Saul Alinsky: Influencing America From the Grave

History Repeats Itself

Have you ever wondered why people on the left appear to use the same tactics repeatedly when attacking anyone who does not agree with their point of view? There is a reason, and he has a name: Saul Alinsky. Alinsky was a community organizer (1909-1972) who has been instrumental in developing two of America’s most prominent political figures, Barack H. Obama and Hillary R. Clinton.

Hillary Clinton is reported to have said that Alinsky was a mentor. In 1969, at Wellesley College, she wrote her 92-page senior thesis on Alinsky’s work. Those tactics will be referenced later, but first, we look at how America has been the simmering frog in the pot during the last two Democratic Presidencies.

A How-to Guide

  • Alinsky titled it “How to create a Social State.”
  • Healthcare – Control Healthcare and you control the people.
  • Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control.
  • Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level, leading to higher taxes and more poverty.
  • Gun Control – Remove the ability of Citizens to defend themselves, creating a Police State.
  • Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (food, water, electrical power, housing).
  • Education – Control what kids read, learn and listen to in school. Call it Common Core.
  • Religion – Remove the belief in God from Government and the schools. Class Warfare - Divide the people.

Any student of history recognizes this as the pillars of the Russian Revolution. Alinsky made it easier to understand. Stalin went further and labeled his followers as “useful idiots.”

Here are Alinsky’s 13 “power tactics” mentioned earlier. You will see that several of these are commonplace today on the news.

  • Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
  • Never go outside the experience of your people.
  • Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy.
  • Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
  • Ridicule is man's most potent weapon.
  • A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
  • A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
  • Keep the pressure on.
  • The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
  • The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
  • If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counter-side.
  • The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
  • Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

In order for us to defeat this enemy, we need to understand everything about their modus operandi. We must act accordingly to get ahead of their narrative.

COL Mike FitzGerald / Writer

Now a retired U.S. Army Colonel, I earned the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge and served 39 years and two combat tours. I am a graduate of U.S. Army War College and readiness is my expertise. It’s my patriotic duty to educate Americans about the truth, “drain the swamp” in Congress and hold the unjust accountable.
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