Saul David Alinsky
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Saul Alinsky let me fill you in. Alinsky is considered the father of modern activism in America and wrote Rules for Radicals which is the activist’s bible. He is considered the man most responsible for giving voices to the voiceless and bringing power of the powerless during the 1960’s and 70’s. Everywhere he went he organised protests, sit-ins and strikes so as to challenge the establishment. Whilst I can’t be sure, I think he might have coined the term “Have-nots”. If you are sick of terms like “perceptions of power” and “structural violence”, blame Alinsky. There are also considerable conspiracy theories about him, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Rules for Radicals
It is his book Rules for Radicals that made him really famous and was published in 1971, one year before his death. His 10 rules are:
- “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”
- “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
- “Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
- “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
- “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
- “A good tactic is one 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 counterside”
- “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
- “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
Cultural Marxism Perfectly Distilled
I found this quote by Saul Alinsky in an interview with Playboy he gave just before his death:
ALINSKY: … if there is an afterlife, and I have anything to say about it, I will unreservedly choose to go to hell.
ALINSKY: Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I’ve been with the have-nots. Over here, if you’re a have-not, you’re short of dough. If you’re a have-not in hell, you’re short of virtue. Once I get into hell, I’ll start organizing the have-nots over there.
PLAYBOY: Why them?
ALINSKY: They’re my kind of people.
Hell to an atheist like Saul Alinsky is a fictional place that is supposed to represent the place where really bad people go after that have been perfectly judged by a perfect being on the choices they made during their lifetime. If you are in hell it is because actual God thinks you deserve to be there and his criteria for deciding so is based on your free will and how you used it. And here’s the thing, even then all this cultural marxist can do is to consider those in hell as simply “have-nots”. Hilarious. As though they are just unlucky or unfortunate. What can you do with such a point of view? It denies all notions of choice, merit and competence. It treats hell as though it’s nothing more than being born into poverty and treats God’s will as though it is simply the will of a powerful man who has unfair prejudices (who presumably should be the subject of a change.org petition).
Satire really is dead. This could be a parody of a the hyperbolic sterotype of a soy-boy SJW but it is, in fact, absolutely true and real. Honestly, where do we go from here? Even as Dr Jozef Mengeles, the angle of death, burns for an eternity in a river of non-consuming flame there are those that would see him as a just a “have-not” who is merely short of virtue. I’m out.