            It’s a shame these books aren’t required reading in modern economic and political circles. If you want a good foundation in the mechanisms of our current
            economic problems and their potential solutions, Antony C. Sutton’s your man.
            His books aren’t the easiest to get hold of, but they’re worth the effort to find. Abibris is a good source.

          • disorganization

            2nd Thessalonians 3:10
            God…on what should be done regarding one who refuses to work.

          • Lala Rashers

            WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.
            BUSH-CLINTON-OBAMA think Islam is the Religion of Peace. So let us send these 3 Clowns on a Fact Finding Mission to Muslim countries and see THEIR Social Welfare System.

            YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
            And let us apply Sharia Law in our courts!
            There will be then no over-crowding in our prisons & 3 Strikes and your missing 2 hands & 1 leg!
            So the rate of crime will drop very quickly.

          • 21stCenturyCrusader

            It is theft if the people do not wish to willingly give it and if the politicians and those in power are irresponsible with that which they take from the unwilling. I know of very few who wish to “give” money to the government, especially to this current bloated sow. By the way, the only reason Christ did not address taxation as theft is that it would have become a distraction to his mission and ministry.

          • Maphesdus

            It doesn’t really matter how politicians spend the money, because no matter how they spend it or what they spend it on, it will always stimulate production, no matter what. Just so long as they aren’t spending it on destructive things like war and genocide, all government spending can only ever do good. And given that there’s only a limited amount of wealth in the world, anyone who tries to horde too much of it or take more than their fair share shouldn’t be surprised when everyone else decides to take it from them by force.

          • 21stCenturyCrusader

            Socialist much?

          • 21stCenturyCrusader
          • Maphesdus

            What does Solyndra have to do with anything?

          • Maphesdus

            And what about situations where private corporations have stolen wealth from ordinary working people? How else are the working people supposed to get that wealth back other than by imposing taxes on the rich?

          • Yonatan Rocha

            The Greek gospels were written by the Romans, so of course they were making propaganda that favored paying taxes to Rome. In the Hebrew bible, all tithes went to support the priesthood and the temple itself.

          • Lala Rashers

            Ha! Ha! Ha!
            You got it Bro!
            And when the Prophets Jeremiah & Jesus CONDEMNED the Godless, Bloody, Sacrificial System, they were “Dead Men Walking”!

            It was a multi-million shekel business and they weren’t about to allow two “madmen” destroy their business.

            It was the same with Romanism & their UNBLOODY sacrifice of the Mass, a Kabballah-type sacrifice that made a fortune for the Roman priests.

            The Sadducee/Cohens went down to Arabia and created Islam, and continued their Blood Sacrifices in their Festivel of EID.

            Talmudic Judaism – Romanism – Islam, the 3 Babylonian Cults of Death!

          • Lala Rashers

            AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

            Just like Ezra the scribe corrupted the Books of the Prophets (Jeremiah 8:8) so the Talmudic Jew, Saul of Tarsus, corrupted the teachings of the Prophet of Galilee.
            Jeremiah ch 7 and Jesus’ Cleansing of the Temple are the same message!

            The Creator NEVER ordained HUMAN or ANIMAL sacrifices.

            Both Prophets paid the price for their Message to Talmudic Jews.

      • Dan

        He’s (Obama) is only using Alinski’s rules as a method of control… with some tweaking as needed for the political theater….

    • Lala Rashers

      DO YOU WANT TO SEE SATAN?

      GET IT RIGHT!

      To see “SATAN” all you need to do is READ Jeremiah 17:9 and look in the mirror:

      JEREMIAH 17:9

      The heart is deceitful above ALL things, and desperately evil; who can understand it?

      DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE EVIL COMES FROM?

      Read JAMES 1:12-22.

      12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”, for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then
      desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

      16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and
      every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.[a] 18 Of
      his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

      19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

      22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

      SATANISM IS THE WORSHIP OF SELF!

      OK?

  • Juanita Outlaw-Bedford

    Treason. The only way to get rid of DIC(Dictator-in-Chief) and his minions and the malignancy that they all represent

  • DanWas

    It’s really, really a stretch to say these apply to Obama, who’s policies and approach to spending is moderately conservative at best. If his same actions (and same results) would have come from a Republican, he’d be hailed as the second coming of Ronald Reagan.

  • OneWhoKnows

    It’s really, really, really a stretch to say they don’t apply to Obama, the consumate community organizer.

  • Muckraker

    Obama and Hillary Clinton are enemies of the USA As for this dreg Alinsky. May he rot in Hell!

  • GeeGee

    I wonder how much the ‘interlopers’ learned from Alinsky?
    It is now everyone’s go to for getting their way. Pitch a fit, demonize, demoralize, insult, (or kill) …. and blame others.

  • johngs54
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  • johngs54

    45 declared goals of the Communist Party. Taken from the Naked Communist which was written in 1958 and put before Congress in 63. http://www.rense.com/general32/americ.htm

  • http://batman-news.com Jim B

    Obama economically enslaves the American citizens and releases criminals and terrorists! There is to much political dumbness in this country. If you actually listen to a Politician you will hear lie after lie after lie. If pressured for more thought or explanation you begin to hear fabricated lies (lies that are strung together to deceive the weak minded). Washington is infested with these soulless politicians, a clean house is the answer. The Bill of Rights and America’s Constitution are at stake and our lives are on the line.

    • Joe

      I agree, Jim. We need to tear down the house and rebuild it better than it was. Some retired army colonel called for millions to march on Washington last year, but insisted on a peaceful demonstration until Obama walked out and gave up the presidency. It was a dismal failure. What an idiot! Obama isn’t going to give up until somebody fixes bayonets and runs his ass out at the point of a gun. When we the people have had enough of Obama’s lawlessness and congress’ unwillingness to exercise the checks and balances, we can always lock and load for the next American revolution and force the kind of change we citizens want, not what some lying, African, Muslim, homosexual narcissist wants. Keep your powder dry and see what Obama does in the near future with the new congress. If Boehner stays where he is and continues to checkmate the impeachment process, and if the new congress is as lame as the last one, it may be time to take out the whole damned lot of them and start over.

  • Freespirit

    The term I use is “DIVIDE and RULE” and I don’t believe Saul Alinsky invented it.

    Psychopaths and Tyrants have used the tactic for centuries to CONTROL the people

  • Joe

    Alinsky was out to empower the have-nots. Obama uses his strategy to divide we the people, and advocates on behalf of illegals (a minority), homosexuals (a minority), Muslims (a minority in this country), the poor and uninsured (a minority) and other minorities. Is that what he’s all about in his community organizing of America, or is he pursuing a hidden agenda masquerading as a champion for minorities? Why is he working so hard to divide us with gun control, socialized medicine, gay rights, etc?

    • wsurfs

      WHY Joe? BECAUSE then Obama the EVIL will have ALL the control…We cannot let this happen…WE are Americans…United we Stand, Divided we FALL..

    • txson

      Remember Onumbnuts wants to “Fundamentally change America” from the country that has the most prosperity, who has provided the most technology to the world’s benefit, from people who enjoy the most freedom, and from a nation who hates tyranny and from the greatest nation of mans history on this planet, to HIS idea of a great nation, because HE KNOWS BETTER THAN EVERONE ELSE what a great nation should look like!!! A nation where HE is at the helm as dictator in chief, enjoying the lavish life on our nickel, because HE is so more intelligent and Qualified than the rest of US!

      • Joe

        Like they say, it wasn’t broke, so Obama didn’t need to fix it, especially in his own twisted, satanic, fraudulent, anti-American, socialist, homosexual paradigm.

  • metanoia

    This administration is a virtual Pied Piper leading the sheeple over a cliff.

    • wsurfs

      Yes, metanoia…we are being manipulated by Obama the EVIL agitator….! We must remember that we are Americans first, last and always. United we STAND, Divided we FALL…!

  • wsurfs

    It all makes sense now, people…We are being manipulated by Obama the EVIL Agitator. The thing we cannot ever allow to happen is that Obama makes us forget we are Americans…Obama wants us to forget that and be divided. Obama appears so detached, but guess what? Obama the Evil’s agenda is right on schedule…he is trying to divide us…we cannot let that happen….United we STAND ….Divided we FALL..!! Remember that…!! I intend to do the same..!

    • Patrick Shoemaker

      … Says the guy who is dividing us as he complains about the President dividing us.

      • wsurfs .

        First of all, I AM NOT THE ONE CREATING DIVISIONS AMONG THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…PAL….THAT OBVIOUSLY IS YOUR JOB AND MISSION…!!!! SINCE DAY ONE, YOUR SO-CALLED “president” has been and continues to be the DIVIDER-IN-CHIEF….THAT IS A FACT….!! Also, I am not a guy….!!!

  • pointdan

    Soooo the first so called black president just happens to be a closet gay, muslim marxist !??? And he gets 90% of the black vote and 88% of the jewish vote.
    Well done America . . . enjoy your food stamps !

  • Patrick Shoemaker

    These ‘rules for radicals’ look like the rules that Karl Rove and the right-wing propaganda machine lives by.

  • nonofmybiznez

    Well, we know that Hillary is a follower of Alinsky. She based her thesis on him. http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/04/hillary-clintons-1969-thesis-on-saul.html

  • Ron

    I think you answered that quite well there LT. Don’t where so many get their education nowadays.

  • Scissorhands

    Saul Alinsky:
    Change is brought about through relentless agitation and “trouble making” of a kind that radically disrupts society as it is.

    Since both the middle and upper classes have none of the organizer’s passion for radical change, he must do his best to “stir up dissatisfaction and discontent [.]” He must “agitate to the point of conflict.” The organizer “dramatizes…injustices” and engages in “‘trouble making’ by stirring up” just those “angers, frustrations, and resentments” that will eventuate in the “disorganization of the old and organization of the new”. He is determined to give rise to as much “confusion” and “fear” as possible.

  • Maphesdus

    Very true, but be careful not to confuse those who are unwilling to work with those who are unable to work. In our current economic system, most of the poor fall into the latter category, while the rich fall into the former.

    • Lala Rashers

      ALL THOSE UNABLE TO WORK CAN BECOME POLITICIANS!

  • oooBooo

    There is something left out. Obama’s actions serve the american ruling class quite well. If they did not he would not have become president nor stayed president. Now how can this be? How can these rules serve the power structure? These include the same basic techniques rulers have been using for thousands of years to keep people divided and ruled over while those running things loot them.

    Furthermore the american ruling class has been engineering society for over a century. Destroying individualism and replacing it with collectivism. A collective needs managers, a hierarchy of authority while a collection of functioning largely independent individuals does not. A collective can be engineered, individuals cannot. Obama moves things in the right direction for the social engineers.

  • http://batman-news.com/ extramike

    American is not going down. It doesn’t even exist. Now its just sector “R” of the Empire and it shall remain divide an conquered.

  • Russ

    8 years of Obama and then 8 years of Hillary. There will be no more free America.

  • Twana Blevins

    Jack Kerwick also check out the book Prairie Fire. It’s another one of those books and rules that lays out all Obama and his ilk are doing.

  • abject

    You’re confused by the bastardization of Alinsky’s intents and purposes. He’s not a bad man. These rules were intended to fight the big corporations and their control. Obama is using his tactics against the founding principles which are already buried beneath so much red tape and regulations far outside of fedGov’s original tasked duties to further the big corporations and their control (while “denouncing” them at the same time yet fedGov still accepts their pittance “bribes” in the form of settlements for charges equating to embezzlement, price fixing, money laundering, treason, and/or more).

  • jcvolt

    Aren’t all muslims actually luciferians?

  • Shamsham

    And how does this help the have nots? This model only makes the rich richer, the poor, poorer, and the organizer more powerful. Hmmmm sounds very 3rd world.

  • gacl

    “Again, Obama does not want unity. He wants division.” Obama wants power, black power and advancement. If division is just a means to an end, sure, but I don’t see how or why Obama would be interested in division as an end goal.

  • Terry Williams

    This explains Barack Hussein Obama his actions and his slanted views on America. Obama is a ‘Evil’ Sinister man who will use and abuse people that don’t go along with his ‘sick’ agenda of how he see’s how the world should be. To this ‘Sick” S.O.B., this is normal to him and he just can’t understand why we don’t see it his way? This is the way a” Mentally ILL Person” sees life and believes others see it that way too and that if you don’t see things his way, there must be something wrong with you? Barack Obama is “One Sick Puppy” folks and sometimes you just have to do what is good for the country.